#453 — August 12, 2020 Web Version Frontend Focus ?? Mozilla Laying Off 250 Employees — Sad news from the folks behind Firefox — they’ve laid off a quarter of their entire workforce, which reportedly includes both the DevTools and MDN teams. A troubling and unfavourable sign for the future of a diverse web. There’s been… Read More

#452 — August 5, 2020 Web Version Frontend Focus Getting the Most Out of Variable Fonts on Google Fonts — A detailed primer on how variable fonts work, why they matter, and how to use them from someone who has spent the past few years working on one (Recursive Sans & Mono). Stephan Nixon Can You… Read More

#451 — July 29, 2020 Web Version Frontend Focus Designing Adaptive Components, Beyond Responsive Breakpoints — Thoughts on designing systems of reusable components that adapt to responsive layouts, containers, work with different content states and adapt to user needs, behaviour and context. Stéphanie Walter A New Beta Version of ‘Can I Use’ — Can I Use is a… Read More

#450 — July 22, 2020 Web Version Frontend Focus The State of ‘Pixel Perfection’ — I don’t really hear the term “pixel perfection” as much as I used to, but the author says it still pops up enough. Here, he compares what this phrase really means today versus what it used to, and suggests how we… Read More

#449 — July 15, 2020 Web Version Frontend Focus The Cicada Principle, Revisited with CSS Variables — The Cicada Principle is the idea that when creating repetitive patterns, backgrounds, etc. using prime numbers can increase the appearance of organic randomness. Lea shows how she used a modern approach to this idea to format her code examples… Read More

#448 — July 8, 2020 Web Version Frontend Focus New in Chrome: A ‘CSS Overview’ Tab — This new experimental feature in Chrome looks really neat. It provides an overview of the CSS on a site, detailing colors, fonts, media queries and unused declarations. Robin Rendle What’s New in CSS – July 2020 Edition — Rachel Andrew… Read More

#446 — June 24, 2020 Read on the Web Frontend Focus Safari 14 Beta Release Notes — Revealed at this week’s WWDC, Safari 14 will ship alongside iOS 14 & macOS 11 later this year. Here are the headlines: Adds support for WebP images and HDR video playback; Support for HTTP/3; Ditches Flash; Will support… Read More

#445 — June 17, 2020 Read on the Web Frontend Focus Bootstrap 5 Alpha Released — It’s early days but the first useful glimpse of Bootstrap 5 is here, including a new logo. Bootstrap continues to be a very popular CSS framework, not least because it keeps taking useful steps forward. v5 drops jQuery, starts… Read More

#444 — June 10, 2020 Read on the Web Frontend Focus Current browser support for ‘is()’ via caniuse.com CSS :is() and :where() Are Coming to Browsers — Šime Vidas explains how these new CSS pseudo-classes can be used (for reducing repetition, and keeping specificity low respectively). Web Platform News The Complete Guide to CSS Media Queries… Read More