Issue 15

I was technical reviewer on the book CSS Master by Tiffany B. Brown. SitePoint have very kindly given me three copies of the book to give away to readers of this email. To be in with a chance of winning reply to this email before Monday 16th November and either:

  1. Tell me the one thing you find hardest about CSS Layout.
  2. Share a link to a book, tutorial, CodePen example etc. that you think would be helpful to other readers.

I'll randomly select three email addresses before sending the newsletter next week - and send those to SitePoint so they can sort out delivering the books!

In other news I've a small announcement to make. Later this year I'll be launching my Learn CSS Layout online course. I'm building a separate list of people who want updates about the course so you can read all the details and sign up on my site.

CSS Layout News

CSS WG seeking feedback on Grid and Flexbox Alignment

There is a lot that is consistent between Grid and Flexbox, which should make it easier for all of us. Fantasai, who is an editor on both of these specs is seeking feedback on one area in which the behaviour might differ.

See the original email and also the note in the Minutes under Default Alignment of Grid Tracks. This only applies to auto sized Grid tracks and so is likely to be most obvious when comparing flex layout to layout making using of Grid auto-fill.

If you can come up with a use case demonstrating why the lack of consistency might be problematic the Working Group would be interested to know.

CSS Layout News