Last week I attended BlinkOn3 held at Google’s Mountain View office. Not only that but I also had the pleasure of giving a speech about what has been taking most of my time lately, the CSS Grid Layout implementation.

Although there were several talks already scheduled for some weeks, the conference itself is very dynamic in the sense that new talks were added as people started to propose new topics to discuss.

I found quite interesting the talks about the State of Blink and also the incoming changes related to Slimming Paint. Exciting times ahead!

My talk was about the CSS Grid Layout work Igalia has been carrying out for several months now (also thanks to Bloomberg sponsorship). The talk was very well received (we were not a lot of people mainly because my talk was rescheduled trice), and people in general is quite excited about the new opportunities for web authors the spec will bring.

The slides are here (3.3MB PDF). They look a bit blurry, that’s because its original format was the Google’s HTML5 io-2012-slides which allowed me to do a lot of live demos.

I also had the opportunity to talk to Julien Chaffraix about the next steps. We both are quite confident about the status of the implementation, so we decided to eventually send the “Intent to ship” at some point during Q4. Very good news for web authors! The most important things to address before the shipping are the handling of absolutely positioned items and a couple of issues related to grids with indefinite remaining space.

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