A Storybook UI explorer containing the components and layouts for making the front end of a BBC web experience.
Here’s a “media query free” CSS one-liner which lets you set an element to have no border-radius when it is the full width of the viewport, but otherwise to have a border-radius.
Chris Coyier takes the new CSS
aspect-ratio property for a spin and tests how it works in different scenarios.
Here’s Andy Bell recommending using CSS
clamp() to control your wrapper/container
width because it supports setting a preferred value in
vw to ensure sensible gutters combined with a maximum tolerance in
rem—all in a single line of code.
If we use clamp() to use a viewport unit as the ideal and use what we would previously use as the max-width as the clamp’s maximum value, we get a much more flexible setup.
Need to overlay one HTML element on top of and fully covering another, such as a heading with translucent background on top of an image? Michelle Barker has us covered with this blog post in which she creates an
overlay utility to handle this. She firstly shows how it can be accomplished with positioning, then modernises her code using the
inset CSS logical property, before finally demonstrating a neat CSS Grid based approach.
Interesting insight into the BBC design system and the five areas it’s split into: Foundations, Components, Layout Components (including Stack, Grid etc) Levers and Containers.
Here’s a lovely intrinsically responsive (no media queries) photo gallery solution from Stephanie Eckles. It can accommodate differently sized images and achieves its layout by a combination of flexbox features (
flex-basis) and by applying
object-fit: cover to photos to make them fully cover their parent list items.
While bookmarking the mastery.games article yesterday, I started getting the feeling that something was awfully familiar. It was! I’ve seen this layout before – from Tyler Sticka back in 2017 to be precise – but failed to bookmark it at the time.
Very clever responsive
<article> layout (with gutters and breakout images) achieved using CSS Grid,
ch unit and a minimum of fuss. It scales automatically from narrow to wide viewports with no
max-width or media query manual overrides in sight.
For the blog post page (the page you're looking at right now) I wanted a mobile-friendly layout where the text was centered and readable, where the images/code examples are wide.
Some serious CSS Grid positioning, image manipulation and alpha transparency ninjitsu on display here from Stephanie Eckles!
This episode explores creating website heroes - aka “headers” - with one of my favorite ways to use CSS grid layout: by turning it into a canvas.
Here’s a beautiful, magazine style website design for digital publication Bustle. The typography, use of whitespace, responsive layout, menu pattern, colour palette and imagery are all on point!
Evan Minto notes that flexible grids created with CSS Grid’s
minmax are only intrinsically responsive (responsive to their container rather than the viewport) up to a point, because when the container width is narrower than the minimum width specified in
minmax the grid children overflow.
Some simple but inspiring work here from Seattle-based web developer Katherine Kato. I really like the use of space, the typography, the colour palette and the use of CSS grid for layout.
I realised last night while watching a presentation by Lea Verou that I could streamline my CSS Grid layouts.
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