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The CSS Podcast

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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 d… read more

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057: DevTools Mini Series - Interaction

December 29th, 2021

14:32

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

056: DevTools Mini Series - Accessibility

December 22nd, 2021

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 …

055: DevTools Mini Series - Layout

December 15th, 2021

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 …

054: DevTools Mini Series - Color

December 8th, 2021

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 …

053: Season 2 wrap up

August 3rd, 2021

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 …

052: counters and @counter-style

July 27th, 2021

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 …

051: Styling SVG in CSS

July 20th, 2021

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, …

050: inherit, initial, unset, and revert

July 13th, 2021

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 

049: Accessibility

July 6th, 2021

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 -

048: Touch interaction

June 29th, 2021

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, …

047: :is(), :where(), & nesting

June 22nd, 2021

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 →

046: Custom properties

June 15th, 2021

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, …

045: Scroll timeline

June 8th, 2021

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 …

044: Transitions

June 1st, 2021

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

043: Containment

May 26th, 2021

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 …

042: Snap points

May 11th, 2021

16:49

In this episode we're guiding scroll areas into their peaceful resting places, maintaining alignment, keeping visual harmony, and improving the …

041: Transforms

May 4th, 2021

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 …

040: @font-face

April 27th, 2021

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 …

039: Paths, shapes, clipping and masking

April 20th, 2021

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 …

038: N-match Notation

April 13th, 2021

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 …

037: Cursors and Pointers

April 6th, 2021

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 …

036: Text and Typography

March 30th, 2021

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 …

035: Background

March 23rd, 2021

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 →

034: Overflow

March 16th, 2021

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 …

033: Preference Media

March 11th, 2021

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 →

032: Page Media

March 2nd, 2021

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 →

031: @rules

February 23rd, 2021

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

030: Lists

February 16th, 2021

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 …

029: Houdini Series: Layout

December 9th, 2020

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 …

028: Houdini Series: Paint

December 2nd, 2020

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 …

027: Houdini Series: Typed OM

November 18th, 2020

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 …

026: Houdini Series: Properties & Values

November 11th, 2020

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 …

025: Season 1 Wrap Up

September 16th, 2020

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 …

024: Blend Modes

September 9th, 2020

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 →

023: Filters

September 2nd, 2020

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 …

022: Animation

August 26th, 2020

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 …

021: Gradients

August 19th, 2020

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 …

020: Functions

August 12th, 2020

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 …

019: Z-Index and Stacking Context

August 5th, 2020

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:

018: Focus

July 30th, 2020

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, …

017: Shadows

July 22nd, 2020

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.

 

016: Borders

July 15th, 2020

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 …

015: Pseudo Selectors

July 1st, 2020

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, …

014: Pseudo Elements

June 24th, 2020

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 …

013: Spacing

June 17th, 2020

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 …

012: Logical Properties

May 27th, 2020

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 …

011: Grid

May 20th, 2020

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 …

010: Flexbox

May 13th, 2020

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 -

009: Layout

May 6th, 2020

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 →

008: Sizing Units

April 29th, 2020

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 …

007: Color Part 2 - Perception

April 22nd, 2020

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 …

006: Color Part 1 - Usage

April 15th, 2020

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 …

005: Inheritance

April 8th, 2020

8:07

Inheritance and its effects in CSS are found all over your styles, almost invisibly, until further investigation through devtools or docs. In today’s …

004: The Cascade

April 1st, 2020

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:

› …

003: Specificity

March 24th, 2020

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 …

002: Selectors

March 18th, 2020

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 …

001: The Box Model

March 12th, 2020

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. …

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