Miriam is an artist, engineer, and open-web advocate. She’s a co-founder of OddBird, Invited Expert on the W3C CSS Working Group, and Sass core contributor who enjoys pushing the boundaries of web technology.
These days she’s working on specifications for Container Queries, Scope, and Cascade Layers in CSS; extending the Sass color module to support wide-gamut colors; and learning to crochet socks.
Styling the Intrinsic Web (with Container Queries, Layers, and Scope)
Over the last decade, Responsive Web Design and Object Oriented CSS have grown from exciting new trends into the foundations of modern, component-driven web design. But our medium is not done evolving. In 2018, Jen Simmons coined this the era of “Intrinsic Web Design” – with powerful new tools that allow us to build entire layouts based on the intrinsic needs of each component.
This evolution of the responsive web is becoming more clear with several new features in CSS. We’ll look at a number of these developments, from Cascade Layers to Container Queries and Scope. Not only do these features build on what we love most about responsive components, but they’re designed to address some of the biggest challenges in CSS today.