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Issue 227

A focus on accessibility for United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Rachel Andrew
2 min read


Issue 227

Given that today is the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities it seems fitting that many of my links relate in some way to accessible and inclusive design. Plenty of interesting things to read and use in your own work among these articles.

In my own news, I am sat in my new office having moved house yesterday, and at the end of the week head to San Francisco for An Event Apart.

Also, I have been running a Black Friday discount on my CSS Layout Online Workshop for the last few days. I thought I would keep it open today so I could mention the savings to my newsletter readers. You can save $30 off the complete course for today only. Buying a course means you get to learn layout, but also you help to support the work that I do on CSS. Also, I have a big refresh of the material planned, which I will start recording later this month. Existing students will get access to that material as it becomes available, as part of my commitment to offer updates to people who have already bought the course.

Rachel Andrew, CSS Layout News

Smashing Podcast Episode 4 With Heydon Pickering: What Are Inclusive Components? — Smashing Magazine

Over at Smashing Magazine we have published Heydon Pickering's book Inclusive Components. In this episode of the Smashing Podcast Drew talks to Heydon about the book, and his approach to component-bases design.


Presentation: Move Fast & Don't Break Things, Scott Jehl 2019 | Filament Group, Inc.

Video, transcript and slides of Scott Jehl's 2019 talk on accessible responsive web design.

Making a Better Custom Select Element ◆ 24 ways

Julie Grundy kicks off 24 ways for 2019 with styling accessible custom select elements.

Having a Little Fun With Custom Focus Styles | CSS-Tricks

Some fun ways to enhance focus styles.

Future Accessibility Guidelines—for People Who Can’t Wait to Read Them ◆ 24 ways

Today is the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities. On 24 ways Alan Dalton helps us to read and put into practice accessibility guidelines.

How to Overlap Images in CSS | Bri Camp Gomez

A rundown of ways to overlap images in CSS, including using CSS Grid with a fallback.


Highlights From Building a Magazine Layout

A nice article detailing the elements put into practice building a magazine layout in CSS.

Case Study: 2019 refresh -

A detailed explanation of how Lynn Fisher created her latest portfolio refresh.