We’re aiming for a bit of self-reflection and real honesty. As in, not what you think you should care about or hot takes on current trends, but something that has quite literally got you thinking. Our hope is that all put together, the series paints an interesting picture of where we are and where we’re going in the web development industry.
HTML is (finally) getting some love: Redesigned form elements, extensibility of form elements, and even some new elements. CSS is getting better too, including the :is selector, and logical properties. Project Fugu is bringing native capabilities to the web. And progressive enhancement is getting easier with “adaptive loading.”
Caching media files, especially images, seems like an obvious way to improve performance, but should we? To provide a more performant UX without abusing users’s network connections or hard drives, Aaron Gustafson puts a spin on classic best practices, experiments with media caching strategies, and shares smart Cache API tricks.
Chrome Developer Summit is a yearly event focusing on new developments in web platform technologies. Over two days, people working directly on Chrome share updates to the ecosystem, tools and approaches to help us in building better, more engaging experiences. Because both Google and even more specifically, Chrome, put a strong emphasis on speed, a lot of announcements are about performance.
If you haven’t had a chance to attend or watch the talks remotely, we’ve hand-picked the most important performance and user experience updates.
With new CSS features landing in browsers, and Houdini on the horizon, web styling has become so much more powerful than ever. In this talk, we’ll show you how to leverage these new properties and worklets to build fast, beautiful, and accessible websites. (32min)
Remember when word was out that we were going to get new HTML elements? I don’t know about you, but I was so excited. Since then, I have held onto the core belief that HTML shouldn’t be finished. Design Systems have been innovating and lighting the path forward for HTML for a long time. The web platform is now ready to pave those cow paths and extend HTML. And we need your help with these brand new shiny components! (23min)