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CSS Variables (Custom Properties)

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CSS Custom Properties for Cascading Variables is a CSS module that allows for the creation of custom properties that can be used over and over.
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Feature Support Queries (@supports)

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The @supports CSS at-rule lets you specify declarations that depend on a browser's support for one or more specific CSS features. This is called a feature query. The rule may be placed at the top level of your code or nested inside any other conditional group at-rule.
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The contain CSS property allows an author to indicate that an element and its contents are, as much as possible, independent of the rest of the document tree. This allows the browser to recalculate layout, style, paint, size, or any combination of them for a limited area of the DOM and not the entire page, leading to obvious performance benefits.
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The will-change CSS property hints to browsers how an element is expected to change. Browsers may set up optimizations before an element is actually changed. These kinds of optimizations can increase the responsiveness of a page by doing potentially expensive work before they are actually required.
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CSS Comparison Functions

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<code>min()</code>, <code>max()</code>, and <code>clamp()</code>
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Michelle Barker

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Houdini Custom Properties

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The @property CSS at-rule is part of the CSS Houdini umbrella of APIs, it allows developers to explicitly define their css custom properties, allowing for property type checking, setting default values, and define whether a property can inherit values or not.
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::marker pseudo-element

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The ::marker CSS pseudo-element selects the marker box of a list item, which typically contains a bullet or number. It works on any element or pseudo-element set to display: list-item, such as the <li> and <summary> elements.
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Dynamic CSS with Custom Properties (aka CSS Variables)

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!
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