CSS Line Layout and Vertical Rhythm

Now that Grid and Flexbox have dramatically improved the high-level layout possibilities in CSS, the CSS Working Group is moving on to the next-most-broken frontier of CSS layout: line layout. In this session we’ll go over upcoming features to improve CSS’s line box model, control half-leading, and maintain vertical rhythm.

CSS Custom Properties In The Cascade

In this article, Miriam takes a deeper dive into the ‘CSS Custom Properties for Cascading Variables’ specification to ask, “Why are they called custom properties, how do they work in the cascade, and what else can we do with them?” Pushing past the “variable” metaphor, custom properties can provide new ways to balance context and isolation in CSS patterns and components.