Re-evaluating technology

Jeremy underlines importance of revisiting past decisions: In recent years in particular it feels like the web has come on in leaps and bounds: service workers, native JavaScript APIs, and an astonishing boost in what you can do with CSS. Most important of all, the interoperability between browsers is getting better and better. Universal support …

Star Wars Scene Transition Effects in CSS

You know those wipe transitions between scenes in Star Wars movies? Have you ever thought it would be awesome to recreate them with CSS? Probably not, but, well, here we are. Let’s do it. Uses gradients set as a mask-image which transition on hover. For the iris and clock wipte effects, @property is used. Star …

First Look At The CSS object-view-box Property

Ahmad Shadeed dives into the new object-view-box property, a side-invention to the aforementioned Page Transitions API: The object-view-box property specifies a “view box” over an element, similar to the <svg viewBox> attribute, zooming or panning over the element’s contents. Like so: img { aspect-ratio: 1; width: 300px; object-view-box: inset(25% 20% 15% 0%); } Available now …

Deep Dive into Text Wrapping and Word Breaking

Will Boyd: Let’s talk about the various ways we can control how text wraps (or doesn’t wrap) on a web page. CSS gives us a lot of tools to make sure our text flows the way we want it to, but we’ll also cover some tricks using HTML and special characters. Contains a ton of …

The Future of CSS: CSS Toggles

The work on CSS Toggles has been abandoned. The contents of this article are no longer relevant. Late last week, I was very delighted to see that Chromium will start prototyping with CSS Toggles, a proposal currently only available as an Unofficial Draft, authored by Tab Atkins and Miriam Suzanne (who else?!). CSS toggles are …

30 Days of PWA

Microsoft recently did a “30 Days of PWA” blog series. The posts got grouped per week, each week with a shared topic: Core Concepts: Learn the fundamental concepts and components of a PWA. Advanced Capabilities: Explore web capabilities APIs, status, and examples of use. Developer Tools: Learn about key authoring, debugging, auditing, testing and packaging …

Say Hello to <selectmenu>, a Fully Style-able <select> Element

Over at CSS-Tricks, Patrick Brosset dug into <selectmenu>, the customizable <select> we always wanted. The new experimental <selectmenu> control offers a lot of flexibility when it comes to styling and even extending a traditional <select>. And it does this in all the right ways, because it’s built into the browser where accessibility and viewport-aware positioning …

What’s new in Node.js core?

Simon Plenderleith gives a roundup of the new stuff that landed in Node since September 2021. Deep clone values (using structuredClone) Auto cancel async operations Fetch API Import JSON modules Abort API additions readline/promises API Corepack I’m especially excited about native fetch() support making it into Node 17. Note that you must enabled it using …

What’s new in ECMAScript 2022

Pawel Grzybek gives us a good overview of the ES2022 features The ECMAScript 2022 Language Specification candidate is now available. Even though the final version will be approved in June, the list of new features coming to the language this year is already defined. Let’s look at what’s coming to ECMAScript specification in 2022. What’s …

Laravel Zero – Micro-framework for console applications

Laravel Zero is a lightweight and modular micro-framework for developing fast and powerful console applications. Built on top of the Laravel components. Think of it as a stripped down Laravel, without the public folder. Recently used it to create a Command that runs in Docker Container upon boot and then exits. Instead of using Laravel’s …