HTML isn’t done

A presentation at Chrome Developer Summit in in San Francisco, CA, USA by Greg Whitworth

Join Nicole Sullivan and myself as we talk about how it’s time for us to re-assess whether HTML is done or not.

Let’s go back in time a bit. Remember when word was out that we were going to get new HTML elements? I don’t know about you, but I was so excited. After years of building the same tabset over and over, I thought, I’m done! Surely they’ll see that tabs are one of the most common elements in every design system ever. Imagine my disappointment. <aside>, <article>, and their friends seemed so disconnected from the problems I was solving every day. I had no problem with them, I just didn’t need them.

Since then, I have held onto the core belief that HTML shouldn’t be finished. Design Systems have been innovating and lighting the path forward for HTML for a long time. The web platform is now ready to pave those cow paths and extend HTML. And we need your help with these brand new shiny components!

Video

Resources

The following resources were mentioned during the presentation or are useful additional information.

Buzz and feedback

Here’s what was said about this presentation on Twitter.