I'm writing this in Newcastle. I was born and brought up in Newcastle, though have spent more than half my life down South at this point. It is strange how my feet know exactly where everything is, despite the fact that almost every store and many familiar landmarks have changed. I'll be speaking at the Frontend NE conference tomorrow, on CSS Grid and subgrid among other things.
After that a quick hop to Quebec City for a W3C meeting, then San Francisco for Smashing Conf. Come and say hello if you read this and are in any of those places.
Rachel Andrew, CSS Layout News
If you have ever been confused about when to
align- and when to
justify-, or wondered by there is no
justify-self in Flexbox, I wrote an article for you.
Firefox recently shipped scroll anchoring, which is also in Chrome. In most cases scroll anchoring will just happen, it won't be something you need to think about. However here is a neat trick that it enables.
People seem to love dark themes, others find white on black unreadable. So here is how to create a switch between light and dark mode.
Given that you are reading this, I'm going to make a guess that you quite enjoy curated email lists on CSS. Here is a new one, from my friend Andy Bell. If you enjoy this first issue, you can subscribe for more.
If you are trying to work out how much space is being distributed by flexbox this tool may help. It also nicely demonstrates the fact that flexbox is about distributing space, rather than making fixed or percentage width layouts.
"If we’re still developing websites to look the same in every browser in 2019, we should reassess our development goals."
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