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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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Creating A High-Contrast Design System With CSS Custom Properties

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Design should never be a trade-off when it comes to creating an accessible web. There are many features coming to the web that will make creating contrast a lot easier. But even though CSS functions such as color-contrast() are only available in Safari behind a flag, we can already do a lot to create contrast in an easy way by using custom properties.

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Recap of the year, some thanks and best wishes for 2023

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As we’re slowly entering the end of the year, it’s the perfect time for a little recap. I started this blog somewhere near the end of 2021 and continued this journey in writing about the web in 2022. Some important lessons learned, goals achieved and ideas for the future made.

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