Being a CSS expert is about more than just memorizing selectors. It’s also about working to improve the maintainability and efficiency of your style sheets, planning for the future, and mastering your workflow. This session will look at pushing the limits of CSS to create stunning interfaces using clean, meaningful markup. We’ll also look at CSS 3 and at what the future of Web design could look like when CSS 3 finally becomes mainstream.
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Review of A Book Apart editions; HTML5 For Web Designers & CSS3 For Web Designers. Plus a book giveaway!
At Webstock 2008, Dan Cederholm discussed some of the details on the Web that personally “wow” him and why.
This week we were joined by Nicole Sullivan, a long time web veteran, originator of OOCSS, CSS lint, and tons more. Nicole is definitely a thought leader in the modern web development world who is often ahead of us all. We’ve watched OOCSS start out as this abstract and highly criticized concept turn into a pretty commonplace practice on large sites. We talk about (roughly in order):
- Matt Wilcox on The Responsive Images Problem
- IE 7 Tax – Company literally charging 6.8% more for products they sell online if browser is IE 7.
Q & A
- Isn’t OOCSS just moving CSS bloat into HTML bloat?
- Is there going to be a book on OOCSS?
- Recognizing when many elements have the same classes, and making a new class that @extends the old ones.
- Can you use the body element like you would a page-wrapping div?
- What tools to we suggest for validation in the modern world, especially as part of a workflow?
- How does SMACSS compare/contrast to OOCSS?
- When do you call yourself a professional designer or developer?
- How about universally setting elements to position: relative;
Webvisions 2008 Going Fast on the Slow Mobile Web Speaker: Jason Grigsby
5BY5 - The Web Ahead #18: CSS with Eric Meyer
Anyone building websites nowadays owes a great deal of thanks to Eric Meyer (@meyerweb), both for his contributions to web standards and CSS in general as well as to our community with the books and articles he’s written and the An Event Apart conferences. Along with Jeffrey Zeldman, which I spoke with last month about AEA coming back to Atlanta, I fired up skype and talked a bit about conferences and speaking at conferences with Eric Meyer. Talking with him about what he’s into right now, I got an emphatic “CSS3!”. We can definitely count on Eric to help us sort out the details within CSS3 as we all get deeper and deeper into it. As always he’s actively testing and writing about it for us all. I asked him for a tip on first time talk givers. “The audience is on your side” is what he shared with me, people have come out to hear you either entertain, educate or inspire them so all they want you to do is just that. So you don’t need to apologize, or freak about winning the audience over, they all want you to succeed. Remember that you’re speaking because you have something great to say or share, so bring it! That’s great advice for me personally and one i’ll take into account the next time I get up in front of a group. As with my last post on AEA Atlanta, the lineup looks amazing. Turns out this is a fairly unique lineup for an AEA event, so Atlanta you’re special!
- Sarah Parmenter - @sazzy
- Jason Santa Maria - @jasonsantamaria
- Luke Wroblewski - @lukew
- Andy Clarke - @Malarkey
- Kristina Halvorson - @halvorson
- Jeremy Keith - @adactio
- Aarron Walter - @aarron
- Jared Spool - @JMSPOOL
- Ethan Marcotte - @BEEP
- Jeffrey Veen - @veen
- Eric Meyer - @meyerweb
- Jeffrey Zeldman - @zeldman
Greg is the president of Happy Cog, an industry-leading, diverse group of problem-solving superstars, united under the common goal of making the web a better place to think, work and play. Greg writes on his own blog as well as Happy Cog’s Cognition about business practices, design and the intersection of the two in the real & digital world.
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