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Top picks — 2021 September

An Introduction to JQ #

The jq command-line utility is a defacto solution for querying JSON data. It is lightweight, fast, available for all operating systems and pretty easy to use. This guide by Adam Gordon Bell is a good cheat sheet for using it.

An update to how we generate web page titles #

Does Google “break the Web” again by changing the way how page titles are generated? Is it a good or a bad change in your opinion? I have to admit that I am not a big fan of ignoring the title tag, but I am a big fan of emphasising the HTML h1 tag. Mixed feelings 🤷‍♂️

htmlq #

Like jq, but for HTML, I see more Rust-based projects that have recently blown my mind.

The Future of CSS: Cascade Layers (CSS @layer) #

Bramus published a great primer to the CSS Cascade Layers. The New CSS feature lead by Miriam Suzane will improve how we deal with CSS order, specificity, context, etc. I love to see this kind of addition being worked on.

Designing Beautiful Shadows in CSS #

If you think you know everything about CSS box-shadow, give this one a go. It is an excellent, interactive post that goes into depth of life-like looking shadows by Joshw Comeau.

Mastering Serverless Application Observability #

This course on Serverless Observability by Julian Wood is a top resource for everyone new to the world of micro-services. From the basic introduction of core observability pillars (metrics, logs and tracing) up to the advanced concepts of monitoring. Well spent one hour of your time.

Proposal for CSS @when #

Another crazy cool announcement from Miriam about the CSS when proposal. How cool!

/* instead of doing 😭 */
@media (min-width: 600px) {
  font-size: 2rem;
@media (max-width: 599px) {
  font-size: 1rem;
/* we will be able to do 😊 */
@when media(min-width: 600px) {
  font-size: 2rem;
@else {
  font-size: 1rem;

ct.css – Let’s take a look inside your#

Even if you have t do it just once, please smash this snippet into your website and check for potential issues in your HTMLtag. As always, top work done by Harry Roberts.

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