CSS will-change is a new property that allows you to let a browser know ahead of time that an element may change, so that it can make any preparatory optimisations. Sara Soueidan shows you how to put an end to cargo-cult hacks, and speed up your animations.
Jackie Balzer shares an interesting approach for handling z-index values effectively by using simple lists of items in Sass.
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Articles & Tutorials
Kitty Giraudel explains how Sass Maps work and shows on real-life examples how can they be useful. I bet you’ll start using them once you find out how helpful Sass Maps are.
A tutorial that shows how to create a very appealing four tiles slideshow effect using 3D transforms, transitions and animations.
Nick Pettit gives a very nice introduction into CSS Box model.
A document that aims to present some of the use cases that an “element query” syntax would solve.
This excellent, concise book is designed to be a jump-start guide for you to familiarise yourself with CSS animations and start using them to bring your web-based interfaces and artwork to life.
It will give you a taste of what’s possible with CSS Animations and provide a strong foundation on which you can start experimenting and creating.
On top of it all, the book is available for pay what you’d like price, which definitely means that you shouldn’t miss it.
Scott Jehl figured out the fastest way to load non-critical CSS so that the impact on initial page drawing is minimal.
bounce.js is a handy tool for generating tasty CSS3 powered keyframe animations.
Until next Week