Simple Image Gallery with display: grid; and object-fit: cover;

On the Full Stack Belgium Slack channel, user @Brammm recently asked how to create a simple image gallery. Anyone have a favorite way of making an image grid with CSS? I’d like one of those β€œfancy” ones where no matter the aspect ratio of the image, they all have the same gap between them. While […]

Spacing grid/flexbox items in CSS with the gap property

The gap property for Flexbox about to land in Chromium 85. It allows you to define the size of the gutters between Grid/Flexbox children. CSS Grid brought a delightful spacing feature called grid-gap, which quickly became a popular way to put space into layouts. It was easy to fall in love with because it took […]

Use Tailwind classes within any CSS-in-JS library with Twin

To use Tailwind – or any prebuilt CSS library/framework for that matter – in a React app you can simply import its generated CSS file and use the classes it exposes: import ‘../tailwind.generated.css’; // … const Alert = ({ title = '', message }) => ( <div class="bg-red-100 border border-red-400 text-red-700 px-4 py-3 rounded relative" […]

Rebuilding our tech stack for the new Facebook.com

The Facebook Engineering Team on how they’ve built the new Facebook.com – a version which I’ve been able to try for nearly two months by now. Throughout the process, we anchored our work around two technical mantras: As little as possible, as early as possible. We should deliver only the resources we need, and we […]

Alternative text for CSS generated content

Great find by Stefan Judis: Today I learned that the content property supports a way to define alternative text for generated content. You can specify the alternative content after a /: .new::before { content: url(./img/star.png) / "New!"; } Here’s how that works with screen readers: .new-item::before { /* "black star" and element content is read […]

Everything I Learned About min(), max(), clamp() in CSS

Ahmad takes a look into the CSS min(), max(), and clamp() functions. As with all his articles, he also provides some practical use cases and examples. Regarding the clamping of the font-size of a page, you don’t really need clamp(): This is how to accessibly set a viewport relative scaling `font-size` with a min AND […]