When speakers like this appear at WebExpo Prague, it is always a pleasure. I will tell you why Rachel Andrew is a must-see for every front end developer.
First, Rachel Andrew is an expert on new CSS layouts - Flexbox and CSS Grid Layout. She also cooperates with CSS Working Group as an Invited Expert (so she has firsthand information) and she writes an e-mail newsletter called CSS Layout News. This also happens to be the topic she has been dealing with in her books.
So, let’s see three questions I asked Rachel thanks to the organizers of WebExpo.
Rachel, Flexbox combines great technology with a practical application. No doubt about it. But what about CSS Grid Layout? Isn’t too soon to use it?
It’s too soon to be using it in production yes. However I believe it is important that developers and designers engage with specifications as they are in development, get to grips with them and then off feedback to the CSS Working Group. If you don’t do that at the point at which the spec is behind a flag and in development you lose that chance. As once some CSS is out there and being used on real sites, it’s too late to make changes.