CSS: style and substance
“Using a CSS methodology, or a combination of many, can save you hours of development and debug ” time, leading to more organised code
If you are reading this then there is a good chance you know what CSS is. We like to call it the king of styling, but Cascading Style Sheets in 2018 have so much more to offer than simple styling. This issue we decided it was time to show off some of the immense talents that CSS has to offer and give an insight into some of the lesser-known but still essential elements that anyone needing to sharpen up their skills really needs to know.
So what is on offer? We kick off with eight pages all about CSS animation. This takes you from storyboarding through to implementing a simple project, while passing transitions, keyframes, performance and SVG animation along the way. Want to know the ins and outs of CSS Grid? Then head to page 52 as we take you through the basics and beyond, and offer a few tips along the way.
Not as sexy as animation but just as important is optimisation. Head to page 58 to get quick and easy tips to lighten the code load and get faster-loading sites. CSS preprocessors let you extend CSS and make it even more powerful. We take a closer look at the very popular preprocessor Sass and show how to use it to style your sites. Everyone likes rules and best practices when it comes to code, so on page 72 Ahmed Abuelgasim delves into CSS methodologies and how to use them. Elsewhere, Codepen engineer Cassidy Williams shows off CSS art skills, and we look to the future with Houdini. Enjoy.
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