The CSS Regions Module — Control Where Content Flows

Would you like more control of your content and how it flows through your layout? Would you like an easy way to create more complex layouts? How about an easy way to independently style sections of a document, without complicated css rules that overwrite each other? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then css regions might be what you’re looking for.

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When Can You Use New HTML and CSS in Production?

The last week or two, I’ve been looking at some not quite ready for production css in the css shapes module and the css exclusions module. While neither is ready just yet, you might want to use them as soon as possible. Other things like flexbox are much closer to being ready. It begs the question how do we know when it’s ok to adopt new html or css techniques?

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The CSS Exclusions Module — Letting Your Content Flow

Last week I took a look at the coming css shapes module. It’s actually part of a more general module on css exclusions (formerly positioned floats) and I want to look at the more general exclusions today.

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Finding the Balance Between Craft and Automation

Which is more important for your design business, craftsmanship or automation? The former leads to greater quality in each site. The latter leads to a greater quantity of sites. Craftsmanship helps you sell individual projects, but automation helps you sell more projects. Which is more important?

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The CSS Shapes Module — Breaking Out of the Box

One of the limitations of developing websites is that everything is fundamentally a rectangular box. We fight against it. We create non-rectangular images, we round corners, we have a variety of creative techniques to display less box-like shapes, but still behind the scenes each of these things sits in a rectangular box and other elements react to that box seen or unseen.

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