Building a Better Web
June 19–20, 2017: Training
June 20–22, 2017: Tutorials & Conference
San Jose, CA

Evergreen websites for evergreen browsers

Rachel Andrew (
11:00am–11:40am Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Modern Web Essentials
Location: 210 CG
Secondary topics:  CSS3, Responsive web design
Average rating: ****.
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Who is this presentation for?

  • Web designers and developers

Prerequisite knowledge

  • A working knowledge of CSS and HTML

What you'll learn

  • Learn how to use modern CSS layout methods while still providing backward compatibility for nonsupporting browsers


It is an exciting time to be a CSS developer. Our browsers are updating rapidly, bringing us new things to play with with every new release. This means that our old ideas of browser support need to be updated too.

Rachel Andrew shares a modern roadmap for browser support—using methods built into CSS to detect feature support—that enables you to create sites that can enhance themselves as the platform improves—without leaving people stuck on older browsers in the cold. Along the way, Rachel demonstrates new CSS features such as CSS Grid layout, shapes, and custom properties and explains how to use them along with feature queries to create websites that your users and their browsers will grow into.

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Rachel Andrew

Rachel Andrew is a front- and backend web developer, author, speaker, and cofounder of the CMS Perch. Rachel is a Google Developer Expert and an invited expert to the CSS Working Group. She is a regular contributor to a number of publications both on- and offline; her books include the recent Get Ready for CSS Grid Layout. She also writes about business and technology on her own site,