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Issue 293

@property, Houdini Paint API, more scroll-linked animations, and indicating the current page.

Rachel Andrew
2 min read


Issue 293

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Exploring @property and its Animating Powers | CSS-Tricks

Relevant to some docs I was writing last week, an article about what @property can make possible.

An Accessible Current Page Navigation State

How to indicate the current page in an accessible way.

The Future of CSS: Scroll-Linked Animations with @scroll-timeline (Part 2) –

Part two of a deep dive into scroll-linked animations using features that have an experimental implementation in Chrome.

Programmatically Generate Images with CSS Painting API

I've been doing a bit of reading around things folk have been publishing on Houdini, as I've been working on some docs for MDN. Here is a nice guide to the CSS Paint API.


Conic.css - nice, simple conic gradients

Another fun generator, this time for conic gradients.

The Tools Don't Matter - Bring the Donuts Newsletter

This is a product management piece, rather than CSS. However I am constantly asked the same question with regard to tools. In general the tools don't matter, something I quickly discovered when moving from Mac to Windows. It took very little time to replace Mac-only things with something else.

I like the idea of asking the right questions, asking how someone achieve something, rather than what tool they use to do so.

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