I'm in the UK this week and trying to catch up with all of the things before being away for a good chunk of May and June at conferences and a CSS Working Group meeting. Links this week include all of the video from SmashingConf (so much there to interest readers of this email), a couple of interesting CSS specifications, CSS Grid subgrid demos, and more.
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Rachel Andrew, CSS Layout News
I'm going to be speaking at CSS Day in Amsterdam with a talk I'm quite excited about writing - Refactoring (the way we talk about) CSS.
I've mentioned the CSS
contain property in previous emails. The specification has now reached Candidate Recommendation (CR) status.
A First Public Working Draft of the CSS Spatial Navigation specification has been published. This is a specification detailing how navigation can happen via the arrow keys, rather than tabbing from one item to the next when keyboard navigation. Skip through the first couple of examples for explanations of how this would work.
The video from SmashingConf is now live. There are several of interest to readers so instead of linking individually, here is the wrap-up post on Smashing Magazine.
I do like these articles which collect up the different ways to approach a pattern. This time triangular breadcrumb ribbons are up for discussion.
I have started to add my subgrid examples to Grid by Example in preparation for the subgrid feature of CSS Grid Layout shipping in Firefox Nightly.
By framing a project in Material Design — or to any other design system — we are presented with a set of answers to which, as rational cause-and-effect minds, we will try to find questions. This means two things: firstly we’ll very likely distort our problems to fit those solutions because they’re the only solutions available that don’t break the specification; secondly we’ll look for problems that don’t exist, in order to explain the solutions we have to hand.
An interesting post about the issues of adopting a third party design system, coming down to it solving problems you don't have yet.
This color palette generator is so nice. Not CSS Layout News, but just rather useful news.
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