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Issue 223

Things we can't do in CSS - yet, plus accessibility audits for Firefox DevTools and the new Edge goes into final Beta.

Rachel Andrew
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Issue 223

This week I am heading back to The Netherlands for Refresh Conf in Groningen, however conference season is winding down and I will get to spend more time here in Bristol. As much as I love the travel, meeting new people and seeing new places - there is a lot to be said for my desk, decent chair, large monitor and Pixel the cat.

Tickets are starting to go on sale for events next year. I wanted to give a shoutout to a UK event that has just released tickets. Front End North is an absolute bargain at £50 so I'm sure tickets will go fast. They are also still looking for speakers, so if you fancy being on the lineup with me, complete the CfP.

Rachel Andrew, CSS Layout News

Getting your sites ready for the new Microsoft Edge - Microsoft Edge Blog

The final Beta of the Chromium-based Microsoft Edge has been released. This post has some useful information about testing sites.


Things We Can’t (Yet) Do In CSS — Smashing Magazine

We've gained so many new CSS layout tools over the last few years but there are several common layout patterns we can't easily do. Some of those have CSS solutions, that haven't yet been implemented in browsers. I take a look in this post.

Auditing For Accessibility Problems With Firefox Developer Tools - Mozilla Hacks - the Web developer blog

In addition to being my favourite tool for working with CSS Layout, the Firefox Developer Tools are evolving to become a great place to assess the accessibility of the site I'm working on. THis post explains some of the features.

The Current State of Styling Selects in 2019 | CSS-Tricks

A look at what is possible in terms of styling selects.

Uncommon Use Cases For Pseudo Elements

A post highlighting various use cases for pseudo-elements in CSS>

The elements of responsive typography - LogRocket Blog

A nice post looking at different approaches to responsive typography.


Smashing Podcast Episode 1 With Andy Clarke: What Is Art Direction? — Smashing Magazine

Over at Smashing Magazine we've been working on launching a new podcast, with interviews from people who work on the web, right across the stack. We're launching with two interviews, one being with Andy Clarke on Art Direction on the web. Andy's Inspired Design Decision series have been really popular, so if you liked them you might enjoy this.

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