I got back to the UK after my travels last night, and am writing this introduction in a Heathrow airport hotel - the glamour! That said, I like this hotel because my window looks out over Heathrow, the runway separated from me by the perimeter road. Just at the point where airplanes touch down. I am writing and watching the early morning arrivals.
One of the things I was doing on my travels was running a workshop in Cleveland, Ohio. It was such fun, and I have several upcoming workshops which still have tickets available. I am also keen to book in workshops for later this year.
This issue is sponsored by An Event Apart. I'm speaking at every conference this year, next up is Boston. I got to see many of the regular speakers do their new talks while in Seattle and you really are in for a treat if you book to come along to any event this year.
Rachel Andrew, CSS Layout News
I wrote up something we discussed at the recent CSS Working Group meeting. A coming soon feature to solve one of the tricky problems we have in CSS - creating boxes which respect aspect ratio units.
Some videos demonstrating features of the Firefox Shape Path editor.
You are probably familiar with the scenario where you start to read a long page, on a slow connection, and as you are reading suddenly the page jumps position as images load in, and you lose where you were in the document.
Scroll anchoring, already in Chrome and coming to Firefox in 66, is a new default way for browsers to behave which anchors the scroll position. It is turned on by default so many sites will just get better because of it. If you do need to disable it for some content there is a new property to do so. I wrote up this guide for MDN to explain.
A post about using content based sizing in CSS Grid Layout.
Summary: Footers can be found at the bottom of almost every web page, and often take many forms, depending on the type of content on a website. Regardless of the form they take, their presence is critical (and highly underrated).
This is a detailed write-up of the use of footers in web design.
Useful tips for image optimization, which seems one of those things we need to periodically revisit to make sure we are making the most of things that have been introduced to the web platform to help us.
Another "what's the best way to ...?" type of post. How to hide content in an accessible way.
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