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Unprefixed `appearance `

It’s interesting how third-parties are sometimes super involved in pushing browser things forward. One big story there was how Bloomberg hired Igalia to implement CSS grid across the browsers.

Here’s another story of Bocoup doing that, this time for the appearance property. The story is told in a Twitter thread, but the thread is broken somehow (looks like a deleted Tweet), so your best bet is to go to this one, then scroll up and down to see … Read article “Unprefixed `appearance `”

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appearance

The appearance property is used to display an element using a platform-native styling based on the users’ operating system’s theme.

.thing {
   -webkit-appearance: value;
   -moz-appearance:    value;
   appearance:         value;
}

This is starting to be unprefixed, which is great because the cross-browser story here is very complicated.

The appearance property is used for one of two reasons:

  1. To apply platform specific styling to an element that doesn’t have it by default
  2. To remove platform specific styling to an element that
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