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Issue 246

Firefox 75 features, Inspired Design Decisions, a printable zine template, dark mode

Rachel Andrew
2 min read


Issue 246

A slightly shorter email than usual, maybe there haven't been so many layout things posted, or maybe I missed some while I had my head down preparing my online Smashing workshop for today. The workshop is the reason this newsletter is going out so late in the day, now I've recovered from having talked for over two hours, having not really talked to anyone for three weeks!

Thank you to An Event Apart for the sponsorship this week. I should have been sending this email from Washington DC, instead check out the link in the footer to watch all of the videos from the show there last year.

Stay safe,

Rachel Andrew, CSS Layout News

Firefox 75: Ambitions for April - Mozilla Hacks - the Web developer blog

Lot's of interesting stuff in Firefox 75 which came out last week. Including the min(), max() and clamp() functions, and support for image lazy-loading.


Inspired Design Decisions With Herb Lubalin: Typography Can Be As Exciting As Illustration And Photography — Smashing Magazine

Another in Andy's popular series deconstructing the work of designers and showing how their techniques can be applied to web design.

Create a 🖨️ printable zine with CSS - DEV Community 👩‍💻👨‍💻

This is fun, use grid and print stylesheets to create a foldable zine.


Building dark mode on Stack Overflow - Stack Overflow Blog

An article explaining the implementation of dark mode on Stack Overflow.


A polyfill for the proposed CSS Foldable Display extensions.

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