UI / UX
October 11, 2019
How to Create a Checkmark / Tick with CSS
A checkmark or a tick icon can be created with pure CSS by drawing two straight lines and rotating them.
September 27, 2019
Using :placeholder-shown to Customize CSS for Empty Text Input
:placeholder-shown is a selector for 〈input〉and〈textarea〉 elements who are currently showing placeholder text. This can be be used in forms to highlight empty text input.
September 15, 2019
The window.getComputedStyle() method can be used to get current values of CSS properties of an element.
August 12, 2019
CSS Grid Video Course
This video offers an introduction to CSS Grid. It can be used to create responsive user interfaces by dividing the web page into a grid of rows and columns.
July 25, 2019
June 6, 2019
CSS Variables (VIDEO)
CSS variables makes many UI problems easy, which were not straightforward before. This video will show you many interesting details about CSS variables.
May 26, 2019
Using Data-Attributes (data-*) in CSS
A special thing about HTML data-attributes is that its values can be directly rendered through CSS also. Whenever value of data-attribute changes, new value can be rendered in the page automatically.
May 9, 2019
Disabling Scroll Anchoring with CSS
Scroll anchoring is a new technique implemented in browsers that prevents content jumping. This behavior can be controlled with the CSS overflow-anchor property.
April 19, 2019
Controlling Whether Mouse & Touch Allowed with CSS pointer-events Property
The CSS pointer-events property can control whether an element can be a target for pointer (mouse & touch) events.
April 16, 2019
Changing Cursor Color for Textboxes with CSS caret-color Property
The CSS caret-color property changes the color of the caret, or the blinking cursor for text inputs fields. Changing the color of the cursor when the user focuses on the text field makes it more noticeable.
April 9, 2019
Setting Tab Sizes in HTML with CSS tab-size Property
Setting width for the Tab key can change the look for textboxes and 〈pre〉 element. This can be done with the tab-size CSS property.
April 4, 2019
How to Justify Text using text-align & text-justify CSS Properties
In a webpage, justification of text can be done with the text-align property. Spaces can further be adjusted with text-justify property.
April 3, 2019
Adding Hyphens to Text with the CSS hyphens Property
It is a common practice to break lines by introducing a hyphen character between a word. In web pages this is done with the CSS hyphens property.
April 1, 2019
Indent Text with CSS text-indent Property
Many times you would like to leave empty spaces before the starting line of a paragraph. This can be done with the text-indent CSS property which defines the length of the white space appearing before the first line.
March 29, 2019
Golden Rules for Typography on the Web (VIDEO)
Good typography does not improve speed or understanding, but leads to greater engagement in reading. This video presented at CSS Day brings out some general guidelines for typography on websites.
March 26, 2019
Maintaining Aspect Ratios for HTML Videos with CSS
When rendering an image browers maintains its aspect ratio. But this does not happen in this case of video element. This can be done with a bit of CSS.
March 23, 2019
Setting Spaces between Letters with CSS letter-spacing Property
The letter-spacing CSS property can be used to set spacing between individual characters or letters in words.
March 19, 2019
Smooth Scrolling with CSS
March 5, 2019
Managing Spacing Between Words with CSS word-spacing Property
The CSS word-spacing property defines the width of white space between words in a block of text.
March 2, 2019
Styling First-Letters with CSS ::first-letter
Styling first letter in a block of text is a good way of increasing user attention span. It can be done with the ::first-letter CSS pseudo-element.
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