Custom Numbered Lists With CSS

This week was my turn to find something cool and share with the team.
And now I’d like to share this with you, so let me give you a summary of CSS counters!

Just like the author Samuel Oloruntoba notes in this article, web developers had to previously resort to an approach like the following:

PHP HTML Example of Archaic Solution
Photo / Code Credit – Samuel Oloruntoba

The reason why this solution is less than desired is that it puts more logic into our markup than is necessary, whereas now we can simply specify this sort of functionality in our stylesheets.

Markup for CSS Counter Example
HTML
SCSS for CSS Counter Example
CSS (SCSS)

With additional styling, this results in the following:

And in addition to incrementing / decrementing decimal values, we also have access to lower/upper-roman, lower/upper-latin, and several other symbolic counters.

Where My Ladies At? The Radical Topic of Women in Tech

On Friday, September 16th in Dallas and Tuesday, October 19th in Toronto I will be speaking about Women in Tech, specifically MY life as a woman in tech. I’ll be giving advice to women (and men) about surviving and getting ahead in this weird, gender biased tech world. I’ll be talking about setting yourself up to have the best career and the best life possible regardless of your gender. Here’s my little synopsis:

There’s no disputing that the future has arrived for pocket computers, autonomous cars and croissants that are also, somehow, donuts. Innovation is moving at light-speed but women are being left behind when it comes to tech. We still having the same, tired conversation about (say it with me) “women in tech.” We are inundated with jargon about leaning in, opting out, work-life balance, which can be discouraging for women, especially for those beginning their careers. Marissa Lerer, CTO for Compose[d], mom, and proud chick coder understands what it’s like to survive the “woman in tech” scene. Join her for an empowering journey of where we’ve been, where we’re heading and some unsolicited advice about making the most of your career.

Hope you can make it!