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Issue 337

Interop 2022, Safari 15.4, Cascade Layers, and dual-screen devices.

Rachel Andrew
1 min read

Hello friends,

I took a bit of a break from the weekly newsletter churn, but I'm back because there really is so much actual layout news happening.

I've also got some upcoming conferences to mention. Tomorrow (Tuesday 15th) I'll be speaking at axe-con, it's free and you can still sign up. I am also speaking at the upcoming An Event Apart Spring Summit, and for Web Directions Hover. Both are again virtual, and as much as I would love to be hopping on a plane and getting to hang out with folk in person, that is probably the right choice.

Rachel Andrew


Interop 2022: browsers working together to improve the web for developers

When a feature isn't supported by all browsers, or worse, is supported differently by browsers it's a pain for developers. This effort, by all the main browsers, seeks to solve some of the most problematic areas this year.

Safari 15.4 is here with loads of CSS goodness

Loads of good stuff including Cascade Layers. I'm especially pleased that the fix to display: contents lands with this release. This means that the problem with this property removing information from the accessibility tree is sorted in all browsers.

New to the web platform in February

There is so much good stuff landing in browsers right now. In my monthly post, I look at the stuff landing in February. The March post should be a good one given the Safari release!

Cascade layers are coming to your browser

With Safari 15.4 Cascade Layers have now landed in all evergreen browsers, this post explains how to use them and why they are useful.


Evergreen does not mean immediately available

While we're excited about all the new things landing in the latest browsers, this article is worth reading as a reminder. It can be easy to assume that if someone is using an evergreen browser then they are using the latest version of that browser, however, the picture isn't that straightforward.

Building Web Layouts For Dual-Screen And Foldable Devices

An article about making the best use of this format. I recently got a dual-screen device to play around and test things with, and I quite like the format when it is used well by an application. It will be interesting to see where this goes.