Hello from an airport hotel in Frankfurt, where I am en route to Hong Kong for Webconf.asia. I spent last week very much engaged in FOMO due to CSSConf EU happening, I am looking forward to seeing the videos once they are available and will share anything relevant here. There are lots of conferences happening at the moment, which makes for some great material to share.
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CSS Layout News
Announced in the keynote yesterday was the news that the Apple Watch is getting Webkit support, although I've not seen much additional information at the time of putting this email together.
Hidde de Vries spoke at Frontend United about how great graphic design is coming to the web, made possible by CSS Grid.
A fun article with a little project to create that teaches you along the way various CSS properties including Flexbox.
There are so many conferences happening right now there are videos a-plenty to include. Here is a video and slides from a talk by Miriam Suzanne - who created the Grid system Suzy - explaining how layout has changed.
While browsers and the CSS Working Group are working on implementations and the spec for the subgrid feature of CSS Grid Layout, François Remy has used Houdini to implement a polyfill of the feature. If you have Chrome Canary with Experimental Web Platform features enabled you can take a look at the demo.
This is very cool, and makes me long for Grid support in print User Agents like Prince.
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