CSS Brigade #3: Designers Hate Whitespace & Choosing a CSS Framework

Our third instalment is all about CSS tools.

Kenneth Ormandy explains why – when it comes to CSS preprocessors – designers seem to hate whitespace. This talk will explore the theory of whitespace in design and the overlooked potential in less popular preprocessors like Stylus, Rework, and the “old” version of Sass.

Chris Nicola will take us through a thorough comparison of some popular CSS frameworks (Bootstrap 3, Foundation 4 and Bourbon Neat) and reveal which one he chose and why for his product, Wealthbar.

We’ll be at a different venue this month: the HiVE, a non-profit co-working space in Gastown. Huge thanks to Mobify for sponsoring the venue this month.

And thanks to Harp for sponsoring the beer!

Go to cssbrigade.com for more details. If you have any questions, post them on Twitter at @CSSBrigade.

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  • Anastasia

    Honestly I didn't understand the point of first presentation, but the guy was handsome (haha, yes, I'm a girl). Nicola's presentation was interesting with some notes to think about. And the whole meetup was great, well-organized, nice people, good good good. I want more!

    1 · October 18, 2013

    • Jorge P.

      Anastasia, there's been a lot of discussion in the tech community about sexism. This text box is way to small to even make it justice, but we can talk about it in our next meetup.

      I __personally__ don't have any problems with your comment, but I can see how people could take it the wrong way.

      1 · October 27, 2013

    • Brolin E.

      I did not attend this event because I only joined this Meetup group over 2 months after this event occurred.

      I am a young man who is naturally attracted to women. I enjoy receiving personal compliments from both men and women. I remember my mother telling me whilst I was aged at most 12 years that other persons would compliment her because they thought that my (younger) sister and I were very polite children.

      I have spent far too long trying to decide what more to write so I will send what I have written so far as it currently is.

      1 · December 28, 2013

  • Laura C.

    Both presentations were great! Thanks Kenneth for introducing me to rework and Chris for mentioning the typographic starter kit typeplate.

    October 19, 2013

  • Khurram V.

    Amazing. Both presentations were fantastic in terms of delivery, material and length. The turnout was awesome and it was great to hang out and discuss interesting topics with the Harp crew at the Revel.

    2 · October 18, 2013

  • Martin F

    Had to look up "mixin" when i got home!

    1 · October 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very good, l learned new things

    October 18, 2013

  • Nathan D.

    Great to meet other CSS-focused web people!

    2 · October 17, 2013

  • Tavis R.

    Great talks

    October 17, 2013

  • Stephen

    Sorry, last minute cancellation due to work.

    October 17, 2013

  • Mateo B.

    How long does this meetup usually ran?

    October 17, 2013

    • Jorge P.

      About 2 or 3 hours, it depends on how long people stick around to mingle.

      October 17, 2013

  • macm

    Looking forward to this.

    October 9, 2013

  • Mike M.

    Better be Harp lager :)

    2 · October 3, 2013

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