Rachel Andrew with a clear (get it?!) explanation of
display: flow-root;, including demos comparing old and new techniques. Apparently the name is still a little bit still up in the air.
The whole point of it is getting rid of clearfix (although it is a bit different), or using a different/unintended property for float clearning. Every time this is brought up, there is always a well actually about how
overflow: hidden; does the same (or any other property that creates a new block formatting context). Like we mentioned before, overflow has consquences totally unrelated to float clearning, like hiding shadows. All of the other methods have unrelated consequences.
I'm a particular fan of this style of teaching because it focuses on legibility as much as writing. This ensures that our codebases are friendly to the next developer who comes along, even if it's ourselves.
Web Animation Workshops has started up again for Spring, we're headed for San Francisco, Chicago, and Paris this year, some dates still to be announced. Val Head and I team up to bring you two packed days full of content and exercises so that when you leave the class, you not only understand the techniques of how to animate in different tech stacks/environments but why. Here's is some of the content we cover:
As the year closes, it's good to reflect on all of the things we as a community have built, contemplated, and contributed to. Here are some of the things we read or watched that we enjoyed and think were important in 2016.
Back by popular demand! It's difficult to keep track of all of the great talks and conferences happening in our industry. Sometimes you may find out too late that an event is taking place, and it's a real shame when it's an something you might have attended. We've compiled this list so you can see what's happening, both in your hometown, and abroad. This list will be updated throughout the year.
If you have a conference to add, we're happy to put it in! Please use the form at the bottom of the post.
I was talking to a brilliant engineer friend the other day who mentioned they never get to build anything from the ground up. Their entire career has consisted of maintaining other people's (often quite poor) code.
In a perfect world, we'd all get to write code from scratch, it would work perfectly, and we would put it into a bin in the sky, never to be looked at by anyone again.
We all know that's not how it works. Code need to be maintained.