In the web development family, JavaScript has developed a bit of a reputation as the angry, rebellious teenager going through a new phase every year and telling you you're just too old to understand. CSS on the other hand has always been the studious, well-behaved kid who always stays polite and never makes a rash decision.

But don't take things for granted: despite being over 20 years old, there's signs that CSS might be going through the same tumultuous teenage years that JavaScript just went through. Flexbox! Grid! CSS-in-JS! In 2019, CSS is finally dyeing its hair pink and getting a tattoo just like it's always secretly wanted.

Parenting books won't help much with this one, but that's where we come in: we've surveyed over 10,000 developers in this first ever State of CSS survey. So join us to find out which CSS features are used the most, which tools are gaining adoption, and much more.


The State of CSS Survey is created and maintained by:

Be sure to check out my React/GraphQL JavaScript framework, Vulcan.js, as well as Raphaël's React data visualization library nivo.

Download Our Data (coming soon)

You can download the raw JSON data for this survey. Let us know if you end up making your own data visualizations!

Completion Percentages

Because all survey questions could be skipped, some questions ended up with fewer answers than others. So we've added a small pie chart indicator to each question to let you know which proportion of total respondents answered it.

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Special thanks to Florian Rivoal for his huge help coming up with survey questions, as well as David Luhr for his help with accessibility, and everybody else who took part in this process on GitHub.

Credits & Stuff

The site is set in IBM Plex Mono. Questions? Feedback? Get in touch!

And now, let's see what CSS has been up to this year!