Intermediate To Advanced CSS For Practical Peoples

This training is for people who have to use CSS occasionally (e.g. back-end devs/designers/power editors) or people that are getting with CSS and know the basics. Our goal is to help attendees feel comfortable styling a page from scratch, knowing what styles work best for different scenarios, and feel comfortable debugging layout and styling issues.

We'll be focusing on why and how things work, and less on syntax which can be easily googled.

We'll be going over:

  • CSS Layout in 2018 (how to use grid, flexbox, and when to use the old stand bys)
  • Document flow, who can be your best friend (but may currently be your enemy)
  • CSS architecture with topics like:
    • Code writing tips and organization that can help keep CSS maintainable
    • Different approaches to class names and applying CSS and their pros/cons
    • Gotchas, tips, and myth busting on performance, organization, integrating CSS with your CMS (we'll use Drupal as the example) 
  • Tips on building CSS in an existing system, or creating on of your own
  • Debugging CSS
  • The tools to debug
  • How to debug different kinds of layout issues
  • Exercises/examples of common bugs
  • Transitions/Animations in CSS
  • Advanced CSS techniques and tricks
  • Favorite tips and tricks (guest speakers and audience participation welcome!)

About the trainer:

Wes Ruvalcaba is a Senior Front-end Developer, working for Lullabot for over 4 years on clients like Bravo, Syfy, and Carnegie Mellon University. He has over a decade's experience working as a web designer/developer and a passion for giving trainings and talks.

More information at:
https://www.lullabot.com/about/wes-ruvalcaba

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