CSS Container Queries

What Are CSS Container Style Queries Good For?

Smashing Magazine

Front end developer Juan Diego Rodríguez (aka Monknow) discusses the use and limitations of CSS Container Queries for responsive web design. Container Queries enable a more nuanced approach to web design, prioritising a component’s context and size over the viewport itself. These can be further categorised as container size queries and container style queries. While size queries enjoy 90% global browser support, style queries are currently only featured in Chrome 111+ and Safari Technology Preview. Rodríguez explores the potential uses for these queries, including the possibilities offered by style queries, which allow developers to apply styles when certain conditions are met. However, he raises concerns that such features may introduce unnecessary complexity and potential chaos into web design.

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