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Issue 241

Variable fonts, image height and width, CSS4, ethical and cross-cultural design.

Rachel Andrew
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Issue 241

An eclectic collection of links this week and, not all completely about CSS Layout. However these are the things I've found particularly interesting over the past few days.

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Rachel Andrew, CSS Layout News

Why Are We Talking About CSS4? — Smashing Magazine

Around the web and within the CSS Working Group, there has been some discussion about whether we should specify a version of CSS — perhaps naming it CSS4. I dug through the large number of comments on the issue, and put forward some pros and cons.

Four First Public Working Drafts published by the CSS Working Group | W3C News

In this set of new First Public Working Drafts we have Media Queries Level 5, and Conditional Rules Level 4.

Make Honest Design Work For Digital Business, With “Ethical Design Handbook” — Smashing Magazine

When I'm not poking around at CSS, I'm Editor in Chief at Smashing Magazine, and we've released today our Ethical Design Handbook, I received a copy in the post today and it really is a lovely book to have on your shelf. More importantly it will help you to design in a way that keeps ethics at the center of what you do.

Piccalilli - Dang Spicy Tutorials - Piccalilli

Andy Bell has relaunched his Piccalilli site with a lovely design and lots of tutorials and courses.


Setting Height And Width On Images Is Important Again — Smashing Magazine

Why you should go back to adding height and width attributes to your image elements.

Unfortunately, clip-path: path() is Still a No-Go | CSS-Tricks

Ana Tudor explains the limitations of clip-path: path().

Cross-Cultural Design – A List Apart

This excerpt from the book Cross Cultural Design, on typography, is well worth your time.

A Variable Fonts Primer

This site is a really fantastic primer on variable fonts.

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