A “Pure CSS” Remaining Reading Time Indicator with @scroll-timeline

Using @scroll-timeline from the Scroll-Linked Animations Specification, Fabrizio Calderan has created a very nice demo which shows the remaining reading time. As you scroll down, the time counts down to 0. 📽 Using a browser with no support for Scroll-Linked Animations? Here’s a recording you can watch: There’s a few tricks Fabrizio uses there to …

Natural Shadows in CSS with inlined SVG filters

Dissecting a React Component built by Jamie Kyle, Stefan Judis provides us with an easy to use CSS class that adds a “Natural Shadow” to any element. He does this by inlining the SVG <filter> in a CSS filter. 💁‍♂️ You can think of this “Natural Shadow” like a “Ambient Lighting” (Ambilight) option on a …

Using the Specificity of :where() as a CSS Reset

As mentioned in Three important things you should know about CSS :is(), the specificity of :where() will always be 0: :where() works the same way like :is() does, but will always have a specificity of 0. You can cleverly wrap this around other selectors to undo their specificity. Think of :where(:not(…)) for example. Over at …

Practical Use Cases for Scroll-Linked Animations with CSS Scroll-Timeline

As a follow-up to my two posts on Scroll-Linked Animations with CSS Scroll-Timeline (part 1 and part 2), I wrote an article for CSS-Tricks covering some practical use-cases (with code). Today the article got published 🙂 Practical Use Cases for Scroll-Linked Animations in CSS with Scroll Timelines →

Custom Scrollbars In CSS

Ahmad Shadeed shows us how to stylize scrollbars in CSS. See the Pen Custom Scrollbar – 2 by Ahmad Shadeed (@shadeed) on CodePen. While I’m no big fan of doing so in general, I can see some specific situations where it might come in handy, such as styling the scrollbars of overflowing tab button bars. …

Detecting Hover-Capable Devices

Using Level 5 Media Queries, Michelle writes how to distinguish hover from touch devices. @media (hover: hover) { .some-component { /* Styles for hover-able devices */ } } Detecting Hover-Capable Devices → Related: This tweet by Adam Argyle summarizes it nicely: ✅ style if mobile✅ style if desktop✅ style if stylus✅ style if controller✅ combine …

Media Queries in Times of Container Queries

Max Böck: With container queries now on the horizon – will we need media queries at all? Is there a future where we build responsive interfaces completely without them? As Max details we will still need both, but will see a shift from some Media Queries to Container Queries. Good read; I found myself nodding …