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A Sass color keyword system for designers. Replaces CSS defaults with improved hues and more memorable, relevant color names.

CSSslidy: an auto-generated #RWD image slider. 3.8K of JS, no JQuery. Drop in images, add a line of CSS. Done.

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See the Fullscreen Page Scroll With Background Reveal on CodePen

Background Reveal Scroll In Pure CSS


Estimated reading time: 2 minutes, 30 seconds

A popular presentation technique is something I call “background reveal scroll”: as the page is scrolled upwards, images are covered and revealed in the background.

While trendy, the technique does have the advantage of concentrating content into a few bold images and short pieces of text. However, the effect is often accomplished by loading a heavy JavaScript framework and a plugin; which, as I’ll show here, are entirely unnecessary in modern browsers.

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CSS last-line: Controlling Widows & Orphans

css / typography

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

While CSS has many options for controlling the first-line of text, it’s ability to control the last line is limited, although not without some uses:

CSS Motion Design Basics: Easing

css / animation

Estimated reading time: 1 minute, 15 seconds

Some useful rules for applying CSS easing to motion design for UI elements and animations, courtesy of Rachel Smith:

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