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Update on Element Queries

From: Tommy Hodgins <tomhodgins@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 5 Sep 2016 16:42:31 -0400
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Hi All!

It’s been a while since I’ve heard any new developments from this group about element queries, so I thought I’d share some of the highlights of the research and work I’ve been doing recently to see if that spurs any interest or excitement about moving forward with a proposal!

In the past two months:

- I wrote a comprehensive article about my experience using element queries:
     - The Search For The Holy Grail: How I Ended Up With Element Queries, And How You Can Use Them Today <https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2016/07/how-i-ended-up-with-element-queries-and-how-you-can-use-them-today/>

- envatoTuts has begun a series of tutorials introducing designers to element queries:
     - Element Queries: the Future of Responsive Web Design <http://webdesign.tutsplus.com/tutorials/element-queries-the-future-of-responsive-web-design--cms-26945>
     - How to Build a Responsive UI Component Using Element Queries <http://webdesign.tutsplus.com/tutorials/how-to-build-a-responsive-ui-component-using-element-queries--cms-27118>

- Codepen has been featuring demos made with element queries on their front page every week. Just In the past few weeks there have been:
     - Responsive Tables: Grid Layout <http://codepen.io/tomhodgins/pen/akrRqX>
     - Responsive Multiline Truncation <http://codepen.io/tomhodgins/pen/KgKggX>
     - “Next Article” Flyout <http://codepen.io/tomhodgins/pen/ORLOBy>
     - CSS can’t do input:empty <http://codepen.io/tomhodgins/pen/oLVWJX>

And element queries have been making the podcast, newsletter, and blog roundups this summer as well! People are pumped, and asking every day where the official spec is.

I’ve also had a chance to draw up an EBNF specification that describes the syntax and vocabulary I use in my work & demos here: https://gist.github.com/tomhodgins/6237039fa07c2e4b7acd1c8b0f9549a9 <https://gist.github.com/tomhodgins/6237039fa07c2e4b7acd1c8b0f9549a9>

The number of (working!) use-case demos on http://elementqueries.com <http://elementqueries.com/> is now over thirty so I've just stopped adding them to the site and all new demos are going straight to Codepen.

So…what more can I do to get the ball rolling on this?

Am I the only one doing work on element queries right now?

The RICG has positioned itself as the unofficial authority on this issue to people are looking to it for answers, but as somebody working with element queries every day I have to ask, “Where is the RICG?” From all appearances it seems dead in the water.

I’m ready to get moving on this! Is anybody with me?
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