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CSS Scroll Snapping Aligned With Global Page Layout: A Full-Width Slider Case Study

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Have you run into a situation where you need the padding of one element to align with the padding of another element? It’s a common debacle, especially when a page layout is set with global padding? In this article I demonstrate that issue with a full-width slider component that breaks out of the main page container using a couple of techniques to keep it visually aligned with other elements on the page.

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Grid ideas: Creating a CSS subgrid utility class for rows

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A full evergreen browser support for CSS subgrid is just around the corner. Time to have a look on how we can create some interesting implementations in our design systems. This article will be focussing on grid-template-rows with subgrid.

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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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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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Creating Animated, Clickable Cards With the :has() Relational Pseudo Class

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The CSS :has() pseudo class is rolling out in many browsers with Chrome and Safari already fully supporting it. It's often referred to it as “the parent selector” — as in, we can select style a parent element from a child selector — but there is so much more that :has() can help us solve. One of those things is re-inventing the clickable card pattern many of us love to use from time to time.

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Practical uses of the :has() relational pseudo class

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The :has() relational pseudo class has landed in Chrome and Safari and even though it gets less hype than for instance container queries, I believe this little pseudo class contains a lot of improvements to the way we write CSS today.

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Easy Fluid Typography With clamp() Using Sass Functions

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Fluid typography is getting a lot more popular, especially since the clamp() math function is available in every evergreen browser. But if we’re honest, it’s still a lot of mathematics to achieve this. You can use tools such as utopia.fyi, which are fantastic. But in large projects, it can get messy pretty fast. So let's make this easy with Sass.

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Coding on a Chromebook - part 2

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I purchased a Chromebook for my little coding projects. In the first part I wrote about the basic development setup. In this post, we're taking a bit of a deeper dive: installing git, node, filezilla, some browsers, Docker and updating the terminal on ChromeOS. So let's open the terminal and dive right into it.

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Coding on a Chromebook - part 1

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A few months ago, I purchased a Chromebook for my little side projects. I'm used to working on a Macbook, but I wanted to work with something that has a different feel, to make my little creations on the side feel more relaxing, and less like work. I have gained a lot of love for ChromeOS. This will be an article in two parts. In the first part, I want to talk about the first experiences, my basic ChromeOS setup and enabling developer mode.

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Introducing a Mini Static Thingy Wingy

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The world is full of frameworks and content management systems, we're very spoiled when we want to create an application, but sometimes, you just need something static, simple and fast, so I created a Mini Static Thingy Wingy.

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CSS Day 2022: A small recap

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After a long break because of Covid-19, CSS Day is back. In a new location at the Zuiderkerk in Amsterdam. Once again trying to create the perfect line-up for everything design and CSS, and boy, they delivered just that.

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Using best practices to create CSS scroll snapping tabs

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Scroll snapping is hip and while we all have styled numerous sorts of tab panes and scroll boxes, I had an idea of combining them. What started out as a simple “scroll snapping experiment” turned out to be an accessibility study. How should scroll snapping tabs behave when using keys? By reading some best practices, I believe I found an elegant solution.

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Sticky headers: a solution with UX pitfalls?

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Let's talk about sticky headers. They get used all the time and it seems that they are something we expect on a website. But is adding a sticky header the solution to our UX/UI problems, or just an easy fix?

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