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Issue 28

Upcoming CSS Workshops, flexbox, best practices and responsive images

Rachel Andrew
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Issue 28

Last week I presented on CSS grid at TopConf in Linz, Austria. You can find the slides and links from the presentation (and previous incarnations of it) on my site.

I now have a couple of weeks in the office to get my online CSS Workshop launched, and my materials ready for my first in-person training of the year at Fluent. In other conference news, yesterday I heard that Future of Web Design London has been cancelled, so I won't be running my workshop there. However I will be running a London workshop in June, for White October Events. Let me know if you will be at any of the events.

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Grid Layout LCWD Spec Workshop

I'll be at the CSS Grid Layout Spec workshop in NYC at the end of February. There are others planned, I'd be willing to run a UK workshop if there was enough interest. These are not tutorials but instead:

"This is not a lecture. This is not a classroom. We are working together to make the spec better. And you will learn a lot. "


The `background-clip` Property and its Use Cases

A detailed post on background-clip, what it is and demos of why and how to use it.

Maintainable Responsive Web Design with Sass - Call Me Nick

Handy post detailing how to create maintainable responsive layouts using Sass. Lots of nice tips and examples in here especially if you are new to using Sass. I love seeing the workflows people have created for themselves.

Foundation 6: The New Flex Grid

An introduction to the optional flexbox based Grid in Foundation 6.

Star Rating Re-imagined with Flexbox — Zell Liew

Using Flexbox to create a "Star Rating" layout with as little code as possible.

CSS Best Practices

A slide deck on CSS Best practices from fantasai of the CSS Working Group. Straight to the point, sensible advice.


A Flexbox Editor

Here is a Flexbox Editor from Brian Diehr, you can add boxes and play around with the various rules.

Automatically Art-Directed Responsive Images?

Some thoughts on creating art directed responsive images automatically. I think we'll start to see many more solutions in this space now that Responsive Images support is making it into browsers.

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