I'm a little late sending this out this week as I'm in Australia - where it is actually early morning Wednesday as I write this intro. I'm here for the CSS Working Group meeting. Timezones are strange!
A few interesting bits this week, I'm really pleased to see that Logical Properties are on their way into Chrome, and I've also published a bit of an intro to subgrid as it currently stands in the Level 2 of the grid spec.
Next week I'll be back in the UK, with a little break from the hectic travel of the last few months!
Rachel Andrew, CSS Layout News
Logical Properties are in the process of being implemented in Chrome, these are already usable in Firefox. Linked in the Chrome Status is an article I published on Smashing about Logical Properties and values which contains a bunch of demos that currently work in Firefox but will hopefully soon be working in Chrome.
There has been a lot of activity recently on Level 2 of the Grid Layout spec, so I wrote an article explaining what the spec covers so far. None of this is available in browsers yet, and may well change!
Eric explains what the
ch unit actually is. I use it quite a bit and in practice find that most of the time you don't really care if the content is exactly x characters wide, as with most things on the web it's kind of best to assume most things are a suggestion.
A rundown of ways to fit text into a container on CSS Tricks.
A great look at sticky elements and whether or not they are a good idea to use in various contexts. It doesn't come up with a perfect solution, but the interesting thing here for me is the thinking through the solution rather than just implementing it.
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