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2020 Resources

  1. Very Extremely Practical CSS Art

    CSS-Tricks asked a number of web builders the same question…

    What is one thing you learned about building websites this year?” I’ve always enjoyed the CSS art people create, but I’ve never ventured into it much myself. I’m familiar with many of the tricks involved, but still find it surprising every time: the way people are able to…

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    CSS, Sass, and Playwriting

    I join Ari, Ben, and Tessa to talk about getting into CSS from other languages, the absurdly massive problem CSS is designed to solve, and the mental model behind the language.

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    Illustrated game question about which font is most calligraphic
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    Typographic Superpower Game

    A meditation on typography

    A meditation on typography, Adobe Fonts’ Game allows players to choose the fonts that they feel apply best to different scenarios. Players’ input helps Adobe Fonts continue to improve on their new browse-by-tags feature. We worked closely with Adobe to create animated & interactive illustrations using GreenSock, NuxtJS, and CSS – while maintaining high performance standards and responsive, accessible design.

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    When Variables Cascade

    An exploration of CSS custom properties

    Past

    • at SmashingConf Austin/NY on
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  7. Miriam speaking at Smashing Conf NY
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    CSS is Rad

    Resilient design on an infinite canvas

    Past

    • at Design 4 Drupal Webinar Series on
    • at SmashingConf Live on
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    Design Engineering Handbook

    Thoughts on the design & development process

    Learn how design engineering brings together form and function in this new Design Better book written by Natalya Shelburne, Adekunle Oduye, Kim Williams, and Eddie Lou – including interviews with Miriam and others.

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    Cascade Aligned Programming

    What does it mean to style a universal medium?

    Past

    • at Front Range Front End on
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  10. Miriam speaking at Develop Denver, 2019
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    Dynamic CSS

    with grids & custom properties

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    • at Shift Remote on
    • at Develop Denver on
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    Using Custom Property “Stacks” to Tame the Cascade

    Since the inception of CSS in 1994, the cascade and inheritance have defined how we design on the web. Both are powerful features, but as authors we’ve had very little control over how they interact. Selector specificity and source order provide some minimal “layering” control, without a lot of nuance – and inheritance requires an unbroken lineage. Now, CSS Custom Properties allow us to manage and control both cascade and inheritance in new ways.

  12. Miriam talking with Jen Simmons and others
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    Resilient Web Systems

    Upgrade your app with front-end training & consulting

    Past

    • at Smashing Workshops on
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    Design Systems AMA

    Jina and I answer questions about CSS, Sass, Design Systems, and more!

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    Authoring the future of CSS

    A spinoff of the Party Corgi Network discord. I chat with Chris Biscardi about The CSS Working Group, open-source projects, art, and music.

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    W3C Invited Expert on the CSS Working Group

    Helping define the future of styles on the web

    I’ve joined the CSS Working Group as a W3C Invited Expert to help to develop the next level of Cascading & Inheritance, in addition to other CSS standards. I’m also currently active in the CSS4 and Design Token Community Groups.

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