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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.

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.

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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.

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English


Episodes

031: @rules

2/23/2021
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 The CSS Podcast #CSSpodcast

Duration:00:21:16

030: Lists

2/16/2021
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 The CSS Podcast #CSSpodcast

Duration:00:16:52

029: Houdini Series: Layout

12/9/2020
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

Duration:00:17:00

028: Houdini Series: Paint

12/2/2020
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

Duration:00:29:54

027: Houdini Series: Typed OM

11/18/2020
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 Una Kravets (co-host) Twitter | Instagram |...

Duration:00:21:43

027: Houdini Series: Typed OM

11/18/2020
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

Duration:00:21:43

026: Houdini Series: Properties & Values

11/11/2020
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

Duration:00:21:46

025: Season 1 Wrap Up

9/16/2020
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.

Duration:00:52:58

024: Blend Modes

9/9/2020
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

Duration:00:18:26

023: Filters

9/2/2020
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...

Duration:00:26:46

022: Animation

8/26/2020
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 →...

Duration:00:39:15

021: Gradients

8/19/2020
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

Duration:00:31:04

020: Functions

8/12/2020
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

Duration:00:40:25

019: Z-Index and Stacking Context

8/5/2020
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

Duration:00:20:15

018: Focus

7/30/2020
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

Duration:00:19:20

017: Shadows

7/22/2020
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 →...

Duration:00:22:00

016: Borders

7/15/2020
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

Duration:00:25:12

015: Pseudo Selectors

7/1/2020
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...

Duration:00:36:46

014: Pseudo Elements

6/24/2020
::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...

Duration:00:20:34

013: Spacing

6/17/2020
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

Duration:00:24:41