CSS

  • Using CSS Grid: Supporting Browsers Without Grid

        When using any new CSS, the question of browser support has to be addressed. This is even more of a consideration when new CSS is used for layout as with Flexbox and CSS Grid, rather than things we might consider an enhancement. In this article, I explore approaches to dealing with browser support […]

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  • 10 Custom Hover & Click Effects With CSS & JavaScript

    Developers can make some crazy effects with simple user actions like hovers and mouse clicks. These mostly relate to desktop users but the mobile web also supports click/touch effects in most browsers. If you’re looking for some cool ideas to replicate in your own projects then this collection is sure to have something for you. […]

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  • 10 Free Breadcrumb CSS Snippets For Web Projects

    Breadcrumb trails clarify the organization of a website and give visitors a way to browse deeper into categories. They’re also great for schema data which can greatly affect your SERP rankings too. But designing a custom breadcrumb setup from scratch is no easy task. That’s why I’ve curated a bunch of free breadcrumb designs that […]

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  • 50 Cheatsheets, References and Guides for CSS

    By Eric Karkovack on Jul 27 2017CSS As CSS continues to grow by leaps and bounds, it’s both important and somewhat difficult to keep up with new developments. With so much to learn, you can’t be everywhere at once. We’re here to help. Below is a collection of CSS-related cheatsheets and resources that span a […]

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  • 10 Free Open Source Carousel Sliders Built With Pure CSS

    You can find plenty of JavaScript-based slider plugins on the web for free. These work great and support all modern browsers, but nowadays you can replicate most of these features with pure CSS. Every carousel has its own style, so there is no best method for building one. But I’ve collected 10 of the best […]

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  • Picnic CSS: Lightweight CSS Library to Kickstart Your Web Projects

    Some developers prefer detailed UI libraries, such as Bootstrap, for its feature-rich styles. But, there are many smaller CSS libraries made for subtle design aesthetics and customization. If you’re looking for a small yet stylish CSS library I recommend Picnic CSS. It’s completely free, open source, and works without much editing to jazz up your […]

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  • CSS Grid Layout: How to Use minmax()

    The CSS Grid Layout Module takes responsive design to the next level by introducing a new kind of flexibility that was never seen before. Now, we can’t only define custom grids blazingly fast solely with pure CSS, but the CSS Grid also has many hidden gems that allow us to further tweak the grid and […]

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  • Material Design: 20 CSS Snippets You Will Love

    If you want to create a material design-inspired app or website, then these Material design CSS snippets are exactly what you have been looking for. You can use these CSS snippets for creating various elements such as buttons, tiles, preloaders, hover effects, shadows, player, chat, menu, morphing icons, login concept, animations, etc. These are real […]

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  • Tool Tip: Color Gradients With CSS for Backgrounds and Buttons

    Color gradients spice up the occasionally boring flat design. Thus, it’s always useful to have a couple of options at hand. Of course, you can also come up with color mix after color mix on your own, but the following two tools will free you of this creative process, leaving you with more capacity for […]

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  • How To Rename a Font in CSS

    Are you tired of developers abusing the smooth traditionalism of Helvetica? Do you wish your web page was a little bit more fun? Do you also want to avoid discussing things with your peers? Well, do I have some code for you. Add this little block into your project and it will globally alias (rename) […]

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  • 10 Inspiring 3D Web Projects Built With CSS & JavaScript

    The web has come a long way from dial-up Internet and GeoCities pages. Websites are now fully responsive and accessible from touchscreen devices. But modern browsers have taken things even further beyond “mainstream” web design. It’s possible to create amazing 3D effects in the browser using only frontend technologies. And in this post I’ll showcase […]

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  • Moving Items in CSS Grid Layout [Guide]

    Using the CSS Grid Layout Module in web design becomes more and more feasible as more browsers begin to support it. While creating layouts filling in grid cells, there might come a moment, though, when you want to achieve more complicated things. Introduction to the CSS Grid Layout Module Introduction to the CSS Grid Layout […]

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  • Philter.js – Free Image Alteration Library Using CSS Filters

    Instagram is widely known as the most popular photo network. It handles over 52 million photos per day and many of them include filters that alter images on the fly. This is also possible using CSS filters which apply directly in the browser. These custom filter properties have wide support across many browsers and they […]

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  • What Does a Well-Documented CSS Codebase Look Like?

    In the front-end community, there is a lot of attention related to documenting JavaScript. That’s not so much the case with CSS. Often times I feel like lost when I join a project with minimal or no CSS documentation. Even though CSS is relatively easy to write, it can be quite hard to maintain. The […]

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  • Handling Long and Unexpected Content in CSS

    When we write CSS, sometimes we forget about some edge cases in the designs. For example, when the content is longer than we expected and we didn’t account for that possibility, our design could break. We can’t guarantee that our CSS will always work as expected, but at least we can reduce that by testing […]

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  • CSS Animations vs Web Animations API

    There is a native API for animation in JavaScript known as the Web Animations API. We’ll call it WAAPI in this post. MDN has good documentation on it, and Dan Wilson has a great article series. In this article, we’ll compare WAAPI and animations done in CSS. A note on browser support WAAPI has a […]

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  • Guide to CSS Viewport Units: vw, vh, vmin, vmax

    Viewport-percentage lengths, or viewport units as they are more frequently referred to, are responsive CSS units that allow you to define dimensions as a percentage of the width or the length of the viewport. Viewport units can be quite useful in cases in which other responsive CSS units, such as percentages, are hard to make […]

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  • Learn Sass, HTML & CSS for Free on MarkSheet

    Web development can be intimidating for a complete beginner. There are plenty of free articles and videos to help you learn but they all vary in quality and level of detail. That’s why MarkSheet is such a valuable resource. This remarkable website teaches HTML, CSS, and basic Sass from scratch, starting from the basics of […]

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  • Wing – Minimalist CSS Framework Web Designers Want

    The frontend ecosystem is full of open-source frameworks made to improve your development process. Usually, everyone wants something different from these frameworks; some people look for aesthetics while others want speed or usability. Wing is a newer framework and a minimalist’s best friend. It comes with a default grid setup, custom elements, and components that […]

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  • 10 Awesome CSS Button Libraries & Collections

    When you think about it, buttons are the drivers of online interaction. We use them to add products to our shopping carts, learn more about a service, confirm our decisions and submit contact forms. In that way, a button click is sort of like the successful conclusion designers are trying to draw us to. That’s […]

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