At Halfstack Conf in May I gave a presentation on what I think responsive design should be about in 2020 and what it will be about going forward: responding not just to static device properties like width and height but also to user preferences like preferring dark mode or reduced motion. The recording of it […]
Slides of my Fronteers talk
On the 8th of may I gave a presentation on CSS frameworks at a Fronteers meeting at Mirabeau in Eindhoven. I made the slides in Prezi as an experiment, which proved to be a very interesting way of presenting.
Or watch it here, if full screen is more of your thing: CSS frameworks by Kilian Valkhof. It’s in Dutch.
The presentation is a general overview of the current CSS frameworks, both client side and server side. It gives a rundown of the way they work, what their (dis)advantages are and which one you should use. Just kidding ;)
I managed to keep SenCSs out of the presentation, for its larger part. The most fun discovery was that very little people knew about the server-side options like sass and cssscaffold. They provide a powerful way to manage your CSS and allow you to write smarter css, faster. It’s where the cool stuff will be happening :)
Prezi was interesting to work with, even though their sloppy coding prohibited me from making my presentation on my normal pc, a 64bit Ubuntu installation. It worked nicely in a 32bit VM though. Prezi, if you want a horde of smart, creative early adopters to use your product, pay me and I’ll fix your code ;)
Thanks to Martin for hosting the May meeting, Mirabeau in Eindhoven has an awesome looking office. It was our most southern meeting yet, and there were more people than I expected, so that was all good.
Besides my presentation, Arjan Eising gave a talk about WAI-ARIA. It was very interesting and he had some nice code examples, though I had hoped to hear a little bit more about the juxaposition between it and HTML5.
I also got rid of about 60 more stickers, which have been going like hot buns ever since they got the Zeldman seal of approval.
If you want to host a Fronteers meeting in the future, don’t hesitate to contact us!