Now onto our usual content 😉.
It was kind of a quiet week again but Adam did tease us with a possible upcoming feature. Imagine being able to define custom and dynamic utility classes right there on your CSS file. Surreal 🤯.
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This is a great guide on the upcoming CSSOM View Module API and the kind of geometry you can do with the properties it introduces. Things like a "scroll to top" component, an infinite scrolling module, and even trigger animations on scroll
Have you ever tried to create a hero element that takes up the whole height and it breaks on iOS? Well, these new dynamic viewport units attempt to fix that! The best part is that these units have good browser support and can be used starting today if you have Chrome 108 or later.
The first thing a dev does when doing page speed optimization is optimize images. This article explains how to do that efficiently by using
srcset and the
picture element. Overall a good and simple guide to working with images in HTML.
This week's showcase is the landing page of the headless CMS Spinal. I find its use of gradients and colors very lovely and the customized screenshots and micro-animations add a very nice touch.
I wanted to mention this resource again because it's so good. It's a base project for building a Tailwind CSS plugin! It has everything you need to build a plugin right away, including examples of the Tailwind plugin API.
Creating a Tailwind plugin would be a great Christmas gift to the community! If you do create one feel free to reply to this email and I'll add it in an upcoming issue 😁.
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