Reading List #62


After starting to dabble with CSS Grid last week for a bit, this week I started properly using it in a client project and I love it so far.

Frontend Development

๐ŸŽ‰ CSS Subgrid is here!

Speaking of CSS Grid: Subgrid is here! With this weeks release of Chrome v117, every major browser now supports Subgrid, which makes CSS Grids even more awesome than they already were. If you need an intro about what subgrids are and how you can start using them today, watch the linked video by Miriam Suzanne below.

Mozilla Developer โ€“ Don’t Wait to Use Subgrid for Better Card Layouts

๐Ÿ‘ DHH on dropping TypeScript

I agree with DHH on this one. Every time I worked with TypeScript so far, it felt like an additional layer of complexity which ended up making me slower, not faster. I’m sure there’s lots of different opinions on this and for many it seems to be worth the effort, but for me it never was.

Turbo 8 is dropping TypeScript

๐Ÿ’… Google Fonts got a new design

Google launched a new design for Google Fonts, including some new features to Search and Filter form fonts.

New Google Fonts


๐Ÿ˜ฌ On scraping plugin repository

This week one topic seemingly dominated WP twitter. In short, scrapes the official plugin repository, using it to promote their own hosted offerings and even outranks the official .org repository in some cases. I’m sure this is perfectly “ok” legally speaking and I don’t even see it as that problematic or unethical, as long as others are allowed to do the same. But I also can understand some of the fair criticism it got. For some reasons that I still don’t understand, the discussion became unreasonably personal and went downhill pretty quickly, with Matt Mullenweg even blocking core contributor Sรฉ Reed and everyone getting properly mad at each other. Which is a shame, because as far as I can tell, it all started out from a good place and could have led to an interesting and healthy discussion.

WPTavern โ€“ Developers Raise Concerns About Plugin Listings Outranking on Google Search


๐ŸŒ Guess the Time and Date of Photos

TimeGuessr is a pretty funny game. It shows you an image and you have to guess the place and date of it. Some are quite tricky, but it’s fun to play.


โœŒ๏ธ Have a nice weekend!

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