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Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is the web’s core styling language. For web developers, It’s one of the quickest technologies to get started with, but one of the hardest to master. Follow Una Kravets and Adam Argyle, Developer Advocates from Google, who gleefully breakdown complex aspects of CSS into digestible episodes covering everything from accessibility to z-index.

Episode Date
057: DevTools Mini Series - Interaction
14:32

DevTools Mini Series continues, this time on interactions. Una Kravets and Adam Argyle are joined by Jecelyn Yeen to discuss interaction, and interaction inspection/ debugging in DevTools. 



Una Kravets (co-host)

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Making the web more colorful ✨🎨  Web DevRel @googlechrome Unicorn face host of @toolsday & Designing in the Browser 🎬 

 

Adam Argyle (co-host)

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@GoogleChrome CSS DevRel; @CSSWG; VisBug maker; punk; CSS/JS/UX addict; 💀🤘 

 

Jecelyn Yeen

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Developer advocate @ChromeDevTools 📐🤩

 

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Dec 29, 2021
056: DevTools Mini Series - Accessibility
13:49

DevTools Mini Series continues, this time on accessibility tooling. Una Kravets and Adam Argyle are joined by Jecelyn Yeen to discuss how DevTools can help you discover and fix accessibility issues.

 

Una Kravets (co-host)

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Making the web more colorful ✨🎨  Web DevRel @googlechrome Unicorn face host of @toolsday & Designing in the Browser 🎬 

 

Adam Argyle (co-host)

Twitter | Instagram | YouTube

@GoogleChrome CSS DevRel; @CSSWG; VisBug maker; punk; CSS/JS/UX addict; 💀🤘 

 

Jecelyn Yeen

Twitter | Facebook | YouTube

Developer advocate @ChromeDevTools 📐🤩

 

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Dec 22, 2021
055: DevTools Mini Series - Layout
17:10

DevTools Mini Series continues, this time on layout. Una Kravets and Adam Argyle are joined by Jecelyn Yeen to discuss an overview of how DevTools can help you create and debug layouts.

 

Una Kravets (co-host)

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Making the web more colorful ✨🎨  Web DevRel @googlechrome Unicorn face host of @toolsday & Designing in the Browser 🎬 

 

Adam Argyle (co-host)

Twitter | Instagram | YouTube

@GoogleChrome CSS DevRel; @CSSWG; VisBug maker; punk; CSS/JS/UX addict; 💀🤘 

 

Jecelyn Yeen

Twitter | Facebook | YouTube

Developer advocate @ChromeDevTools 📐🤩

 

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Dec 15, 2021
054: DevTools Mini Series - Color
14:20

Welcome to the DevTools Mini Series for The CSS Podcast. On this episode, Una Kravets and Adam Argyle are joined by Jecelyn Yeen to discuss an overview of color and shared tips.

 

Una Kravets (co-host)

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Making the web more colorful ✨🎨  Web DevRel @googlechrome Unicorn face host of @toolsday & Designing in the Browser 🎬 

 

Adam Argyle (co-host)

Twitter | Instagram | YouTube

@GoogleChrome CSS DevRel; @CSSWG; VisBug maker; punk; CSS/JS/UX addict; 💀🤘 

 

Jecelyn Yeen

Twitter | Facebook | YouTube

Developer advocate @ChromeDevTools 📐🤩

 

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Dec 08, 2021
053: Season 2 wrap up
35:45

We’ve reached the end of season 2 of the CSS Podcast. In this closing episode, we recap every episode by sharing our favorite tips and learnings from the last few months!

Episodes reminisced
E30 → Lists
E31 → @rules
E32 → Page Media Queries
E33 → Preference Media Queries
E34 → Overflow
E35 → Background
E36 → Text & Typography
E37 → Cursors & Pointers
E38 → N-Match Notation
E39 → Paths, Shapes, Clipping and Masking
E40 → @font-face
E41 → Transforms
E42 → Snap Points
E43 → Containment
E44 → Transitions
E45 → @scroll-timeline
E46 → Custom Properties
E47 → :is(), :where(), and @nest
E48 → Touch Interaction
E49 → Accessibility
E50 → Inherit, initial, inset, and revert
E51 → Styling SVG
E52 → Counters & @counter-style

Una Kravets (co-host)
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Making the web more colorful ✨🎨 Web DevRel @googlechrome Unicorn face host of @toolsday & Designing in the Browser 🎬

Adam Argyle (co-host)
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@GoogleChrome CSS DevRel; @CSSWG; VisBug maker; punk; CSS/JS/UX addict; 💀🤘

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Aug 03, 2021
052: counters and @counter-style
26:48

Count on The CSS Podcast to cover counters. Una and Adam teach all the ways to create, reset, and update counters. Use them for lists, games and more!

 

Links

Counters Level 3 https://goo.gle/3f2BP18 

Pure CSS Games Collection https://goo.gle/3l0wrQe 

 

Una Kravets (co-host)

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Making the web more colorful ✨🎨  Web DevRel @googlechrome Unicorn face host of @toolsday & Designing in the Browser 🎬 

 

Adam Argyle (co-host)

Twitter | Instagram | YouTube

@GoogleChrome CSS DevRel; @CSSWG; VisBug maker; punk; CSS/JS/UX addict; 💀🤘 

 

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Jul 27, 2021
051: Styling SVG in CSS
32:54

CSS and SVG are very intertwined, and you can create a lot of unique effects by combining the two. This episode dives into a few CSS + SVG tips and tricks, including where and how to use SVG on your page, icon systems, color theming, adding animations, filter effects, and more!

 

Links

Solved with CSS: Colorizing SVG → https://goo.gle/3x0Uilb

SVGOMG  → https://goo.gle/3hS6ksJ

SVG spec  → https://goo.gle/3wVgRYe

 

Una Kravets (co-host)

Twitter | Instagram | YouTube

Making the web more colorful ✨🎨  Web DevRel @googlechrome Unicorn face host of @toolsday & Designing in the Browser 🎬 

 

Adam Argyle (co-host)

Twitter | Instagram | YouTube

@GoogleChrome CSS DevRel; @CSSWG; VisBug maker; punk; CSS/JS/UX addict; 💀🤘 

 

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Jul 20, 2021
050: inherit, initial, unset, and revert
11:31

This episode is about the very available CSS values inherit, initial, unset and revert. We'll help explain what they are, what they do and when to use them.

 

Links

CSS Tricks Article → https://goo.gle/2U5PxJw 

Quirksmode Article → https://goo.gle/2TY80rz 

 

Una Kravets (co-host)

Twitter | Instagram | YouTube

Making the web more colorful ✨🎨  Web DevRel @googlechrome Unicorn face host of @toolsday & Designing in the Browser 🎬 

 

Adam Argyle (co-host)

Twitter | Instagram | YouTube

@GoogleChrome CSS DevRel; @CSSWG; VisBug maker; punk; CSS/JS/UX addict; 💀🤘 

 

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Jul 13, 2021
049: Accessibility
31:38

Today we are breaking down accessibility related styling choices to ensure a better user experience for all of your users. These include focus visibility, keyboard navigation, and more! 

Links

#lintHTMLwithCSS - https://goo.gle/3dSMIlU 

CSS Speech Level 1 - https://goo.gle/3xrg3vc 

Media Queries Level 5 - https://goo.gle/3qUcBXz

 

Una Kravets (co-host)

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Making the web more colorful ✨🎨  Web DevRel @googlechrome Unicorn face host of @toolsday & Designing in the Browser 🎬 

 

Adam Argyle (co-host)

Twitter | Instagram | YouTube

@GoogleChrome CSS DevRel; @CSSWG; VisBug maker; punk; CSS/JS/UX addict; 💀🤘 

 

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Jul 06, 2021
048: Touch interaction
25:54

Today we touch on touch interaction. Covering CSS's ability to change a user's touch experience with properties like touch-action, scroll-behavior, user-select and more.

 

Links

MDN - https://goo.gle/3y8My14 

Spec - https://goo.gle/3dm4opF 

 

Una Kravets (co-host)

Twitter | Instagram | YouTube

Making the web more colorful ✨🎨  Web DevRel @googlechrome Unicorn face host of @toolsday & Designing in the Browser 🎬 

 

Adam Argyle (co-host)

Twitter | Instagram | YouTube

@GoogleChrome CSS DevRel; @CSSWG; VisBug maker; punk; CSS/JS/UX addict; 💀🤘 

 

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Jun 29, 2021
047: :is(), :where(), & nesting
33:04

In this episode, Adam and Una explore some CSS syntactic sugar! They discuss the :is and :where functions, how they differ, and how they’re paving the way for nesting. 

 

Links

Adam's post on web.dev https://goo.gle/3qhYifl 

MDN :is() https://goo.gle/3qgU0Vf 

Forgiving selector parsing https://goo.gle/3xLTYHL 

 

Una Kravets (co-host)

Twitter | Instagram | YouTube

Making the web more colorful ✨🎨  Web DevRel @googlechrome Unicorn face host of @toolsday & Designing in the Browser 🎬 

 

Adam Argyle (co-host)

Twitter | Instagram | YouTube

@GoogleChrome CSS DevRel; @CSSWG; VisBug maker; punk; CSS/JS/UX addict; 💀🤘 

 

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Jun 22, 2021
046: Custom properties
27:29

Custom properties, aka CSS variables, are runtime dynamic variables which allow you to store loose or typed values. They're free, super fast, improve code legibility, unlock powers, are reachable with JavaScript, animateable, overall super fun and, well, kind of complex.

 

Links

Module Level 1 https://goo.gle/3wtADL1 

82% of developers get this 3 line CSS quiz wrong https://goo.gle/2U8oTPR 

A user’s guide to CSS variables https://goo.gle/3zlmscV 

Locally Scoped CSS Variables: What, How, and Why https://goo.gle/2KGESwR 

GitHub https://goo.gle/3iOiVOa 

 

Una Kravets (co-host)

Twitter | Instagram | YouTube

Making the web more colorful ✨🎨  Web DevRel @googlechrome Unicorn face host of @toolsday & Designing in the Browser 🎬 

 

Adam Argyle (co-host)

Twitter | Instagram | YouTube

@GoogleChrome CSS DevRel; @CSSWG; VisBug maker; punk; CSS/JS/UX addict; 💀🤘 

 

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Jun 15, 2021
045: Scroll timeline
22:26

In this episode we deep dive the experimental Scroll Animations spec to bring you the breakdown on @scroll-timeline powered CSS animation. Learn about scroll-linked animations vs scroll-triggered animations and how to orchestrate scroll interactions with elements of the page. 

 

Links

Scroll animations level 1 draft https://goo.gle/3pvWX49 

Polyfill https://goo.gle/3x8CQvw 

GUI Challenges - Tabs https://goo.gle/34YYl5J 

Bramus's talk https://goo.gle/2TPs7HU 

 

Una Kravets (co-host)

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Making the web more colorful ✨🎨  Web DevRel @googlechrome Unicorn face host of @toolsday & Designing in the Browser 🎬 

 

Adam Argyle (co-host)

Twitter | Instagram | YouTube

@GoogleChrome CSS DevRel; @CSSWG; VisBug maker; punk; CSS/JS/UX addict; 💀🤘 

 

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Jun 08, 2021
044: Transitions
26:18

In this episode it's all about transitions. What you can and can't transition, it's limits, and it's super powers. We'll finish up with ways to trigger transitions and a few tips and tricks.

 

Links

CSS Transitions https://goo.gle/3vIDi31 

Cont. https://goo.gle/3pcpueY 

 

Una Kravets (co-host)

Twitter | Instagram | YouTube

Making the web more colorful ✨🎨  Web DevRel @googlechrome Unicorn face host of @toolsday & Designing in the Browser 🎬 

 

Adam Argyle (co-host)

Twitter | Instagram | YouTube

@GoogleChrome CSS DevRel; @CSSWG; VisBug maker; punk; CSS/JS/UX addict; 💀🤘 

 

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Jun 01, 2021
043: Containment
14:51

The CSS contain property can give you some serious performance gains by adjusting how and when the browser renders elements. In this episode, we go over all the different types of containment, and where you might use them.

 

Links

MDN doc on containment → https://goo.gle/3fRejEd 

Content-visibility → https://goo.gle/3wBMB52 

 

Una Kravets (co-host)

Twitter | Instagram | YouTube

Making the web more colorful ✨🎨  Web DevRel @googlechrome Unicorn face host of @toolsday & Designing in the Browser 🎬 

 

Adam Argyle (co-host)

Twitter | Instagram | YouTube

@GoogleChrome CSS DevRel; @CSSWG; VisBug maker; punk; CSS/JS/UX addict; 💀🤘 

 

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May 26, 2021
042: Snap points
16:49

In this episode we're guiding scroll areas into their peaceful resting places, maintaining alignment, keeping visual harmony, and improving the overall experience with the content.

 

Links

Scroll Snap Level 1 draft https://goo.gle/2R9hUow 

overscroll-behavior https://goo.gle/3o7vLYE 

scroll-behavior https://goo.gle/3uKvkWU 

 

Una Kravets (co-host)

Twitter | Instagram | YouTube

Making the web more colorful ✨🎨  Web DevRel @googlechrome Unicorn face host of @toolsday & Designing in the Browser 🎬 

 

Adam Argyle (co-host)

Twitter | Instagram | YouTube

@GoogleChrome CSS DevRel; @CSSWG; VisBug maker; punk; CSS/JS/UX addict; 💀🤘 

 

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May 11, 2021
041: Transforms
30:24

In this episode we enter the 3rd dimension with CSS, placing and manipulating objects in 3D space with the transform property. 2D and 3D transforms are spectacular ways to animate and create a sense of depth in a design, follow along for how it all works.

 

Links

CSS Transforms Module Level 1 https://goo.gle/2RsETdW 

CSS Transforms Module Level 2 https://goo.gle/3tdGeCF 

Chaining transforms → https://goo.gle/3nKMKQp 

 

Una Kravets (co-host)

Twitter | Instagram | YouTube

Making the web more colorful ✨🎨  Web DevRel @googlechrome Unicorn face host of @toolsday & Designing in the Browser 🎬 

 

Adam Argyle (co-host)

Twitter | Instagram | YouTube

@GoogleChrome CSS DevRel; @CSSWG; VisBug maker; punk; CSS/JS/UX addict; 💀🤘 

 

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May 04, 2021
040: @font-face
23:52

In this episode Una and Adam talk about font adjustments when being used within @font-face. When fonts are loaded, there's an opportunity to provide default values and fine tunings.

Links
@font-face on MDN → https://goo.gle/2S3DAmp 
CSS Fonts Level 4 → https://goo.gle/3sGwO2s 

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Apr 27, 2021
039: Paths, shapes, clipping and masking
33:20

Paths, shapes, clipping, masking, oh my! There’s so much you can do with CSS shapes—from creating transition effects to creating interesting and organic typographic layouts. In this episode we dive in to how to wrangle shape effects in CSS.

 

Shapes Level 1 → https://goo.gle/3gkJAkG 

Shapes Level 2 →  https://goo.gle/3amJLIk 

Masking Level 1 →  https://goo.gle/3nb6Bb5 

Clippy tool → https://goo.gle/3sIM0w9 

clip-path transitions → https://goo.gle/3tGx96I 

CSS Masking → https://goo.gle/3goEcNt 

 

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Apr 20, 2021
038: N-match Notation
16:22

Welcome back to The CSS Podcast, where we cover all things CSS from accessibility to c-index. Today, Una and Adam will discuss a micro syntax for pseudo class notification when working with nth-child. 

 

Selectors level 3 →  https://goo.gle/3dWB48G 

Useful nth-child recipes → https://goo.gle/3e102DE 

Nth-child syntax → https://goo.gle/328nA4b 

Quantity queries → https://goo.gle/3a4NPwT 

Solved with CSS! Nth-tricks → https://goo.gle/3g65Wq0 

 

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Apr 13, 2021
037: Cursors and Pointers
17:09

What do mouse pointers, potatoes, and your fingers have in common? They can all interact with a screen! With CSS we can define how active our web boxes are, which areas are interactive, and what style the cursor should be. Maybe that means your mouse arrow becomes an animated magic wand, or maybe not. Get ready for a fun episode, where things get a bit goofy.

Links
Pointer events → https://goo.gle/39HFYF8
A Mind-Bending Discovery → https://goo.gle/31Rm3iA

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Apr 06, 2021
036: Text and Typography
30:12

In this episode we cover typography on the web from your CSS. From font properties to word breaking. Also, Adam gets thrown off and amazed at how dynamic the text underline property is and revels in the difference between small caps and petite caps.

Links

MDN Text Fundamentals → https://goo.gle/2O4Fh13
Text Decoration 3 → https://goo.gle/3u7M2yK

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Mar 30, 2021
035: Background
24:46

In this episode we cover all the ways to style an element's background: using images, colors, gradients and more.

 

Links

CSS backgrounds-3 → http://goo.gle/2P0DGJE

CSS Tricks on backgrounds → http://goo.gle/2ODPCRY

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Mar 23, 2021
034: Overflow
18:20

In today's episode we cover overscroll and all the ways to handle content that's bursting at the seams. The web has a natural tendency to show overflowing content, so let's study our options when it comes to wrangling those pesky misbehavers.

Links
Text-overflow → http://goo.gle/38uDGbX
CSS Overflow Module → http://goo.gle/2N7KsNg

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Mar 16, 2021
033: Preference Media
15:58

In this episode we narrow our focus on user-preference-based media queries, which enable you to create personalized experiences based on your users custom settings and needs.

Links
Media Queries 5 → https://goo.gle/306lZea

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Mar 11, 2021
032: Page Media
21:53

In this episode we talk about page media queries and all the ways you can pivot your styles based on device capabilities, viewport size, etc. 

 

Links

Media Queries → http://goo.gle/2MhYfR2

Scripting → http://goo.gle/2Mdan5E

The 'display-mode' media feature → http://goo.gle/2NoFr3c

Prefers-* Security and Privacy → http://goo.gle/3kfwUM0

CSS Color Adjustment → http://goo.gle/3qLkduJ

 

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Mar 02, 2021
031: @rules
20:50

In this episode we talk about CSS @rules and all the different customizations you can make to fonts, encoding, animations, Houdini, and more. 

Links
At-rules → http://goo.gle/3uvvRwb
CSS Conditional Rules Module → http://goo.gle/37Bgf02
@property → https://goo.gle/3upuMpB
Media Queries → https://goo.gle/2Nl2VGp
CSS Fonts → http://goo.gle/3dB2uSU

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Feb 23, 2021
030: Lists
16:26

In this Season 2 kickoff episode we talk about lists; their bullets/markers, styleability and overall featureset. List-en closely 🤓

Links
CSS Lists and Counters Module → http://goo.gle/2LlRhtS
Custom bullets with CSS → http://goo.gle/3rol0BL
CSS Lists, Markers, And Counters→ http://goo.gle/3cHa5yP
CSS Counter Grid → https://goo.gle/3awKJkp

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Feb 16, 2021
029: Houdini Series: Layout
16:34

In this episode, we get a little more experimental as we continue the Houdini series and discuss the Layout Worklet, also sometimes referred to as the Houdini Layout API. The Layout API enables developers to write their own layout algorithms.

For more about Houdini worklets, check out our last episode on the Paint Worklet for an overview → https://goo.gle/3mG6BPc

Links

The Layout API → https://goo.gle/3gspEdI

Masonry Layout Example by @iamvdo → https://goo.gle/37pRint

Dec 09, 2020
028: Houdini Series: Paint
29:29

In this episode, we continue the Houdini series and enter worklet land! We go over the Paint Worklet, an API that enables developers to define canvas-like custom painting functions that can be used directly in CSS as backgrounds, borders, masks, and more.

Links

CSS Paint API → https://goo.gle/39bWvBV

MDN Docs on CSS Painting API → https://goo.gle/3m3e1M1

Worklet Reference → https://goo.gle/3980Equ

Dec 02, 2020
027: Houdini Series: Typed OM
21:17

In this episode we go over the TypedOM, a new API for parsing, converting, creating and managing CSS. It's typed, as the name suggests, and these typings not only help developers find bugs, they can make properties animateable natively in the engine. 

Links

MDN Typed OM Reference → https://goo.gle/3n2FrC9

Spec → https://goo.gle/32fq94O

caniuse attributeStyleMap →  https://goo.gle/3leR0Fu

caniuse computedStyleMap →  https://goo.gle/3p40ENy

Nov 18, 2020
026: Houdini Series: Properties & Values
21:20

In this episode we introduce Houdini! We start by talking about our hooks into the layout engine and CSS parser, so we can connect our custom functionality with some CSS authored by a designer or developer. These hooks are called Houdini Properties & Values.

Links

Properties and Values Spec → https://goo.gle/2HZ6Aad

Value Definitions Spec → https://goo.gle/2HZCCTy

Houdini @property → https://goo.gle/3eyFimW

Nov 11, 2020
025: Season 1 Wrap Up
52:58

In this closing episode, we do a whirlwind recap of our entire first season! We go over every episode, from the box model to z-index to animations and functions and color. Listen as we recount our favorite tips and tricks and discuss what we learned in the process of making this podcast.

Sep 16, 2020
024: Blend Modes
18:00

Today we are talking about CSS blend modes! Blend modes are super fun and allow you to specify how you want elements to interact in terms of their overlapping pixel values on the page.

Links:

mix-blend-mode → https://goo.gle/3m5L9mP 

Isolation: Cascading Style Sheets → https://goo.gle/2GIDjiX 

Sep 09, 2020
023: Filters
26:20

In this episode, we’re talking about CSS filters! We can alter the pixels of our web apps in similar ways to our favorite design tools. From recreating Instagram filter effects, to blurring background for better legibility, we dive deep into what CSS and filters can do.

Links:

Filter Effects Module Level 1 → https://goo.gle/34SPJ1D 

Backdrop Filter → https://goo.gle/3hJTMRz 

CSSGram → https://goo.gle/2EPDOad 

Custom & Instagram photo filters → https://goo.gle/31PhaYi 

Contrast Swap technique → https://goo.gle/2G9LpRh 

feColorMatrix → https://goo.gle/34UKw9u 

Shaders → https://goo.gle/32PJ2uR 

Sep 02, 2020
022: Animation
38:49

In this episode, we’re talking about CSS animations. With CSS animations a developer creates a set of keyframes, and then uses a variety of animation properties to describe how the element moves through each of the possible keyframes. 

Links:

Animations Level 1 Spec → https://goo.gle/2DhV0V2 

Easing Level 1 Spec → https://goo.gle/3kWoWap 

Scroll-Linked Animations Draft Spec → https://goo.gle/39VQV4N 

Cubic-Bezier Tool → https://goo.gle/2Q5xj5i 

Debugging Animations → https://goo.gle/3ayI2yD 

Rainbow Button → https://goo.gle/3214e0t 

Complete Easing Functions → https://goo.gle/3gaaiJ4 

Aug 26, 2020
021: Gradients
30:38

In this episode gradients take the stage as we share syntax secrets, tips and tricks, and probably teach you about repeating-conic-gradient. By the end, you’ll be savvy with color stops, transition hints, and all the ways to interpolate color in your design.

Links:

Spec Level 3 → https://goo.gle/3h8cRN7 

Spec Draft Level 4 → https://goo.gle/3iPmDUE 

Lea’s Pattern Gallery → https://goo.gle/3j4XEwX

Lea’s Cicada Principle Article → https://goo.gle/2FyeWnr 

Aug 19, 2020
020: Functions
39:59

In this episode we talk about the runtime dynamic side of CSS, commonly recognized as a CSS function. Today, in similar fashion to other episodes, we’ll be doing a massive overview of all the CSS functions, to be later deep dived. 

Links:

CSS Tricks Guide to CSS Functions → https://goo.gle/2XRb7Ah 

CSS Variables → https://goo.gle/2XRb2fX 

Functional Notations Spec → https://goo.gle/3gJwavQ 

Cubic Bezier Generator → https://goo.gle/30LiDhG 

Billion Laughs Attack → https://goo.gle/2XUxjtg 

Aug 12, 2020
019: Z-Index and Stacking Context
19:49

In today’s episode, we’re talking about z-index and stacking context. This is a pretty in-depth topic, but it's something that we see all the time and it can definitely bite if you aren’t aware of what’s going on.

Links:

CSS Animations Level 1 → https://goo.gle/2DhV0V2 

Scroll-linked Animations 1 → https://goo.gle/39VQV4N 

15 thoughts on What's the Maximum Z-Index? → https://goo.gle/31ipKxh 

What No One Told You About Z-Index → https://goo.gle/3fqTLjl 

Aug 05, 2020
018: Focus
18:54

Today we discuss: focus! Focus  is something we regularly deal with when writing styles and is also very tied to markup and attributes like tabindex, so we’ll be discussing all of those things in this episode!

Links:

User Action Pseudo-classes → https://goo.gle/3jNSHcL 

HTML Standard → https://goo.gle/3g7FzNr 

Keyboard control → https://goo.gle/2X1rNEE  

Roving tabindex -- A11 → https://goo.gle/3jOZenQ 

Jul 30, 2020
017: Shadows
21:34

Today we’re talking about shadows! Box shadows, drop shadows, text shadows, and everything in between. Shadows can exist all over our UIs without us even realizing it because sometimes, they just look like borders.

 

box-shadow spec →  https://goo.gle/32JVdL4 

text-shadow spec → https://goo.gle/2ZMdiGo 

Sass pixel art → https://goo.gle/3hsjQjp 

Any image to CSS → https://goo.gle/2WKnm0L 

Easing Box Shadows → https://goo.gle/2BjU6qh 

Codepen → https://goo.gle/2ZLUDL2 

3D Text → https://goo.gle/2ZNO8ar 

Jul 22, 2020
016: Borders
24:46

Today we’re talking about borders! And while this sounds relatively simplistic, borders in CSS can actually get pretty complex very quickly. It’s not just color and style that you can adjust, but also also border images, where you control how the image repeats itself and what slice of the image you want to show.

Links:

CSS backgrounds and borders → https://goo.gle/3hbosdZ

CSS logical properties and values → https://goo.gle/308szAl 

Fancy border radius generator → https://goo.gle/3fH3SBT 

Jul 15, 2020
015: Pseudo Selectors
36:46

In this episode we break down functional and regular pseudo selectors, CSS’s special hook into encapsulated element states. We can’t control them, but we can leverage them to provide rich interactive feedback from our interfaces.

 

Links:

Selectors Level 4 → https://goo.gle/2ZiJLmt 

a:link vs. a styling demo → https://goo.gle/2NGwWgd 

Hacking Visited for Una’s Blog → https://goo.gle/3eIo0TC 

:focus-within from Next Generation Web Styling → https://goo.gle/3gaXSRE 

:focus-visible explainer → https://goo.gle/2VslHMA 

Una’s Pure CSS Whackamole → https://goo.gle/2VxfhvX 

Una’s Pure CSS Tick Tack Toe → https://goo.gle/2ZzTCob 

Pure CSS Games Post → https://goo.gle/2VslTvi 

Empty Demo with Custom Properties → https://goo.gle/31tUlJS 

:blank naming → https://goo.gle/2Vukm81 

Jul 01, 2020
014: Pseudo Elements
20:08

::after and ::before? Pssh, do you know about ::first-letter, ::spelling-error, and ::backdrop? In this episode, we dive into the world of pseudo-elements and discuss how to use these unique declarations that enable styling specific parts of some selected HTML. 

Links

CSS Pseudo-Elements Module Level 4 → https://goo.gle/2BxRB3q 

CSS Shadow Parts → https://goo.gle/2NqjYmM 

CSS Text Decoration Module Level 3 → https://goo.gle/2zXWYsd 

The ::cue pseudo-element → https://goo.gle/2Z0E6kF 

CSS Scoping Module Level 1 → https://goo.gle/3hXj9jt 

Part and theme explainer → https://goo.gle/2YqsJn2 

Jun 24, 2020
013: Spacing
24:15

In this episode we do our best to cover the many ways to create space on the web. From techniques like HTML entities nbsp; to gap, we cover the clever, hacky and clean ways you can create spatial relationships on the web. 

Links

CSS Logical Properties and Values Level 1 → https://goo.gle/3gw7FTp 

HTML Entities → https://goo.gle/36Soqnd 

Everything You Should Know About Collapsing Margins → https://goo.gle/2MwOuLr 

Adam’s video: flex gap and internationalization → https://goo.gle/3gIuB1w

Jun 17, 2020
012: Logical Properties
20:20

The days of  euro-centric spacing like `margin-top` are limited: instead, say hello to `margin-block-start` to define space that works within any linguistic context based on your layout needs.In this episode we shake the physical and lean into the logical as we break down CSS logical properties.

Links:

https://goo.gle/3gw7FTp 

Flow-relative syntax for margin - like shorthands -

https://goo.gle/2ZLoS4W 

May 27, 2020
011: Grid
31:50

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. This episode will set you up to reach for the right parts of grid at the right time.

Links

Grid Spec → https://goo.gle/3bLLfcW 

3 CSS Grid Features Una Loves → https://goo.gle/2LGJAL8 

Grid to Flex → https://goo.gle/2ThGBx0 

May 20, 2020
010: Flexbox
24:02

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 - https://www.w3.org/TR/css-flexbox-1/

Flow-flow with writing mode - https://codepen.io/argyleink/pen/mdeedye

Grid to Flex: https://gridtoflex.com

May 13, 2020
009: Layout
25:31

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 → https://goo.gle/3fnrBXI 

Holy Grail Layout → https://goo.gle/2ynld2l 

Complete Guide to Flexbox → https://goo.gle/2A2Wtg9 

Grid Guide → https://goo.gle/2SEldBM

May 06, 2020
008: Sizing Units
25:43

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. 

Links

CSS Spec Values and Units Level 4 → https://goo.gle/2KKdttw 

Sizing and Units on MDC → https://goo.gle/2VMkros 

Speech Module → https://goo.gle/2YbLISJ 

All About Ems → https://goo.gle/3bMViiV 

Apr 29, 2020
007: Color Part 2 - Perception
21:49

Explore perceptual, human-centered, color in this episode as we review latest specs, latest syntaxes, theories and strategies for color on the web in 2020.  

Links:

Spec CSS color level-4 → https://goo.gle/3cFCaDr 

Draft Spec CSS color level-5  → https://goo.gle/3cL4CUF 

How Color Gamut & Display Technology Can Affect Your Content → https://goo.gle/3eIH5p3 

WICG Contrast Ratio → https://goo.gle/2XWxZyZ 

Lea Verou LCH color picker→ https://goo.gle/2VvVopn 

Webkit Working on Color Level 4 → https://goo.gle/353yf0D 

Apr 22, 2020
006: Color Part 1 - Usage
31:09

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

Links

The Evolution of Color - Chris Lilley

Read color hex codes - Dave DeSandro

CSS color level 3

“flavor” system color

Web Almanac 2019: CSS Chapter -- https://almanac.httparchive.org/en/2019/css

Nerds Guide to Web Color -> https://css-tricks.com/nerds-guide-color-web/

HSL hue turn rotate codepen

Apr 15, 2020
005: Inheritance
08:07

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 https://goo.gle/39KZPR6 

List of inherits or not https://goo.gle/2wn0yKF 

Apr 08, 2020
004: The Cascade
11:49

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 → https://goo.gle/39jAEES 

CSS Cascade Interactive Article → https://goo.gle/2UhqIHV 

Una’s Doodle → https://goo.gle/2QKTy13

Apr 01, 2020
003: Specificity
12:58

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 http://specifishity.com

Specificity Calculator https://specificity.keegan.st

Mar 24, 2020
002: Selectors
15:02

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. A lot of things!

Links

CSS selectors level 3 →https://goo.gle/39MHdRp 

CSS - Tricks: How Selectors Work → https://goo.gle/3cUSb9y 

Mar 18, 2020
001: The Box Model
12:05

Where do scrollbars go, inside or outside the box? In this episode Una and Adam answer that and much more in their discussion of the CSS box model. Everything in CSS starts as a box, and while that’s a straight forward concept to initially think about, it can get complex quite quickly. Not only do boxes surround elements, but letters in a sentence each have a box too. How many boxes are there!? Lots. Lots of boxes. 

 

Links

Box Model CSS Spec: https://goo.gle/39KwDud 

Adam’s Box Model CodePen: https://goo.gle/38JFZ8n 

CSS Tricks on the Box Model: https://goo.gle/3aM4a7p

Check out the Instagram: https://goo.gle/2W97OEg 

Mar 12, 2020