Over the course of the last four articles in this five-part series, we’ve taken a broad look at the technologies that make up the Web Components standards. First, we looked at how to create HTML templates that could be consumed at a later time. Second, we dove into creating our own custom element. After that, we encapsulated our element’s styles and selectors into the shadow DOM, so that our element is entirely self-contained.
We’ve explored how powerful these … Read article
This is part four of a five-part series discussing the Web Components specifications. In part one, we took a 10,000-foot view of the specifications and what they do. In part two, we set out to build a custom modal dialog and created the HTML template for what would evolve into our very own custom HTML element in part three.… Read article
In the last article, we got our hands dirty with Web Components by creating an HTML template that is in the document but not rendered until we need it.
Next up, we’re going to continue our quest to create a custom element version of the dialog component below which currently only uses
So let’s push ahead by creating a custom … Read article
In our last article, we discussed the Web Components specifications (custom elements, shadow DOM, and HTML templates) at a high-level. In this article, and the three to follow, we will put these technologies to the test and examine them in greater detail and see how we can use them in production today. To do this, we will be building a custom modal dialog from the ground up to see how the various technologies fit together.… Read article
Front-end development moves at a break-neck pace. This is made evident by the myriad articles, tutorials, and Twitter threads bemoaning the state of what once was a fairly simple tech stack. In this article, I’ll discuss why Web Components are a great tool to deliver high-quality user experiences without complicated frameworks or build steps and that don’t run the risk of becoming obsolete. In subsequent articles of this five-part series, we will dive deeper into each of the specifications.
This … Read article
The popularity of CSS-in-JS has mostly come from the React community, and indeed many CSS-in-JS libraries are React-specific. However, Emotion, the most popular library in terms of npm downloads, is framework agnostic.
Using the shadow DOM is common when creating custom elements, but there’s no requirement to do so. Not all use cases require that level of encapsulation. While it’s also possible to style custom elements with CSS in a regular stylesheet, we’re going to look at using … Read article
Chapter names in books, quotes from a speech, keywords in an article, stats on a report — these are all types of content that could be helpful to isolate and turn into a high-level summary of what's important.
For example, have you seen the way Business Insider provides an article's key points before getting into the content?
That’s the sort of thing we're going to do, but try to extract the high points directly from the article using HTML Slot, … Read article
This confused me for a bit here so I'm writing it out while it's fresh in mind. Just because you're using a web component doesn't mean the styles of it are entirely isolated. You might have content within a web component that is styled normally along with the rest of your website. … Read article
I think it's kinda cool to see Google dropping repos of interesting web components. It demonstrates the possibilities of cool new web features and allows them to ship them in a way that's compatible with entirely web standards.
I wanted to give it a try, so I linked up their example
two-up-min.js script in a Pen and used the element by itself to see how it works. They expose the component's styling with custom properties, which I'd … Read article