Standardizing <select>: What the future holds for HTML Controls

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020
11:00 AM

Google San Francisco

345 Spear St · San Francisco, CA

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Event is on the 7th floor

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For our February event, Stephanie Stimac will join us to talk about what the future holds for HTML Controls.

Talk details:
Thought HTML was done? Think again! Those who work on the web platform are ready to extend HTML controls with not only updated native web styles, so that we're no longer stuck in the Windows 95 era of design, but we're also starting to look at new HTML controls to help solve some of the problems developers encounter when trying to extend the current controls to fit their needs. We're also taking a step back to re-examine what the key pain points for developers are when it comes to controls. Our first stop? The select element. I'll discuss the current state of styling the select element, the developer feedback we've received that's indicated this is a problem space we need to fix, what the future looks like for improving (dare I say standardizing?) and how developers and designers can get involved to help drive the future of these components forward.

About the speaker:
Stephanie Stimac (@seaotta) is a Program Manager for Developer Experiences on Microsoft Edge who comes from a background in web and user interface design as well as front-end development. She's worked on developer tooling in the browser as well as the open source project, and is currently responsible for Edge developer engagement through the Web We Want initiative. Before Microsoft, she worked in an agency crafting digital experiences for a range of large clients like Honeywell, Microsoft Military Affairs, Microsoft Windows and T-Mobile. She has a passion for the open web and helping to drive the future of it forward.

* 5:00 PM—Doors open
* 6:00-6:15 PM—Announcements <-- Note the new start time!
* 6:15-7:15 PM—Talk and Q&A

* Online registration for this event closes *72 hours* before the start of the event (new building rules).
* On-site registration (for registered attendees) closes at 7:00 PM.* For security reasons, unregistered guests and "+1s" are *not* allowed.
* Every attendee must be a member of SFHTML5 (on Meetup) and register for the event (RSVP Yes) 72 hours before the event to enter the event; no exceptions.
* Yes, this event will be recorded and posted on the SFHTML5 YouTube channel.