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Getting to Know a Legacy Codebase

Harry Roberts talks about some methods for getting comfy with a new (“specifically CSS”) code base. Harry’s done this a lot as someone who parachutes into new code bases regularly as a consultant. But I think this is also quite interesting for people starting a new job. So much web development work is working on existing sites, not green fielding new ones.

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Stuff you can do with CSS pointer events

Martijn Cuppens (the same fella with the very weird div!) has some more irresistible CSS trickery. Three of the examples are about making a child element trigger an event on a parent element (almost like the magic that is :focus-within).

Here’s how I reasoned it out to myself:

  1. You know how if you display: hidden; an element, even if you display: block; a child, it doesn’t matter — it’s hidden because its parent is hidden.
  2. The same is not true for visibility: hidden;. Children will be hidden because visibility inherits, but if you visibility: visible; them, they become visible again.
  3. That’s what is happening here with pointer-events. If you pointer-events: none; on a parent and then pointer-events: auto; on a child, you’re re-enabling pointer events. Then a :hover on a parent will be triggered (for example), when hoving the child, but nowhere else inside the parent.

And don’t miss pointer-events: visiblePainted; 😳

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Teaching Your Clients How to Use The Website You Built Them

I share my own thoughts on how you might go about educating someone you just built a site for. But it turns out I had a lot of fun putting together a ton of other people’s thoughts as well. I tweeted about it and got a flood of responses, so this article is an amalgamation of all that.

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Visual. Intuitive. Unlike Anything Else.

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​The State of Headless CMS Market

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What bit of advice would you share with someone new to your field?

The most FA of all the FAQs.

Here’s Laura Kalbag:

Find what you love. Don’t worry about needing to learn every language, technique or tool. Start with what interests you, and carve your own niche. And then use your powers for good!

And my own:

Buy a domain name. Figure out how to put an HTML file up there. Isn’t that a powerful feeling? Now you’ve got table stakes. Build something.

Definitely, go read other A Book Apart author answers because they are all great. My other favorite is just three words.

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The div that looks different in every browser

It’s not that Martijn Cuppens used User Agent sniffing, CSS hacks, or anything like that to make this quirk div. This is just a plain ol’ <div> using the outline property a la:

div { outline: inset 100px green; outline-offset: -125px;
}

It looks different in different browsers because browsers literally render something differently in this strange situation.

I happened upon Reddit user spidermonk33’s comment in which they animated the offset to understand it a bit more. I took that idea and made this little video to show them behaving even weirder than the snapshots…

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itty.bitty

Mark this down as one of the strangest things I’ve seen in a good long while. Nicholas Jitkoff has made a tool called itty.bitty that creates websites with all of the assets being contained within their own link. You can create a website without any HTML or CSS resources at all because it’s all been base64 encoded into the URL itself.

Take this crazy looking URL, for example:

https://itty.bitty.site/#How_it_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

This link contains all of the HTML and CSS that makes up the website. The really cool thing about this is that you don’t need a server to make an itty.bitty site — once you paste the link above into the browser it’ll fetch some code from the itty bitty domain then extract and inflate the data from there.

I’m not entirely sure how useful this is but it’s certainly a novel concept to me! Go ahead and start making your own itty.bitty sites.

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​Reinvest Your Time with HelloSign API

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