I'm back in the UK after speaking at Refresh Conf in Groningen, The Netherlands - slides here. It is quite definitely Autumn/Fall here now. Among other things I've been working on updating MDN docs for the upcoming Firefox 71 release, which contains things of interest to CSS Layout fans. More on that in the coming weeks.
Thank you to sponsor An Event Apart this week. My final conference of the year will be An Event Apart San Francisco, where I will have a brand new talk to share.
Rachel Andrew, CSS Layout News
The Web Almanac contains some interesting data about usage of technologies on the web. I found some of these findings quite surprising - especially the amount of usage of Feature Queries. An interesting set of information to browse around however.
Long before CSS Grid was sensible to use in production I was using it as a prototyping tool. This hands-on tutorial shows how to use grid for this purpose.
Over at Smashing, we released all of the videos from the New York event today. Enjoy this very relevant one from Miriam Suzanne, and find all of the others plus photos and links from the event on Smashing Magazine.
A lovely article exploring examples of newspaper design and asking what of this type of design can be useful on the web.
To go along with the article about design inspiration from newspapers, I enjoyed this article about the redesign of The Atlantic. The design used for the print edition but also the mobile app and website. You might also enjoy the video.
In the last ten years, webpages have quadrupled or more in file size, and one of the primary reasons for this is useless image proliferation.
Gerry bemoans the Department of Useless Images.
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