Keeping Current With CSS

I recently got a question about CSS experimentation from Paddy O’Hanlon, and I thought it warranted a quick post.

@TrentWalton I’m reading your interview in the new Insites Book. You mention testing out new CSS. Where do you keep up with what’s new? —@Paddy

My role at Paravel requires me to bounce around from Photoshop to email to my code editor quite a lot. Because of this, I tend to keep my frontend chops up to date with the help of the greater web community (and don’t we all). Here are a few people I’ve learned from recently:

This is in no way a comprehensive list. Above all, resist the urge to try to know everything all the time. Follow your interests and engage in discussion & debate on the things you care about. Read A List Apart, CSS Tricks, and Smashing, but don’t be afraid to dig into what’s happening at The W3C or go off on your own experimental path. As much as keeping up with what’s new can feel like keeping up with the Joneses, it’s important to remember that we always have the opportunity to help define what those new things are.

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