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2024 Posts

  1. A cat sitting in a box
thinking OMG.
I have so many questions
for this damn box.
    Talk post type

    Cascading Layouts

    A workshop on resilient CSS layouts, June 24-26, 2024

    CSS layout techniques have come a long way since the early days of responsive design, but many websites are still using decade-old approaches that require more fragile code and more ongoing maintenance. Take your sites to the next level with this 3-session workshop on building more resilient and maintainable web…

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  2. Mia from behind,
standing at a laptop -
speaking to a conference audience
and gesturing to one side
    Talk post type

    Cascading Style Systems

    A workshop on resilient & maintainable CSS

    • – Online

      Smashing Workshops

    • – Freiburg, Germany

      Smashing Workshops

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    Shop Talk Show Podcast
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    Cascade Layers, CSS Functions, and More

    I drop by the show to talk about CSS updates and news on container queries, rolling out cascade layers, !important things to remember, custom properties, exit animations, CSS functions, state queries, and more.


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    Talk post type

    Beyond CSS Variables

    Pushing past global design tokens

    • – Online

      An Event Apart Spring Summit


  1. Talk post type

    When Variables Cascade

    An exploration of CSS custom properties

    • – Online

      SmashingConf Austin/NY

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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…

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  1. Trans flag generated by CSS-only function
    Link post type

    CSS Custom Properties In The Cascade

    a deep-dive into what’s possible

    Pushing past the “variable” metaphor, CSS Custom Properties can provide new ways to balance context and isolation in our patterns and components.

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  2. Miriam talking with Jen Simmons and others
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    Smashing CSS Follow-Up Q&A

    Questions about Dynamic CSS

    I had the pleasure of presenting both a talk and workshop at Smashing Conf in San Francisco this year. During the talk, people left questions in a collaborative doc, so I’m here to provide the answers!

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  3. text CSS is Awesome on background of sunset over water
    Talk post type

    Advanced CSS for Modern Applications

    A workshop with practical use-cases, tooling, and pitfalls

    • – San Francisco, CA

      Generate New York

    • – San Francisco, CA

      Smashing Conf

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    Bar graph chart
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    More CSS Charts, with Grid & Custom Properties

    Inspired by Robin Rendle, I demonstrate some of my early experiments combining CSS Grids and custom properties to create dynamic layouts and data-visualizations.