FITC Toronto 2016

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We get excited over new HTML5 APIs and new CSS features, but many developers aren’t aware of the diverse array of native DOM features that are available — many of them supported as far back as IE6. In this talk, Louis will discuss and show examples demonstrating practical use cases for features like insertAdjacentHTML(), getBoundingClientRect(), scrollIntoView(), contains(), normalize(), and lots more.

He’ll also point out how developers can research different DOM features along with their browser support, which often is not available on commonly known references like


To help developers recognize the plethora of well supported DOM features available.

Target Audience

Beginner and intermediate front-end developers and UI designers.

Assumed Audience Knowledge

A decent grasp of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

Five things audience members will learn

  1. Little known features to manipulate HTML pages
  2. Methods to deal with text nodes on web pages
  3. Features related to scrolling and scroll position
  4. How to research different DOM features
  5. How to find and discover different DOM features