Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) first dropped in 1996, and it remains an essential, evolving part of the web development stack. Like other living languages, CSS is constantly introducing new features in response to real-world practices. This quick evolution can make it easy for even dedicated developers to miss new features. Here’s a look at the most useful new and upcoming features in CSS.
Since its inception, developers have complained about certain monstrous shortcomings in CSS. Some commonplace tasks, like centering something in CSS, require overly complex workarounds and finagling. Another big issue was getting a reasonable grid layout, at least until the CSS Grid Layout module stepped into the breach.