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Creating UI Components in SVG

I‘m thoroughly convinced that SVG unlocks a whole entire world of building interfaces on the web. It might seem daunting to learn SVG at first, but you have a spec that was designed to create shapes and yet, still has elements, like text, links, and aria labels available to you. You can accomplish some of the same effects in CSS, but it‘s a little more particular to get positioning just right, especially across viewports and for respo

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Graphery SVG

I‘ve compared SVG and Canvas before. If you‘re trying to decide between them, read that. I‘d say the #1 difference between them is vector (SVG) versus raster (Canvas). But the #2 difference is how you work with them. SVG is declarative, as in, literal elements that express what they are through attributes and content. Canvas [] To access this post, you must purchase MVP Supporter. The post Graphery SVG appeared

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How to Create a Timeline Task List Component Using SVG

I‘m thoroughly convinced that SVG unlocks a whole entire world of building interfaces on the web. It might seem daunting to learn SVG at first, but you have a spec that was designed to create shapes and yet, still has elements, like text, links, and aria labels available to you. You can accomplish some of the same effects in CSS, but it‘s a little more particular to get positioning just right, especially across viewports and for respo

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DRY-ing up styled-components

I like working with styled-components. They allow you write CSS in your JavaScript, keeping your CSS in very close proximity to your JavaScript for a single component. As a front-end developer who loves to dissect a web page and break it down into reusable components, the idea of styled-components brings me joy. The approach is clean and modular and I don‘t have to go digging in some gigantic CSS file to see if a class I need already exists

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What‘s Missing from CSS?

The survey results from the State of CSS aren‘t out yet, but they made this landing page that randomly shows you what one person wrote to answer that question. Just clicking the reload button a bunch, I get the sense that the top answers are: Container Queries Parent Selectors Nesting Something extremely odd that doesn‘t really make sense and makes me wonder about people Direct Link to Article Permalink Read article What‘s M

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How You Might Build a Modern Day Webring

I‘m sure different people picture different things when they think about webrings, so let me clarify what I picture. I see an element on a website that: Signifies this site is part of a webring Allows you to move to the next or previous site of the webring Maybe has other functionality like going to a random site or seeing the complete list But then another major thing: Site owners don‘t have to do much. They just plop (it?) on

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A Dynamically-Sized Sticky Sidebar with HTML and CSS

Creating page content that sticks to the viewport as you scroll, something like a jump-to-anchor menu or section headings, has never been easier. Throw a position: sticky into your CSS ruleset, set the directional offset (e.g. top: 0) and you‘re ready to impress your teammates with minimal effort. Check out this CSS-Tricks article to see some real fancy sticky positioning use cases. But sticky positioning can get a bit tricky, particularly

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mediastack

Have you ever had the idea for a website or new app that involved showing news content? You don‘t have to create content yourself to have the right to build an innovative news reading experience. I remember when Flipboard came out. They didn‘t (and still don‘t) actually produce content - they just made a fantastic experience for reading it, and did very well with that. Where do you get that news content? mediastack. You‘re

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console.log({ myVariable });

I think this might be my most popular tweet of all time, but I‘m not sure how to verify that these days. I‘ll restate this neat little trick here because blogging is cool and fun. I used to do this a lot while debugging JavaScript: console.log("myVariable: ", myVariable); But now I do this because it‘s just easier to type quickly: console.log({ myVariable }); And you don‘t miss out on anything in DevTools: Now that this i

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Color Theming with CSS Custom Properties and Tailwind

Custom properties not only enable us to make our code more efficient, but allow us to work some real magic with CSS too. One area where they have huge potential is theming. At Atomic Smash we use Tailwind CSS, a utility class framework, for writing our styles. In this article, we‘ll look at how custom properties can be used for theming, and how we can integrate them with Tailwind to maximize the reusability of our code. We won‘t cover

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grid-auto-flow : CSS Grid :: flex-direction : Flexbox

When setting a parent element to display: flex, its child elements align left-to-right like this: CodePen Embed Fallback Now, one of the neat things we can do with flexbox is change the direction so that child elements are stacked vertically on top of each other in a column. We can do that with the flex-direction property (or with the flex-flow shorthand): CodePen Embed Fallback Okay, cool. But how would I do something like this with CSS Grid? As

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Thinking Outside the Box with CSS Grid

Great tutorial from Alex Trost (based on some demos, like this one, from Andy Barefoot) showcasing how, while CSS grid has straight grid lines across and down, you can place items across grid lines creating a staggered effect that looks pretty rad. Grid-like, but it appears to align to diagonal lines rather than horizontal and vertical lines because of the staggering. And you still get all the flexibility of grid! Direct Link to Article Permali

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Firefox 83

There‘s a small line in the changelog that is is big news for CSS: We‘ve added support forCSS Conic Gradients(bug1632351) and(bug1175958). Conic gradients are circular, just like their radial counterpart, but place color stops around the circle instead of from the center of the circle. CodePen Embed Fallback Adding more color stops gives it a cone-like appearance that‘s fitting of the name: CodePen Embed Fallback Prior to Fir

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Parsing Markdown into an Automated Table of Contents

A table of contents is a list of links that allows you to quickly jump to specific sections of content on the same page. It benefits long-form content because it shows the user a handy overview of what content there is with a convenient way to get there. This tutorial will show you how to parse long Markdown text to HTML and then generate a list of links from the headings. After that, we will make use of the Intersection Read article Parsing Ma

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