A little late in the day due to timezones, as I am currently in Upstate NY. I spent last weekend in New York City, going through the CSS Grid Specification line by line. We came up with some suggestions for improvements, spotted typos and also learned a great deal about the spec. I feel as if I know this spec incredibly well at this point but by chatting with people as we worked through it I learned a lot too. I'll be sure to put the things I discovered into writing and examples in the coming weeks!
Next for me is Fluent in San Francisco and a two-day CSS Layout workshop. If you will be at Fluent come and say hello, I am also doing a talk on Thursday during the regular conference and have a "meet the speaker" table right after my talk at lunch, so you will know where to find me!
Rachel Andrew, CSS Layout News
As of today the Flexible Box Module Level 1 is a W3C Candidate Recommendation.
"This document will remain a Candidate Recommendation at least until 1 September 2016 in order to ensure the opportunity for wide review. "
If you want to understand more about what the Candidate Recommendation or other draft statuses mean, take a look at the description in the W3C Process document.
Here is an Editor's Draft for a new CSS Module - CSS Snap Size. This module would help to create vertical rhythm in documents, aligning lines across columns or multiple blocks.
A talk from Daniel Mall on Responsive Web Design.
Toolsday is a podcast covering tech tools, tips and tricks. The episode today is about layout.
Quick read - 6 reasons to start using Flexbox.
I've linked to a lot of these over the past few months but this is a handy compendium of Flexbox links put together by the nice folk at Smashing Magazine.
A CodePen by Tiffany Stoik demonstrating the use of clip-path to create a hexagon grid.
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