Let's say you're having a health back-and-forth between you, a front end developer, and a designer. All the best work comes through collaboration and iteration, right? I believe that. But I also believe there are time traps in there. If you feel you're wasting time by getting peppered with tiny design tweaks, there might be salvation in giving designers tools to do the tweaks and then give you exactly what you need.
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Lucas Bebber's Glitch is a super cool effect. It's like you're looking at some text displayed on a progressive scan monitor that has been dropped on the ground one too many times and so the alignment of the pixels is off in weirdly un-even amounts time and space.
You've got the basics down and don't want to learn from teachers who just spoon feed you their google results - you want to learn from the masters! Here, you get experts as teachers - people who are actively shaping the industry
Rather than ask you what you are already good at, I thought it would be interesting to ask you what do you wish you were good at.
Centering things in CSS is the poster child of CSS complaining. Why does it have to be so hard? They jeer. I think the issue isn't that it's difficult to do, but in that they are so many different ways of doing it depending on the situation that it's hard to know which to reach for.
I tend to think variables are best left to a preprocessing step, but there are some distinct things that having them directly in CSS can do:
Nearly 22,000 CSS-Tricks visitors voted in this one. A majority (72%) voted that they can type well. Only very few (6%) said they had limited typing ability. The rest in the "OK" range. The voting was broken up in a 1-10 scale. See the complete results in the sidebar of the site.
I had heard several people say Design for Community by Derek Powazek is a great book and was published well "before it's time." As someone who works on several sites that I very much think of as community sites, I picked it up and gave it a read. Published in 2001, the book is just over 13 years old now. Ancient history for a typical tech book. It is a tech book in that it talks about specific websites and …
Say you have a module. Every site has modules, right? What do we do when the standard styles for module don't work in a particular situation and we need to alter them?
High-level advice and guidelines for writing sane, manageable, scalable CSS
Say you have a @keyframe animation that animates an element all the way across the screen. From off the left edge to off the right edge. You apply it to multiple elements. But you don't want all the elements to start at the same exact position.
The following is a guest post by Philippe Bernard. Philippe has done research on what it takes to make a favicon (and all the related graphics and markup) such that you are covered with the best quality output everywhere. Spoiler alert: it's a lot of different graphics and markup. Also full disclosure: Philippe has built a tool to help with it he showcases in the article.