Dzhavat ran into an interesting performance issue where practically his whole site would repaint when a transition in the header was triggered.
The element being animated is a span wrapping some text placed inside an h1. The h1 itself is in the upper left corner on the page and contains my name. Initially, only the letter “D” is shows. The remaining part fades-in on hover.
I was quite surprised to see the whole page flashing green given the transition was scoped to a very isolated element. I didn’t really see any connection between animating a span and causing repaint on the whole page.
Collection of CSS snippets by Stephanie Eckles to create some common layouts. It’s good to see how Flexbox and Grid have changed our approach to layouting, as these examples used to require a truckload of markup and/or some nasty CSS hacks before 😅
I tried this on a table before and would swear it didn’t work back then. Perhaps I did something wrong, because it’s quite tricky as Chris details:
The “trick” at play here is partially the position: sticky; usage, but moreso to me, how you have to handle overlapping elements. A table cell that is sticky needs to have a background, because otherwise we’ll see overlapping content. It also needs proper z-index handling so that when it sticks in place, it’ll be on top of what it is supposed to be on top of.
Bill details the engineering choices underlying the design of a beverage can he explains why it is cylindrical, outlines the manufacturing steps needed to created the can, notes why the can narrows near it lid, show close ups of the double-seam that hold the lid on, and details the complex operation of the tab that opens the can.
My inner geek rejoices to see how much engineering went into something we take for granted.