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Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is the web’s core styling language. For web developers, It’s one of the quickest technologies to get started with, but one of the hardest to master. Follow Una Kravets and Adam Argyle, Developer Advocates from Google, who gleefully breakdown complex aspects of CSS into digestible episodes covering everything from accessibility to z-index.

Mar 12, 2020

Where do scrollbars go, inside or outside the box? In this episode Una and Adam answer that and much more in their discussion of the CSS box model. Everything in CSS starts as a box, and while that’s a straight forward concept to initially think about, it can get complex quite quickly. Not only do boxes surround elements, but letters in a sentence each have a box too. How many boxes are there!? Lots. Lots of boxes. 



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