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I’m Miriam. I make art & software that celebrate the queer complexity of human experience.

20 recent & upcoming episodes

2021

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Styling the Intrinsic Web @ An Event Apart Fall Summit | Online

Over the last decade, Responsive Web Design and Object Oriented CSS have grown from exciting new trends into the foundations of modern, component-driven web design. But our medium is not done evolving.

| code art

Monkey Writr

A monkey hitting keys at random for an infinite amount of time will eventually want some help writing Hamlet (or whatever). You’re the monkey. We’re here to help.

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Container Queries & The Future of CSS @ Smashing Meets CSSummer | Online

New CSS proposals like Container Queries, Cascade Layers, Scoped Styles, and Nesting are all aimed at improving the way we write responsive components and design systems.

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Web Ecosystem Health Part VI @ Igalia Chats

Igalia’s Brian Kardell sits down to chat with Miriam and Rachel Andrew about who works on standards, and who pays for that work.

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CSSWG, Container Queries, Scope, and Layers @ Word Wrap Show

I talk with Claire and Steph about my journey into webdev and onto the CSSWG, what I find frustrating about how others use CSS, and the three specs I’m working on.

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Support (Not) Unknown @ OddBird.net

Working on a new CSS feature like Container Queries, one of the most important considerations is to ensure a “migration path” – a way for developers to start integrating the new code, without breaking their sites on legacy browsers.

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Container Queries & the CSSWG @ The F-Word

I chat with Bruce Lawson & Vadim Makeev about Sass & Susy, CSS Layers & compatibility, Container Queries, and the CSS Working Group.

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What Is The Future Of CSS? @ Smashing Magazine

Starting a new season of the Smashing Podcast with a look at the future of CSS. What new specs will be landing in browsers soon? Drew McLellan talks to Miriam to find out.

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Container Queries Explainer & Proposal CSSWG

Media-queries allow an author to make style changes based on the overall viewport dimensions – but in many cases, authors would prefer styling modular components based on their context within a layout.

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Beyond CSS Variables @ An Event Apart Spring Summit | Online

CSS Custom Properties (aka Cascading Variables) have gained broad browser support since 2015 – but what are they good for, and why do we need them?

2020

| podcast

CSS, Sass, and Playwriting @ Enjoy The Vue

I join Ari, Ben, and Tessa to talk about getting into CSS from other languages, the absurdly massive problem CSS is designed to solve, and the mental model behind the language.

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Open CSS Notebook @ css.oddbird.net

As I spend more of my time working on the CSS language, I wanted a place to take notes and explore new ideas in the open.

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Dissecting CSS Conventions @ An Event Apart Fall Summit | Online

How do we write code that is modular & maintainable, in a language designed to be systematic & contextual?

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