I am very briefly at home before a trip to speak at View Source in London, and then on to San Francisco for An Event Apart then TPAC and the CSS Working Group meeting.
My news today is that I'm joining the lovely team at Smashing Magazine as the new Editor in Chief. I'm very excited about having the chance to help shape the magazine, and to spend more time with the Smashing crew, who are such fun and so enthusiastic about providing great, useful content.
Rachel Andrew, CSS Layout News
Last week Grid Layout shipped in EdgeHTML 16. This means that we now have Grid Layout enabled in all of the main desktop browsers.
Mozilla brings Microsoft, Google, the W3C, Samsung together to create cross-browser documentation on MDN - The Mozilla Blog
MDN is my go to place when I need to look up some web documentation. I've also contributed articles to the CSS Grid section of the documentation. I was therefore really happy with the news that the major browser vendors are working together to make it the place for cross browsers documentation.
I've had some lovely feedback on my latest book so far, and today an excerpt has been published on A List Apart detailing some of the basic concepts of Grid Layout.
A short yet detailed exploration of the differences between the CSS Filters
drop-shadow and the
A video of Chris Wright's talk at Front Trends this year.
"In this talk, we’ll discover the possibilities these features create. We’ll explore the ResizeObserver and the first steps toward the Container Query, creating smarter components with Flexbox, managing complex layout with Grid, and using CSS Variables to help us simplify managing the layout."
I'm quoted in this story of how CSS Grid Layout came to be. It's an interesting - and lengthy - history. CSS doesn't ever happen quickly.
Here is a really fun CodePen experiment from Andy Barefoot who has been creating a few neat Grid experiments.
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