CSS Architecture For Big Front-Ends

A session at Future of Web Design

Monday 7th April, 2014

9:00am to 5:00pm (GMT)

Ten years ago most websites were small affairs, with perhaps a handful
of pages and very simple designs. Today, however, the majority of websites
are very different beasts…

There’s no denying that web-sites, services and apps are getting much
bigger; more views, more pages, more layouts, more browsers on more
devices. It’s time we levelled up our CSS.

This full-day workshop shall give a whirlwind overview of:

  • How to assess, normalise and rationalise designs.
  • How to split designs up into discrete objects, abstractions and components.
  • The ever pesky task of naming things.
  • How to shear your codebase into flexible, extensible and manageable layers.
  • The optimal architecture for a robust, extensible, scalable CSS codebase.
  • How to use Sass’ more humble features to tie things together.
  • How to effectively manage layout.
  • And anything more you think of on the day.

So much to cover, and such little time! Bring your laptop and your best
CSS-game and let’s get cracking. It’s gonna be fun!

About the speaker

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Harry Roberts

Consultant Front-end Architect • Writer • Speaker • Previously Senior Developer at BSkyB • I wrote @cssguidelines

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Time 9:00am5:00pm GMT

Date Mon 7th April 2014

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