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Minimalist Affordances: Making the right tradeoffs

Unfortunately, sometimes usability and aesthetics can be at odds, also known as “form over function”.

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Numbers or Brackets for numeric questions?

Which input type is better for surveys?

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Help Design the Inaugural State of HTML Survey

It turns out, just like JavaScript and CSS, HTML is actually going through an evolution of its own!

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On ratings and meters

I set out to create a proper web component for star ratings.

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Releasing Color.js: A library that takes color seriously

This post has been long overdue: Chris and I started working on Color.js in 2020, over 2 years ago!

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82% of developers get this 3 line CSS quiz wrong

Let’s start by what revert does: It reverts the cascaded value of the property from its current value to the value the property would have had.

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Dark mode in 5 minutes, with inverted lightness variables

By now, you probably know that you can use custom properties for individual color components.

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The case for Weak Dependencies in JS

One issue with ESM (and other module systems) is that you can't have optional dependencies.

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The -​-var: ; hack to toggle multiple values with one custom property

What if I told you you could use a single property value to turn multiple different values on and off across multiple different properties?

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The failed promise of Web Components

Web Components had so much potential to empower HTML to do more, make dev more accessible to non-coders & easier for coders. Or that was the idea.

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The Cicada Principle, revisited with CSS variables

Many of today’s web crafters were not writing CSS at the time Alex Walker’s landmark article The Cicada Principle was published in 2011.

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Today's Javascript, from an outsider's perspective

Today I tried to help a friend who is a great computer scientist, but not a JS person use a JS module he found on Github.

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LCH colors in CSS: what, why, and how?

I was always interested in color science. In 2014, I gave a talk about CSS Color 4 at various conferences around the world called "The Chroma Zone".

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Responsive tables, revisited

Many people have explored responsive tables.

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jQuery considered harmful

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Image comparison slider with pure CSS

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Cleanest CSS spinner, ever

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Slanted tabs with CSS 3D transforms

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iOS 6 switch style checkboxes with pure CSS

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