Using CSS Frameworks: Bootstrap, TopCoat, and Foundation

Speaker: Noah Collins


CSS frameworks provide a consistent, well-tested, documented starting place for your project's UI layer. Join Noah Collins for an introduction to three of the most popular CSS frameworks: Bootstrap, Topcoat, and Foundation. During the presentation we will outline core concepts and then work through an example project. First, we will cover the features and advantages of using CSS frameworks, along with a brief comparison that highlights the unique strengths of each framework. Then Noah will guide you step-by-step through an example project, covering setup, structure, and workflows. Wrapping up, we'll discuss the future direction of CSS frameworks as web UIs move toward modular, component-based architecture.

The presentation will come with supporting documentation and examples. Following along on your laptop during the presentation is completely optional. If you plan to follow along, make sure you have these tools installed ahead of time: node.js, npm, grunt, and bower.

Speaker Bio:

Noah Collins is a front-end developer and open source advocate based in Seattle. He deals in web performance, tooling, and workflows. In his spare time, he tries to make the world a better place by working on collaborative web standards and improving educational materials for aspiring developers.

There will be pizza and drinks so come for dinner and stay for the talk. Adobe is once again providing room & beverage sponsorship.

Doors open at 6:00; meeting starts at 6:30 PM. As always, totally free to all.

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  • John

    Hey out there, does anyone know a top notch CSS/front end developer who's available for contract to hire downtown Seattle? Need someone who can knock it out of the park. Thanks all!

    June 24

  • Yong G.

    Here is a spam from me. If you're still writing end-to-end UI automation tests with WebDriver or CasperJS, you may want to take a look at my new article on how to write end-to-end tests that run in a browser (

    May 25

  • Denise W.

    I took away a lot of notes, I wish we had gotten farther in demo

    March 13, 2014

  • Paul L.

    The speaker, Noah Collins, will be posting the slides, etc. after the meeting. The link for materials will be posted on or here by Saturday.

    March 12, 2014

  • Abhishek P.

    stuck at office would be great if we can see the slides. from the pics it seems like you guys are enjoying the session

    March 12, 2014

  • Greg B.

    Not going to be able to make it. Hope you'll be recording it.

    March 11, 2014

  • James M.

    This will be fun!

    February 5, 2014

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