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The “Gray Dead Zone” of Gradients

Erik D. Kennedy notes an interesting phenomenon of color gradients. If you have a gradient between two colors where the line between them in the color space goes through the zero-saturation middle, you get this “gray dead zone” in … The post The “Gray Dead Zone” of Gradients appeared first on CSS-Tricks. You can support CSS-Tricks by being an MVP Supporter.

How to Map Mouse Position in CSS

Let’s look at how to get the user’s mouse position and map it into CSS custom properties: --positionX and --positionY. We could do this in JavaScript. If we did, we could do things like make make an element … The post How to Map Mouse Position in CSS appeared first on CSS-Tricks. You can support CSS-Tricks by being an MVP Supporter.

CSS Border Font

Every letter in this “font” by Davor Suljic is a single div and drawn only with border. That means employing some trickery like border-radius with exotic syntax like border-radius: 100% 100% 0 0 / 37.5% 37.5% 0 0; which … The post CSS Border Font appeared first on CSS-Tricks. You can support CSS-Tricks by being an MVP Supporter.

Next.js on Netlify

(This is a sponsored post.) If you want to put Next.js on Netlify, here’s a 5 minute tutorial¹. One of the many strengths of Next.js is that it can do server-side rendering (SSR) with a Node … The post Next.js on Netlify appeared first on CSS-Tricks. You can support CSS-Tricks by being an MVP Supporter.

Weekly Platform News: Reduced Motion, CORS, WhiteHouse.gov, popups, and 100vw

In this week’s roundup, we highlight a proposal for a new <popup> element, check the use of prefers-reduced-motion on award-winning sites, learn how to opt into cross-origin isolation, see how WhiteHouse.gov approaches accessibility, and warn the dangers of 100vh.… The post Weekly Platform News: Reduced Motion, CORS, WhiteHouse.gov, popups, and 100vw appeared first on CSS-Tricks. You can support CSS-Tricks by being an MVP Supporter.

The Things I Add to Tailwind CSS Right Out of the Box

In every project where I use Tailwind CSS, I end up adding something to it. Some of these things I add in every single project. I’ll share these with you, but I’m also curious what y’all are adding to … The post The Things I Add to Tailwind CSS Right Out of the Box appeared first on CSS-Tricks. You can support CSS-Tricks by being an MVP Supporter.

An Interactive Guide to CSS Transitions

A wonderful post by Josh that both introduces CSS transitions and covers the nuances for using them effectively. I like the advice about transitioning the position of an element, leaving the original space it occupied alone so it doesn’t result … The post An Interactive Guide to CSS Transitions appeared first on CSS-Tricks. You can support CSS-Tricks by being an MVP Supporter.

Ensuring the correct vertical position of large text

Tobi Reif notes how the position of custom fonts set at very large font sizes can be super different, even in the same browser across operating systems. The solution? Well, you know how there are certain CSS properties that only … The post Ensuring the correct vertical position of large text appeared first on CSS-Tricks. You can support CSS-Tricks by being an MVP Supporter.

How We Improved the Accessibility of Our Single Page App Menu

I recently started working on a Progressive Web App (PWA) for a client with my team. We’re using React with client-side routing via React Router, and one of the first elements that we made was the main menu. Menus … The post How We Improved the Accessibility of Our Single Page App Menu appeared first on CSS-Tricks. You can support CSS-Tricks by being an MVP Supporter.

Boost app engagement with chat, voice, and video APIs

Sendbird is a service for helping you add social features to your app. Wanna add in-app chat? Sendbird does that. Wanna add in-app voice or video calls? Sendbird does that. Here’s how I always think about stuff like this. Whatever … The post Boost app engagement with chat, voice, and video APIs appeared first on CSS-Tricks. You can support CSS-Tricks by being an MVP Supporter.

Teaching Web Dev for Free is Good Business

It feels like a trend (and a smart one) for tech platforms to invest in really high-quality learning material for their platform. Let’s have a gander. Webflow University Surely Webflow is thinking: if people invest in learning Webflow, they’ll be … The post Teaching Web Dev for Free is Good Business appeared first on CSS-Tricks. You can support CSS-Tricks by being an MVP Supporter.

A DRY Approach to Color Themes in CSS

The other day, Florens Verschelde asked about defining dark mode styles for both a class and a media query, without repeat CSS custom properties declarations. I had run into this issue in the past but hadn’t come up with a … The post A DRY Approach to Color Themes in CSS appeared first on CSS-Tricks. You can support CSS-Tricks by being an MVP Supporter.

SmolCSS

A wonderful collection of little layout-related CSS snippets from Stephanie Eckles that serves both as a quick reference and a reminder of how straightforward and powerful CSS has become. Random things to note! The resizeable containers aren’t some JavaScript library. … The post SmolCSS appeared first on CSS-Tricks. You can support CSS-Tricks by being an MVP Supporter.

Hiding Content Responsibly

We’ve covered the idea of hiding things in CSS many times here, the most recent post being Marko Ilic’s “Comparing Various Ways to Hide Things in CSS” which did a nice job of comparing different techniques which you’d use in different … The post Hiding Content Responsibly appeared first on CSS-Tricks. You can support CSS-Tricks by being an MVP Supporter.

React Component Tests for Humans

React component tests should be interesting, straightforward, and easy for a human to build and maintain. Yet, the current state of the testing library ecosystem is not sufficient to motivate developers to write consistent JavaScript tests for React components. Testing … The post React Component Tests for Humans appeared first on CSS-Tricks. You can support CSS-Tricks by being an MVP Supporter.