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Hiding inline SVG icons from screen readers

Icon fonts are finally being phased out in favour of a technology that’s more fit for purpose: SVG. There are many tutorials and guides that describe different ways in which you can use SVG icons, which is great. I do however see an issue related to accessibility pop up now and again, so I’d like to share a little tip about that.

Posted on September 30, 2016 in SVG, Accessibility

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Linting CSS with stylelint

I use stylelint to keep my CSS in order. Here’s how I configure it.

Posted on April 3, 2016 in CSS

Why I don’t use CSS preprocessors

I don’t use CSS preprocessors they way many people do. Here’s an attempt to explain why.

Posted on March 27, 2016 in CSS

Cutting down on vendor prefixes

A number of CSS3 properties that you can use unprefixed or with just a single vendor prefix.

Posted on November 13, 2013 in CSS

Full-width justified vertically centered navbar

Two different ways of creating a full-width navigation bar with vertically centered links whose entire height is clickable.

Posted on October 13, 2013 in CSS, JavaScript

Responsive scrollable tables

A responsive technique for making data tables (or any other element) wider than their parent horizontally scrollable.

Posted on September 21, 2013 in CSS, JavaScript

Height in percent when parent has min-height and no height

Giving an element a height in percent may not do what you expect if its parent does not have an explicit height set.

Posted on June 28, 2013 in CSS

How to proportionally scale images that have dimension attributes

Images that have dimension attributes in the HTML will retain their height when scaled down with CSS unless you add a height:auto declaration.

Posted on June 13, 2013 in CSS

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