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Issue 204

More CSS Day video, creating PDFs from HTML and CSS, a conference schedule with CSS Grid.

Rachel Andrew
2 min read


Issue 204

I am sending this email from Toronto, yesterday I gave my CSS Layout workshop to a bunch of lovely Smashing Conference attendees. I don't have many more workshops booked in this year, there are a very few tickets left for Smashing Conf in New York. If you would like me to give a workshop at your event, or in-house for your company let me know.

I'm looking forward to getting home for a few weeks, as the summer means less conference and meeting travel.

Rachel Andrew, CSS Layout News


How To Create A PDF From Your Web Application — Smashing Magazine

If you need to generate PDFs from a web application, the obvious way to do so is to use HTML and CSS. However it isn't as straightforward as it could be. I dig into the options.

Baseline Grid / Gabriel Gianordoli / Observable

An interesting and detailed article about using a baseline grid.

Elika J. Etemad (fantasai) | CSS Line Layout and Vertical Rhythm | CSS Day 2019 - YouTube

I've included an article about baseline grids in this newsletter, and this talk goes neatly along with that. This sessions from CSS Day goes over upcoming features to improve CSS's line box model, control half-leading, and maintain vertical rhythm.

Building a Conference Schedule with CSS Grid | CSS-Tricks

An article breaking down the creation of a conference schedule using CSS Grid Layout.

CSS Grid Layout Implementation Details | CSS Day 2019 - YouTube

Find out what it is to implement a layout method like CSS Grid in a browser, from someone who does just that!

Also from CSS Day, and dealing with text, this talk looks into the complexity of controlling line breaking in CSS.

The Layout Instability API  |

A guide to the Layout Instability API, helping to prevent unexpected layout shifts.

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