3 shiny new CSS properties for you to try today

CSS is one of the most important tools of any web designer. It adds the design styling to pages, but it has become far more important than that. Having the ability to add animations to pages and provide feedback on interactions is central to creating a compelling user experience. 

CSS now performs many tasks that previously needed JavaScript, such as off-screen menus, drop-downs, lightboxes, accordians and parallax scrolling. This makes your site more performant. Read on for three cutting-edge properties you can start investigating today.

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