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A simple jQuery plugin to extract the dominant color of an image and apply it to the background of its parent element.
Github / Demo
And another website dealing with Flexbox patterns.
“Flexbox is awesome, but it introduces many new concepts that can make it difficult to use. These interactive examples will show you practical ways to use it to build UI components. They start out simple and get more complex near the end. You can start using these patterns in your own code right away, though I recommend you apply accessibility best practices to the markup (like using semantic HTML5 elements).”
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Solved by Flexbox is not framework, but a website that showcases how Flexbox makes many CSS hacks obsolete.
“This site is not another CSS framework. Instead, its purpose is to showcase problems once hard or impossible to solve with CSS alone, now made trivially easy with Flexbox. And with the recent release of Internet Explorer 11 and Safari 6.1, the latest Flexbox spec is now supported in every modern browser.”
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Flexbox is here to stay and its time to start using it. Flexbox has more than 95% support globally, which matches support for calc and viewport units. Bootstrap 4 will be supporting it and my new website will be Flexbox based as well :)
Oh and if you need older browser support … use Flexibility.
Bulma is a modern CSS framework based on Flexbox. It provides a nice set of core functionality and almost every kind component you might need to build a quick skeleton for your project.
I am starting a small list of Material Design resources. If you have anything to share, let me know in the comments.
Code My UI provides handpicked code snippets, you can use in your own web projects. You can find website design inspiration, plus some code samples.
Code My UI
metisMenu offers a lot of options to tweak layout and usage. The plugin provides options for
GitHub / WordPress Version
Use the CSS font loading API. Not supported in all browsers yet (MDN, W3C). You can call document.fonts to get a FontFaceSet object.
document.fonts.check('bold 16px Roboto'); // true or false
Use Font Face Observer – its a small @font-face loader and monitor compatible with any web font service. It will monitor when a web font is applied to the page and notify you. It does not limit you in any way in where, when, or how you load your web fonts. Unlike the Web Font Loader Font Face Observer uses scroll events to detect font loads efficiently and with minimum overhead.
Use jQuery-FontSpy.js, works by checking the change in width of a string.
Use Webfont Loader, if loading fonts from Typekit , Fonts.com, Google, Fontdeck or custom location.
This introduces the following events:
BackgroundCheck automatically switches to a darker or a lighter version of an element depending on the brightness of images behind it.
Pretty amazing and useful, when doing long one-pagers with switching section backgrounds and navigation elements hovering above them.