Semantics, LESS and Sarcasm

  • March 15, 2012 · 6:30 PM

Doors open at 6:30pm for refreshments and networking. Talk starts at 7.

About the presentation: CSS is an amazing language that keeps evolving and incorporating more and more awesome features; however, utilizing LESS will extend CSS with dynamic behavior like variables, mixins, operations and functions thus adding even more *awesomeness* to this language and smoothing out your workflow. This presentation will take you through utilizing web frameworks like Bootstrap, Boilerplate in your development process and dig into some advanced CSS usage via LESS. In brief, I'll show you why you should be using LESS in your current & future projects, an overview of it's features, make you a pro and show you how to use it with other frameworks.

About the speaker: I'm a co-founder and VP of Product for a local startup: TripLingo, and I maintain an industry blog at VincentJordan.com, and ran 8BitFeed.com. I've been working as a Developer and Designer for over a decade and I'm known for crafting highly intuitive/engaging digital product — in addition for being an adrenaline junkie! I've had the opportunity to work for the military (I was enlisted in the US Navy and did various consulting work afterwards), educational institutions, creative agencies and startups. That said, currently much of my time is being focused on TripLingo, a language learning multi-platform application and being an awesome husband.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

From 400 South/I-85 Southbound: 
Take exit 84 for 17th St toward 14th St/10th St. Follow signs to 14th St. Make left onto 14th St NW. Turn left at Peachtree St NE. NOTE: Promenade II Building is on the left side right across from the Four Seasons (bronze-colored building). We're on the 22nd floor.


From I-75 Southbound: 
Take exit 250 for 16th St toward 14th St/10th St. Follow signs to 14th St.  Make left onto 14th St NW. Turn left at Peachtree St NE. Promenade II Building is on the left side right across from the Four Seasons (bronze-colored building). We're on the 22nd floor.


From Airport/I-85 Northbound: 
Take exit 250 toward Tenth St/Fourteenth St/Georgia Tech. Merge onto Williams St NW. Make right onto 14th St NW.  Turn left at Peachtree St NE. Promenade II Building is on the left side right across from the Four Seasons (bronze-colored building). We're on the 22nd floor.


MARTA: 
We're off the Arts Station Stop. Walk up 15th Street. Promenade II Building is on the right side across from the Arts Center Building. We're on the 22nd floor.


EVENT PARKING Parking lots are plentiful:

  • Lot between Mariott and Four Seasons on 14th Street (entrance on right).
  • Attached garage next to building (entrance is off 15th Street).
  • Lot on Spring St. between 14th and 13th St (entrance on left of 13th St).
  • Lot on West Peachtree St NW between 16th and 15th St (entrance on left).



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  • A former member
    A former member

    While the topic wasn't HTML5, I think it belongs in the same category as HTML5 (new technologies we need to be learning and using), so I thought it was a good topic. With such a big turn out, my only critique would be the need for a microphone so the speaker can be heard in the back. I'm glad I attended and will definitely be attending more when ever I can. It's a great opportunity for networking and learning new technologies.

    March 18, 2012

  • Michelle Johnston

    excellent meeting! thoroughly enjoyed this talk, cant have html5 without css3! Great job Vince

    March 16, 2012

  • Kyle

    Great presentation! I'm psyched to try haml (kidding).

    March 16, 2012

  • Cameron Kilgore

    Pretty cool, makes me and the six other people who used Sass/HAML jealous

    March 16, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Went to network as a sponsor and walked away feeling like I understood more about what I am staffing for and met some great talent!

    March 16, 2012

  • Ian

    Great presentation - shared a lot of good info.

    March 16, 2012

  • vince baskerville

    @logan no you are right.. CSS itself has nothing to do with HTML5, but that's why I was trying to tie it all back in via semantics and how you could use it effectively with HTML5 and the Boilerplate framework & the HTML5-ish Twitter Bootstrap framework :D

    March 15, 2012

  • Logan Gray

    Is it just me?, (and am I just being a poo poo) - but am I the only one that doesn't technically classify LESS as HTML5, since it's not an HTML5 tag. Am I being too technical/critical? ?? yeah, probably.
    Regardless, it was still a good discussion.
    oh, yeah - and the beer was great too!! ;) Thanks Anteo Group!

    March 15, 2012

  • Isaac Williams

    Can't make it this time,

    March 15, 2012

  • Toby Ho

    wanted to come but scared off by the storm and traffic.

    March 15, 2012

  • Russell Fair

    LESS will be a lot of fun to talk about. I'm glad there is a meetup to discuss. very excited.

    February 23, 2012

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