A bumper issue! Lots of interesting stuff to read this week.
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A post about the new Flexbox Inspector for Firefox DevTools. It's already in DevEdition and Nightly, and will be in the Firefox 65 release on January 29th.
If you have Firefox Nightly then you can see animation for Grid Tracks working. Gaps can also be animated. This pen also links to the issue for Google Chrome, star the issue to show your support for implementation.
As co-editor of the spec, it seems remiss of me not to have written an article for Smashing about it. Find out about the possible use cases for multicol.
Nice article about CSS Subgrid, I really cannot wait until we have implementations to play with.
The various approaches for a Masonry style layout, collected together by Chris Coyier.
A thorough article about Web Standards for Smashing Magazine from Amy Dickens.
A useful post explaining what CSS Containment is, and the work Igalia has been doing implementing it in Chromium.
In this article Cathy Dutton notes how modern CSS has enabled her to move away from Sass. I think the key thing here is how much simpler CSS can be today, due to the new things we have. People often think that all these new features means it is more complex, but it so many ways it is more straightforward.
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