5 awesome CSS tricks you can use right now

Manchester Tech Nights #7

Wednesday 18th February 2015

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Liam Richardson

 

Front-end developer

 

Sigma Consulting Solutions ltd.

 

@meevil

5 CSS TRICKS

5 Minutes

I'm going to rush this, I apologise

in advance

LET's GET STARTED

COLUMN

COUNT

1.

Different sized images in a grid?

Nightmare

CSS IS

HERE TO HELP

STRUCTURE YOUR HTML

LIKE SO

photos container

Image

Image

Image

Image

Add some fancy Css

.photo-grid {
  column-count:         5;
  column-gap:           0px;  
}

BOOM

Works on IE10+, prefixed on all other browsers

FLEXBOX

2.

FRAMEWORKS FTW

THEY HAVE THEIR LIMITATIONS...

IF ONLY THERE WAS A CSS ONLY METHOD THAT WAS MORE ADVANCED AND EASY TO USE

Oh wait there totally is

FLEXBOX

AND IT'S AWESOME

Aligning columns is

a breeze

You can wrap content

You can vertically align

You can Easily change layouts on the fly

Works on IE10+, supported as default by everything else

FILTERS

3.

Need to edit an

image? Photoshop

WHY BOTHER?

PURE CSS FILTERS

Not even limited to images

DOesn't work on IE, supported as default by everything else

Animation

4.

DO THIS!

Forget flash

ANIMATE (NEARLY) EVERYTHING

CSS IS ALL YOU NEED

WORKS ON IE10+, PREFIXED ON ALL OTHER BROWSERS

SVG's

5.

We all know SVG's ARE super hype

But they can be so much more

So, so much more

It's full of code

<rect class="background" fill="#D03E27" width="400" height="400" />

  <path class="letter" fill="#F4F4F4" d="M60.858,129...." />
  <path class="letter" fill="#F4F4F4" d="..." />

IE9+, supported as default by everything else

That's it!

Thanks for listening!

 

@meevil

5 awesome CSS tricks you can use right now

By Liam Richardson

5 awesome CSS tricks you can use right now

The accompanying slides for my talk on cool things you can do using only CSS, presented at Manchester Tech Nights in Manchester on Wednesday 18th February 2015.

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