I am in a very snowy Quebec City at the W3C Advisory Committee meeting representing Fronteers. I gave a short presentation about recent additions to CSS, and the slides are here. After this I am flying back to the UK, and due to very poor scheduling back out to San Francisco on Friday for a sold out Smashing CSS Layout workshop.
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Rachel Andrew, CSS Layout News
Features of interest to this list include Intersection Observer and dark mode for the web. The HTML5
color type is also being supported, allowing for a native color picker when using this type.
In another of my articles digging into the detail of a CSS property or value, this time I'm looking at
display, and what you really are doing when you change the value of the
Color accessibility: tools and resources to help you design inclusive products, by Stéphanie Walter - UX designer & Mobile Expert.
Here is a great resource on using colour, while keeping accessibility in mind.
A useful article about the
z-index property, in particular in complex component-based applications. Some tips about principals to work to, in order to not to end up in a mess.
If you have data from your existing site then you should use that, but for people building a new site and wondering how many people use IE11 in their target region, here is the data. Remember that "support" can mean many different things. Using a progressively enhanced approach should mean you can offer a simpler experience to the few users you have on older browsers, even if you don't try to give the full experience.
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