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Why does reducing the size of an SVG viewBox make it's shapes bigger?

Making sense of inline SVG viewBox, and "zooming" in and out of an SVG canvas.

What exactly is CSS box-sizing: border-box?

Uncovering how box-sizing: border-box works within the CSS box model.

5 Resources For Grokking CSS Grid

The best resources from around the web to help you understand and implement CSS Grid.

WordPress Theme Development Intro Guide

Step-by-step introduction to WordPress theme development using MAMP, Underscores, and Prepros

Get Started With Sass Using Prepros

A quickstart guide to using Prepros - a desktop app to compile your Sass files.

How To Avoid Spaghetti CSS and Still Feel Fast and Productive

A primer on organizing your CSS and Sass code for productivity and sanity.

3 Ways To Optimize Image Performance With CSS and JS

Three CSS and JS techniques to help you optimize image loading performance across mobile and desktop devices.

Should I use an HTML img tag or a CSS background-image?

A step-by-step method for determining whether to use an HTML img tag or CSS background-image.

CSS Layout Methods and Fundamentals Guide

A closer look at four fundamental methods of CSS layout, including 18 code examples.

How do I get better at HTML and CSS?

How to go beyond the introductory theory of HTML and CSS and start practicing.

Create a custom modal/popup with HTML, CSS, JQuery

How to build a custom modal or popup window from scratch using vanilla HTML, CSS and JQuery. A simple, step-by-step walkthrough.

Padding or margin in CSS?

Padding or margins in CSS: How to choose one, the other, or both.

Flexbox, floats, and inline-block for layouts

Instead of using flexbox as an all or nothing way of laying out your website, try using it instead as an enhancement in addition to float or inline-block techniques.

Five tips to make working with flexbox easier

Flexbox can be hard to understand at first. Here are five tips to help wrap your head around CSS Flexbox.