I was invited to join the CSS Working Group to help develop the next level of Cascading & Inheritance – along with Container Queries, CSS scoping, and more.

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) are the design language of the web – allowing authors and users to attach style (fonts, spacing, filter effects, style animations, and more) to structured documents and Web applications. By separating the presentation style from the content, CSS simplifies Web authoring and site maintenance.

All my research, explainers, and proposals are available at css.oddbird.net

14 ‘w3c’ episodes

future

Styling the Intrinsic Web @ An Event Apart Fall Summit

| talk | Online

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.


2021

Container Queries & The Future of CSS @ Smashing Meets CSSummer

| talk | Online

New CSS proposals like Container Queries, Cascade Layers, Scoped Styles, and Nesting are all aimed at improving the way we write responsive components and design systems.

Web Ecosystem Health Part VI @ Igalia Chats

| podcast

Igalia’s Brian Kardell sits down to chat with Miriam and Rachel Andrew about who works on standards, and who pays for that work.

CSSWG, Container Queries, Scope, and Layers @ Word Wrap Show

| podcast

I talk with Claire and Steph about my journey into webdev and onto the CSSWG, what I find frustrating about how others use CSS, and the three specs I’m working on.

Support (Not) Unknown @ OddBird.net

| article

Working on a new CSS feature like Container Queries, one of the most important considerations is to ensure a “migration path” – a way for developers to start integrating the new code, without breaking their sites on legacy browsers.

Container Queries & the CSSWG @ The F-Word

| podcast

I chat with Bruce Lawson & Vadim Makeev about Sass & Susy, CSS Layers & compatibility, Container Queries, and the CSS Working Group.

What Is The Future Of CSS? @ Smashing Magazine

| podcast

Starting a new season of the Smashing Podcast with a look at the future of CSS. What new specs will be landing in browsers soon? Drew McLellan talks to Miriam to find out.

Container Queries Explainer & ProposalCSSWG

| article

Media-queries allow an author to make style changes based on the overall viewport dimensions – but in many cases, authors would prefer styling modular components based on their context within a layout.

2020

Open CSS Notebook @ css.oddbird.net

| code

As I spend more of my time working on the CSS language, I wanted a place to take notes and explore new ideas in the open.