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Responsive Youtube / Vimeo Embeds with CSS

Using some CSS, Youtube / Vimeo iframes can be laid out in a specified aspect ratio. Once aspect ratio of the iframe is set, videos will be responsive.
February 28, 2021
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Set Image as Background for Text with CSS

An image can be set as the background for a text by using the background-clip: text CSS property. This property will make the background extend beneath the text only.
February 21, 2021
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CSS Styling for Custom Elements

Custom elements can be styled using CSS defined in its Shadow DOM, or through user-defined CSS defined in the main page. User-defined CSS rules will always override the CSS defined in the Shadow DOM.
February 19, 2021
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Using External CSS Stylesheets for Custom Elements

While creating a custom element, it is perfectly fine to use an external stylesheet for defining the element's CSS.
February 16, 2021
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Creating Pie Charts with CSS

Pie charts can be created using the CSS conic-gradient() function. This creates an image gradient which can then be placed as the background of the container.
February 14, 2021
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Create DIV of a Given Aspect Ratio with CSS

The CSS aspect-ratio property makes it very easy to create containers of a given aspect ratio.
February 7, 2021
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Hiding a Custom Element Until It Gets Defined

The :defined and :not CSS pseudo-classes can be used to hide the custom element until the defining Javascript gets loaded.
February 5, 2021
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CSS Styling of File Upload Button with ::file-selector-button Selector

The upload button in file input type is represented by ::file-selector-button CSS pseudo-element. This can be used to style the file input type.
January 24, 2021
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Custom Checkbox with CSS appearance Property

Checkboxes can be customized using the CSS appearance property. This property allows to suppress the native appearance of an element so that CSS can be used to restyle it.
January 22, 2021
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Custom Radio Buttons with CSS appearance Property

The look of radio buttons can be customized using the CSS appearance property. This property allows to suppress the native appearance of an element so that CSS can be used to restyle it.
January 17, 2021
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Hide Dropdown Arrow for Select Input with CSS appearance

The arrow icon in select input can be hidden by setting the CSS appearance to none. This property allows to suppress the native appearance of an element, so that CSS can be used to restyle it.
January 15, 2021
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Setting a Fixed Width for Items in CSS Flexbox

A flexbox item can be set to a fixed width by setting 3 CSS properties - flex-basis, flex-grow & flex-shrink.
December 27, 2020
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How to Animate Bullets in Lists

Bullets in a HTML list can be animated using the ::marker CSS selector. This selector selects the marker box (bullet / number) for list items.
December 26, 2020
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Change Bullet Color for Lists with ::marker CSS Selector

Bullet color for HTML lists can be changed using the ::marker CSS selector. This selector selects the marker box (bullet or number) for list items.
December 26, 2020
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How usefulangle.com Improved Its Largest Contentful Paint (LCP)

This article describes how usefulangle.com improved the LCP web vital metric when there was a hero image in the page.
December 21, 2020
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How to Create a Comment Box with a Containing Text Using CSS

A comment box with an arrow and containing an inner text can be created in CSS by using the clip-path property.
October 19, 2020
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How to Create a Triangle Using CSS clip-path

A triangle can created in CSS using the clip-path property. This property can give a triangular shape to any element.
September 8, 2020
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Vertical Text, with Horizontal Letters in CSS

Creating a vertical direction text with horizontal characters can be achieved using text-orientation & writing-mode CSS properties.
May 18, 2020
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How to Position Element to Bottom of Its Container with CSS Flex

A multi-row layout where the last DIV needs to be placed at bottom of its parent container can be created using CSS flex, by setting margin-top as auto for the last element.
May 6, 2020
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How to Create LEFT-RIGHT Alignment of Containers with CSS Flex

A two-column layout, where the first item is aligned to the left, and the second item is aligned to the extreme right, can be created using justify-content CSS flex property.
April 29, 2020