Dynamic CSS with Custom Properties (aka CSS Variables)

Dynamic CSS with Custom Properties (aka CSS Variables)

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3 hours, 54 minutes CC

Modern browsers ship with CSS Custom Properties, also known as “CSS variables”, a superpower that enables us to create reusable components without any JavaScript dependencies needed – using only vanilla CSS! Learn how to leverage Custom Properties to improve code reuse, maintainability, and downright enable possibilities that previously required large amounts of hard-to-maintain JavaScript and violated the separation of concerns. See practical examples of why CSS Custom Properties are a revolution in the way we write CSS!

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Published: November 9, 2021
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Table of Contents


Inheritance & Fallbacks

Invalid Values & Custom Properties Practice

Toggles, Responsive Design and Colors

Numbers, Strings, and Images


Wrapping Up