#421 — December 18, 2019 Read on the Web Frontend Focus ? To close out the year, this week we’re looking back over the past twelve months and linking to some of the top articles, stories, and tutorials that we’ve shared and that you’ve clicked on the most. Consider this the highlights reel of all… Read More


#420 — December 11, 2019 Read on the Web Frontend Focus Z’s Still Not Dead Baby, Z’s Still Not Dead — A fun look at five CSS properties, including background-blend-mode, that can add “depth and richness to your designs”. Andy Clarke Firefox 71: A Year-End Arrival — Introduces a “plethora of new developer tools” including the… Read More


#419 — December 4, 2019 Read on the Web In case you were wondering if you were missing an issue of Frontend Focus last week, we took a break for Thanksgiving 🙂 Frontend Focus Making a Better Custom Select Element — Julie Grundy kicks off 24ways’s fifteenth Web developer advent calendar with a fantastic article… Read More


#418 — November 20, 2019 Read on the Web Frontend Focus What Newspapers Can Teach Us About Web Design — From the Gutenberg Principle to grid systems to above the fold, newspapers teach us much about the foundations of web design. Frederick O’Brien digs into what can be learned from the printed press. Smashing Magazine Intent… Read More


#417 — November 13, 2019 Read on the Web Frontend Focus Firefox at 15: Its Rise, Fall, and Privacy-First Renaissance — Mozilla’s browser debuted in 2004, and became a hit before losing ground to Chrome. Now it’s doubling down on user privacy and autonomy. Sean Captain How Google Wants to Move Towards a Faster Web —… Read More


#416 — November 6, 2019 Read on the Web Frontend Focus Things We Can’t (Yet) Do In CSS — A look at some common layout patterns that aren’t yet achievable in currently widely supported CSS standards and the forthcoming CSS specifications that might enable them in future. Rachel Andrew Getting Your Sites Ready for The New… Read More


#415 — October 30, 2019 Read on the Web Frontend Focus The Current State of Styling in 2019 — If you’ve ever tried styling form controls with CSS, you’ve probably had a bad time (at least initially). Drop-down select elements are particularly thorny. Here’s a look at the basics and what developers really want. Chris… Read More


#414 — October 23, 2019 Read on the Web Frontend Focus Firefox 70 Released — The latest release includes a handful of interesting CSS changes, such as the display property now accepting two keyword values (for setting both inner and outer display types), password generation for input type=’password’ fields, improved underline styling, and more. There’s… Read More


#410 — September 25, 2019 Read on the Web Frontend Focus Inconsistent Behavior Among Browsers When Clicking on Buttons? — Upon noticing that browsers handle a click in differing ways, the author digs into these differences, and shares his findings here (along with some ways to overcome these inconsistencies). Zell Liew Wikipedia’s JavaScript Initialization on a… Read More


#411 — October 2, 2019 Read on the Web Frontend Focus Layout-Fun with CSS Grid — Tobi experiments with various CSS Grid layouts here, explaining how to work with layout changes that occur following a browser resize. Tobi Reif The Many Ways to Link Up Shapes and Images with HTML and CSS — Once you move… Read More