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Issue 37

CSS inspiration, transforms, containment and trying out new features in CSS Grid.

Rachel Andrew
2 min read


Issue 37

This week we have some inspiration in the form of dynamic graphic novel illustrations using clip-path, and the Layout Lab put together by Jen Simmons to accompany her presentations. I'm very much a developer so really enjoy seeing the creative uses of these new techniques. If you build something interesting let me know so I can link it up here!

We also have a lovely sponsor this week - Industry Conf. I'm unable to attend this year but I have spoken at Industry in the past, and also attended the conference. You'll be sure to come away feeling inspired and refreshed with new ideas for your work.

Rachel Andrew, CSS Layout News


the new code – Dynamic Graphic Novel Illustrations with CSS clip-path

A nice demo and walkthrough of how to create a graphic novel illustration in CSS using clip-path.

CSS transforms and their perspective by Nicolás J. Engler on CodePen

A handy blog post explaining the perspective property related to CSS Transforms.

CSS containment | justmarkup

If you build complex sites and applications, and in particular those that use third-party or otherwise self-contained widgets then you may well find container queries of interest. Here are some details of using contain:strict but do check out Michael's earlier post for more use cases.

Flexible Sized Grids with auto-fill and minmax

Various unimplemented parts of the CSS Grid Layout specification are making their way into browsers, and I was excited to see that the auto-fill keyword and minmax() function are appearing. I wrote up a quick explanation of how auto-fill and minmax enable flexible sized, and flexible numbers of tracks.



An experiment in sharing background gradients across multiple elements using CSS.

Layout Demos by Jen Simmons

Jen Simmons has a whole host of interesting layout examples in her Experimental Layout Lab. It includes the demos for several of her excellent talks on the subject.

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