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Inside a super fast CSS Engine: Quantum CSS (aka Stylo)

Great writeup on how Firefox’s new CSS Engine “Quantum CSS” works. Also sports a clear and in-depth explanation of the rendering pipeline, with some nice illustrations to go along. You may have heard of Project Quantum… it’s a major rewrite … Continue reading

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The Difference Between Explicit and Implicit Grids

Grid Layout finally gives us the ability to define grids in CSS and place items into grid cells. This on its own is great, but the fact that we don’t have to specify each track and we don’t have to … Continue reading

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Masonry Layout with CSS Grid and grid-auto-flow: dense;

By setting grid-auto-flow: dense;, the Grid auto-placement algorithm will attempt to fill in holes earlier in the grid if smaller items come up later, resulting in a Masonry-like layout. (click for demo) (via) 💁‍♂️ Do note that the result isn’t … Continue reading

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Morphing Page Transition

A simple morphing page transition effect where an SVG path gets morphed into another while the current page moves up. Whilst the intro/splash screen is translated vertically over a distance of 200vh the shaped in the SVG at the bottom … Continue reading

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CSS Utility Classes and “Separation of Concerns”

Haha, now this sounds all too familiar: Over the last several years, the way I write CSS has transitioned from a very “semantic” approach to something much more like what is often called “functional CSS.” The author lists 5 stages … Continue reading

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Removing that ugly :focus ring (and keeping it too)

David Gilbertson: You click a button and see a blue border telling you that you’ve clicked on something that you know perfectly well you’ve just clicked on — because you just clicked on it. So it’s clear: the outline must go. But … Continue reading

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GridBugs – A Curated List of CSS Grid Interop Issues

Like Flexbugs, but then for CSS Grid Layout: Inspired by Flexbugs this list aims to be a community curated list of CSS Grid Layout bugs, incomplete implementations and interop issues. Grid shipped into browsers in a highly interoperable state, however … Continue reading

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Vertical margins/paddings and Flexbox, a quirky combination

In CSS, percentage-based paddings are – as per spec – calculated with respect to the width of an element. However, for flex items (e.g. items whose parent have display: flex; applied) that’s not always the case. Depending on which browser … Continue reading

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What do Variable Fonts mean for Web Developers?

Variable Fonts are still in active development […] in this article I’ll focus on what they mean for web developers, and how you can try them out today ahead of time. Next to changes to font-weight (which will allow increments … Continue reading

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Behind the front-end experience of Stripe’s ”Connect”

Great writeup by Benjamin De Cock on the work he and his colleagues did to creating unique landing pages that tell a story for our major products For this release, we designed Connect’s landing page to reflect its intricate, cutting-edge … Continue reading

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