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Issue 213

Browsers of the past and the future, Firefox Developer Tools, image previews, responsive design.

Rachel Andrew
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Issue 213

I'm at An Event Apart in Chicago, the slides and code from my talk can be found on Notist. I also took part in the Chicago Triathlon on Sunday - combining CSS and triathlon makes for a pretty good trip! Also this week, the second edition of my book Get Ready For CSS Grid Layout was published, more on that below.

Rachel Andrew, CSS Layout News

A Book Apart, Get Ready for CSS Grid Layout

My latest book has been published by A Book Apart, this is a second edition of my original brief guide, Get Ready For CSS Grid Layout. Heavily rewritten, up to date and including information about subgrid. Browser Archive 20 Years Old | Adrian Roselli

"Perhaps in the future people will do historical reenactments (cosplay) of the browser wars, girded with their preferred version of Netscape Navigator."

I'd almost forgotten about, a site where i used to go to download some specific browser version to figure out what a customer was seeing.


New & Experimental CSS Tools in Firefox - YouTube

Take a look at some of the new and experimental tools for CSS in FIrefox, with UX Designer Victoria Wang who works on FIrefox Developer Tools.

Faster Image Loading With Embedded Image Previews — Smashing Magazine

An interesting technique for Embedded Image Previews, to allow for faster loading of images.

Should we still be selling responsive web design? | Browser London

Thoughts on responsive design, in a component driven world.


We’re doing it wrong: there is no ‘one perfect design’ or layout | Responsive Web Typography

Jason Pamental notes how taking inspiration from magazine design, might help us move away from the "sea of sameness" we have on the web.

Get Ready For CSS Grid Layout - 2nd edition

Some thoughts on the changes I made when updating my book, Get Ready For CSS Grid Layout. The original was written almost two years before grid shipped in browsers, how did those thoughts hold up?

The Browser Monopoly - Blair Reeves

"In short, Google – the world’s largest advertiser and keeper of personal data – now also enjoys substantial control over the vast majority of the world’s portal to the internet. I don’t think that’s a good thing."

I finish my current An Event Apart talk with some musings on the browser landscape and the dominance of Google. This post echos my own concerns.

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