“Microsoft Edge joins forces with Apple, Mozilla, Google, Bocoup, and Igalia for Interop 2024, a project aimed at improving web development by addressing common issues and implementing requested features. This year, the focus is on enhancing CSS nesting, Flexbox, Grid, and the Popover API.”
Microsoft Edge and Interop 2024: A New Era of Web Development
Microsoft Edge, in collaboration with tech giants like Apple, Mozilla, Google, Bocoup, and Igalia, is thrilled to announce the launch of Interop 2024. This project, a continuation of previous efforts, is designed to address web developer concerns and enhance the web platform‘s usability.
What’s New in Interop 2024?
Since its inception, Interop has brought numerous improvements to the web platform. The 2024 edition is no exception, introducing new features and compatibility fixes aimed at streamlining your web development tasks.
Flexbox and Grid have revolutionized web layouts, eliminating the need for complex or less responsive techniques. The Interop project has been working since 2021 to reduce browser inconsistencies when using these features.
“Flexbox and Grid have revolutionized the way we create layouts on the web.”
Subgrid, now supported across all major browsers, is another significant development. Introduced in Firefox and Safari in 2022, Microsoft contributed to its support in Chromium in 2023.
CSS Architecture Updates
The Interop project has significantly transformed the way we write and organize our CSS code. Interoperable building blocks like Cascade Layers, the :has() pseudo-class, and Container Queries now allow for more concise and adaptable code.
Furthermore, the project is focusing on CSS nesting this year, a feature that enhances code readability and modularity.
“The Popover API…makes a lot of complicated code unneeded.”
Already available in Chromium-based browsers, Safari, and as a preview in Firefox, the Interop project aims to standardize the Popover API across all browsers in 2024.
In conclusion, Interop 2024 promises to bring exciting changes to the web development landscape, making it more efficient, accessible, and user-friendly.
From the Windows Blog
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