Category: Article

Let’s Say You Were Going to Write a Blog Post About Dark Mode

This is not that blog post. I’m saying let’s say you were. This is not a knock any other blog posts out there about Dark Mode. There are lots of good ones, and I’m a fan of any information-sharing blog post. This is more of a thought exercise on what I think it would take […]

Weaving a Line Through Text in CSS

Earlier this year, I came across this demo by Florin Pop, which makes a line go either over or under the letters of a single line heading. I thought this was a cool idea, but there were a few little things about the implementation I felt I could simplify and improve at the same time. […]

Pages for Likes | CSS-Tricks

I posted about parsing an RSS feed in JavaScript the other day. I also posted about my RSS setup talking about how Feedbin is at the heart of it. Dave discovered that Feedbin can also produce an RSS feed for all your likes. Likes is a feature of Feedbin, and fortunately also NetNewsWire, which syncs […]

Responsive Grid Magazine Layout in Just 20 Lines of CSS

I was recently working on a modern take of the blogroll. The idea was to offer readers a selection of latest posts from those blogs in a magazine-style layout, instead of just popping a list of our favorite blogs in the sidebar. The easy part was grabbing a list of posts with excerpts from our […]

Recreating the CodePen Gutenberg Embed Block for Sanity.io

Chris recently put out a neat CodePen Embed Block for the Gutenberg editor in WordPress. It allows you to embed a Pen just by dropping in its URL. From there, you get access to control the size, theme, and the default tabs that render on initial load. Super neat! Having a live preview of the embedded […]

Gutenberging | CSS-Tricks

It’s been over a year since the big WordPress launch of Gutenberg, the new editor. It seems to me most of the controversy around it has died down. There has been enough time that the UX and accessibility of it have improved, and people are seeing the potential a lot more clearly. There ain’t no […]

Do This to Improve Image Loading on Your Website

In the video embedded below, Jen Simmons explains how to improve image loading by using width and height attributes. The issue is that there’s a lot of jank when an image is first loaded because an img will naturally have a height of 0 before the image asset has been successfully downloaded by the browser. […]

A Guide to Console Commands

The developer’s debugging console has been available in one form or another in web browsers for many years. Starting out as a means for errors to be reported to the developer, its capabilities have increased in many ways; such as automatically logging information like network requests, network responses, security errors or warnings. There is also […]

Fixed Headers and Jump Links? The Solution is scroll-margin-top

The problem: you click a jump link like Jump which links to something like Header . That’s totally fine, until you have a position: fixed; header at the top of the page obscuring the header you’re trying to link to! Fixed headers have a nasty habit of hiding the element you’re trying to link to. […]

Add Background Colors to SVGs Using the “rect” Element

The advantages of using SVGs in web development are well known. SVGs are small in size, can be made quite accessible, are scalable while maintaining their quality, and can be animated. Still, there is a learning curve. Things, like the syntax of SVG, can be a little tricky and having to hand-alter SVG code sometimes […]