Programmed in Pencil

Product engineering tech meetup

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29th June 2022 at 6:00pm BST

Standardizing "Select": What the future holds for HTML Controls

by Stephanie Stimac

Native HTML Form Controls can be some of the most painful elements to style and customize. 25 years after the first HTML Standard introduced them and developers have resorted to building custom controls from scratch to achieve what they need to. I’ll discuss the history behind native form controls, where we’re at presently with styling them and take a look at the proposed solutions by standards groups and browser vendors to standardize controls and solve the pain points developers have been complaining about for years.