STUMP'D Interview Questions - CSS Edition


In this episode of Syntax, Scott and Wes are back with another edition of “Stump’d!” where they try to stump each other with interview questions.

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Show Notes

06:05 - Which property allows you to control the shape or appearance of the marker of a list?

06:33 - What is a pseudo element? What is a pseudo class?

09:15 - What is the difference between block, inline and inline-block elements?

10:15 - What is a combinator selector?

11:12 - What is specificity? How do you calculate specificity?

14:37 - True or False — The translate() function can move the position of an element on the z-axis?

16:44 - What is the difference between “resetting” and “normalizing” CSS?

17:51 - How can you load CSS resources conditionally?

19:45 - Is there any reason you’d want to use translate() instead of absolute positioning, or vice-versa?

22:30 - When to use CSS grid vs flexbox?

25:12 - What are all eight @-rules in CSS?

28:01 - Which property is used to underline, overline, and strikethrough text?

29:52 - What is DOM reflow?

32:14 - How do you serve your pages for feature-constrained browsers? What techniques do you use?

34:00 - What is the property for controlling image-scroll?

36:23 - What are the three different types of CSS gradients?

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