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Posts in this section go back to 2000. Mostly web, and web business related.

CSS Grid Layout Module Level 1 at Candidate Recommendation

Today CSS Grid Layout has transitioned to become a Candidate Recommendation. In this post I explain what that means, and encourage you to get involve in these final months before we can really start to use it.

CSS Grid meets the real world - a login form

Creating a simple login form that uses several of the alignment properties alongside CSS Grid Layout, enhancing a simpler version using feature queries.

Why there is no CSS4 - explaining CSS Levels

We had CSS1, and CSS2. We even had CSS2.1 and we then moved onto CSS3 – or did we? This post is a quick explanation of how CSS is versioned today.

The web is not print and other stories

I’ve been building websites for 20 years. Some thoughts about where we have come from and where we are going.

The proposed box-suppress property

In this post I take a look at a new property that is defined in the CSS Display Module Level 3 and that needs feedback – box-suppress.

CSS Grid updates, changes and state of the browsers

A post rounding up significant changes to the CSS Grid Layout specification, along with the current status of browser implementations.

Thinking about page floats, figures, regions and grids

In which I throw half working things at several browsers and draw some vague conclusions about what to use when.

Creating an EPUB for Workshop Notes

I use my iPad and iBooks for my notes when presenting workshops on CSS. Here is how I get my content into EPUB format.

What I Learned From Posting a Survey of Conference Speakers

My thoughts and some initial data based on my survey of tech conference speakers.

Being where the people are

Assorted thoughts on vendor prefixes, browser flags, specification development and us.

Rebuilding the Perch UI - creating a pattern library

A post about our decision to use Fractal to build the pattern library for the Perch UI.

Rebuilding the Perch UI - not your usual redesign

I’m going to write about the process of rebuilding the UI for Perch CMS. This post introduces all the things we have to think about before we get started.

A Revised Subgrid Specification

Some thoughts on the revised subgrid proposal for the CSS Grid Layout specification.

A Public Roadmap for your Product

When we launched Perch Shop we also shared our roadmap with customers. Here is how and why we implemented the roadmap.

Flexible Sized Grids with auto-fill and minmax

An explanation of how we can create grid definitions with flexible columns and flexible numbers of columns using auto-fill/auto-fit and minmax.

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