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CSS-Tricks Chronicle XXXVI

This is one of these little roundups of things going on with myself, this site, and the other sites that are part of the CSS-Tricks family.… Read article

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(Why) Some HTML is “optional”

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Web Development Merit Badges

A collection of front-end development achievements. How many can you collect?
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5G Will Definitely Make the Web Slower, Maybe

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Where should “Subscribe to Podcast” link to?

For a while, iTunes was the big dog in podcasting, so if you linked "Subscribe to Podcast" to like:

https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/id493890455

...that would make sense. It's a web URL anyway, so it will work for anyone and has information about the podcast, as well as a list of recent shows you can even listen to right there. For Apple folks, you might be redirected in-app (mobile) or it becomes one click away (desktop). But for folks on Android or Linux or … Read article

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Ghost Buttons with Directional Awareness in CSS

It would surprise me if you'd never come across a ghost button 👻. You know the ones: they have a transparent background that fills with a solid color on hover. Smashing Magazine has a whole article going into the idea. In this article, we’re going to build a ghost button, but that will be the easy part. The fun and tricky part will be animating the fill of that ghost button such that the background fills up in the direction … Read article

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Weekly Platform News: Apple Deploys Web Components, Progressive HTML Rendering, Self-Hosting Critical Resources

In this week's roundup, Apple gets into web components, how Instagram is insta-loading scripts, and some food for thought for self-hosting critical resources.… Read article

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Using Custom Properties to Wrangle Variations in Keyframe Animations

Have you ever wondered how to customize CSS animations keyframes without using any preprocessor feature, like mixins? I keep reaching for preprocessors for this reason, but it would be so nice to drop yet one more dependency and go with vanilla CSS.

Well, I found a way to account for variations within a keyframe animation using nothing but CSS and it’s thanks to custom properties! Let’s learn a little more about how CSS keyframes work and how we … Read article

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Fast Static Sites with Netlify and AnyMod

In about 10 minutes, we'll set up a workflow that makes static sites dead simple.… Read article

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