In which we look at Grunticon and how it can be used as the fallback system even if you want to start with inline SVG in the document.
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Dave Rupert digs into the idea of web design technology obsoleting web designers themselves.
Sprites aren't limited to background-image, as with the object-fit and object-position properties we can nudge an inline image around its content-box to act just like a sprite. For example, let's say we want the image below to be added to our HTML page like a regular ol' image:
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Naively, CSS appears easy to comprehend — it doesn't have many programming constructs, and it's a declarative syntax that describes the appearance of the DOM rather than an executable language. Ironically it's this lack of functionality that can make CSS difficult to reason about.
The following is a post by Lucas Bebber. Lucas the originator of some of the most creative effects I've ever seen on the web. So much so I couldn't resist blogging about them myself several times. Much better this time: we got the man himself to explain how SVG filters work and how you can use them to create a very cool gooey effect.
The following is a guest post by Chris Scott. Chris has written for us before - always on the cutting edge of things. This time Chris shows us something new in the form of a new charting technique his company offers. But it's based on something old: the fundamentals of the web itself.
Ironhack is a coding school that offers full-time, immersive 8-week courses in Web & iOS development. Founded in Madrid and Barcelona, Ironhack recently launched its third campus in Miami and is accepting applications for its March 16th Web Development cohort.
The following is a guest post by Ana Tudor. Perhaps you know Ana from her amazing work combining code, math, and art. Here, she shows us how we can change the normal behavior of clipping paths by applying some clever geometry, and then make it work across different technology and browsers.
The following is a guest post by Sarah Drasner (@sarah_edo). Sarah has been researching and giving talks about animation lately. I jumped at the chance to have her share some of that research here, this time focusing on SVG animation and the different tech choices you can make to do it.
The line-height property in CSS controls the space between lines of text. It is often set in a unitless value (e.g. line-height: 1.4;) so that it is proportional to the font-size. It's a vital property for typographic control. Too low and lines are awkwardly squished together; too high and lines are awkwardly far apart. Both inhibit readability. But you probably already know that.
Patrick Stirling of The Guardian shows off some new ads formats they are using. The first two look like they are just using some @media queries to shuffle things around and resize them. I wasn't able to find a live one to look under the hood at though. It would be really neat to see SVG be used for these because 1) you could make it nicely accessible with real text 2) The scale-and-maintain-proportions ability (even text) would seem appealing. …
Jeremy, who has been banging the progressive enhancement drum since forever, is predictably an "of the web" kinda guy. He only takes issue with the fact that other folks might be forced into working against their principals …