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by Lea Verou
With most browsers adding increasing support, and the simplicity of providing fallbacks for those that don’t, CSS3 gradients are something we can start to use right now. They benefit our users with faster websites and ourselves with more time in our hands to spend in other things, since they are easy to create, edit and update. A very powerful feature that can also be utilized for a surprising number of design effects, even ones that don’t resemble gradients at all. In this talk, Lea will explore CSS3 gradients in great depth and it’s almost guaranteed that no matter your expertise level, you will walk out having learned new things.
by Andy Clarke
Animation on the web has traditionally been low-fidelity and shares much common ground with the work of early animators. Web animations have always been the domain of Flash because equivalents couldn’t easily be created using open standards. That is until now, with ever increasing support for CSS3 Animations. Learn about the latest CSS animation techniques and how to create effective, accessible fallbacks for all browsers, including those with limited capabilities.
How do you choose efficient selectors? How do you avoid unnecessary repaints and reflows? What about reducing the load on the servers by reducing the size of our code? You want to make use of the latest tools for animation and decoration, but large scale sites can’t afford to be on the wrong side of bleeding edge. Google now takes performance into account in determining search results ranking. In this talk Nicole will discuss practical strategies for improving your performance.
26th–27th May 2011