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Rotated Table Column Headers… Now With Fewer Magic Numbers!

Rotated <table> column headers is something that’s been covered before right here on CSS-Tricks, so shout-out to that for getting me started and helping me achieve this effect. As the article points out, if you aren’t using trigonometry to calculate your table styles, you’ll have to rely on magic numbers and your table will be brittle and any dreams of responsiveness crushed. 

Fortunately, in this case, we can take the trigonometry out and replace it with some careful geometry and … Read article “Rotated Table Column Headers… Now With Fewer Magic Numbers!”

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Overlapping Header with CSS Grid

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Increment Issue 13: Frontend

Increment is a beautiful quarterly magazine (print and web) published by Stripe “about how teams build and operate software systems at scale”. While there is always stuff about making websites in general, this issue is the first focused on front-end¹ development.

I’ve got an article in there: When frontend means full stack. I’ll probably someday port it over here and perhaps add some more context (there were some constraints for print) but I love how it turned … Read article “Increment Issue 13: Frontend”

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#188: Exploring the Overlapping Header Pattern

Snook published an article titled “Overlapping Header with CSS Grid” where he looks at a header design pattern that I feel transcends trends and has been popular forever. The idea is that the header is oversized and the main content area sneaks up into it and overlaps the background of the header. There is just something kinda nice and comforting about it.

My mind goes to the same place Snook’s does:

Historically, I’ve done this with negative margins.

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Global CSS options with custom properties

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Building Your First Serverless Service With AWS Lambda Functions

Many developers are at least marginally familiar with AWS Lambda functions. They’re reasonably straightforward to set up, but the vast AWS landscape can make it hard to see the big picture. With so many different pieces it can be daunting, and frustratingly hard to see how they fit seamlessly into a normal web application.

The Serverless framework is a huge help here. It streamlines the creation, deployment, and most significantly, the integration of Lambda functions into a web app. To … Read article “Building Your First Serverless Service With AWS Lambda Functions”

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Jamstack News!

I totally forgot that the Jamstack Conf was this week but thankfully they’ve already published the talks on the Jamstack YouTube channel. I’m really looking forward to sitting down with these over a coffee while I also check out Netlify’s other big release today: Build Plugins.… Read article “Jamstack News!”

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Core Web Vitals

Core Web Vitals is what Google is calling a a new collection of three web performance metrics:

  1. LCP: Largest Contentful Paint
  2. FID: First Input Delay
  3. CLS: Cumulative Layout Shift

These are all measurable. They aren’t in Lighthouse (e.g. the Audits tab in Chrome DevTools) just yet, but sounds like that’s coming up soon. For now, an open source library will get you the numbers. There is also a browser extension (that feels pretty alpha as you have … Read article “Core Web Vitals”

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A First Look at `aspect-ratio`

Oh hey! A brand new property that affects how a box is sized! That’s a big deal. There are lots of ways already to make an aspect-ratio sized box (and I’d say this custom properties based solution is the best), but none of them are particularly intuitive and certainly not as straightforward as declaring a single property.

So, with the impending arrival of aspect-ratio (MDN, and not to be confused with the media query version), I thought … Read article “A First Look at `aspect-ratio`”

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