Expanding tables, Intersection Observer, Box Shadows, and Houdini APIs
I spent last week at W3C TPAC in Japan, a week of meetings and discussions, then flew back to make it to Edinburgh for Finch Front-End where I presented a new talk. It's a busy time of year! After a couple of days at home, I'll be heading to Amsterdam for View Source and Fronteers. I believe there are a couple of tickets left for my Fronteers workshop, which will most likely be my last in Europe this year.
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Rachel Andrew, CSS Layout News
Moving Firefox to a faster 4-week release cycle - Mozilla Hacks - the Web developer blog
Firefox will be moving to a faster release cycle in 2020, reducing the cycle slowly from the current 7 week cycle.
Does it work? Using the new CSS Layout
Slides for a talk I gave for the first time at Finch Front-End, a lovely new event up in Edinburgh.
Table with Expando Rows | Adrian Roselli
An excellent deep dive into how to make a table with expanding rows accessible.
Smoother & sharper shadows with layered box-shadows | Tobias Ahlin
Adding multiple box shadows, increasing in offset and blur, in order to create a smoother shadow.
Smarter custom properties with Houdini’s new API | web.dev
A write-up of the new Houdini API in Chrome 78, which will allow us to register the type of custom properties, for example registering a particular property as
<color> to ensure a valid value for the manner in which you are using the property is used.
An Explanation of How the Intersection Observer Watches | CSS-Tricks
A fantastic article on Intersection Observer, going into great detail about how it works and also giving some use cases.
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