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Issue 200

Made it to 200 - and a whole host of news: Subgrid, LayoutNG, Scroll Snap and more

Rachel Andrew
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Issue 200!

Here we are at issue 200 of CSS Layout News. Every Tuesday for 200 issues I've managed to find something to share, thanks to all the good folk out there writing articles or doing interesting things with CSS! It seems fitting that we do actually have a lot of news this time, with subgrid landing in Firefox Nightly, and LayoutNG rolling out in Chrome.

Spring conference season rolls on. I am just back from Codegarden, my slides and resources are here. This week I head to CSSConf EU in Berlin, and then onto Toronto for the CSS Working Group meeting.

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UK and Ireland CSS Workshops

I mentioned my upcoming public workshops last time and a number of people asked whether I would do one in the UK soon. Given that I'm based in the UK, it is odd that I very rarely seem to speak or workshop here! If you would be interested, please fill in this form just so I can get an idea of the locations that most people would be happy getting to.

CSS Grid subgrid lands in Firefox Nightly

The subgrid value of grid-template-columns and grid-template-rows is now in Firefox Nightly. Download a copy of Nightly and you can take a look at the examples listed in this post.

LayoutNG - The Chromium Projects

LayouNG is a new layout engine for Chromium, and it will begin to be rolled out in Chrome 76. The initial stage will be for inline and block layout.

You might find the post CSS Grid on LayoutNG interesting.

W3C and WHATWG to work together to advance the open Web platform | W3C Blog

News that isn't CSS, but given we need some HTML to use CSS this is an interesting development to be aware of. W3C and the WHATWG have just signed an agreement to collaborate on the development of a single version of the HTML and DOM specifications. You can read the details of how this will work in the blog post.

Legacy CSS Scroll Snap syntax support has been dropped | Firefox Site Compatibility

If you had used the legacy scroll snap spec which was implemented in Firefox, this is being dropped with the next version of Firefox (68) which implements the updated specification.


Create a split, faux-container layout with CSS Grid and Flexbox - Andy Bell

A nice little design pattern from Andy Bell.

Digging Into The Display Property: Grids All The Way Down — Smashing Magazine

I'm continuing my walkthrough of the CSS display property with a look at what happens when we declare display: grid. Also, how does the new subgrid feature fit into this?

The difference between keyboard and screen reader navigation – Tink

A handy guide to explain the difference between keyboard navigating users who can see the content, and screen reader users.

"Whether someone is a keyboard user or a screen reader user, the importance of HTML cannot be emphasised enough. Without well-formed HTML that uses the appropriate element for the purpose, screen reader navigation breaks down completely, and keyboard navigation is at a high risk of doing the same."

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