Naming things in grid, tabbed interfaces, accessibility and the 8-point grid.
Conference season continues. I was in Portugal and Germany last week and will be in France for Google DevFest Nantes later this week. I'm also working hard on my new talk for An Event Apart, I'll be presenting this talk for the first time at An Event Apart San Francisco.
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Rachel Andrew, CSS Layout News
Naming Things In CSS Grid Layout – Smashing Magazine
I've written another lengthy article for Smashing Magazine, this time unpacking the various ways you can name things in CSS Grid Layout.
Component Variants with Scoped CSS Variables - Jonathan Harrell | CSS Blogger & Teacher, UI/UX Designer, Front-End Developer
Another CSS Variables article. This one looks at use variables to create variants of components in your site.
An excellent tutorial explaining how to create an accessible tabbed UI component.
8-Point Grid: Vertical Rhythm – Built to Adapt
Useful information about vertical rhythm and the 8 point grid.
Writing CSS with Accessibility in Mind – Medium
Information about how to keep accessibility in mind when working with CSS. Glad to see mention of the potential of creating a disconnect between the logical and visual order when working with flexbox and grid.
A Look at Bootstrap 4's New Reset: Reboot.css ― Scotch
This article looks at the reset stylesheet included with Bootstrap - reboot.css. Whether you use Bootstrap or not I rather like studying the decisions made in large projects like this, in terms of what I might choose to do in my own projects.
Rebuilding slack.com – Several People Are Coding
An interesting look at how Grid and Flexbox have been used in the redesign of slack.com.
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