The right layout tool for the job

Rachel Andrew

Perch CMS



The new layout methods in CSS mean that for the first time we can choose the method to use, rather than settling for what works. In this talk I will introduce Flexbox, CSS Grid Layout and Box Alignment through a lens of performance. What tasks are suited to these new methods? Are there times you should rely on a legacy method instead? How do we ensure we still support older browsers, and those using our sites on slower connections?

Rachel Andrew is a web developer, speaker and writer. She is co-founder of the company behind Perch and Perch Runway CMS. Her most recent books include Get Ready for CSS Grid Layout published by A Book Apart and she is an Invited Expert to the CSS Working Group and a Google Developer Expert for Web Technologies.