Today’s front-end developers have a plethora of tools to help them create and edit CSS. One of those tools are preprocessors, and one of the major perks of using a preprocessor is the ability to use variables within your styles. This eliminates the need for copying and pasting, which then makes refactoring easier.
When using preprocessor variables, developers tend to define them with colors, font sizes, layout details, etc. This is all fine and dandy, but preprocessor variables have some limitations:
FlexBox is a new CSS layout engine that has been around for years. Today there is good browser support. All modern browsers support FlexBox and even IE11 supports it (with a couple of bugs). Check out all that glorious green on CanIUse.com
There are also loads of great resources out there. If you have been afraid to learn FlexBox then I highly recommend you give some of these a read:
Want to know how to design cool web interfaces using CSS (Cascading Style Sheets)? Well, it’s super easy and this article will dig deep to show you how you can use CSS to design these interfaces.
For starters, the best way to define CSS is by showing you these two images from Twitter. The difference between the two images that meets the eye is CSS.
CSS frameworks are gaining a lot of popularity these days and to be honest, it’s hard to imagine a website without using them. As all development tools, CSS frameworks are in a constant state of evolution and improvement and thus we highly recommend that you keep an eye on the modern trends. To make it easier for you, we’ve come up with top-5 most popular CSS frameworks of 2017 that you may want to deploy (if you are not using them already).
This framework is one of the GitHub stars and is considered the best responsive CSS framework. Designed for front-end development specifically, it helps to build web design concepts, mobile first projects, grid systems, typography, buttons, and so on.
Every Wednesday, new courses and workshops are added to the growing Treehouse Library! Read more about the two new courses added this week and get the scoop on what’s coming later this month. Start learning to code today with your free trial on…
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One of the new hidden gems in the new CSS modules, which is supposed to drop in new browser versions in the future, is CSS containment. In this short post, I’ll explain what is the new contain property and why you will want to use it.
CSS Containment Module
The CSS containment module defines a new indication, using the contain property, that an element’s subtree is independent of the rest of the page. This will enable browsers to optimize the performance of rendering/painting.
Whether you’re learning to code online, at a bootcamp, or in-person, there’s one supplementary resource that we recommend to accompany your learning: books. But with so many programming books to choose from (a Google search brings up over 12 million…
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CSS Grid Layout is completely changing the game for web design. It allows us to create complex layouts on the web using simple CSS. In Part 2 of this 2-part introduction we show three different methods for creating the same layout.
CSS Grid Layout is completely changing the game for web design. It allows us to create complex layouts on the web using simple CSS. Part 1 of this 2-part primer introduces the vocabulary of CSS Grid and the new Firefox DevTools playground, and shows you how to start coding.
When a web page is accessed, Google wants it to only load what’s useful for the initial view, and use idle time to load anything else. That way, the user can see the page as early as possible.