1-3 March 2019

City, University London

Selectors or: how I learned to stop relying on JS and trust CSS


In this session I'll be explaining what CSS is and how to use it, so those with some understanding of how it works will be able to follow my presentation.

To get the most out of it, a clear understanding of how CSS fits into the front end of a web project would be recommended.

Session details

CSS is an essential part of building a website. It offers a rich syntax and functionality that, when used properly, can be a boon to modern web development.

However, this much maligned technology is often misunderstood and misapplied. Developers all too readily reach for JavaScript when there's no real need. The current accepted wisdom from front end developers simplifies how we use CSS to make it more manageable and work around some of it's limitations, but at what cost?

In this session we'll walk through how CSS works, how it should be applied and perhaps touch on a way to manage it without throwing away the power.

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10.50 - 11.35

Keynote speakers

Rowan Merewood

Developer @ Google

Saturday AM

Preston So

Director of R&I @ Acquia

Sunday AM

Sally Young

Developer @ Lullabot

Closing Keynote

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