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Web Directions Code ’20 session spotlight–Escape the box with Houdini

Escape the box with Houdini

Ruth John, Creative Developer

CSS is a powerful technology for styling web content, with one significant drawback (no not specificity). We’re restricted to the styling primitives built into the language (and browser), which relies on others to specify and implement them, and can take years.

Well, until now. Enter Houdini.

Houdini is a set of lower-level APIs that allow us to essentially create our own visual style, layout, and animation properties for CSS. Sounds like magic? That’s why it’s called Houdini.

In this presentation creative developer Ruth John will show us how the illusion is created.

About Ruth John

Ruth is a creative engineer with a web development background. She has enjoyed a 15-year career working on websites, applications and most recently interactive art projects, especially those featuring audio. She also educates people and enjoys talking about new web technologies, inspiring others to try them. Always coming up with exciting and engaging ways to use them, as well as interesting integrations into everyday development. As a Google Developer Expert and founding member of { Live : JS } she’s almost always got a conference talk lined up, article ready to be published or live show tour date in the diary.

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