Firefox 64, Shadow DOM, Variable Fonts, CSS Gradients.
I'm expecting a good flurry of AutoResponders as this goes out as I know some folk are already out for Christmas. I'm enjoying being at my desk, with an external screen rather than working on a laptop. This week I'm working on the CSS for a print magazine for Smashing Magazine. Writing CSS for print is great fun, the only way to test it is to build a PDF, but then once it has worked - it's done! Very different to working on the web.
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For those of you who celebrate Christmas, enjoy the run up to the day, and safe travels for all of you heading off to see family and friends.
Rachel Andrew, CSS Layout News
Firefox 64 Released - Mozilla Hacks - the Web developer blog
I prepped last week's newsletter too early to include the Firefox 64 announcement, so here is a post on the Mozilla Hacks blog with all the details. Included is the CSS Scrollbars properties, and some features of Media Queries Level 4 and 5.
Researching a Property in the CSS Specifications ◆ 24 ways
I wrote up some information about how to research a property in a CSS spec, as once you know where to look it's not hard to do and can save you a lot of time and effort.
Scroll an element into the center of the viewport
An explanation of
Element.scrollIntoView(), what it is and why you might want to us it.
What is the Shadow DOM?
A nice explanation of the Shadow Dom from Ire.
Variable Fonts and the Future of Web Design - Mandy Michael at dotCSS 2018
The web is entering a new era of design opportunities with the introduction of CSS Grid, Photoshop like effects such as filters and blend modes and importantly the increasing support for Variable Fonts.
Watch this video of Mandy's talk from dotCSS this year.
Shapy | Gradient Generator
A nice CSS gradient generator to help you play with and explore CSS gradients.
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