New things we love and more things we want in CSS

Session Category Theming, Design, & Usability Room 162 Audience Beginner Time Slot Sat 11:00am to 11:45am (2/18/23)

If you haven't been paying attention to CSS lately, you have been missing out! From container queries to the :has() pseudo selector, CSS has made leaps and bounds over the last 2-3 years...but there is still plenty more to do!

In this session, Lullabot front-end developers Adam Varn and Aubrey Sambor will get you up to speed on the newest CSS features we love, as well as some still in the works and the ones that we wish we had the most. We'll cover

  • the :is() , :where(), :not() and :has() pseudo selectors and their "pseu-per" powers
  • why container queries will blow your mind
  • what @layer is and how to use it
  • and a lot more!

A basic understanding of CSS is recommended for attendees but all are welcome!

About the Speakers

Adam Varn

Front-end Developer at Lullabot

Tampa, FL

Adam Varn is a front-end Developer who built his first website in 1997 when he launched “Adam’s Game Reviews” for a local ISP’s portal. The ISP paid him in video games. To earn actual money for his work, he started building other sites in HTML and Cold Fusion.

In 2008, he began creating his first Drupal themes, learning the ins and outs of Drupal site-building and configuration. Before joining Lullabot, he ran his own Drupal development company where he helped solve problems for non-profits, advocacy organizations, local government, and educational institutions.

Aubrey Sambor

Senior Front-end Developer at Lullabot

Northampton, MA

Aubrey Sambor is a front-end developer who loves creating accessible websites using clean and modern CSS. She initially learned to code in the late 90s when her high school friends told her about this cool website called Geocities. She decided she wanted a site of her own, so she bought an HTML 4 book and taught herself the ways of code. Aubrey graduated from Indiana University with a computer science degree and started her career building custom PHP web portals for clients, eventually discovering Drupal in 2008.

As a senior front-end developer at Lullabot, Aubrey has contributed to projects for IBMNew Relic, Principal, and Carnegie Mellon. Prior to Lullabot, Aubrey lent her expertise to organizations, including Rutgers, Princeton, UMass Amherst, Harvard, Yale, MIT, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, and Phillips Exeter Academy.  She is also a frequent attendee at Drupal events, enjoys contributing to the Drupal community, and is passionate about design systems, accessibility, and the latest and greatest CSS techniques.

In her spare time, Aubrey loves to knit, spin her own yarn on one of her two spinning wheels, and walk on the many trails and paths throughout western Massachusetts. She's left-handed and has always disliked it when her classmates took all the left-handed scissors in art class.