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Issue 154

Houdini, CSS-in-JS, Managing CSS through pattern libraries, plus the clearfix hack through time.

Rachel Andrew
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Issue 154

I'm back in the UK after the CSS Working Group meeting in Australia. Next for me is Scotland CSS in Edinburgh. I believe there are still tickets available, and if you have never visited Edinburgh, it's a lovely city.

I'm looking at my end of 2018 and beginning of 2019 schedule. I'm updating and adding to my CSS Layout workshop and I would love to find some places who would like to host a workshop, either as a public workshop or in house training. Drop me a line if you would like to discuss dates.

Rachel Andrew, CSS Layout News


The CSS Paint API | CSS-Tricks

An excellent article from Ruth John on the Houdini CSS Paint API, with practical examples.

Bruce Lawson | CSS-in-JS: FTW || WTF? | CSS Day 2018 in CSS Day on Vimeo

In this video from CSS Day, Bruce Lawson explains what CSS-in-JS is, and some of the benefits of this approach. A great talk if you want to make your own mind up on the issue which seems to divide much of our community.

Pattern Library First: An Approach For Managing CSS — Smashing Magazine

I wrote up the approach we've been using to integrate a pattern library solution - Fractal - with our various projects. I think working with pattern libraries offers one solution to managing the CSS across projects, especially when it comes to working with browser fallbacks.

A nice little tutorial on creating a gallery grid with CSS Grid.

CSS layout - Learn web development | MDN

I'm continuing my work on MDN, and have updated the CSS Learning Area Layout Module to reflect up to date layout methods.


Clearfix: A Lesson in Web Development Evolution | CSS-Tricks

This article is a trip down memory lane with clearfix of all things. Interesting whether you remember all these developments or just want to see how much easier things are today.

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