The web is an extremely powerful platform for text, but with new CSS regions and exclusions modules it will become even more powerful. Christian Cantrell demonstrates a number of these upcoming features.
My friends, firstly, I wanted to tell you (again) that I can’t thank you enough for the support and feedback I’m receiving; it’s incredibly appreciated. Thank you so much.
Secondly, in next few issues I’ll introduce a new section to the newsletter with recommended books, conferences, tools and basically anything related to CSS. Of course, only top quality stuff will be recommended (as is the case with articles). I hope you’ll find it useful.
Rik Cabanier explains the CSS Blending specification proposal and how you’d be able to use it to achieve real-time blending effects. This is a really great article well worth of your time.
Some of the new modules in the CSS spec can look a bit weird at first sight. But, if you examine them more closely, you’ll be thrilled and excited. Fun and interesting CSS times are definitively ahead of us.
Setting up @font-face can be painful, especially since you need to look into all licensing options. Google fonts is an easy (and free) solution that will handle all of the @font-face hurdles for you. In this article you’ll find out everything you need to know to start using it.
Listen for any selector-based matches the CSS parser makes anywhere in the DOM. A badass article that you will surely love if you’ve ever used mutation events or observers.
If you have a fair amount of RTL visitors, this trick will come in handy. And even if you don’t have a fair amount of RTL visitors, this trick is so easy to implement that you’ll want to use it nevertheless.
3D fold-in menu experiment. If your browser supports CSS3D transforms, you’ll see an amazing 3D fold-in effect, and if it doesn’t, you’ll see a simple slide-out menu. I bet you’ll be using this (or something like this) very soon.
If you’re near Birmingham, you might be interested in checking out this conference. Harry Roberts is speaking about authoring and scaling massive front-ends and this should be a reason enough for you to attend. Also, there’s bunch of other front-end talks in line that will surely rock your socks off. Check it out.
Until next week
I hope that this issue will keep you occupied for at least a couple of days. Until next week, be productive!