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Lea Verou @LeaVerou Cambridge, MA

HCI researcher @MIT_CSAIL, @CSSWG IE, @CSSSecretsBook author, Ex @W3C staff. Made @prismjs @dabblet @prefixfree. I ♥ standards, code, design, UX, life!

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Finally here, @LeaVerou this book is better than I expected, from México thanks http://t.co/zszfDsamtE
Retweeted by Lea Verouhow was i not aware of CSS’s repeating-linear-gradient? @LeaVerou’s @csssecretsbook is full of stuff like this. http://t.co/dVOXodJZWt
Retweeted by Lea Verou@griffinartworks Yes, there is. It’s a valid style apparently (some books have it on purpose we were told), but not what we wanted. :/
8/3
2015
From @digitalocean’s page announcing UI changes Best. Button label. Ever. Note that it’s also the *only* button :) http://t.co/19tOhJTrH7
8/2
2015
@cGuille that was the etc :)It's turtles all the way down @ Skála Eresoú, Lesvos, Greece https://t.co/7FgoXOFVLq@cigardubey But, you learned all these secrets! What’s one coffee compared to the gift of knowledge? :P@brain_fungus Ah! Not that I know of :(
8/1
2015
@apas oh just wait till I'm back in the U.S. Your mayorship will be very short lived :pDear web devs please stop using -webkit-line-clamp, I really don't want to have to implement this buggy and -webkit-box dependent feature
Retweeted by Lea Verou#JSTip To preserve accessors etc copy properties with Object.defineProperty(to, property, Object.getOwnPropertyDescriptor(from, property));@mxjxn @teleject Aw, thanks! Which talk was it?Heh. From @LeaVerou's CSS Secrets book. https://t.co/0SAtya761E via @safari http://t.co/uFFLz1w63H
Retweeted by Lea VerouNew book for the library: @LeaVerou’s CSS Secrets. http://t.co/zfcAEM0jWf
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7/31
2015
@brain_fungus Flying Spaghetti Monster?Thinking abt @LeaVerou's "Generalized Cascading Sheets" & stuff I've been presenting r/e Houdini & it feels like things are coming together.
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7/30
2015
@djtbay Thanks!@djtbay Any non-codepen demo? For some reason codepen doesn't load with my tethered 3G connection here.Bought @LeaVerou’s “CSS secrets” yesterday. I should have done that a long time ago.
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7/29
2015
<3 this! echo-chamber.js: Commenting w/out the comments (Saves comments in localStorage, displays only to poster) https://t.co/gJVDQCv2Yv@gumnos @LeaVerou @LibSkrat I think reading that book was a factor in getting my new job. I needed to ramp up on html5 and css3
Retweeted by Lea Verou@maco_nix @LeaVerou @LibSkrat My biggest delight/surprise: she doesn't shy away from real math. Too many designers fear simple math. 👍
Retweeted by Lea Verou@LibSkrat something I really appreciate about @LeaVerou 's new book is that she tries to eliminate HTML cruft / excess div tags
Retweeted by Lea VerouThis is awesome: The five stages of learning about the Kübler-Ross model http://t.co/C50eZj98IN by @SMBCComicsThe classic internal conflict of the summer: Missing your laptop when in the water and missing the water when on your laptop.Understanding the process of finding a solution is far more valuable than solution itself - Lea Verou @csssecretsbook http://t.co/rGwfTpYpak
Retweeted by Lea VerouExcerpt from @csssecretsbook (“Simple pie charts” secret) published in @smashingmag today https://t.co/co9wGR2UiU
Retweeted by Lea VerouI bought something wonderful, clearly worth any wait: Ich habe kürzlich gekauft: 'CSS Secrets' von @LeaVerou http://t.co/8g12Xt1HsL
Retweeted by Lea VerouHadn’t checked submissions for http://t.co/XSV8XkFgYX for a while, logged in today and there were dozens! <3 Looks like it struck a nerve!
7/28
2015
@mgrossklaus But it would complicate the shorthand syntax, as now you'd have 3 <time> values there…@mgrossklaus It’s basically syntactic sugar over a longer duration and adjusted keyframes, so it shouldn’t be hard to implement.@mgrossklaus Oh, I see what you mean. No, I don’t think so. You should post to www-style and make your case :)@mgrossklaus animation-play-state already exists…@pixelambacht @scottjehl Awww, you don’t? :(The @csssecretsbook is quite good. I recommend it to anyone who plans on doing any serious CSS in the next couple of years.
Retweeted by Lea Verou@csssecretsbook is entirely written in HTML and styled with CSS. It's pure ♥ http://t.co/vG2P8DEc6w
Retweeted by Lea Verou@gespadas @reybango Less blind hate, more helping & contributing, please..@MSEdgeDev is lucky to have people like @gregwhitworth. I’ve never seen any devrel person openly doing as much for interop as he is.@justshiv_ @tpouk @padolsey Yeah, the irony was not lost on me either.@nauzilus @tpouk @padolsey If Vodafone GR didn’t allow tethering, I would basically not have internet on my laptop right now.@nauzilus @tpouk @padolsey Can’t think of any. Which is why it’s especially disgusting.@webreflection @fremycompany I changed it to resize :)@webreflection @fremycompany size is confusing though, as it can be both a noun and a verb. resize is a decent candidate.@webreflection @fremycompany Also, autosize implies that the function adds event listeners (in reality it's size, not autosize)@webreflection @fremycompany autosize is too long :P
7/27
2015
@fremycompany @webreflection I dislike multi-word method names and try to avoid them whenever possible, but that’s just me.@webreflection Naming suggestions are welcome :) See my discussion here on this https://t.co/mNuq64wdCj.@tpouk @padolsey So ur answer to "why is this not allowed?" is basically "it just is."?! What kind of ridiculous customer support is this?!@padolsey AFAIK mutation observers were designed to be performant though, so I’m optimistic :)@padolsey But yeah, I’m interested to see how it scales.@padolsey It’s only called when elements are added though, not on every single mutation.@viki53 Too long :P@viki53 I thought of that too, but too much repetition. Stretchy.stretch()? It looks bad.@viki53 Yes, but not via Stretchy.apply(). It only adds 2 listeners on document.body.@viki53 watch sounds like it adds event listeners. transform confusing due to CSS transforms@viki53 Btw naming suggestions are very welcome! I don't particularly like apply, just couldn’t think of anything better.@viki53 Well, Stretchy is an object, so apply() shouldn’t clash with anything.@jaffathecake Oops, fixed now!New blog post & script! Stretchy: Form element autosizing, the way it should be. http://t.co/YcjkZ6oVO3 http://t.co/ue1FSotBoz@madeofpixel @svgeesus this is a workaround, not a solution.Recommendations for a #SASS compiler or integrated editor that *doesn't* mess up Unicode characters? Tried Koala, fail. (On Windows).
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7/26
2015
@mortendk is @csssecretsbook part of flight upgrades now?? :D@LeaVerou “Why don’t we pair on that?” #thingsgeekcouplessay
Retweeted by Lea VerouOH: “Awww, I'm very touched you gave me commit access” #thingsgeekcouplessay@gregwhitworth The reported scrollWidth doesn’t change with content! How is that the only bug?@gregwhitworth Huh, interesting. In OSX they all work. Result I’m looking for is the one in the spec: http://t.co/S2VAqqhm0jThere is a lot to learn from @LeaVerou #CSS Secrets book. A cheatbook to common CSS problems in the modern web development.
Retweeted by Lea Verou…all other browsers report something reasonable (Safari without the paddings, but eh), IE reports something weird like 2. Depressing.I want to support @MSEdgeDev, but the rate of bugs I discover every time I test in @IE is still depressing. Latest: http://t.co/2GlJLaCKNC@nik6019 Thank you! Glad you liked it :)@mikesherov @notdanielfosco Yup!Highly recommended: @csssecretsbook by @LeaVerou! I thought I knew #css quite well and now I feel quite stupid.
Retweeted by Lea VerouThe worst thing on the web: pop-up ads on video with fake close buttons that are actually links. If you have any role in this, shame on you.
Retweeted by Lea Verou@JuanCamiloRada it is written for developers, but does require significant CSS experience..@notdanielfosco Transforms are not independent. They transform the coordinate system of the element so they affect subsequent transforms.#CSStip Offset an element vertically by its *width*: transform: rotate(90deg) translateX(100%) rotate(-90deg);@lordfpx I’m sharing my joy. If that bothers you, feel free to unfollow. Btw I’m only retweeting a small portion, rest are @csssecretsbook@yuetsu sounds like clearTimeout() is never called, so every time you check it you end up executing two timeouts.The @csssecretsbook by @LeaVerou is a gentle breeze of fresh air. Have not finished yet, but finally we have a book on CSS as a prog lang.
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7/25
2015
@yuetsu hi, I believe @pluralsight also offers the files as a download? It's been a long time, so hard to remember what I've done there…Even a seasoned CSS master like me can get a lot out of @LeaVerou's new book. Already applied 4-5 on current project. http://t.co/uJf5LTxE15
Retweeted by Lea Verou@oliverlindberg I thought the deadline was today at night!@georgeharito Yes, and no. It was a bad design decision (not mine) that we are changing in future print runs.@msthmnd Yup, it's here: http://t.co/pLu15OtfIz@jesper_landberg Hey, Lukas is actually a good friend! But he’s in China now :)@blaaaat Bad design decision (not mine), which will be fixed in the 2nd print run…
7/24
2015
Reading @csssecretsbook by @LeaVerou. Awesome book! http://t.co/z0ZyxJ1DPi
Retweeted by Lea Verou@LeaVerou im really liking your book, just one chapter in and i have learnt so much :)
Retweeted by Lea VerouJust added to ms developer voice, the at-risk css selector feature :has() feature needs your vote to survive https://t.co/rb6v07IIkY #vote
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7/23
2015
Very nice @csssecretsbook by @LeaVerou ! A must-have for everyone who wants to go further in their technical skills. You'll learn a lot !
Retweeted by Lea Verou@andywalpole so do I if you're such a douchebag to others too. Or is it only people who make you insecure about your blatant lack of skills?@andywalpole lol sure, people use them to promote me. How about you go make some value instead of trying to shit over others' work, loser?@Benjieboo @LeaVerou yeah! paged through it and it looks great! so much stuff I want to try and build right now!!
Retweeted by Lea VerouCame in the mail this morning! Time to go deeper into #CSS with @LeaVerou her secrets! http://t.co/P6MqZ5nNre
Retweeted by Lea Verou@andywalpole @hugogiraudel and b) At least I’ve made stuff, that people actually use. Always easy to be a dick with nothing to show, eh?@andywalpole @hugogiraudel a) It has thousands of users. I don’t think they would be very happy if I followed your BS advice.@andywalpole @hugogiraudel If there’s no noticeable delay, such assumptions are premature optimization.@andywalpole @hugogiraudel So basically “I have no real data to back up my opinion but I will continue believing it anyway”. Cool story bro.@andywalpole @hugogiraudel Also, LOL @ performance conjecture with no actual experience using @prefixfree to back it up.@andywalpole The only dumb here is coming from you. There was no “advice”, anywhere. @hugogiraudel’s comment was on terminology.
7/22
2015
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