For our 250th episode, we managed to get our greedy hands on no one less than Bruce Lawson from Opera. Having barely returned from a trip to Asia and still dizzy from his jetlag, we managed to extract a whole bunch of classified information on CSS Houdini out of him (also thanks to our German interview style). And a little bit more as well:
- [00:02:01] Safari 9.1
- We talked about the new Safari version, what features it brings, and how it looks like it’s the first installment of a new rapid release cycle.
- [00:12:13] The CSS Houdini Project
- Bruce told us what the purpose of CSS Houdini is, how at came to be, which parts it consists of, and when to expect first experiments shipping to us in a browser (maybe this year already!).
- [00:37:50] Subgrids Considered Essential
- Prompted by a blog post from Eric Meyer we discussed the current CSS Grids spec and how it is badly lacking a subgrids feature.
- The web accessibility basics
- Accessibility can never be overly discussed. Marco wrote a good roundup on how do accessibility basics right, and he also takes a glimpse at a few more advanced things.
- Simple standalone toggletip widget pattern
- Likewise, Steve Faulkner from the Partiello Group showcases a prototype for an accessible info tooltip widget.
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Geschrieben am 27.01.2016 um 14:50
I’m impatient for Houdini, writing a CSS prolyfill is very challenging currently.
Regarding the mentioned infinite loops of element queries, I tried to work on that issue and proposed a possible solution: https://github.com/ResponsiveImagesCG/container-queries/issues/3
There is also a prolyfill which implements this idea of recursion-free container queries: https://github.com/ausi/cq-prolyfill
As you mentioned the term “prolyfill” in the show, it seems to me that many web developers don’t know what it means or think it’s a misspelled version of “polyfill”. Would be great if you could talk about that briefly in the next episode.
Geschrieben am 30.01.2016 um 22:30
thank you for your comment! We will have a look at your links.
And maybe we can explain the term „prolyfill“ the next time it comes up again?
Geschrieben am 30.01.2016 um 22:33
(e.g. by linking to _your_ prolyfill :)
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