The five best design links, every weekday


The case for Weak Dependencies in JS

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

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?

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.

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.

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.

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".

Responsive tables, revisited

Many people have explored responsive tables.

jQuery considered harmful

Image comparison slider with pure CSS

Cleanest CSS spinner, ever

Slanted tabs with CSS 3D transforms

iOS 6 switch style checkboxes with pure CSS

More CSS Secrets

CSS3 Background Patterns Gallery