Thought HTML was done? Think again! Those who work on the web platform are ready to extend HTML controls with not only updated native styles so that we’re no longer stuck in the Windows 95 era of design, but we’re also starting to look at new HTML controls to help solve some of the problems developers encounter when trying to extend the current controls to fit their needs. We’re also taking a step back to re-examine what the key pain points for developers are when it comes to controls. Our first stop? The select element. I’ll discuss the current state of styling the select element, the developer feedback we’ve received that’s indicated this is a problem space we need to fix, what the future looks like for improving (dare I say standardizing?) and how developers and designers can get involved to help drive the future of these components forward.