CSS

21
Jul

Your Body Text is Too Small

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Several years ago, there was a big push by designers to increase the font-size of websites and I feel like we’re living in another era of accessibility improvements where a fresh batch of designers are pushing for even larger text sizing today. Take this post by Christian Miller, for example, where he writes: The majority of websites are still anywhere in the range of 15–18px. We’re starting to see some sites adopt larger body text at around 20px or even greater on smaller desktop displays, but not enough in my […]

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20
Jul

Font Playground

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This is a wondrous little project by Wenting Zhang that showcases a series of variable fonts and lets you manipulate their settings to see the results. It’s interesting that there’s so many tools like this that have been released over the past couple of months, such as v-fonts, Axis-Praxis and Wakamai Fondue just to name a few. Direct Link to Article — Permalink The post Font Playground appeared first on CSS-Tricks. Source: CSS Tricks

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20
Jul

Weird things variable fonts can do

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I tend to think of variable fonts as a font format in which a single font file is capable of displaying type at near-infinite variations of things like boldness, width, and slantyness. In my experience, that’s a common use case. Just check out many of the interactive demos over at Axis-Praxis: or Make sure to go play around at v-fonts.com as well for loads of variable font demonstrations. But things like boldness, width, and slantyness and just a few of the attributes that a type designer might want to make […]

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20
Jul

Building “Renderless” Vue Components

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There’s this popular analogy of Vue that goes like this: Vue is what you get when React and Angular come together and make a baby. I’ve always shared this feeling. With Vue’s small learning curve, it’s no wonder so many people love it. Since Vue tries to give the developer power over components and their implementation as much as it possibly can, this sentiment has led to today’s topic. The term renderless components refers to components that don’t render anything. In this article, we’ll cover how Vue handles the rendering […]

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19
Jul

CSS: A New Kind of JavaScript

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In this wacky and satirical post, Heydon Pickering describes a wild new technology called Cascading Style Sheets that solves a lot of the problems you might bump into when styling things with JavaScript: A good sign that a technology is not fit for purpose is how much we have to rely on workarounds and best practices to get by. Another sign is just how much code we have to write in order to get simple things done. When it comes to styling, JavaScript is that technology. CSS solves JavaScript’s styling […]

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19
Jul

Accessibility for Teams

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Maya Benari: Accessibility is a crucial part of government product design. First, it’s the law. Federal agencies face legal consequences when they don’t meet accessibility requirements. Second, it affects us all. Whether you have a motor disability, you sprained your wrist playing dodgeball, you need a building to have a ramp for your wheelchair or stroller, or you literally just have your hands full, we all find ourselves unable to do certain things at different points in our lives. Accessible products are better products for everyone. But accessibility is hard: […]

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19
Jul

How to make a modern dashboard with NVD3.js

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NVD3.js is a JavaScript visualization library that is free to use and open source. It’s derived from the well-known d3.js visualization library. When used the right way, this library can be extremely powerful for everyday tasks and even business operations. For example, an online dashboard. We can use NVD3.js to compile data into a centralized space that visualizes the information in neat charts and graphs. That’s what we’re going to look at in this post. Making a dashboard with NVD3.js for the first time is daunting, but after this tutorial, […]

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19
Jul

​The State of Headless CMS Market

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(This is a sponsored post.) In March and April 2018, Kentico conducted the first global report about the state of headless CMS market. We surveyed 986 CMS practitioners in 85 countries about their opinions, adoption, and plans for using headless CMS. The survey contains valuable industry insights into topics such headless CMS awareness, preferred headless CMS models, current and future uptake of the headless CMS approach, and much more, from leading industry players. Download your complimentary copy of the full report now. Direct Link to Article — Permalink The post […]

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18
Jul

What bit of advice would you share with someone new to your field?

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The most FA of all the FAQs. Here’s Laura Kalbag: Find what you love. Don’t worry about needing to learn every language, technique or tool. Start with what interests you, and carve your own niche. And then use your powers for good! And my own: Buy a domain name. Figure out how to put an HTML file up there. Isn’t that a powerful feeling? Now you’ve got table stakes. Build something. Definitely, go read other A Book Apart author answers because they are all great. My other favorite is just […]

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18
Jul

Automate Your Workflow with Node

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You know those tedious tasks you have to do at work: Updating configuration files, copying and pasting files, updating Jira tickets. Time adds up after a while. This was very much the case when I worked for an online games company back in 2016. The job could be very rewarding at times when I had to build configurable templates for games, but about 70% of my time was spent on making copies of those templates and deploying re-skinned implementations. What is a reskin? The definition of a reskin at the […]

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