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Issue 181

Lots of Grid, new Flex Inspector in Firefox, Multi-column Layout, Masonry.

Rachel Andrew
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Issue 181

A bumper issue! Lots of interesting stuff to read this week.

I sometimes have things I would like to share with people interested in the web platform that don't really fit within the CSS Layout category, and I don't want to off-topic this list. So I've set up a more general, occasional email list which you can sign up for on my blog if interested. That won't be a weekly thing, just a way for me to keep in touch with people who are interested in the things I'm doing for CSS and beyond.

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Rachel Andrew, CSS Layout News

Designing the Flexbox Inspector - Mozilla Hacks - the Web developer blog

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.

Grid animation test (needs Firefox Nightly)

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.


When And How To Use CSS Multi-Column Layout — Smashing Magazine

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.

Why we need CSS subgrid - DEV Community 👩‍💻👨‍💻

Nice article about CSS Subgrid, I really cannot wait until we have implementations to play with.

Piecing Together Approaches for a CSS Masonry Layout | CSS-Tricks

The various approaches for a Masonry style layout, collected together by Chris Coyier.

Web Standards: The What, The Why, And The How — Smashing Magazine

A thorough article about Web Standards for Smashing Magazine from Amy Dickens.

An introduction to CSS Containment - Rego's Everyday Life

A useful post explaining what CSS Containment is, and the work Igalia has been doing implementing it in Chromium.


Stepping away from Sass

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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