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CSS Frameworks Or CSS Grid: What Should I Use For My Project?
Have you ever considered whether CSS Grid can actually replace the need for CSS frameworks or third-party component libraries? In doing so, Rachel Andrew discovered a range of reasons people use a third-party framework and the positive and negative things about doing so.
fridayfrontend  css  cssbasics  frameworks  grids  cssgrid  layout  bootstrap  foundation 
6 days ago by spaceninja
Simple Named Grid Areas
I think of named grid areas in CSS Grids as bring-your-own syntactic sugar. You don't absolutely need them (you could express grid placement in other ways), but it can make that placement more intuitive.
fridayfrontend  css  cssbasics  grids  cssgrid  layout 
6 days ago by spaceninja
5 Digital Accessibility Myths Busted | Deque
Are you secretly asking yourself questions like: “How many people visiting my website or app actually need these accessibility features?” “Won’t it take too much time/effort/money to make my website or app accessible?” “Will my website or app be ugly if I make it accessible?” If you or your client have pondered these (or similar) thoughts, I am here to challenge your thinking by busting some myths around digital accessibility!
fridayfrontend  cssbasics  accessibility  myths 
6 days ago by spaceninja
Article Layout with CSS Grid
This code creates three flexible grid columns. The outer columns use minmax(1.2rem, 1fr). This makes these columns a minimum width of 1.2rem and a maxiumum width of 1fr. The inner column for text uses minmax(auto, 57ch). The minimum size of auto makes the column size to the width of the text as it wraps — so it looks great on tiny screens. The maximum size of 57ch makes sure that column never gets bigger than 57 characters, keeping the text from getting too wide and unreadable on huge screens.
fridayfrontend  css  cssbasics  grids  cssgrid  layout 
6 days ago by spaceninja
Advanced CSS Theming with Custom Properties and JavaScript
Throughout this tutorial on CSS theming, we’ll be using CSS custom properties (also known as CSS variables) to implement dynamic themes for a simple HTML page. We’ll create dark and light example themes, then write JavaScript to switch between the two when the user clicks a button.
fridayfrontend  css  cssbasics  variables  customproperties  javascript  color  themes  darkmode 
6 days ago by spaceninja
Fun Tip: Use calc() to Change the Height of a Hero Component
The concept of Fluid Typography was tossed around a couple of years ago. The main idea is that if you know what size your font is at two different viewport sizes, then you can have the font scaling smoothly between the two sizes. We had a jQuery solution for this in FitText (meant of headings, of course) until the calc() function was shipped giving us a pure CSS solution.
fridayfrontend  css  cssbasics  calc  layout 
6 days ago by spaceninja
Redesigning your product and website for dark mode
Implementing dark mode is easy, but designing for it is less so. Here are some things you should consider when designing a dark mode version of your product or website to ensure you maintain accessibility and readability, and a consistent feel for your brand between Light and Dark.
fridayfrontend  css  design  darkmode  themes  color 
6 days ago by spaceninja
CSS and Network Performance
In this post I want to look at how CSS can prove to be a substantial bottleneck (both in itself and for other resources) on the network, and how we can mitigate it, thus shortening the Critical Path and reducing our time to Start Render.
fridayfrontend  css  performance  critical 
6 days ago by spaceninja
Organize CSS with a Modular Architecture: OOCSS, BEM, SMACSS
What if we could create interface pieces that behaved more like Lego blocks? This would speed up our frontend development, making it more robust, more organized. Our HTML would get smaller, and our CSS would get MUCH more manageable. In this article, I’ll show you how to organize your CSS architecture into HTML/CSS blocks that behave more like Lego blocks.
fridayfrontend  css  oocss  bem  smacss  modular 
6 days ago by spaceninja
Implementing a variable font with fallback web fonts
With variable fonts, more typographic richness and influence is coming to the web and this at a relatively low file size. You want to benefit from that in your next web project, but still, you don’t want to bet everything on this new technique? This article will show you how to integrate a variable font in your website and use classic web fonts as a fallback.
fridayfrontend  css  webfonts  variablefonts  fallback  typography 
6 days ago by spaceninja
Simplify Styling with Functional CSS
With functional CSS, your classes should apply one visual effect (e.g. no underline), and apply that every single time. So your CSS becomes made up of many small parts, that can be composed to give a specific visual effect.
fridayfrontend  css  functional  atomic  tachyons  tailwind 
6 days ago by spaceninja
The Evolution of Async JavaScript: From Callbacks, to Promises, to Async/Await
We’ve invented “patterns” for handling fetching external data for our apps. Like most things, these patterns each have tradeoffs that have changed over time. In this post we’ll break down the pros and cons of three of the most common patterns, Callbacks, Promises, and Async/Await and talk about their significance and progression from a historical context.
fridayfrontend  video  javascript  ajax  callbacks  promises  async  await  fetch 
6 days ago by spaceninja
Learn to Integrate Visual Testing with Percy
Did you know that you can set up a review system so that every pull request you make shows you exactly what has changed visually on your site? That's exactly what Percy does. When you do a pull request, it literally takes screenshots and compares them to the screenshots of what is on master. If anything has changed, it lets you know.
fridayfrontend  css  video  testing  visualtesting  percy  tutorials 
13 days ago by spaceninja
.u-glue: A positioning pattern
I’d like to share `.u-glue`: A pattern we’ve been using at PMC for “gluing” one element on top of another. Useful for 1) writing less CSS, and 2) as a term product/design *and* engineering can use to talk about implementation. Designgineering!
fridayfrontend  css  utilities  absolute  position  patterns 
13 days ago by spaceninja
Web Performance 101: JS, CSS, HTTP, images & fonts
This is an introduction to the modern web loading performance. Learn why performance is important, what performance optimizations exist and what tools help to understand if your app is doing well.
fridayfrontend  cssbasics  performance  javascript  images 
13 days ago by spaceninja
The Web Accessibility Introduction I Wish I Had
This post aims to tell you a few key things about accessibility. I can't cover everything, but I can cover: 1. Why accessibility matters; 2. Making a website accessible; 3. Testing accessibility; Let's begin!
fridayfrontend  cssbasics  accessibility 
13 days ago by spaceninja
Splicing HTML’s DNA With CSS Attribute Selectors
Attribute selectors are magical. They can get you out of sticky problems, help you avoid adding classes and point out some problems in your code. But don’t worry, while attribute selectors are complex and powerful, they’re easy to learn and easy to utilize. In this article, we’ll discuss how they operate and give you some ideas about how to use them.
fridayfrontend  cssbasics  attributes  selectors 
13 days ago by spaceninja
Dark Mode and CSS
With these changes, Dark Mode now becomes another aspect of responsive web design. As with device dimensions or color, the user’s environmental choices must be taken into account. Instead of adapting elements to viewport changes, you’ll be changing designs to match the user interface chrome outside that viewport.
fridayfrontend  css  dark  darkmode  color  themes  safari  mac 
13 days ago by spaceninja
Paul Miller — Using dark mode in CSS with MacOS Mojave
MacOS Mojave has been recently released with the Dark Mode option. The good news is: Safari Tech Preview 68 supports Dark Mode! The CSS itself is very simple. No polyfills are required, the media query code would be skipped if your browser doesn’t support it.
fridayfrontend  css  dark  themes  darkmode  color  safari  mac 
13 days ago by spaceninja
An Annotated webpack 4 Config for Frontend Web Development
As web devel­op­ment becomes more com­plex, we need tool­ing to help us build mod­ern web­sites. Here’s a com­plete real-world pro­duc­tion exam­ple of a sophisticat­ed web­pack 4 config
fridayfrontend  webpack  example  tools 
13 days ago by spaceninja
Learn CSS Flexbox by building a photo card component
CSS Flexbox has been around for quite a while now, and is well supported, but I still see a lot of upcoming web developers resorting to frameworks like Bootstrap in order to achieve simple layouts in the browser, perhaps because Flexbox introduces many new concepts that can make it difficult to use. This article will introduce you to Flexbox by walking you through a photo card component and will teach you just enough so that you can start using it right away.
fridayfrontend  css  grids  flexbox  layout  photos  cards  tutorials 
13 days ago by spaceninja
You're using <em> wrong
And I am too. And so is everybody else. …We need to start considering _why_ we are italicising text and using the right tag for it. We can make our tools better. We can make the web better.
em  italics  typography  accessibility  html  css  fridayfrontend 
13 days ago by spaceninja
What's New in WordPress 5.0 (How to Prepare for Gutenberg)
The release date for WordPress 5.0 is quickly approaching. If you ignored all the other updates this year, now’s the time to buckle down and take notice as this will be the biggest update for 2018 (possibly 2019). WordPress is completely revamping how users and developers use the CMS with their new Gutenberg editor. It’s now all about blocks. We’re also getting a fresh Twenty Nineteen theme which will be the default on new installations.
wordpress  gutenberg  fridayfrontend  cms  themes 
13 days ago by spaceninja
Are you accessible?  A Primer on Web Accessibility
In this post I am going to unpack what it means to be accessible on the web. We will cover: 1. The specifications and guidelines for the accessible web. 2. Best practices for website accessibility. 3. An extensive (but not absolute) resource list to get you started.
fridayfrontend  css  cssbasics  accessibility 
20 days ago by spaceninja
The Importance of Heading Levels for Assistive Technology
WebAIM’s 2017 Screen Reader survey tells us that navigating via headings is the most important way people who rely on assistive technology locate information. Because of this, it’s important to craft your website’s headings properly.
fridayfrontend  css  cssbasics  accessibility  headers  headings 
20 days ago by spaceninja
Keys to maintainable CSS: Order
The order I usually advise for is the following (you can set this up in stylelint): 1. Layout: The position of the element in space. Eg.: position, top, z-index. 2. Box: The element itself. Eg.: display, overflow, box-sizing. 3. Visual: Design of the element. Eg.: color, border, background. 4. Type: Typesetting of the element. Eg.: font-family, text-transform.
fridayfrontend  css  cssbasics  order  maintainability 
20 days ago by spaceninja
Creating a simple form with Flexbox
The simplest form on the web contains an email field and a submit button. Sometimes, the email field and the submit button is placed on the same row. This UI looks simple! But it can be difficult to build if you’re using older methods like inline-block. The hard part is getting the email field and button to align visually. The great news is: CSS Grid or Flexbox can help you build this form easily.
fridayfrontend  css  cssbasics  flexbox  layout  grids  forms 
20 days ago by spaceninja
Quick Tip: Use the “lang” Attribute for Better Accessibility
The lang attribute is one of the global HTML attributes developers can apply to any HTML element, and it can really help with accessibility. It allows you to specify the language of an element and all its child elements using a language “subtag”: a 2 or 3 character code defined by an international standards body.
fridayfrontend  css  cssbasics  lang  accessibility 
20 days ago by spaceninja
The Mine: No JS, CSS only adventure game
The logic behind it is actually relatively simple and uses a 7+ year old technique. By clicking on an arrow (in this case a label), it checks the relevant input and then using the : checked pseudo selector, we can traverse down the DOM the correct amount of iterations and shift the entire viewport a whole 'segment' over. The lifts work entirely the same way except instead when we click down, we are actually checking the segment below.
fridayfrontend  css  games  checkboxes 
20 days ago by spaceninja
How to Use the Animation Inspector in Chrome Developer Tools
Next time you’re putting together some CSS3-based animations you might find it helpful to jump into Chrome Developer Tools and take advantage of its animation inspection and tweaking features. In this quick tip we’ll give you a rundown of which animation dev tools are available in Chrome, how to access them, and what they can do for you.
fridayfrontend  css  animation  devtools 
20 days ago by spaceninja
Trying to explain reduce motion to designers who don’t have a vestibular disorder
Vestibular issues are _weird_. I never used to have one, and now I do. I’ve no idea where it came from. It also makes little logical sense to people. They think I’m lying that I get triggered by animations because I also write about videogames. But here’s the thing: I’m fine with racing games, just as I’m fine with roller-coasters. Whatever’s going on in my head manifests when 1) too much of my focus is taken over by a screen, and; 2) whatever’s happening on the screen is _outside of my control_.
reduced-motion  accessibility  fridayfrontend  css 
20 days ago by spaceninja
Using Feature Detection, Conditionals, and Groups with Selectors
CSS is designed in a way that allows for relatively seamless addition of new features. Since the dawn of the language, specifications have required browsers to gracefully ignore any properties, values, selectors, or at-rules they do not support. Consequently, in most cases, it is possible to successfully use a newer technology without causing any issues in older browsers.
fridayfrontend  css  supports  not  detection 
20 days ago by spaceninja
Concise Media Queries with CSS Grid
CSS grid definitely has the advantage when it comes to quickly organizing layouts. Even simple layouts require minimal effort with CSS grid compared to flexbox. With the `grid-template-areas` property, we can write responsive layouts with a single rule inside a media query. That’s because `grid-template-areas` defines a visual grid system on both axes at the once.
fridayfrontend  css  layout  mediaqueries  grids  cssgrid  flexbox 
20 days ago by spaceninja
Everything You Know About Web Design Just Changed, by Jen Simmons
2017 saw a sea change in web layout, one that few of us have truly come to grips with. We’re standing at the threshold of an entirely new era in digital design—one in which, rather than hacking layouts together, we can actually describe layouts directly. The benefits will touch everything from prototyping to custom art direction to responsive design. In this visionary talk, rooted in years of practical experience, Jen will show you how to understand what’s different, learn to think through multiple stages of flexibility, and let go of pixel constraints forever.
intrinsic  design  layout  css  fridayfrontend  video  cssgrid  grids  flexbox 
20 days ago by spaceninja
SVG Marching Ants
Maxim Leyzerovich created the marching ants effect with some delectably simple SVG. Let's break it apart bit by bit and see all the little parts come together.
fridayfrontend  cssbasics  svg  animation 
27 days ago by spaceninja
Disabled buttons suck
Showing buttons as disabled until a form is complete might seem like a good idea. It is not. They usually create a lousy user experience and exclude many people with disabilities. Here’s why disabled buttons suck and what to do instead.
fridayfrontend  cssbasics  accessibility  disabled  buttons 
27 days ago by spaceninja
You need to fix your `line-height`
TL;DR: Body text (your normal paragraph text) should have a line-height of 1.4–1.6, give or take. Different fonts mean different line-height. Changes in font-size mean adjusting line-height. Really big fonts should have a tight line-height. Uppercase text should have a tighter line-height than the body.
fridayfrontend  css  cssbasics  line-height 
27 days ago by spaceninja
HTML for Numeric Zip Codes
But Zach pointed out that type="number" is problematic for zip codes because zip codes can have leading zeros (e.g. a Boston zip code might be 02119). So, zip codes, while they look like numbers, are probably best treated as strings.
fridayfrontend  css  cssbasics  zipcodes  forms  input  numbers  validation 
27 days ago by spaceninja
CSS Border-Radius Can Do That?
How to create very cool effects with a rarely used feature: When you use eight values specifying border-radius in CSS, you can create organic looking shapes.
fridayfrontend  css  border-radius 
27 days ago by spaceninja
Smart Bundling: How To Serve Legacy Code Only To Legacy Browsers
While effective bundling of resources on the web has received a great deal of mindshare in recent times, how we ship front-end resources to our users has remained pretty much the same. The average weight of JavaScript and style resources that a website ships with is rising — even though build tooling to optimize the website has never been better. With the marketshare of evergreen browsers rising fast and browsers launching support for new features in lockstep, is it time we rethink asset delivery for the modern web?
fridayfrontend  javascript  babel  webpack  polyfills  performance 
27 days ago by spaceninja
Negative Grid Lines
Using negative grid lines allows us to place items relative to the end of the grid. This is especially useful if we have a large grid – it means we don’t have to work out the exact line number from the start, we could simply place it from the end.
fridayfrontend  css  cssgrid  grids  layout 
27 days ago by spaceninja
Why Using reduce() to Sequentially Resolve Promises Works
This is huge to understand because it probably goes against what you think is happening during this loop (at least, it did for me). When we use it to sequentially resolve promises, the reduce() loop isn't actually slowing down at all. It’s completely synchronous, doing its normal thing as fast as it can, just like always.
fridayfrontend  javascript  reduce  promises  async 
27 days ago by spaceninja
Working with High Contrast Mode, by Eric Bailey
Accessibility is more than just making things work in a screen reader. This talk discusses Windows High Contrast Mode's capabilities and limitations, and how to best design and develop for it.
fridayfrontend  video  accessibility  windows  highcontrastmode  contrast 
27 days ago by spaceninja
Introducing GitHub Actions
But actions are more than deploy and publish. That’s what’s so cool about them. They’re containers all the way down, so you could quite literally do pretty much anything — the possibilities are endless! You could use them to minify and concatenate CSS and JavaScript, send you information when people create issues in your repo, and more... the sky's the limit.
github  actions  fridayfrontend  workflow  process  continuousintegration  ci  events  git  docker  containers 
27 days ago by spaceninja
MODALZ MODALZ MODALZ
All the reasons you don't need a modal — and what to use instead.
fridayfrontend  css  cssbasics  modals  design 
4 weeks ago by spaceninja
The dialog element
Let's talk about pop-ups. And modals, overlays, or anything else you like to call them (remember Lightbox?). Despite user experience concerns, these elements remain popular on the web. But technical implementations can be wildly inconsistent. Looking to stop reinventing the wheel? This post will help guide you in your quest to show content on top of other content.
fridayfrontend  css  cssbasics  html  dialog  modals 
4 weeks ago by spaceninja
Valid CSS Content
There is a content property in CSS that's made to use in tandem with the ::before and ::after pseudo elements. It injects content into the element. The property generally takes anything you drop in there. However, there are some invalid values it won't accept. I heard from someone recently who was confused by this, so I had a little play with it myself and learned a few things.
fridayfrontend  css  cssbasics  generated  content  before  after 
4 weeks ago by spaceninja
Sass Selectors: To Nest Or Not To Nest?
Should you nest your BEM-style selectors by using & to construct the verbose selectors or not?
fridayfrontend  css  cssbasics  sass  nesting  bem 
4 weeks ago by spaceninja
When (and When Not) to Use the Number Input
You might think the number input is appropriate for the card number, expiry date, and CVC number — after all, they all consist of numbers. But it’s more complicated than that. By looking at what the spec says, what browsers do, and what users need, we can more easily determine when the number input is appropriate or not.
fridayfrontend  cssbasics  forms  numbers  inputs 
4 weeks ago by spaceninja
How to Get and Set CSS Variable Values with JavaScript
CSS variables are a very welcome addition to the language, despite them being incredibly basic.  Sure we could use SASS or stylus but languages should never count on developers relying on frameworks and toolkits to accomplish what we know we need.  And just like every other part of a webpage, you can get and manipulate CSS variable values -- let's check out how!
fridayfrontend  css  cssbasics  javascript  variables  customproperties 
4 weeks ago by spaceninja
Quick Tip: Debug iOS Safari on a True Local Emulator (or your actual iPhone/iPad)
I’m sure plenty of folks know this, but like literally anything else in the world, plenty of folks don’t. This is an incredibly handy feature of developing responsive sites and testing them on as real of devices as you can. Plus, it doesn’t cost anything additional beyond your macOS computer.
fridayfrontend  cssbasics  ios  debugging  emulator  devtools 
4 weeks ago by spaceninja
Understanding the difference between grid-template and grid-auto
With all the new properties related to CSS Grid Layout, one of the distinctions that always confused me was the difference between the grid-template-* and grid-auto-* properties. Specifically the difference between grid-template-rows/columns and grid-auto-rows/columns. Although I knew they were to do with the explicit and implicit grid systems, at face value they seemed to be doing almost the same thing. In actual fact, they have little in common and are used to achieve different things.
fridayfrontend  css  cssbasics  grids  cssgrid  layout 
4 weeks ago by spaceninja
Uncharted territory: using aXe to forge a path, by Madalyn Parker
I've seen lots of talks on accessibility basics and implementing aria on static sites, but few that demonstrate what it's actually like to approach a codebase architected without accessibility in mind and add that layer in. I want to show that it's okay to roll out accessibility changes bit by bit, that it doesn't have to be all or nothing, and that there are good tools out there to help you out.
fridayfrontend  video  accessibility  axe 
4 weeks ago by spaceninja
Styling the Gutenberg Columns Block | CSS-Tricks
WordPress 5.0 is quickly approaching, and the new Gutenberg editor is coming with it. While Gutenberg is sure to improve the writing experience, it can cause a bit of a headache for developers who now need to ensure their plugins and themes are updated and compatible. In this article, we’re going to take a look at some styling conventions for Gutenberg blocks, and then add our own styles for Gutenberg’s Columns block.
fridayfrontend  css  gutenberg  wordpress  themes 
4 weeks ago by spaceninja
JavaScript Visualizer
A tool for visualizing Execution Context, Hoisting, Closures, and Scopes in JavaScript: 1. Type (ES5) JavaScript in the editor. 2. "Step" or "Run" through the code. 3. Visualize how your code is interpreted!
fridayfrontend  javascript  visualization  tools  learning 
4 weeks ago by spaceninja
Apply a Filter to a Background Image
You can apply a filter to an entire element quite easily with the filter property. But what if you want to apply a filter just to the background of an element? It's weirdly tricky.
fridayfrontend  css  backgrounds  filters  images 
4 weeks ago by spaceninja
How to stop using console.log() and start using your browser’s debugger
One of the most common struggles that most new developers face is debugging. In this post, I will cover using breakpoints, stepping through your code, setting watch expressions, and applying your fixes in Chrome Developer Tools.
fridayfrontend  programming  javascript  debugging  devtools 
4 weeks ago by spaceninja
What’s New in Create React App 2.0 Video Series
Earlier this month Create React App 2.0 was released adding a lot of new features. Some of those features include Sass Support, CSS Modules Support, Adding SVGs as React Components, Fragment Short Syntax, and Babel Macros. In this post, I’ll be highlighting the above 5 features.
fridayfrontend  sass  javascript  react  svg  components  cssmodules 
4 weeks ago by spaceninja
Creating Horizontal Scrolling Containers the Right Way [CSS Grid]
In this article, I want to explore how the flexibility of CSS Grid can help implement a horizontal scrolling component while dealing with some of the pitfalls that comes with it.
fridayfrontend  css  cssbasics  cssgrid  grids  layout 
5 weeks ago by spaceninja
Creating Layouts with CSS Grid
CSS Grid is a relatively recent layout specification, shipping in most browsers as of October 2017. Grid allows us to create layouts that were previously impossible, or only possible with lots of DOM operations.
fridayfrontend  css  cssbasics  grids  layout  cssgrid 
5 weeks ago by spaceninja
Introducing the Button element - HankChizlJaw
How many times have you thought to yourself something like this? "As much as I love making <div> elements buttons, it'd be great if there was an npm package that I could install that would give me keyboard events and focus." Think no more, because I have exciting news. There's a native element called a <button>, and I'm here to talk about it with you today.
fridayfrontend  cssbasics  html  buttons  accessibility 
5 weeks ago by spaceninja
How I remember CSS Grid properties
The syntax for CSS Grid is foreign and hard to remember. But if you can’t remember CSS Grid’s syntax, you won’t be confident when you use CSS Grid.
fridayfrontend  cssbasics  css  cssgrid  grids  layout 
5 weeks ago by spaceninja
Use Cases For Flexbox
In this final article of the series, we wrap up by taking a look at some of the common uses for Flexbox. What should we use Flexbox for, and what it is not so good at?
fridayfrontend  css  cssbasics  flexbox  grids  layout 
5 weeks ago by spaceninja
One Invalid Pseudo Selector Equals an Entire Ignored Selector
Generally, if there is an invalid pseudo-element or pseudo-class within in a chain or group of selectors, the whole selector list is invalid. If a pseudo-element (but not pseudo-class) has a -webkit- prefix, As of Firefox 63, Blink, Webkit and Gecko browsers assume it is valid, not invalidating the selector list.
fridayfrontend  cssbasics  css  pseudo-elements  browsers 
5 weeks ago by spaceninja
CSS Layout cookbook
The CSS layout cookbook aims to bring together recipes for common layout patterns, things you might need to implement in your own sites. In addition to providing code you can use as a starting point in your projects, these recipes highlight the different ways layout specifications can be used, and the choices you can make as a developer.
fridayfrontend  cssbasics  layout  cssgrid  grids  flexbox  columns 
5 weeks ago by spaceninja
How I organize CSS in large projects using UFOCSS: Naming Convention
The main purpose of CSS naming conventions is to make the CSS selectors as informative and readable as possible, but defining a convention is not really a piece of cake. Naming is by far one the most debated activities in computer science. We can definitely benefit of a naming convention that helps us to write maintainable and scalable code. On the contrary, poorly written CSS can quickly drive us crazy and turn into a nightmare.
fridayfrontend  css  modular  ufocss  names 
5 weeks ago by spaceninja
How to Write Accessible JavaScript
While accessibility can be frustrating, you can set yourself, your team, and your client up for success by planning for accessibility from the beginning. Here are four techniques to save you time and trouble when building accessible JavaScript-enabled websites and applications.
fridayfrontend  javascript  accessibility  buttons  keyboard  aria  focus 
5 weeks ago by spaceninja
Idle Until Urgent
After spending a lot of time thinking about this problem, I realized that the evaluation strategy I really wanted was one where my code would initially be deferred to idle periods but then run immediately as soon as it’s needed. In other words: idle-until-urgent.
fridayfrontend  javascript  idle  urgent  priority  performance  defer 
5 weeks ago by spaceninja
Preventing a Grid Blowout
Chris Coyer presents a simple layout and talks about how CSS grid handles things when the grid contents are too big for the layout you've described.
fridayfrontend  css  grids  cssgrid  layout 
5 weeks ago by spaceninja
The Way We Talk About CSS
There is frequently talk about how developers whose main area of expertise is CSS feel that their skills are underrated. I do not think we help our cause by talking about CSS as this whacky, quirky language. CSS is unlike anything else, because it exists to serve an environment that is unlike anything else.
fridayfrontend  css 
5 weeks ago by spaceninja
Decoupling the Front-end with Modular CSS, by Julie Cameron
This talk will look at how taking a modular, object-oriented approach to CSS can turn frontend woes into frontend wins. We’ll examine modern CSS approaches like OOCSS, SMACSS, and BEM and demonstrate how they will help to not only decouple your CSS styles and reduce specificity conflicts, but how they will also help to decouple your CSS and HTML from your JavaScript and feature specs.
fridayfrontend  video  css  modular  oocss  smacss  bem 
5 weeks ago by spaceninja
From Bootstrap to CSS Grid: Move Forward Without Breaking Anything! by Natalya Shelburne
Don’t let still being on a float based layout (like Bootstrap) stop you from using CSS Grid. Learn how the power of CSS combined with feature queries allow you to declare `display: grid` with confidence on any project. Finally, you can get excited about designing for web again!
fridayfrontend  css  grids  layout  cssgrid  bootstrap  video 
6 weeks ago by spaceninja
The Shapes of CSS
CSS is capable of making all sorts of shapes. Squares and rectangles are easy, as they are the natural shapes of the web. Add a width and height and you have the exact size rectangle you need. Add border-radius and you can round that shape, and enough of it you can turn those rectangles into circles and ovals.
fridayfrontend  cssbasics  css  shapes 
6 weeks ago by spaceninja
Lazy Loading Images – The Complete Guide
Now, since we cannot do away with images, we need to make our web pages load really fast with them. In this guide, we will talk about lazy loading images, a technique that helps improve the page load time and reduce page size while still retaining all the images on the page.
fridayfrontend  cssbasics  lazyload  images  performance 
6 weeks ago by spaceninja
Don't use empty or low content for your design system grid examples
But anyway, say you're setting up a grid that uses mixed values for column widths like this. Don't do that with totally empty columns, otherwise, you'll get a false sense of how those columns will behave.
fridayfrontend  cssbasics  grids  cssgrid  flexbox  layout 
6 weeks ago by spaceninja
5 Easy Ways to Make Your UI More Accessible
Even if the UI project you’re working on doesn’t have accessibility requirements, it’s worth understanding the implications of your design decisions. If you’re not thinking about accessibility, then you’re not thinking about the full user experience. With that in mind, here are a few simple ways to start incorporating accessibility into your UI designs.
fridayfrontend  accessibility  html  css  contrast  color 
6 weeks ago by spaceninja
Writing good text alternatives
They say a picture paints a thousand words. Alt text and captions give people who aren’t able to see pictures these words.
fridayfrontend  cssbasics  html  accessibility  alt 
6 weeks ago by spaceninja
Putting things on top of other things
This is a post about stacking contexts: what they are, when they happen, and why.
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