The LavaCon Content Strategy Conference | 27–30 October 2024 | Portland, OR
Chuck Martin

Chuck Martin is a Senior Technical Writer at Box, the leading Content Cloud. There, he develops user assistance for Box users, primarily admins needing to secure their content and ensure it complies with regulations, works with UI designers to create Box’s user-facing information experience (IX), and helps lead a small but mighty team of technical writers. He has worked for companies large and small, all the while wearing his passion for great information experiences on his sleeve. He has been a speaker at other technical communication industry conferences and earned his Bachelor of Science in Technical Communication from the University of Washington.

Gettin’ Sticky With It

Using the new(ish) sticky attribute to design usable content

We don’t use tables for layout anymore. But we do often use them for tabular information, information such as reference content. When viewing that information online, on a small screen device, the accessibility of information structured that way can be problematic. Yes, there are workarounds, but what if I told you there was a way to better structure that type of information that will read well on all sizes of screens?

This presentation will include code, specifically CSS code, an explanation of how the relevant bits of code work, and demonstrations of the code.

In this session attendees will learn:

  • How information in a table can fail
  • What there is for an alternative structure
  • The (newish) CSS that makes it all work