Some cool ideas of things to do with CSS variables; now supported by all modern browsers
CSS variables now enjoy wide cross-browser support. But what are they and why should we use them?
Any CSS property — color, size, position, etc. — can be stored in a CSS variable. Their names are all prefixed with –, and you declare them by adding them to an element right where you add its other styles.
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Chris Coyier writes:
Cool, right? But still, how actually useful is that? What are the major use cases? I think we’re still seeing those shake out.
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On the Slack Engineering Blog, Felix Rieseberg writes:
In practice, switching the analysis and the compiler on without changing code means that TypeScript will immediately attempt to understand your code. It uses built-in types and type definitions available for third party dependencies to analyze the code’s flow, pointing out subtle errors that went previously unnoticed. Wherever TypeScript cannot understand your code, it will assume a special type called “any” and simply move on.
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Last week, I wrote about how I created the bitsofcode logo animation with CSS. After that, it was suggested that I attempt a comparison between a CSS animation and the Web Animations API, so here it is! Introduction to the Web Animations API As with last week, I’ll start this
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Facebook fixes several problems with npm; will yarn become the new standard, will npm make changes, or will developers not care?
We’ve used the npm client successfully at Facebook for years, but as the size of our codebase and the number of engineers grew, we ran into problems with consistency, security, and performance. After trying to solve for each issue as it came up, we set out to build a new solution to help us manage our dependencies more reliably. The product of that work is called Yarn — a fast, reliable, and secure alternative npm client.
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