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“The Future of Web Layout with CSS Grid" - by Oliver Williams @css_grid

CSS grid is a watershed for layout on the web. In this talk I will run through the syntax to create a grid. I'll explain the two different syntax's used to place contents on a grid and discuss how to choose between them. I'll talk about when to use grid vs when to use flexbox. I'll compare grid to the current gamut of css grid systems, explain why grid is needed and quickly demonstrate a simple 12 column grid before moving on to explore more imaginative grid options and uses. Over the course of this presentation you'll get -an introduction to the new fr unit and an explanation of why it's so useful. -an introduction to minmax and it's challenges. -a demonstration of how to achieve a Masonry-style fully responsive layout without Javascript and without media queries -I'll also briefly cover the auto-placement algorithm, negative line numbers, implicit grid areas and other exciting things you'll need to know about in the future of Web layout.

About Oliver

Oliver Williams used to make opening titles for television shows with After Effects before applying his creativity to the web. He has developed a weird obsession with grids.

"The Marvel Guide For Developers" - by Melinda Seckington @mseckington

Iron Man. Thor. Black Widow. Spider-Man. Captain America.

Forget ninja developers and rockstar developers. What I’m more interested in is the superhero developer: these are the developers that do their best to help others, that try to give back to their community, and generally make the world a better place.

So how can we all strive to be superhero developers? This talk will look at the lessons we can learn from Marvel superheroes on being better developers.

About Melinda

Melinda is a Ruby developer at FutureLearn, a social learning platform. She loves attending BarCamps, Hackdays and other tech meet ups, and since 2009 has been organising them at Geeks of London. She also writes at MissGeeky, a blog about all things geeky and girly.

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