Josh W Comeau avatar Josh W Comeau

What the heck, z-index??

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I learned a lot with this detailed article about z-index!

When it comes to CSS, things work in a similar way: elements are grouped into stacking contexts. When we give an element a z-index, that value is only compared against other elements in the same context. z-index values are not global.


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    Our web design tools are holding us back

    nowadays we can build things with CSS that are impossible to create with our design tools. We have scroll-snap, we have complicated animations, we have all kinds of wonderful interaction, grid, flexbox, all kinds of shapes, and so much more that you won’t find in the drop down menus of your tool of choice. Yet our websites still look and behave like they were designed with photoshop.