Super-Powered Grid Components with CSS Custom Properties

A little while ago, I wrote a well-received article about combining CSS variables with CSS grid to help build more maintainable layouts. But CSS grid isn’t just for pages! That is a common myth. Although it is certainly very useful for page layout, I find myself just as frequently reaching for grid when it comes to components. In this article I’ll address using CSS grid at the component level.

Grid is neither a substitute for flexbox nor vice versa. In …

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How Smart Developers Are Using AI To Power Their Sites

The world is in the early stage of the so-called ‘fourth industrial revolution’, a time when technology is changing at a pace never before experienced. In the last decade, we have moved from mobile phones to smartphones and from virtual assistants to digital assistants, not to mention everything in between. As things progress in the …
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20+ Best Fonts for PowerPoint Presentations

Picking the right font for your presentation is probably the most important part of designing a PowerPoint slideshow. If your font isn’t readable, you’ll have a confused audience. We explored the web to find this collection of the best fonts for PowerPoint presentations to help you choose the best font for your slideshow design. When […]
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30+ Best Number Fonts for Displaying Numbers

The style of numbers and digits is particularly important in graphic design, and no less so when designing a typeface. Although every font has a unique look-and-feel, very few stand out specifically when it comes to the design of their numbers and digits. After scouring the web, we’ve tracked down a few great examples of […]
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A Tale of Two Buttons

I enjoy front-end developer thought progression articles like this one by James Nash. Say you have a button which needs to work in “normal” conditions (light backgrounds) and one with reverse-colors for going on dark backgrounds. Do you have a modifier class on the button itself? How about on the container? How can inheritance and the cascade help? How about custom properties?

I think embracing CSS’s cascade can be a great way to encourage consistency and simplicity in UIs. Rather …

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How to Create a Compelling Image Gallery for Your WordPress Site

If you want to show off a collection of images on your website, a gallery is the ideal solution. Fortunately, WordPress makes it simple to put together a basic image gallery, but if you really want yours to stand out you may need to go beyond the basic option. To do that, you can install …
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