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2022 Resources

  1. Article resource type

    Cascade Layers – There’s a Polyfill for That!

    Cascade layers are an exciting new addition to the CSS specification. A newly released polyfill now provides even greater browser support for the feature.

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  2. Online Together Fall Summit 2021, October 11-13
    Talk resource type

    Styling the Intrinsic Web

    With Cascade Layers & Container Queries

    Past

    • at SmashingConf SF on
    • at An Event Apart Fall Summit on
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    Replace Dependabot With a Single Dependency Upgrade Pull Request

    Keeping your project dependencies up to date can become an unwieldy task when Dependabot opens a dozen pull requests every week. We present an alternative approach that uses only one scheduled pull request for all upgrades.

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  5. Podcast resource type

    Making Sense of CSS Layers and Scope

    CSS is evolving rapidly and new features come online all the time. Join Morten & Miriam to talk about what CSS layers and scope are all about and how they will change how we work with and think about the cascade in the future.

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    A Complete Guide to CSS Cascade Layers

    Cascade layers are a new CSS feature that allows us to define explicit contained layers of specificity, so that we have full control over which styles take priority in a project without relying on specificity hacks or !important. This guide is intended to help you fully understand what cascade layers are for, how and why you might choose to use them, the current levels of support, and the syntax.

2021

  1. Podcast resource type

    Bridging Development and Design

    Sondra and Miriam chat with Sophia about using her ORCA methodology (Objects, Relationships, CTAs, and Attributes) in OddBird’s work with clients. We dive into the ways OOUX facilitates a flow of conversation between designers and back-end developers, and get a sneak peak of Miriam’s work on the new container query…

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  2. Podcast resource type

    Developing the Future of the Internet

    Miriam talks to Now What? about why the internet looks the way it does, why designers and developers need to collaborate and how the future of the web must be built around inclusivity and respect.

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  3. Podcast resource type

    What’s the job of a “design engineer”?

    A fireside chat

    There are often tall walls between designers and developers, sometimes with only one significant handoff moment during a sprint. We discuss the role of the ‘design engineer’ and what it means for workflows, collab with their product team, and the end-user experience.

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  4. Podcast resource type

    What’s Happening in CSS & Sass

    A podcast focusing on front end development but also covering a wide range of web development and design topics. We talked about CSS, Sass, and work being done in the W3C CSS Working Group.

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  5. Talk resource type

    Container Queries & The Future of CSS

    Modernizing the cascade for responsive design systems

    Past

    • at Smashing Meets CSSummer on
    • at CSS Café on
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  6. Podcast resource type

    Web Ecosystem Health Part VI

    Igalia’s Brian Kardell sits down to chat with Miriam and Rachel Andrew about who works on standards, and who pays for that work.

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    CSSWG, Container Queries, Scope, and Layers

    I talk with Claire and Steph about my journey into webdev and onto the CSSWG, what I find frustrating about how others use CSS, and the three specs I’m working on.

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  9. Article resource type

    Support (Not) Unknown

    Adding Container Query tests to CSS @support

    Working on a new CSS feature like Container Queries, one of the most important considerations is to ensure a “migration path” – a way for developers to start integrating the new code, without breaking their sites on legacy browsers. That looks different depending on the feature, but can often include…

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