Hasty Treat - Stylin the Unstylables
In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about the different kinds of things that are difficult to style, how you can style them, and some future tech to look out for!
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04:28 - Just style the defaults
- Most elements can be styled, though some elements are really just multiple elements grouped together into the shadow dom and are hard to style.
- This leads to us having to re-create the visual UI, and often is a point of making inaccessible UIs.
- Input - number, date, etc.
- Very hard to style
- Often need
appearance: none;for mobile
- Checkbox / Radio
- Generally speaking, these CSS Properties can be applied to all inputs:
- background / images
- outline (remember focus)
08:20 - Overlap with more dom elements, set background images
- Checkbox / Radio / Toggle buttons
- Often used
:afteralong with labels — e.g. label + input:checked
- Often used
- Select can have element overlap
- Video / Audio
- HUGE rabbit hole of things to code
- Very important to maintain accessibility
15:46 - Use a UI Library
17:20 - Open UI
- Documenting all the different types of web UI controls