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Please write and talk more about CSS

I saw a lot of JavaScript today considering that I was at a CSS conference.

Don't be afraid to share

I don’t consider myself a web accessibility expert but I’ve learned enough in a relatively short time to feel comfortable enough to share my knowledge in blog posts, workshops and talks.

Here’s some advice, if you want to share stuff but are wary about doing it.

Building the most inaccessible site possible with a perfect Lighthouse score

It’s always nice to see when people post their Lighthouse scores on social media to highlight how well they’ve optimised their own or their client's website. It shows that they care about the quality of what they build.

The Dark Side of the Grid (Part 2)

CSS Grid layout is powerful and flexible. It's great for our development experience, but it may come at the cost of user experience and accessibility if we don’t use it responsibly.

This article series gives you an overview of potential implementation pitfalls; or, in other words, the dark side of the grid.

12 Tips for More Accessible React Apps (Slides, React Finland 2019)

If you want to improve the accessibility of your React apps but you don't know how or where to start, this talk is just what you need. Manuel shares 12 tips that will help you build web sites and applications that can be used by anyone. Each tip fits on one slide and you'll be able to put them into practice right away without having to learn anything fundamentally new. The tips include testing, HTML, JS techniques, and general best practices.

Improving the keyboard accessibility of Embedded CodePens

I'm a huge fan of CodePen (No, they didn’t pay me to write this). I'm using it for prototyping, experimenting, sharing code, and in my latest blog post, The Dark Side of the Grid, I'm also making use of their Embedded Pens.

CodePen allows you to customize syntax highlighting, and background and text colors of UI elements in Embedded Pens. As a PRO user, I can also add custom CSS, which gives me the ability to improve Pens not just visually but in terms of accessibility.