February meetup

It’s almost time for the February meetup. We had to hold back on announcing this one to contain the sheer amount of awesomeness it will bring.

Doors will open at 6:30pm and talks will start at 6:50pm. There will be some drinks and snacks, but we recommend you getting some dinner beforehand so you don't get hungry and grumpy :)


Animation, Layout, and The Merits of Laziness
Ethan Marcotte - @beep

We’re managing more complexity in our designs than ever before: our layouts are becoming more flexible and responsive, and our interfaces more immersive. Maybe we can look for simpler approaches? In this session, Ethan—a singularly lazy person—will walk through a few interfaces he’s worked on recently, and show how we might use simple effects and selectors to do a bit more with less.

Ethan Marcotte is an independent designer and author from Cambridge, Massachusetts. He’s known for coining the term “responsive design,” and also wrote [a little book on the topic](http://www.abookapart.com/products/responsive-web-design). Ethan’s worked for the likes of _The Boston Globe_, _New York Magazine_, and Starbucks, but lately he mainly posts stupid GIFs and swears heavily on Twitter.


The Prehistory of Responsive Design
John Allsopp - @johnallsopp

Many of us were not working on the Web when the ideas that underpin Responsive Web Design were born. John was. Indeed, his article from the year 2000, "A Dao of Web Design", a quote from which Ethan Marcotte begins his rightly famous article outlining (and naming) RWD called for designers to see the Web as new, more fluid medium, free from many of the constraints of the print world. In this presentation John looks back at the Web of the late 1990s, and asks what can we learn from those days, today.

Told you it was going to be great!



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  • Sam P.

    A talk on repaints and tips for avoiding janky animation (with gpu acceleration etc) would be pretty sweet.

    3 · February 7, 2014

    • Fiona

      Good idea. We'll see if we can find someone to talk about that.

      1 · February 7, 2014

    • Boris B.

      Hey there. We ended up rolling our own mobile/ui framework recent;y so we could get native-quality transitions for an mobile web app we were working on. If you're looking for a speaker on the topic, happy to volunteer.

      1 · February 11, 2014

  • David L.

    We've put a selection of photos up, many thanks to Ben Buchanan for taking such great shots.

    1 · February 7, 2014

  • Craig H.

    Awesome meetup tonight! Good luck topping

    3 · February 6, 2014

    • David L.

      We'll try our best :)

      February 7, 2014

  • Tomasz E.

    really good stuff! note to self.. bring in more devs for next meetup

    2 · February 7, 2014

    • Fiona

      I like your thinking! Thank you for coming :)

      February 7, 2014

  • Ben B.

    Two thumbs up, would buy again.

    3 · February 7, 2014

  • Fiona

    Just a quick reminder that we won't be supplying any catering on the night (other than a few snacks). But fear not because this means that groups of your fellow SydCSSers will be dining in and around Surry Hills. Chur Burger is pretty popular for pre-meetup dining http://www.churburger.com.au/­

    El Loco was the destination of choice afterwards http://merivale.com.au/elloco­

    February 6, 2014

  • Rhys

    Bummer, ahh can't get there in time now. Anyhow someone on the waiting list can take my place! Enjoy!

    February 6, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Since I'm not 100% sure I'll be there on time, I'd rather free my spot for someone else! Cheers

    February 6, 2014

  • David L.

    It's finally here, the Feb meet up! WAHOO!

    You know the drill, if you can't make it tonight please free up your ticket by changing your RSVP :) There's a horde of people waiting behind you :P

    February 6, 2014

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