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7 New CSS Features That Will Smoothen Your Web Developmentby@mayankranjan
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7 New CSS Features That Will Smoothen Your Web Development

by Mayank RanjanOctober 26th, 2022
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HTML showcases the Skelton of the webpage, whereas CSS is responsible for the style and gives a beautiful look. Users have better control over the container position and its behavior. You can set the alignment of a container through scroll-snap-align. Scroll snap property launched in the CSS> Scroll Snap property launched. Scroll Snap is compatible with Chrome/Firefox to notify you that it is also compatible with the browser we want it also be compatible with Safari/Chrome. Users can quickly shift the limelight to your display buttons, checkboxes, similar buttons, and similar display elements using the display.

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You all must be familiar with the importance of CSS. How is it an invertible part of web development? When a person decides to step ahead in web development, HTML and CSS are the two most important skills he has to learn.


Without that, you are unable to do anything. HTML showcases the Skelton of the webpage, whereas CSS is responsible for the style and gives a beautiful astonishing look.


What's New Upgrade to CSS You Can Test & Implement to Web Development Projects

With every upgrade, CSS's new features help you make beautiful layouts and design changes. It has the potential to drive aesthetics and action without even using JavaScript. You can do more than enough with HTML and CSS knowledge.


Scroll Snap

Fine-tune scrolling possibilities with this Scroll snap property launched in the CSS> Many people don't know about its existence. Users have better control over the container position and its behavior. You can set the alignment of a container through scroll-snap-align. Also, you can manage type as scroll snap type. Try this in your IDE code editor to see the dynamic preview:


.scroll-container,
  .scroll-area {
    max-width: 850px;
    height: 300px;
    font-size: 60px;
  }

  .scroll-container {
    overflow: auto;
    scroll-snap-type: y mandatory;
    height: 500px;
  }

  .scroll-area {
    scroll-snap-align: start;
  }

  .scroll-container,
  .scroll-area {
    margin: 0 auto;
  }

  .scroll-area {
    display: flex;
    align-items: center;
    justify-content: center;
    color: white;
  }

  .scroll-area:nth-of-type(1) {  background: IndianRed; }
  .scroll-area:nth-of-type(2) {  background: Moccasin; }
  .scroll-area:nth-of-type(3) {  background: thistle; }
  .scroll-area:nth-of-type(4) {  background: seagreen; }
</style>

<div class="scroll-container">
	<div class="scroll-area">1</div>
	<div class="scroll-area">2</div>
	<div class="scroll-area">3</div>
	<div class="scroll-area">4</div>
</div>


You can also define the behavior of the nested-scroll containers. You need to type the overall-behavior property over there. It doesn't care about anything and will take you to child movement. It's all because you have defined the scroll movement type as y mandatory and alignment to start. YOu can customize the things as per your proximity preference.


Latest color palette

All the developers have three color accessibilities- RGB, HEX, and name. All three are good enough to give a webpage an appealing look. Everyone is trying to figure out impressive and innovative stuff. Seeing that, three more color palettes have been launched for web designers. It's the need of today; people are exploring new color schemes and do not hesitate to try the latest release.


Color Palette

1st letter Property

2nd letter Property

3rd letter Property

HWB

Hue

Whiteness

Blackness

LAB

CIE Lightness

The distance along the A axis

Distance l

LCH

Lightness

Chroma

Hue


HWB has the best human readability. You can make your favorite color combination by adding black and white. It is compatible with Chrome/Firefox and safari. Adding on to this, we want to notify you that it is also compatible with alpha channel transparency.


Accent Color for display elements

Want to make your display elements more cool and attractive? Here is the way, Accent color. You can quickly shift all the limelight to your checkboxes, radio buttons, and similar display elements. However, designers were using the custom widgets to access similar functionalities keeping away from the browser functionality.


Use it as follows:


input[type="radio"] {
    accent-color: magenta;
}


Cascading Layers(@layer)

These are compatible with all the web browsers: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Edge, and Safari.


It's worth adding for all the developers. It has somehow smoothened the layer management without occurring the layer style override issue. Before this inclusion, what happened was that previously loaded style layers got overwritten by the recently loaded.


@layer will enable access to the entry file for pre-define layers and order and saves you from time baggage. All the defined and loaded styles will preserve within a layer managing the override. It drives more freedom and control over the defined layers. You can see the visualization in Chrome DevTools.


Select menu

Select an option tag that is not new to web development. We used to include and select multiple elements. An arrow icon is displayed here, and the menu items appear on click.


As of now, there is no way to style them. It was one of the time-consuming tasks to make them creative and appealing. Most of the time, they relied on external libraries. But we have brought something exciting.


One of the rich inclusion in the HTML world is <selectmenu>. You just need to shift some functionalities as follows:


.my-select-menu::part(button) {
  color: white;
  background-color: red;
  padding: 5px;
  border-radius: 5px;
}

.my-select-menu::part(listbox) {
  padding: 10px;
  margin-top: 5px;
  border: 1px solid red;
  border-radius: 5px;
}


Subgrid

CSS Grid layout is a popular concept in CSS. It resembles the perfect layout in a rectangular shape. You just need to declare the display property as a grid. We can access similar CSS grid layout functionality through Flexbox.


By that, you get the control on the grid in a rectangular shape in two dimensions. It is one of the good evolution to kick out complex workarounds to set an element in a direction/ position.


To align the needs of modern-age developers, CSS upgraded a new functionality that will drive the function of your projects. We call it a subgrid by which you can manage or get control over your child's grid. It will access the primary grid's capabilities, but if you want to override, that is permitted.


You just need to mention the target grid and combine it with regular CSS grid layout properties. Try this with CSS grid columns and rows: grid-template-columns or grid-template-rows. The accessibility is not launched for Google Chrome, Safari, or Edge. We can expect the thisCSS-grid layout to launch at the end of the year or in 2023.


grid {
  display: grid;
  grid-template-columns: repeat(3, 1fr);
  grid-template-rows: repeat(2, auto);
}

.grid > figure {
    display: grid;
    grid-template-rows: subgrid;
}

.grid figcaption {
    grid-row: 2;
}


Masonry layout

Try to render the masonry layout to your project but don’t want to do anything extra. That’s fine. No need to include or call any JavaScript library; the CSS new features: Masonry layout is accessible here. You can have an organized masonry grid layout to display the images properly.


.container {
  display: grid;
  grid-template-columns: repeat(4, 1fr);
  grid-template-rows: masonry;
}


You can access the live representation in Mozilla Firefox. It is one of the great evolution worth for web designers/ developers.


Many more CSS new features have been added to the new CSS version. Go and explore to avoid the complexity of development. No need to write heavy or complicated code or launch any library. Quickly check the CSS new features or learning resources, and implement them to get familiar with daily practice.