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Issue 137

Chrome and MDN update news, a year of CSS Grid, Houdini and Responsive Images.

Rachel Andrew
2 min read


Issue 137

I am back in the UK and seem to have managed to end up with a week of recording podcasts and webinars - along with the cold I picked up in LA. I've just come out of recording a Webinar for Aquent Gymnasium, the recording isn't live yet but will be within a week or so on their YouTube Channel.

Assuming my cold clears up, I'll also be recording some additional material for my CSS Layout Workshop this week, which will be available to existing subscribers of course. So look out for that soon.

Thanks to Smashing Conf for sponsoring this week. We're back in San Francisco in April with lots of excellent speakers, and also several workshops to choose from. I'd love to see you there!

Rachel Andrew, CSS Layout News

New in Chrome 65  |  Web  |  Google Developers

Details of display: contents, CSS Paint API and the Server Timing API all which are new in Chrome 65.

MDN Changelog for February 2018 · Mozilla Marketing Engineering & Operations

The changelog for MDN, including lots of the work I've been doing on Live Examples for the MDN CSS docs.

CSS Grid One Year On

Last week was the 1st anniversary of Grid shipping into Firefox. It was landing in Chrome around a year ago today. It has been quite a year!


Say Hello to Houdini and the CSS Paint API / Coder's Block

Now that the CSS Paint API is in Chrome, you can play with it and start to get a feel for what Houdini might make possible. This is an excellent tutorial with lots of code examples.

Swapping Images with the Sizes Attribute | Filament Group, Inc., Boston, MA

How to manipulate the sizes attribute in responsive images to swap sources in a magnifier component. The article is also a nice recap of how this attribute works.


CSS Gradient Generator

A rather nice CSS Gradient Generator.

Bringing Back Skeuomorphic Design – Prototypr

"What I am saying, and what I have always said, is that design can be anything we want it to be. We should strive to make fun and memorable experiences that are appropriate to the context, but not arbitrarily restricted."

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