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The Future of Frontend - what is new in CSS?

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A presentation for the Bristech Meetup on new and interesting CSS.

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The Future of Frontend - what is new in CSS?

  1. 1. The Future of Frontend What is new in CSS? Rachel Andrew
  2. 2. Rachel Andrew » https://rachelandrew.co.uk » https://grabaperch.com » @rachelandrew » Invited Expert to the CSS Working Group » Google Developer Expert
  3. 3. Box Alignment Level 3 This is the vertical centering module!
  4. 4. Centre the content of .box .box { display: flex; align-items: center; justify-content: center; } <div class="box"> <img alt="balloon" src="square-balloon.jpg"> </div> http://codepen.io/rachelandrew/pen/XKaZWm
  5. 5. CSS Box Alignment Level 3 "The box alignment properties in CSS are a set of 6 properties that control alignment of boxes within other boxes." -- https://drafts.csswg.org/css-align/
  6. 6. CSS Box Alignment Level 3 Defines: » justify-content » align-content » justify-self » align-self » justify-items » align-items
  7. 7. CSS Grid Layout A new specification, "Unlike Flexbox, however, which is single-axis–oriented, Grid Layout is optimized for 2-dimensional layouts: those in which alignment of content is desired in both dimensions." -- https://drafts.csswg.org/css-grid/
  8. 8. Defining a simple grid .cards { display:grid; grid-template-columns: 1fr 1fr 1fr; grid-gap: 10px; }
  9. 9. The fr unit Defines a fraction unit - a fraction of the available space. Works in a similar way to using flex-grow with a positive value.
  10. 10. Wrapped Flexbox Layout .cards { display:flex; flex-wrap: wrap; } .card { flex: 1 1 250px; margin: 5px; } http://codepen.io/rachelandrew/pen/Gqvrwz
  11. 11. .cards { display:grid; grid-template-columns: repeat(auto-fill, minmax(200px,1fr)); grid-gap: 10px; } http://codepen.io/rachelandrew/pen/VjzrgG
  12. 12. .cards { display:grid; grid-template-columns: repeat(12,1fr); grid-gap: 10px; } .card:nth-child(1) { grid-column: 1 / 4; } .card:nth-child(2) { grid-column: 1 / 4; grid-row: 2; } .card:nth-child(3) { grid-column: 9 / 13; grid-row: 2; } .card:nth-child(4) { grid-column: 4 / 10; } .card:nth-child(5) { grid-column: 10 / 13; } http://codepen.io/rachelandrew/pen/XKaZwa
  13. 13. .card:nth-child(1) { grid-area: side1; } .card:nth-child(2) { grid-area: side2; } .card:nth-child(3) { grid-area: side3; } .card:nth-child(4) { grid-area: middle1; } .card:nth-child(5) { grid-area: side4; }
  14. 14. .cards { display:grid; grid-template-columns: repeat(4, 1fr); grid-gap: 10px; grid-template-areas: "side1 middle1 middle1 side3" "side2 ....... ....... side4"; }
  15. 15. Lots of Grid Examples http://gridbyexample.com
  16. 16. CSS Shapes "CSS Shapes describe geometric shapes for use in CSS. For Level 1, CSS Shapes can be applied to floats. A circle shape on a float will cause inline content to wrap around the circle shape instead of the float’s bounding box." -- https://drafts.csswg.org/css-shapes/
  17. 17. A simple circle .balloon { float: left; width: 429px; shape-outside: circle(50%); } <div class="box"> <img class="balloon" src="round-balloon.png" alt="balloon"> <p>...</p> </div> http://codepen.io/rachelandrew/pen/KrvyQq
  18. 18. Floating generated content to use Shapes .box::before { content: ""; display: block; float: left; width: 429px; height: 409px; shape-outside: circle(50%); } http://codepen.io/rachelandrew/pen/mErqxy
  19. 19. Shapes and clip-path .balloon { float: right; width: 640px; height: 427px; shape-outside: ellipse(33% 50% at 460px); -webkit-clip-path: ellipse(28% 50% at 460px); clip-path: ellipse(28% 50% at 460px); } http://codepen.io/rachelandrew/pen/xOLPLa/
  20. 20. CSS Feature Queries with @supports Like Modernizr but in native CSS. "The ‘@supports’ rule is a conditional group rule whose condition tests whether the user agent supports CSS property:value pairs." -- https://www.w3.org/TR/css3-conditional/#at-supports
  21. 21. Does my browser support display: flex? @supports (display: flex) { .has-flex { display: block; background-color: #0084AD; color: #fff; } }
  22. 22. Does my browser support display: grid? @supports (display: grid) { .has-grid { display: block; background-color: #284C6D; color: #fff; } }
  23. 23. Test more than 1 thing @supports ((display: grid) and (shape-outside: circle())) { .has-grid-shapes { display: block; background-color: #666; color: #fff; } } http://codepen.io/rachelandrew/pen/RRkWKX/
  24. 24. .balloon { border: 1px solid #999; padding: 2px; } @supports ((shape-outside: ellipse()) and ((clip-path: ellipse()) or (-webkit-clip-path:ellipse()))) { .balloon { border: none; padding: 0; float: right; width: 640px; min-width: 640px; height: 427px; shape-outside: ellipse(33% 50% at 460px); -webkit-clip-path: ellipse(28% 50% at 460px); clip-path: ellipse(28% 50% at 460px); } }
  25. 25. Using feature queries » Write the css for older browsers » Inside the feature query reset those properties » Inside the feature query write your new CSS http://codepen.io/rachelandrew/pen/vKJmXR
  26. 26. CSS Custom Properties (CSS Variables!)
  27. 27. CSS Custom Properties "This module introduces a family of custom author-defined properties known collectively as custom properties, which allow an author to assign arbitrary values to a property with an author-chosen name, and the var() function, which allow an author to then use those values in other properties elsewhere in the document." -- https://drafts.csswg.org/css-variables/
  28. 28. :root { --primary: blue; --secondary: orange; } h1 { color: var(--primary); } http://codepen.io/rachelandrew/pen/qNXpEZ
  29. 29. Testing for custom properties :root { --primary: blue; --secondary: orange; } @supports (--primary: blue) { h1 { color: var(--primary); } h2 { color: var(--secondary); } } http://codepen.io/rachelandrew/pen/mErpZA
  30. 30. Getting Involved CSS Specification discussion and issues are on github https://github.com/w3c/csswg-drafts
  31. 31. Raise issues with browsers » Mozilla https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/ » Edge https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/ platform/issues/ » Chrome https://bugs.chromium.org/p/chromium/issues/list
  32. 32. Request features Directly request features where browsers give you the means to do so. Writing blog posts, presentations and demos also helps.
  33. 33. If we don't ask we don't get
  34. 34. Thank you! @rachelandrew https://cssgrid.me/bristech2016

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