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Below you find the last seven QuirksBlog entries.

Two options for using custom properties

Permalink | in CSS for JavaScripters

Recently I interviewed Stefan Judis for my upcoming book. We discussed CSS custom properties, and something interesting happened.

We had a period of a few minutes where we were talking past one another, because, as it turns out, we have completely opposite ideas about the use of CSS custom properties. I had never considered his approach, and I found it interesting enough to write this quick post.

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fit-content and fit-content()

Permalink | in CSS for JavaScripters

Today we will look at fit-content and fit-content(), which are special values for width and grid definitions. It’s ... complicated — not as a concept, but in its practical application.

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CSS terminology question

Permalink | in CSS for JavaScripters

I need to figure out how to call a pair of fundamental CSS concepts in my upcoming book and would like to hear which option you think is best — or least confusing.

When introducing width and height I explain that by default width takes as much horizontal space as it can, while height takes as little vertical space as possible. This leads to a discussion of these two opposed models that I excerpt below.

My question is: which names do I give to these models?

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Progressive enhancement and accessibility redux

Permalink | in Theory

A while ago I asked about the exact relationship between progressive enhancement and accessiblity. What were the responses?

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Progressive enhancement and accessibility

Permalink | in Theory

This article asks a question I don’t know the answer to: What is the exact relationship between progressive enhancement and accessiblity?

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Progressive Enhancement reading list 2021

Permalink | in Coding techniques

In March I am going to teach the Progressive Enhancement course of the Web minor at university for the third time. I decided to expand the reading list for this course, and here I present the version I’m going to use in 2021.

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Progressive Enhancement reading list, draft 1

Permalink | in Coding techniques

In March I am going to teach the Progressive Enhancement course of the Web minor at university for the third time. I decided to expand the reading list for this course, and here I presented draft 1 and asked for feedback.

Meanwhile the reading list is done and I removed this draft. Also, I have a question about progressive enhancement and accessibility that I wasn't able to solve.

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