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SVG Clipping Path Examples

Excerpt of the ori­gin­al art­icle.

«Last week I walked through a few examples using the path ele­ment and the text ele­ment as clip­ping paths. I also showed you how to clip ele­ments inside a group as opposed to indi­vidu­ally. Today I want to con­tin­ue with more examples start­ing with one where we’ll use a vari­ety of SVG ele­ments to build up a more com­plex clip­ping path.»

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Web Image Effects Performance Showdown

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«As browsers con­stantly improve their graph­ic­al ren­der­ing abil­it­ies, the abil­ity to truly design with­in them is becom­ing more of a real­ity. A few lines of code can now have quick and dra­mat­ic visu­al impact, and allow for con­sist­ency without a lot of effort. And as with most things in web devel­op­ment, there are often many ways to achieve the same effect.»

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An Ultimate Guide To CSS Pseudo-Classes And Pseudo-Elements

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«Hola a todos! (Hello, every­one!) In my early days of web design, I had to learn things the hard way: tri­al and error. There was no Smash­ing Magazine, Can I Use, Code­Pen or any of the oth­er amaz­ing tools at our dis­pos­al today. Hav­ing someone show me the ropes of web design, espe­cially on the CSS front, would have been incred­ibly help­ful.»

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→ smashingmagazine.com

2016 CSS Development

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«For some, it’s a won­der­fully flex­ible present­a­tion­al tech­no­logy that they love bend­ing to their will. For oth­ers, it’s a near incom­pre­hens­ible series of fractal lay­out hacks that make accom­plish­ing some­thing as simple as ver­tic­ally cen­ter­ing an ele­ment a cause for cel­eb­ra­tion.»

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How to Optimize CSS with Code Style Guides

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«When design­ers talk about style guides, they usu­ally mean an agreed upon manu­al on the coher­ent look and feel of a web­site or an applic­a­tion, with a well-designed col­our scheme, typo­graphy, and UI that’s used across the whole pro­ject.»

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What are CSS Modules and why do we need them?

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«I’ve been intrigued by CSS Mod­ules lately. If you haven’t heard of them, this post is for you. We’ll be look­ing at the pro­ject and it’s goals and aims. If you’re intrigued, stay tuned, as the next post will be about how to get star­ted using the idea. If you’re look­ing to imple­ment or level up your usage, part 3 will be about using them in a React envir­on­ment.»

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CSS Shapes: How to Line up Images and Texts

Excerpt of the ori­gin­al art­icle.

«In applic­a­tions such as InDes­ign or QuarkX­Press, let­ting let­ters flow along paths is a long estab­lished stand­ard for lin­ing up images and text. With CSS3 CSS Shapes allow you to cre­ate the same beha­viour in the browser.»

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Responsive Tables: CSS Only, No JavaScript

Excerpt of the ori­gin­al art­icle.

«Respons­ive web design has estab­lished itself as the way of mod­ern web devel­op­ment for a while now. The increas­ing mobile inter­net usage makes it neces­sary for a web­site to be recog­niz­able even on small dis­plays.»

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The Current State of Telephone Links

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«Tele­phone links are a thing. Like an anchor link you tap to (prob­ably) go to anoth­er page, these are links you tap to call a num­ber on a phone-cap­able device. They’ve been around for quite some time. Yet, they cause me a lot of con­fu­sion. For example, many devices will auto­ma­gic­ally recog­nize phone num­bers and do the link­ing for us, but not always.»

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The Flexbox Reading List: Techniques and Tools

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«Flexbox gives us a new kind of con­trol over our lay­outs, mak­ing cod­ing chal­lenges that were hard or impossible to solve with CSS alone simple and intu­it­ive. It provides us with the means to build grids that are flex­ible and aware of dynam­ic con­tent, and thus, give us the free­dom to focus on the cre­ation pro­cess instead of hack­ing our way towards a lay­out.»

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→ smashingmagazine.com