The CSS Podcast

The CSS Podcast

May 20, 2020 31 min

011: Grid

Tracks, gaps, areas and flow are hot topics in this full coverage episode on CSS grid. We don’t leave anything out, so you’re bound to pick up something new. We talk about functions like min, max, and minmax, and how to combine all of the powers of CSS Grid to create explicit and auto layouts. Reach for the right parts of grid at the right time. Links Grid Spec → 3 CSS Grid Features Una Loves → Grid to Flex →
May 13, 2020 24 min

010: Flexbox

In this episode we flex our flexbox knowledge and dive deep into CSS layout using the flexible box model. We talk about content axis’, flex flow, wrapping, order, justification, alignment, and more! Links Flexbox Spec - Flow-flow with writing mode - Grid to Flex:
May 06, 2020 25 min

009: Layout

In this episode we provide an overview and slight history of laying things out on the web, starting from blocks and framesets, ending with Grid and Houdini. Links: A History of CSS through 15 years of 24 ways → Holy Grail Layout → Complete Guide to Flexbox → Grid Guide →
Apr 29, 2020 25 min

008: Sizing Units

We’re sizing up sizing in CSS in this episode as we break down all the different lengths and measurements in CSS. CSS makes using these things seamless, it’s great, but let’s study some of the intricacies here; how it works and what that means for your day to day usage.
Apr 22, 2020 21 min

007: Color Part 2 - Perception

Explore perceptual, human-centered, color in this episode as we review latest specs, latest syntaxes, theories & strategies for color on the web in 2020. Spec CSS color level-4 → Draft Spec CSS color level-5 → How Color Gamut & Display Tech Can Affect Your Content → WICG Contrast Ratio → Lea Verou LCH color picker→ Webkit Working on Color Level 4 → https://goo.g
Apr 15, 2020 31 min

006: Color Part 1 - Usage

In this part 1 episode, we dive deep into using CSS color. We discuss ways to write and code colors, places they can go, functions you can use on them, and then we top it off with a hex color challenge. As always, you’ll learn new jargon, pick up a trick or two, and learn something new. #C55 is #ace not #5ad
Apr 08, 2020 8 min

005: Inheritance

Inheritance and its effects in CSS are found all over your styles, almost invisibly, until further investigation through devtools or docs. In today’s episode, we illuminate the aspects of inheritance, how they’re useful, things to watch out for, and of course tips, tricks and vocabulary. Links Spec: css-cascade-3 → List of inherits or not →
Apr 01, 2020 11 min

004: The Cascade

The “C” in CSS stands for the cascade! And that’s what today’s show is all about. Learn how the styles you write are affected by other styles, and how it all boils down to what the user sees. 4 Phases Of The Cascade: › Position › Specificity › Origin › Importance Links MDN on the Cascade and Inheritance → CSS Cascade Interactive Article → Una’s Doodle →
Mar 24, 2020 12 min

003: Specificity

In this episode we talk about how the browser resolves multiple selectors targeting the same subjects and how it determines which style to actually apply. Turns out, lots of code from many different locations is trying to style your elements, learning about specificity will help you debug and understand why or why not certain styles are winning over others. Links Diagram by Estelle Weyl → Specificity Calculator →
Mar 18, 2020 15 min

002: Selectors

Get ready to learn some new CSS vocabulary! In this episode we talk about selectors, a syntax used to find elements (subjects) in a tree. CSS uses selectors to bind styles to subjects, and it’s quite powerful. We go over universal selectors, type selectors, class selectors, ID selectors, attribute selectors, pseudo selectors, complex and compound selectors, and various combinators. Links CSS selectors level 3 → CSS - Tricks: How Selectors Work →
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