CSS leading-trim – The Future of Digital Typesetting

Ethan Wang, who works at Microsoft: In a standard text box, there’s almost always extra space above and below the actual text. Because of this, when you use a text box to measure and implement spacing, it ends up larger than you intended. The bigger the line height, the bigger the problem. You can see …

Firefox 72: Individual CSS Transform Properties

New in Firefox 72 is the ability to individually define CSS Transform Properties. You can now separately define scale, rotate, and translate CSS properties, instead of having to chuff them all into one single transform property. The translate, rotate, and scale properties allow authors to specify simple transforms independently, in a way that maps to …

How the CSS :is() selector will simplify things

One of the selectors in CSS Level 4 is :is(). It is the successor to :any() and :matches() (which are supplanted by :is()): The :is() CSS pseudo-class function takes a selector list as its argument, and selects any element that can be selected by one of the selectors in that list. This is useful for …

The future of CSS: Nesting Selectors

Early March the first Editor’s Draft for the CSS Nesting Module was published. The draft outlines a future mechanism by which we’ll be able to nest CSS selectors natively (e.g. in pure CSS, without the use of any preprocessors) This module describes support for nesting a style rule within another style rule, allowing the inner …