CSS weekly 269
Locally Scoped CSS Variables: What, How, and Why
Una Kravets explains how leveraging CSS Variable scope can improve the size, specificity, and semantics of your stylesheets. Read more
Celebrate the Web by Using Another Browser than Google’s Chrome
David Heinemeier Hansson on why you should try to incorporate a browser other than Chrome into your routine. Read more
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Articles & Tutorials
Thoughts on Self-Documenting CSS
Keith J. Grant shares his thoughts on self-documenting CSS. Read more
Fun with Viewport Units
Miriam Suzanne demonstrates a couple of creative use-cases for viewport units. Read more
How the minmax() Function Works
Ire Aderinokun explains how the minmax() function of CSS Grid works. Read more
An Intro to Web Components with Otters
Monica Dinculescu, with a little help from otters, will tell you what Web Components are and teach you how to use them. Read more
70% Repetition in Style Sheets: Data on How We Fail at CSS Optimization
Jens Oliver Meiert looks at the CSS of top 200 content websites and draws some interesting conclusions. (We repeat ourselves too much. ) Read more
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Tad is a free (MIT Licensed) desktop application for viewing and analyzing tabular data.
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Cross-compatible syntax highlighting for Less. The package currently works with Sublime Text, Atom, Textmate 2, and Visual Studio Code.
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Flexbox is incredibly powerful, but also very hard to master. That’s why Dave Geddes created a fun course that will help you learn the ins and outs of Flexbox. (The course requires registration, but it’s free and well worth it. )
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