Tag: CSS

Flip the Script!

Published 3 years 1 week ago on June 2, 2015

How frustrating can it be to try and debug minified code? How much harder is it to try and debug someone else’s minified code that you have absolutely no control over? Flip the Script is a Chrome extension that does something amazing by adding a new tab to the Web Inspector: The extension lists all […]

Collapsing Margins

Published 3 years 1 month ago on May 1, 2015

I’d classify collapsible margins as something that might go under the radar of front end developers depending on how they were introduced to margins and padding in the first place. Personally I didn’t catch on to collapsible margins until well after I picked up CSS. In fact at first I thought it was an issue […]


Published 3 years 11 months ago on June 30, 2014

I’m not sure if I’ve become too detached or something, but this is the first time I’ve heard of Susy which can’t be well described by calling it a Sass library because it’s just as much a philosophy. Susy seems to have been born out of the customization frustrations found with more traditional CSS frameworks […]

Cargo Cult CSS

Published 4 years 1 month ago on May 1, 2014

I’ve been sitting on this article for a while but finally was able to give it a good, focused read. If I’m honest, there are many great points to consider. I say that because at first glance it feels very anti-“modern” CSS, but what good is something if it hasn’t been questioned repeatedly (even when […]

Jank Busters – Chrome Rendering Performance

Published 4 years 2 months ago on March 24, 2014

Talks like these fascinate me. I personally have not gotten so far into frame rate performance testing to make use of the (awesome looking) dev tools that support such a practice, but I want to. I really enjoyed hearing from two of the engineers that actually deal with the low level implementations of browser rendering, […]

Sass 3.3 (Maptastic Maple)

Published 4 years 2 months ago on March 16, 2014

Sass 3.3 has arrived, and there is a lot to like! If I had to pick out something I’d like to focus on in 3.3 it’s gotta be source maps. I haven’t really ingrained that into my workflow quite yet, but I really see the value in such a feature and it’s something I’ve been […]

Media Queries Are Not The Answer: Element Query Polyfill

Published 4 years 6 months ago on November 13, 2013

If anything has totally turned my CSS-writing-life upside down it’s the strategy of writing styles in the most modular form you can. I’ve obsessed over it ever since reading SMACSS for the first time. I always struggled with the idea of OOCSS and how that translates to real life. Are there technical benefits to it, […]

Cloud.typography — Using Shades

Published 4 years 7 months ago on November 8, 2013

For just about ever I’ve always been unnerved using attr when writing CSS. I don’t know where the icky feeling came from but it’s completely unfounded as you can see by this killer usage illustration by Brandon Durham How cool is that?! /via @trentwalton

Solved By Flexbox

Published 4 years 8 months ago on September 25, 2013

CSS has been lacking proper layout mechanisms for far too long. Transitions, animations, filters, all of these are great and useful additions to the language, but they don’t address the major problems that Web developers have been complaining about for what seems like an eternity. Finally, thanks to Flexbox, we have a solution. Flexbox is […]

CSS filters, GIFs, and performance – What I Learned Building…

Published 4 years 11 months ago on July 2, 2013

To this day I think the bar for what’s considered a ‘hack’ is much lower in the world of front end. We’re working with what can be considered old technology. While new, awesome things are getting added every single day we still fall victim to some legacy implementations we just can’t get around. Case in […]

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