Notes

⇾ CSS Hell (Stefánia Péter)

CSS Hell – a collection of common CSS mistakes, and how to fix them. Collected by Stefánia Péter

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⇾ Dark Mode in 5 Minutes, with Inverted Lightness Variables (Lea Verou)

Lea Verou created this article for everybody who is thinking to create a dark mode for their website. Well explained and easy to follow.

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⇾ A Complete Guide to Custom Properties on CSS Tricks

Chris Coyier has created this guide on custom CSS properties. Make your CSS code more readable, cleaner and safe time changing stuff.

To the question ”Why care about CSS custom properties?” Chris writes …

  1. They help DRY up your CSS. That is “Don’t Repeat Yourself.” Custom properties can make code easier to maintain because you can update one value and have it reflected in multiple places. Careful though, overdoing abstraction can make have the opposite effect and make code less understandable.
  2. They are particularly helpful for things like creating color themes on a website.
  3. They unlock interesting possibilities in CSS.
  4. The fact that they can be updated in JavaScript opens up even more interesting doors.

⇾ Visit: A Complete Guide to Custom Properties on CSS Tricks

⇾ Theme Studio for VS Code

If you are – like me – using VS Code and you like to create your own look and feel for the environment you use, then here is something to waste your time with (I can easily spend days with this stuff to create everything like I want it). 😁

⇾ Visit: Theme Studio for VS Code

⇾ Practical Use Cases For CSS Variables by Ahmad Shadeed

Ahmad Shadeed has collected and written about some practical use cases for CSS variables that are more than “only” storing your color values for the use in your CSS.

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⇾ CSS Tips by Marko Denic

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This is a collection of useful and nice CSS tips by Marko Denic, that you don’t find typically in other CSS tutorial, like smooth scrolling or a typing effect, both without JS.

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⇾ A Quick Look at Privacy-Focused Analytics for Small Sites

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I myself removed all analytics tools about two or three years ago from any of my websites. Florens Verschelde has now taken a look onto a few different, small and privacy-focused tools for us.

⇾ Visit: A Quick Look at Privacy-Focused Analytics for Small Sites

⇾ A Guide To Newly Supported, Modern CSS Pseudo-Class Selectors (Smashing Magazine

The CSS Working Group Editor’s Draft for Selectors Level 4 includes several pseudo-class selectors that already have proposal candidates in most modern browsers. This guide on Smashing Magazine, written by Stephanie Eckles, covers those that currently have the best support.

⇾ Visit: A Guide To Newly Supported, Modern CSS Pseudo-Class Selectors (Smashing Magazine

⇾ How to Design a Landing Page (Paul Boag)

This is a quick guide by Paul Boag to help you creating a landing page that works for you. He covers:

  1. Define Your Calls to Action
  2. Understand Your Audience
  3. Outline Your Messaging
  4. Draft Your Content
  5. Design Your Content Flow
  6. Elicit the Right Reaction
  7. Launch, Monitor and Iterate

⇾ Visit: How to Design a Landing Page (Paul Boag)

⇾ Modern CSS Upgrades To Improve Accessibility (Stephanie Eckles)

Accessibility is a critical skill for developers doing work at any point in the stack. For front-end tasks, modern CSS provides capabilities we can leverage to make layouts more accessibly inclusive for users of all abilities across any device.

A post by Stephanie Eckles, which covers:

  • Focus Visibility
  • Focus vs. Source Order
  • Desktop Zoom and Reflow
  • Sizing Interactive Targets
  • Respecting Color and Contrast Settings
  • Accessibility Learning Resources

Worth reading!

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