The first issue of CSS Layout News
Thank you for being one of the first subscribers to this new publication. I'm Rachel Andrew, and I'll be sharing with you interesting links and news each week.
I'm going to try and balance brand new things from the week with the best learning material I've found for various aspects of CSS Layout. I hope that will provide something for every reader - whether you are just starting out or have been CSS-wrangling for years.
If you read or write something that you think would fit well here, drop me a line or let me know on Twitter. If you enjoy this newsletter I'd really appreciate your sharing it with your friends and networks.
Rachel Andrew, CSS Layout News
Chromium includes a brand new implementation of multi-column layout, solving historic issues and bringing better support and cleaner code.
There has been a lot of chatter about Vendor Prefixes over the past week. This post is a good summary of the history of the feature and why they have become such a problem.
The big news last week was that Windows 10 was released - bringing the Microsoft Edge browser to the desktop of regular users. Keep up to date with progress on Edge, access testing tools and vote for features using UserVoice on the dev.modern.ie website.
In this video from the recent CSS Day Conference in Amsterdam Zoe demonstrates how you can use Flexbox while still supporting older browsers. This is especially worth a watch if you believe you can't take advantage of newer techniques because you still see a lot of old browsers in your logs.
A simple 20 video course that will help you master CSS Flexbox.
A short and very useful article on Smashing Magazine on quantity queries - counting the number of sibling items and applying styles based on different numbers of items. You'll find plenty of uses for this technique.
This article from 2014 is still my go-to tutorial on reference boxes for CSS Shapes.
A repo of sample code tied to new functionality in Google Chrome releases. Not just layout things here, and useful if you like to play with or write articles about new features.
Have you ever felt that your CMS is holding you back, forcing you to use certain markup or inserting ugly code? Perch will be a breath of fresh air! Design and develop your way, with a CMS that supports you and your clients.
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