Rachel is a web developer, speaker, and writer of a number of books including Get Ready for CSS Grid Layout published by A Book Apart. She is an Invited Expert to the CSS Working Group, a Google Developer Expert and co-founder of Perch CMS.
Rachel, who many may know as one of the foremost experts on CSS Grid Layout, and who we were very honored to have as a speaker at CSSconf EU in 2015, will be giving a brand new talk at CSSconf EU 2017 which will have us taking a step back and looking at CSS as a technology on the whole. Her talk will illustrate the standards process by which new CSS features come to fruition, trace how CSS came to be where it is today, and in the end, give us insight into how we can help shape CSS in the future.
Where does CSS come from?
Understanding how CSS is developed is more than an academic exercise. It gives you a way of understanding why things are weird, which is a good starting point to avoiding or fixing weirdness. It can give you an early heads up as to what might be happening in the very near future. It also opens up an opportunity to be part of the process, to contribute to CSS - just like any open source project. Then once we have new CSS on the horizon, we can all be part of encouraging browser vendors to ship it!