Escaping the sRGB Prison

At the most recent CSS Day, Chris Lilley gave a talk titled “Escaping the sRGB Prison”. Imagine that I told you that you are only allowed to use two-thirds of the colors that your screen can display. All the brightest and most vivid shades are not allowed. Unacceptable, right?! Welcome to Web design for the …

JavaScript: Restart all CSS Animations of an Element

Recently built a demo that demonstrated a specific animation. Only problem: if you missed it, you had no way of restarting it. Instead of forcing the visitor to reload the page, this little JavaScript-snippet – attached to a button click – did the trick: const restartAnimations = ($el) => { $el.getAnimations().forEach((anim) => { anim.cancel(); anim.play(); …

Show CSS browser support data with css-browser-support

If you want to include Browser Support tables on your site, you can use this package by Stephanie Eckles Query for CSS browser support data, combined from caniuse and MDN, including version support started and global support percentages. Per feature that ask it, you get back an object with the browsers and the data: { …

Be the browser’s mentor, not its micromanager

Wonderful talk by Andy Bell. We look at how we can hint the browser, rather than micromanage it by leaning into progressive enhancement, CSS layout, fluid type & space and modern CSS capabilities to build resilient front-ends that look great for everyone, regardless of their device, connection speed or context. Slides available as well

A Previous Sibling Selector

Jim Nielsen set out to style a bunch of links that appeared before hr elements. As the element tree – generated from a Markdown file – was entirely flat, there are no enclosing section elements to hook onto in order to select those links (using something like section p:last-child a:only-child). The solution? The :has() selector: …

Complex vs Compound Selectors

Good post by Miriam Suzanne In CSS, there are compound selectors and also complex selectors, and I never remember which is which. Do you need to learn the difference? Probably not. But I’m tired of looking it up. Don’t tell anyone but this is the reason why many of us blog: to remember things 😉 …

Fun CSS-only scrolling effects for Matterday

In this post, Lynn Fisher walks us through the parallax scrolling CSS effects featured on the Matterday project. Does not use Scroll-Linked Animations (which is undergoing a spec rewrite) but transform hacks that rely on translateZ() to create a stack and scale() to correct the size again. Fun CSS-only scrolling effects for Matterday →

The CSS Cascade: A Deep Dive (2022.06.09 @ CSS Day)

On June 9 & 10, I was in Amsterdam for CSS Day – a conference I’ve been attending since it’s very first edition in 2013. This time – after a two year hiatus due to youknowwhat – I was very glad to be back! This time not as an attendee though, but as a speaker. …