Mon 09 Aug 2021

The World of CSS Transforms

Like so many things in CSS, the transform property is surprisingly remarkable.

At first glance, it may seem like a pretty niche thing. How often do we need to rotate or skew something, after all? And yet, the more I learn about transform, the more I find myself taking advantage of it. In my blog's codebase, I've used the transform property more than 350 times!

In this blog post, we're diving deep into the transform property. I'll show you some of the cool and unexpected things you can do with it!

Source: CSS Transforms tutorial, an article by Joshua Comeau.

Is it Time to Ditch the Design Grid?

I came across this website, Gridless Design recently, and it immediately struck a chord. It’s something I’ve been thinking about for a long time — the way that the usual design process, where designers hand off static mockups based, so often, on a 12-column grid, is not fit for purpose. I know I’m far from the first person to think that way, but increasingly with the advancements in CSS layout in recent years, the design grid feels more like a hangover from print than ever. A solution to a problem that, on the web, we simply don’t have.

Source: Is it Time to Ditch the Design Grid?, an article by Michelle Barker.