• Philip Walton
  • Developer Programs Engineer Google
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Philip Walton is an engineer on the developer relations team at Google. Prior to this, he led the front-end team at Appfolio, where he primarily worked on building tools and frameworks to help engineers at any level of the stack be successful contributing to the front-end.


  • How Web Components will change CSS best practices
  • Time: TBD | Room: E-133
CSS has always been one of the hardest parts of any codebase to maintain. In CSS, everything is global, and even the tiniest change runs the risk of breaking a completely unrelated feature. Methodologies like BEM, OOCSS, and SMACSS have helped bring some much needed sanity, but they’re largely just filling gaps that should be native to the platform.

With Web Components, we finally have the tools needed to write truly modular CSS. They provide real inheritance, sane dependency management, and two-way style encapsulation.

Come hear how Web Components will change CSS best practices for the better.