All about grid systems for the web.
How CMSes provide — or fail to provide — a platform for publishing content everywhere.
Interviews with people who made the web possible.
The talk starts with a rant about online criticism…
“Sometimes I think we only have one problem in web design: ‘You assume everyone else is just like you. They’re not. Let’s remember that.’”
Practical examples of what's now possible.
Conversations about changing technologies and the future of the web.
A Firefox extension for seeing the grid lines created by CSS Grid.
The powerful tool that you might not have heard of yet.
“This next year should be a good one for Firefox.”
A brief look.
“If you see anyone write ‘CSS is broken’, just remember the word my is missing. It should be ‘my CSS is broken’.”
“I see ‘Agile’ being used as an excuse for no strategy, no plan. Just do lots of crap quickly. ‘Fail fast! It’s Agile!’ Uh, no thank you.”
Let’s go through some basic exercises.
“Design solves a problem. If you don’t know what that problem is, or who is having it, you aren’t designing. You are chasing your own fantasies.”
“If you are spending a lot of your time learning while you code — while someone is paying you — then you are doing it right. You don’t need to learn it all ahead of time and show up to work already knowing.”