Crowdfunding Web Platform features, grids, CSS variables, and counters
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Crowdfunding Web Platform Features With Open Prioritization — Smashing Magazine
It's frustrating when, as web developers, we find a feature that will solve a problem we have only to learn it isn't available in all browsers. This new project aims to crowdfund money to get web platform features implemented. I reported on the idea over at Smashing Magazine.
Grids Part 1: To grid or not to grid | Sarah Higley
An interesting and in-depth piece explaining when a table is the correct way to lay out some content and when a grid would be better.
The Cicada Principle, revisited with CSS variables – Lea Verou
Some fun techniques based on the Cicada Principle (creating the appearance of randomness) and CSS variables.
Displaying the Current Step with CSS Counters | CSS-Tricks
Using CSS counters to display the current step, with a clever bit of CSS selector wrangling.
Style Stage from Modern CSS Solutions
A CSS Zen Garden-like project where you can contribute a stylesheet to restyle the site.
Human-Centered Design: Learn how to handle unexpected design scenarios and unusual situations.
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