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Issue 23

Happy New Year with my first link round-up of 2016.

Rachel Andrew
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Issue 23

Happy 2016! I'm looking forward to a new year of learning and sharing interesting CSS Layout tips with you all. Don't forget to let me know if you write or read anything that might be of interest to other people who get this newsletter. I'm always on the lookout for interesting things. You can just reply to any CSS Layout News email, I read all responses. I'm also on Twitter as @rachelandrew.

Rachel Andrew, CSS Layout News

CSS Day 2016, 16th and 17th of June, Amsterdam

A top conference tip if you can get to Amsterdam in June. I spoke at CSS Day last year and the whole day was really excellent.


Flexbox Fundamentals - CSS Video Tutorial #free @eggheadio

A short flexbox video lesson on

Simple flexbox check – Johan Ronsse

If you need to detect flexbox support you don't necessarily need all of Modernizr. Here is a quick tip.

Revisiting Firefox’s DevTools

A handy post about the DevTools in Firefox Developer Edition. You can run the Developer edition alongside regular Firefox, and it is worth a look for anyone doing front-end development.


CSS Framework for PartsGiant

I'm thinking a lot about CSS for complex user interfaces at the moment as two of the things I'm working on are our new Perch Shop, and a rebuild of the CSS for the Perch and Perch Runway Control Panel. So this was a timely post.

Flexbox is Ready for Production

A good post from Morten Rand-Hendriksen detailing common objections to using Flexbox in production. These are the same objections we see with any new CSS. As Morten points out, if you are using progressive enhancement properly, you can use new CSS without creating a bad experience for older browsers.

Should I use a video as a background?

Some thoughts as to whether you should use a video as a background, and how to do it well. I'm not sure I'm a great fan of these, although I have seen some done well.

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