Philip Walton has the scoop on Houdini, a new W3C task force that’s planning to give developers low level browser APIs:
The bottom line is, imagine how much nicer your development life would be if you could use any CSS property and know for sure it was going to work, exactly the same, in every browser. And think about all of the new features you read of in blog posts or hear about at conferences and meetups — things like CSS grids, CSS snap points and sticky positioning. Imagine if you could use all of them today and in a way that was as performant as native CSS features. And all you’d need to do is grab the code from GitHub.
This is the dream of Houdini. This is the future that the task force is trying to make possible.