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A year in review: 2022

I started my last year in review post with the words “2021 was wild!”. If 2021 was wild, then I don’t know what 2022 was because so much stuff was going on last year.

Day 71: the masonry keyword

The masonry keyword allows you to create masonry grid layouts.

Day 70: the defined pseudo-class

:defined represents any element that has been defined. This includes standard elements and custom elements that have been successfully defined.

Day 69: width in container queries

In a media query, it’s obvious what width means. It always refers to the width of the viewport. With size container queries it’s not that obvious.

Day 68: cascade layers and browser support

Cascade layers are one of the most interesting and useful additions to CSS recently. It will change the way we write CSS, how we use selectors, naming conventions, and probably also more things that I can’t think of right now.

Day 67: counting children

There are a lot of interesting things you can do with the :has() pseudo-class. I’ve already covered some of them on day 26.

Day 66: individual transform properties

From now on you can transform elements with the translate, rotate, and scale properties.

Day 65: using the em unit in container queries

Relative units used in container queries work differently than relative units in media queries.

Day 64: the revert-layer keyword

With cascade layers comes a new CSS-wide property value, revert-layer.

Day 63: explicit defaulting with inherit, initial, unset, and revert

There are several CSS-wide property values you can use to specify a particular defaulting behavior for a property explicitly.