June 16th, 2021 × #css#web development#front end development

CSS Container Queries, Layers, Scoping and More with Miriam Suzanne

Discussion on how container queries will allow styling based on available space by measuring elements instead of viewport. Other topics include cascade layers to control specificity order, scope for addressing naming conflicts, and Miriam's work with the CSS Working Group.


In this episode of Syntax, Scott and Wes talk with Miriam Suzanne about all things CSS — container queries, layers, scoping, and more!

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Show Notes

02:21 - When did you come on board with container queries?

10:27 - How would you declare specificity?

  • Layer example:
@layer default;
@layer theme;
@layer components;

@import url(theme.css) layer(theme);

@layer default {
  audio[controls] {
    display: block;

13:08 - What is your background?

18:20 - What are container queries?

22:06 - What is the background on contain? How does it work?

29:25 - Is it still under development?

33:51 - Have you tried the EQ polyfill from Johnathan Neal yet?

35:21 - How far out are we?

38:10 - What is Scope?

44:00 - How will MQ and CQ work together?

45:49 - Do you use inline and block?

48:44 - What browser do you use?


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