Working with Houdini’s new CSS Typed Object Model (Typed OM)

Chrome 66 will add support for Houdini’s Typed OM. Eric Bidelman from Google has documented how we can use this.

CSS now has a proper object-based API for working with values in JavaScript. The days of concatenating strings and subtle bugs are over!

The example shown above merely defines a value and is quite a basic one. Typed OM however contains way more stuff. Here’s a few examples:

// CSSUnitValue objects
const {value, unit} = CSS.number('10');
// ~> value === 10, unit === 'number'

// CSSMathValue objects
new CSSMathSum(CSS.vw(100), CSS.px(-10)).toString();
// ~> "calc(100vw + -10px)"

// Basic Arithmetic operations
// ~> "max(50%, 50vw)"

// Conversions
// ~> CSSUnitValue {value: 132.29166666666669, unit: "mm"}

// …

With the Paint API already being shipped (and more stuff on its way), Chrome is leading the pack when it comes to Houdini support:

Really looking forward to more Houdini features/support, as it will change everything (see these cool experiments for example).

Working with the new CSS Typed Object Model →

Published by Bramus!

Bramus is a frontend web developer from Belgium, working as a Chrome Developer Relations Engineer at Google. From the moment he discovered view-source at the age of 14 (way back in 1997), he fell in love with the web and has been tinkering with it ever since (more …)

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