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Using the Paint Timing API

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It's a great time to be a web performance aficionado, and the arrival of the Paint Timing API in Chrome 60 is proof positive of that fact. The Paint Timing API is yet another addition to the burgeoning Performance API, but instead of capturing page and...

A Poll About Pattern Libraries and Hiring

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I was asked (by this fella on Twitter) a question about design patterns. It has an interesting twist though, related to hiring, which I hope makes for a good poll. Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate i...

(An Interview About) imgix Page Weight

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Imgix has been a long-time display ad sponsor here on CSS-Tricks. This post is not technically sponsored, I just noticed that they released a tool for analyzing image performance at any given URL that is pretty interesting. We know web performance is ...

Using ES2017 Async Functions

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ES2017 was finalized in June, and with it came wide support for my new favorite JavaScript feature: async functions! If you've ever struggled with reasoning about asynchronous JavaScript, this is for you. If you haven't, then, well, you're probably a s...

How do you start a sentence with “npm”?

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This npm. Asking this question was a fun little journey. Right on the npm website, the very first sentence starts with "npm", and they do not capitalize it. That's a pretty good precedent for not capitalizing it. It certainly looks awkward though, w...

More CSS Charts, with Grid & Custom Properties

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I loved Robin's recent post, experimenting with CSS Grid for bar-charts. I've actually been using a similar approach on a client project, building a day-planner with CSS Grid. It's a different use-case, but the same basic technique: using grid layouts ...

Improving Conversations using the Perspective API

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I recently came across an article by Rory Cellan-Jones about a new technology from Jigsaw, a development group at Google focused on making people safer online through technology. At the time they'd just released the first alpha version of what they cal...

The Difference Between Explicit and Implicit Grids

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Grid Layout finally gives us the ability to define grids in CSS and place items into grid cells. This on its own is great, but the fact that we don't have to specify each track and we don't have to place every item manually makes the new module even be...

The Best Way to Implement a “Wrapper” in CSS

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Sometimes the first bit of HTML we write in a new document is an element that wraps everything else on the page. The term wrapper is common for that. We give it a class, and that class is responsible for encapsulating all visual elements on the page. I...