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A Complete Guide to Flexbox

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Our comprehensive guide to CSS flexbox layout. This complete guide explains everything about flexbox, focusing on all the different possible properties for the parent element (the flex container) and the child elements (the flex items). It also includes history, demos, patterns, and a browser support chart.
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A Complete Guide to Grid

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CSS Grid Layout is the most powerful layout system available in CSS. It is a 2-dimensional system, meaning it can handle both columns and rows, unlike flexbox which is largely a 1-dimensional system. You work with Grid Layout by applying CSS rules both to a parent element (which becomes the Grid Container) and to that element's children (which become Grid Items).… Read article

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A Complete Guide to the Table Element

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The <table></table> element in HTML is used for displaying tabular data. You can think of it as a way to describe and display data that would make sense in spreadsheet software. Essentially: columns and rows. In this article, we're going to look at how to use them, when to use them, and everything else you need to know.… Read article

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Centering in CSS: A Complete Guide

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Centering things in CSS is the poster child of CSS complaining. Why does it have to be so hard? They jeer. I think the issue isn't that it's difficult to do, but in that there so many different ways of doing it, depending on the situation, it's hard to know which to reach for.

So let's make it a decision tree and hopefully make it easier.… Read article

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A Guide to Console Commands

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The developer’s debugging console has been available in one form or another in web browsers for many years. Starting out as a means for errors to be reported to the developer, its capabilities have increased in many ways; such as automatically logging information like network requests, network responses, security errors or warnings.

There is also a way for a website’s JavaScript to trigger various commands that output to the console for debugging purposes. These commands are contained in a console … Read article

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SVG Properties and CSS

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SVG has its own set of elements, attributes and properties to the extent that inline SVG code can get long and complex. By leveraging CSS and some of the forthcoming features of the SVG 2 specification, we can reduce that code for cleaner markup.
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Learn to Build Gutenberg Blocks

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WordPress 5.0 launched with a major overhaul to the editor inside the WordPress admin. It was dubbed "Gutenberg" and features a block-style editor rather than the flat textarea it was before. These new blocks allow for more robust page building inside of WordPress as not only can you more easily move them around, they can be of custom types and offer configuration both user-facing and programmatic.

Gutenberg is also built entirely in JavaScript. This guide is all about learning this … Read article

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Typography

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Web design, it is sometimes argued, is mostly typography. Here at CSS-Tricks we mostly talk about the technical how-to's of web typography, but there is a whole world out there to dig into around getting good at the aesthetics of typography.… Read article

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Variable Fonts

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Variable Fonts open up new possibilities for typography on the web, from granular control over styling to optimizations that make for super speedy and selective loading. This guide provides an overview of the concept along with relevant CSS properties and best practices that will help you wrangle custom fonts like a boss.… Read article

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CSS Gradients

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Gradients are your tool in CSS to add multiple colors, often fading from on to another, to the background of elements in web design. This guide covers the different types of gradients that can be created with CSS, including examples that contain tips and tricks to get the most out of the syntax.… Read article

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Form Validation

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Forms. They collection information. Sometimes what is entered isn't in the format we need. How do we validate that? There is a lot we can do right in the browser.… Read article

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React

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A selection of our articles about React, the most popular JavaScript library for managing state and handling the DOM with components.… Read article

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