Google, Microsoft and the wider web community are working together to make it easier for developers to build websites that work seamlessly across browsers. They’ve come together for a cross-browser effort called # Compat2021, which aims to eliminate the five best browser compatibility pain points on the web for developers. The group identified the issues they decided to focus on based on usage data, the number of bug reports, feedback from inspections and test results.
One of the most difficult issues they want to deal with with CSS is Flexbox, since images like flex objects are often stretched incorrectly and differently between browsers. They also want to develop CSS Grid so that it can be used to create dynamic grid design on Chromium and WebKit – at the moment, the capability is only supported in Gecko. The agency wants to work on a sticky setting so that any stuck content looks consistent across browsers, too. Similarly, they want to ensure that web elements maintain a consistent width-to-height ratio and that 3D animations and effects look the same no matter what browser a user is on. .
Google and Microsoft are working on these enhancements and issues for Chromium, which are the foundation for both Chrome and Edge browsers. Those interested in how the organization is progressing can follow the project through Dashboard Compat 2021.