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Giorgos Sarigiannidis • Edited on

I like

html {
  scroll-behavior: smooth;

beacause it can save you some lines of JS.

Also, some times I happen to need to center-align an absolute element with:

position: absolute;
top: 50%;
left: 50%;
transform: translate(-50%, -50%);

CSS Counters and object-fit can be very handy under specific circumstances

The same goes for

&::before {
      content: attr(data-attribute);

(Here is a practical example). On that note, I love the potential uses of ::before and ::after pseudoelements in general.

pointer-events: none;

allows you to click through an element.


combined with something like opacity: 0; allows you to hide an element avoiding display: none;, which allows you to apply CSS effects.

input[type="checkbox"]:checked + label {
  // Do something

allows you to style the label of an checkbox only when it is checked. Combine it with the ::before pseudoelement and you can have some nice, js-free effects.