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Adaptive web components: Context matters (sponsored by SAP)

Elena Makarenko (SAP SE)
2:35pm3:15pm Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Location: E143/144
Level: Intermediate
Average rating: ****.
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Who is this presentation for?

  • Developers and UX specialists

What you'll learn

  • Learn how adaptive web components can help context-related accessibility by enabling your application to change its appearance depending on external conditions


When we are talking about adaptive design, we generally mean that the user interface adjusts itself to the screen size and orientation of a device. But what if your application could do more? What if it could react to changes in context conditions? Is it dark or blindingly sunny? Are you snuggling on a couch or crossing a desert in an off-roader. Are you in a hurry or chilling out? The context matters.

Elena Makarenko explains why context-related accessibility is a relevant topic for everyone, whatever your specific abilities may be, and how adaptive web components can help by enabling your application to change its appearance depending on external conditions. These custom controls are able to switch between several variants of their DOM structure depending on the current context state. Elena demonstrates how using just a few CSS context queries can take your user experience to a new level.

This session is sponsored by SAP.

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Elena Makarenko


Elena Makarenko is a frontend developer at SAP. Elena is keen on user-centered design and focused on creating a great user experience.