Sydeny PC & Technology User Group

Web Design User Group

We Meet the third Saturday of each month
 at the Sydney Mechanics Institute 240 Pitt St Sydney from 2 pm

What we did

October   2019 

This month we had a look at writing mode. Most sites have a language  setting, in our case its "lang="en" This usually determines the main language the site uses. It also tells the browser which way the text flows. If you need to change this you can use "writing mode". You can also use writing mode  in CSS to create some interesting text designs by changing the flow direction of text against the normal flow of the languge set.

Here is a link to Jen Simmon's excellent article on how writing mode works including how it applies to other languages like Chinese or Arabic. We also looked at a Smashing Magazine article by Rachel Andrews on how Flexbox and Grid make more sense when you understand how writing mode affects a site layout.

Steve South
Web Design leader