Skip to content

Issue 239

MDN browser survey, diagonal layouts, CSS Selectors explained.

Rachel Andrew
2 min read


Issue 239

A wide range of things this week, include a survey of browser pain points and one of the favourite talks I've given.

Thanks to CSSDay in Amsterdam for sponsoring the newsletter this week. It's a great conference for all things CSS, I can't make it myself this time due to another commitment but I can very much recommend going. They will discount the ticket by 50 euros if you sign up via

Rachel Andrew, CSS Layout News

“Making Things Better: Redefining the Technical Possibilities of CSS” by Rachel Andrew—An Event Apart video

My hour-long talk from An Event Apart last year has been published. This is one of my most favourite talks. It covers the problems we have solved with CSS, things that are currently being solved, and what I would love to see in the future.

MDN Browser Compatibility Survey

Take this survey to share with browser vendors what your main pain points are in terms of browser compatibility.


How to use scroll-margin-top to fix the problem of fixed headers hiding something you are trying to jump link to.

CSS Tutorial: Create Diagonal Layouts Like It's 2020

Creating diagonal layouts using CSS Transforms.


Selectors Explained

This is really neat. If you were wondering what a complex looking selector does, paste it in here and have it explained to you.

Sandrina Pereira - UX Engineer

I was asking some friends if they had anything to share in this newsletter, and one of them pointed me to Sandrina Pereira's site asking if I ever showcased interesting layouts, which I don't do often. However it is excellent, with so many little clever touches, definitely worth a share.

Same HTML, Different CSS

An article going through some different ways of styling some content with CSS, but without changing the HTML. It really showcases how far CSS layout has come.

Home | Utopia

"Utopia emerges when designers and developers share a systematic approach to fluidity in responsive design. Instead of designing for x number of arbitrary breakpoints, we can design a system within which elements scale proportionally and fluidly."

Currently there are a couple of tools here for scaling type fluidly. The typography on the site itself is, as you would hope, very nice.

Our Sponsor

Also prefer fundamental CSS knowledge over hypes?

Also prefer fundamental CSS knowledge over hypes?

You're not alone, and we've got just the conference for you. CSS Day is a deep-diving, single-track, content-focused CSS conference in Amsterdam. We ask our speakers to treat CSS & design topics that they themselves, as well as our attendees, can geek out on. On June 11th & 12th, we'll host our 8th edition, this year combined with dsgnday.

What do you think of a heady mix of Grid Layout, Houdini, shadows, and Custom Properties? With a nutritious side dish of dev tools, single-div geekery, and documenting CSS? And how about discussing geeky CSS with your peers as well as the top specialists? Talking about container queries and their problems, or the mindset shift logical properties will cause, or the latest in web fonts?

Curated by PPK and Krijn Hoetmer, CSS Day brings the top CSS minds together in The Netherlands. Quite apart from our stellar speakers, our average attendee is worth talking to as well. So will you join us?

We'll knock 50 euros off our ticket price as well if you sign up via

See our line-up at