Hat tricks, and card tricks, and magical CSS, oh my! Our latest Lunch Meet, a team-led learning series, was full of surprises from Lead UX Designer/Developer Anthony Harris. The topic was CSS Houdini, a somewhat magical, albeit somewhat unavailable, project that could revolutionize web development as we know it. Here’s what we know.
The good news? Overall, CSS Houdini would improve browser support and increase performance. The not-so-good news (yet), is that for Houdini to work, all browsers would need to implement Houdini’s APIs, including Style, Layout, Paint, and Composite. Currently, Google Chrome is farthest along in this process. If that happens, Harris said CSS Houdini could become the way we write CSS in the future.
“At SoCreate we strive to be on the bleeding edge of technology,” Harris said. “If there is any new tech that could help us be smarter or more efficient in any way, we’re all about it.”
Something you’ll never hear at SoCreate? "That's the way we've always done it." We are constantly striving to keep our act fresh. Could CSS Houdini could be the next trick up our sleeve?
Time will tell,
Courtney Meznarich, Director of Community Outreach