My Thoughts on CSS Day 2023
Last week, I had the incredible opportunity to attend my first CSS Day in Amsterdam. It was an exceptional experience that left me brimming with newfound knowledge. While I felt confident about certain topics, such as the has-selector and container queries, the conference delved into fascinating depths. One notable talk, delivered by Hidde de Vries, explored the intricacies of dialogs and popovers—a subject I had only caught glimpses of on my social media timeline.
In addition to the insightful talks, I had the pleasure of engaging with many like-minded individuals. The atmosphere was electrifying, surrounded by an audience where discussing CSS concepts like the parent selector, logical properties, or intrinsic sizing required little explanation. It was a unique experience, unlike anything I had encountered before, to converse about these topics with fellow enthusiasts freely.
On the flip side, if you come from a design background and choose to specialize solely in HTML and CSS, there is a significant possibility that you may not have the opportunity to contribute to certain projects due to a lack of familiarity with the necessary tools and technologies.
Promoting closer collaboration between JS developers and CSS developers is crucial. It is important for both parties to feel comfortable and not be ashamed to admit that they may not possess deep knowledge in both JS development and CSS. By fostering environments that facilitate effective collaboration between JS and CSS developers, we can bridge the gap and leverage the strengths of each discipline.