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Recharging batteries - Taking breaks is important

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It's been an eventful first half of the year with giving my first presentations, writing a lot of articles, learning a bucketload of new CSS and following along with Open UI. It's been great fun and I do these things with a passion, but even so, it's time for a good break.

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Scroll driven animations in CSS are a joy to play around with!

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Scroll Driven Animations are set to be released in Chrome 115, giving us the chance to animate elements based on a scroll instead of time, increasing our toolset to create some fun interactions. I’m sure many great tricks and articles will be found, as this feature opens a lot of possibilities.

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Going beyond constants with custom properties

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If you love CSS, you've probably heard of custom properties (a.k.a. CSS variables) before. Still, a lot of people seem to use them as constants for their CSS. In this article, I will try to give you some more insights on how you can use these custom properties to create some smart systems or even use them as booleans in CSS and create easy progressive enhancements.

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This was CSS day 2023

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Another year, another CSS day. I'm not joking or exaggerating that this conference has and always will be one of my highlights of the year. Welcoming, top speakers accompanied with just totally geeking out with other CSS people around food and drinks. This was CSS day 2023 - a short summary.

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The button case - Using custom properties for a smart button system

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Recently, I've created a presentation named “so, you're still not using custom properties?” In this article, I want to highlight a part of that presentation. Custom properties have been available to us for quite some time now. And creating a smart button design system is just one of the many things where they can shine.

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Chrome DevTools tricks that deserve a spotlight

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A lot of developers use Chrome as their main browser and I'm one of them. There are a few tricks in Chrome DevTools that don't seem to get enough attention. So for this article, I wanted to highlight some of the features that I love and actually use in DevTools, that some of you might not know about.

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Open UI and the Popover API

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If it pops, it belongs in HTML and CSS! Lately, I had a lot of fun playing around with this upcoming feature. The first version is being developed and it's starting to look pretty good. It's time to handle our basic popovers without the explicit need of JavaScript.

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For the love of scroll driven animations in CSS

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Animating elements while a user scrolls the page is a popular practice on the web. With scroll-timeline and the scroll function available in Chrome Canary, we get a nice preview on how these scrolling animations in pure CSS will work. The perfect time to create some demos and play around with it.

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We've only scratched the surface with :has()

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The :has() pseudo class is really a powerhouse. There are so many cool and amazing demos being released everyday showing how it can solve everyday problems and how it can replace actions we did in JS for years. In this short article: Some extra things I look forward to when playing around with it.

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