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Issue 280

Webdev Advent 2020, covering one thing with another, sticky and full-bleed elements playing nicely together.

Rachel Andrew
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Issue 280

I tweeted about my feeling that a lot of people find CSS hard, or illogical because they have never really learned it as a system. Instead, a lot of folk take a problem solving approach. They only look up the CSS they need to do the thing they are currently doing, as opposed to sitting down and learning the constructs that make CSS work. We don't tend to learn other languages like that.

This seemed to resonate with a lot of folk anyway, and the resources I mention in that thread may be useful to you.

I'm heading off to do day 2 of my CSS workshop for Chrome Dev Summit next, it's a bit of a late night in my timezone, but fun to bring this stuff to a crowd of folk from all over the world.

Rachel Andrew, CSS Layout News

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As a side note, I find it really interesting the things people say they have to do over and over again with CSS. This isn't something I've ever felt I do so much that I would make a utility class for. We're all building different things in different ways.


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