CSS Layout News - Issue 293

@property, Houdini Paint API, more scroll-linked animations, and indicating the current page.
 

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ISSUE 293  9th March 2021

 

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Issue 293

I'm in the middle of creating new demos and slides for a bunch of upcoming presentations, including my new talk for the An Event Apart Spring Summit. They have kindly sponsored the newsletter this week, so do take a look at the offer in the footer of this email. It's going to be a great event.

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Exploring @property and its Animating Powers | CSS-Tricks

Relevant to some docs I was writing last week, an article about what @property can make possible.

css-tricks.com

 

An Accessible Current Page Navigation State

How to indicate the current page in an accessible way.

callumhart.com

 

The Future of CSS: Scroll-Linked Animations with @scroll-timeline (Part 2) – Bram.us

Part two of a deep dive into scroll-linked animations using features that have an experimental implementation in Chrome.

bram.us

 

Programmatically Generate Images with CSS Painting API

I've been doing a bit of reading around things folk have been publishing on Houdini, as I've been working on some docs for MDN. Here is a nice guide to the CSS Paint API.

bitsrc.io

 
 

Interesting

 

Conic.css - nice, simple conic gradients

Another fun generator, this time for conic gradients.

conic.style

 

The Tools Don't Matter - Bring the Donuts Newsletter

This is a product management piece, rather than CSS. However I am constantly asked the same question with regard to tools. In general the tools don't matter, something I quickly discovered when moving from Mac to Windows. It took very little time to replace Mac-only things with something else.

I like the idea of asking the right questions, asking how someone achieve something, rather than what tool they use to do so.

bringthedonuts.com

 
 

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