Eight world-class speakers discuss CSS modules

14th of June, 2013

Compagnietheater, Amsterdam

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This was the conference schedule:

08:30 doors open registration & coffee
09:30 Eric Meyer fonts & texts
10:20 <br>
10:50 Bert Bos selectors
11:40 Stephen Hay flexbox
12:30 <br type="lunch">
13:30 Divya Manian filters & compositing
14:20 Tab Atkins variables & conditionals
15:10 <br>
15:40 Daniel Glazman media queries
16:30 Peter Gasston animations & transitions
17:20 Lea Verou border-radius
18:10 party drinks & discussions


These eight people told us about nerdy CSS.

Bert Bos

Bert Bos was researching graphical user interfaces at the University of Groningen when he became co-inventor (with Håkon Wium Lie) of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) in 1994. He joined W3C in 1995 to develop CSS and to create W3C's Internationalization activity. He has since participated in the standardization of HTML, XML and most recently WOFF and MathML.

Topic: selectors

Daniel Glazman

Daniel Glazman is a programmer, best known for his work on Mozilla's Editor and Composer components and Nvu, a standalone version of the Mozilla Composer, created for Linspire Corporation. He lives in France.

Daniel was involved in the standardization of HTML 4 and CSS 2 and remains active in W3C's CSS Working Group. He was appointed co-chairman of the CSS Working Group in April 2008.

He now runs his own company, Disruptive Innovations, and is the author of the BlueGriffon Web editor and BlueGriffon EPUB Edition.

Topic: media queries

Divya Manian

Divya is part of the Adobe Web Platform Team. She made the jump from developing device drivers for Motorola phones to designing websites and has not looked back since. She takes her duties as an Open Web Proponent seriously which has resulted in collaborative projects such as HTML5 Please & HTML5 Boilerplate & even a podcast - Fripfrap.

Topic: filters and compositing

Eric Meyer

Eric Meyer has been working with the web since late 1993 and is an internationally recognized expert on the subjects of HTML, CSS, and web standards. A widely read author, he is the founder of Complex Spiral Consulting, which counts a wide variety of corporations, educational institutions, and government agencies among its clients and is, along with Jeffrey Zeldman, the co-founder of An Event Apart.

Topic: fonts and text

Lea Verou

Lea works as a Developer Advocate for W3C. She has a long-standing passion for open web standards, which she fulfills by researching new ways to use them, blogging, speaking, writing, and coding popular open source projects to help fellow developers. She is a member of the CSS Working Group, which architects the language itself. Lea studied Computer Science in Athens University of Economics and Business, where she co-organized and occasionally lectured a cutting edge Web development course for 4th year undergrads. She is one of the few misfits who love code and design equally.

Topic: border-radius

Peter Gasston

Peter has worked as a professional web developer for over twelve years, in the varied environments of agencies, start-ups and corporates, and is currently working freelance while he decides what to do next. He enjoys writing for sites such as Smashing Magazine and A List Apart, for .net Magazine, and on his own blog, Broken Links, and is the author of “The Book of CSS3” and “The Modern Web”.

As well as front-end development he has an interest in usability, psychology, and digital strategy. In his very limited spare time he likes to read history and indie comics, watch Arsenal football club, and keep abreast of the craft beer scene. He lives in London with his wife, Ana.

Topic: animations and transitions

Stephen Hay

Stephen has been designing and developing for the web since 1995. He was formerly Creative Director of Cinnamon Interactive, one of the first web design and development firms to successfully combine professional visual design with open web standards and accessibility best practices back when table layout was the norm. He now independently consults with clients on design, multi-platform strategy and accessibility through his new company, Zero Interface.

Stephen has written for A List Apart, NaarVoren and ChangeThis. Aside from his client work, he speaks and writes on the subjects of CSS3 layout, (web) design and accessibility. He sporadically publishes his thoughts at the-haystack.com.

Topic: flexbox

Tab Atkins

I'm Tab Atkins Jr, and I wear many hats. I work for Google on the Chrome browser as a Web Standards Hacker. I'm also a member of the CSS Working Group, and am either a member or contributor to several other working groups in the W3C.

Topic: variables and conditionals