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Issue 309

TPAC diversity and inclusion, CSS Paint API, image-set(), and the communities of the web past.

Rachel Andrew
1 min read

Tuesday seem to come around very quickly at the moment, and with them another issue of CSS Layout News. This week you can watch the presentation that I gave online for Frontend RheinMain. I'd love to schedule in some more talks. I'll be happy to travel once it's allowed, and less likely to end up with me spending 10 days in a quarantine hotel, but until then I'm really happy to do online presentations.

Rachel Andrew


Diversity and inclusion fund for TPAC

The W3C have a fund to help people from underrepresented groups attend TPAC, the main meeting of the W3C. Take a look if this is something you might benefit from, or could pass onto someone who might.


Drawing Graphics with the CSS Paint API

This tutorial looks at two of the Houdini APIs—Paint, and Properties and Values. Walk through some practical examples to learn how these work.

Using Performant Next-Gen Images in CSS with image-set

If you use image-set() as a value for background-image in CSS, you can specify a number of images and allow the browser to pick the most suitable, it's all explained in this article.


Multi colored text with CSS

This is just lovely.

History of the Web: Community

Not CSS, or layout, however this chapter touches on many of the communities that were the starting point for web developers of a certain age. I started to learn HTML via the message boards of the website, back in 1996 when I was pregnant with my daughter. Among the forums about childbirth, sleep, and toddler tantrums, people were teaching each other HTML so they could build websites about their families. I liked building websites, I also really liked helping other people to build websites, and so here I am now!