Browsers of the past and the future, Firefox Developer Tools, image previews, responsive design.
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.
evolt.org 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 evolt.org, 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.
Learn CSS Layout online with me!
I've distilled my knowledge about CSS Layout into this training course. This course has something for you if you are new to CSS, have been using frameworks for a while and want to understand how they work, or have been doing this for a while but want to understand the newer layout methods. The course includes video tutorials, text explanations and all the starting points to follow along.
The full table of contents gives an overview of what you can learn - at your own pace. We also have a Slack community where you can ask questions about the course materials.
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