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What Are Duotones And How They Work

Duotone is a graphic design technique that makes for contrasting graphics that can be combined with text and other CSS effects. This post will look at what are duotone colors and how to create duotone...

Using 'clamp' to control CSS Values

Rather than using media queries to control the dimensions of an element, we can use the clamp to accomplish the same task with less code. According to MDN: The clamp() CSS function clamps a middle...

Different views of masonry layout

There is an interesting discussion going on about masonry layouts and how they should be added to the web platform. This post will analyze the different proposals and then express an opinion as to...

Exploring the picture Element

The picture element was added to the HTML specification as part of the responsive images effort. This post will dive into the picture, source and img elements along with the srcset property and...

Playing With text-emphasis

Sometimes it's nice to put some sort of emphasis on our text to highlight elements or because we just want it to look different. One way to create these highlights is to use the text-emphasis...

Figures As Universal Containers

When I see figures, this is what I think about and what I see the most often, maybe with srcset and sizes attributes to handle responsive images. See the Pen figure and image by Carlos Araya...

Writing Modes, Direction and Text-Orientation

The Writing Modes specification reached full recommendation status almost 5 years ago. I've written about it before but I think it's time to revisit them again and see how they could be applied to...

Everything is a box

One way of thinking about HTML and web content is to think about boxes, multiple boxes surrounding your content. You can see these nested boxes in your browser's Dev Tools as shown in figure 1. CSS...

Shapes as Layout Drivers

CSS Shapes have been around for a long time and allow developers to wrap text around the shape of the image. According to MDN: The CSS shapes module describes geometric shapes that can be in CSS. For...

Creating an Eleventy Website (Part 2)

In the last post, we looked at building and configuring an Eleventy website. This post will look at creating content for the site including: Migrating old content from WordPress, creating additional...

Creating an Eleventy Website (Part 1)

I used WordPress until 2023 when I became disappointed as to the direction the project was going and how much harder blocks make it to create bespoke designs the way I'm used to. So I decided to move...

A declarative web?

Jeremy Keith recently published Declarative design on his blog. The premise of the post is that there are two divergent ways to think about web design and building web content, encapsulated by these...

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