Browser & Web Platform
A few favorite projects I’ve contributed to as a Program Manager on the Microsoft Edge HTML Platform. I am just one contributor of many on these projects—alongside folks at Microsoft, in the Chromium open source community, and in web standards bodies.
Quiet notification requests
Upon interviewing folks about their experiences with permissioned APIs on the web, a clear theme emerged: many people find notification requests annoying or disruptive, unless they can clearly understand the value of notifications in their current context. Quiet notification requests in Microsoft Edge reduces such requests to a more subtle user interface (UI) treatment, so users can stay focused as they browse.
High Contrast in Chromium / Forced Colors Standards
Windows High Contrast is a broadly-used assistive technology which enables people to render their entire operating system into colors of their choosing. This project brought High Contrast support to web content in Chromium; we were also incredibly excited to *finally* standardize styling capabilities for forced color modes.
UI Automation support in Chromium
UI Automation is a Windows platform accessibility API which enables assistive technology (AT) products—such as screen readers—to provide information about applications, their UI and contents to end users. Microsoft and Google engineers teamed up to bring UIA support to the Chromium project.
More on Microsoft Edge Explainers
Find more web standards proposals from the Microsoft Edge team and partners on our explainers repo on Github! I personally am focused currently on Trust & Privacy, Controls & Components.
My background prior to PMing is in graphic design and front-end development, and I still love making stuff on top of the web.
Other fun things
- HTML5 Accessibility redesign: A new aesthetic for browser test scores on accessible support of HTML5 elements; test result data is owned by individual browser vendors.
- Badass Lady Creatives: However unfortunately-named, I ran a blog in 2013–2016 that featured women in design, illustration, photography, web dev, and so on.