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Learn CSS...

Is CSS still a mystery to you? Do you find yourself editing your styles over and over just to get them to display correctly in IE and Firefox? Have you created a powerful application, and want it to look nice and clean? Do you want to take your knowledge of CSS and Design to the next level? In this presentation
Rob Larsen will step through the basics of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS,) the visual language of the Web. Starting with the most fundamental concepts and finishing with concrete examples illustrating common patterns, this presentation will serve as a launching point for those new to CSS and will strengthen the understanding of the core principles for developer or designer more experienced with CSS.
In this event you will learn:

  • Basics of CSS

  • Design & Layout

  • Web Standards

  • Rich Visual Behaviors

  • CSS1, CSS2, CSS3

  • Frameworks, Abstractions, etc.

  • Dealing with cross browser support

  • Separation of style, content and behavior

  • Testing

  • Tips & Tricks

  • Etc...

If you still fumble with CSS and want to take your experience to the next level, then this event is for you.
About the presenter:
Rob Larsen has more than 11 years of experience building and designing web sites and web applications. Currently he's a Consultant at Isobar, working for some of the world's largest brands. Prior to joining Isobar, Rob was the Principal Presentation Engineer at Cramer. At Cramer, Rob and his team produced standards-based, accessible and SEO-friendly sites and rich media applications. Before that, Rob worked for several years as a consultant for clients like Compete, Duracell, Gillette, Boston's Museum of Science, PC Connection, RSA Security, State Street Corporation and Webex.
Agenda: 6:30 - 7:00 : Doors open, socializing 7:00 - 7:15 : Announcements 7:15 - 8:45 : Presentation 8:45 - 9:00 : Questions 9:00 - ???? : Beers somewhere?

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  • Ken M.

    Hey Guys -

    I figured I'd post a link to a mobile first coding workshop our meetup is putting on this upcoming Wednesday (1/5/2014). It's going to be a short (2 hour), hands-on, and go over twitter bootstrap & mobile first design. I promise it will be a ton of fun :). Sign up if you want to get first-hand experience building some cool stuff with the latest technologies.


    January 31, 2014

  • Michael B.

    Video posted for Learn CSS: Get it here:

    November 23, 2010

  • Diverboston

    It was a shame that I couldn't see the examples with the code. But the fact that I got to attend this meetup for free was very nice. Thanks.

    October 17, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great to meet everyone at the meetup! I wasn't able to meet with everyone, so if there are folks that would like to keep in touch here's how to reach me: @tyandel
    [masked] We're definitely looking forward to doing this again! Thanks!
    Tim Yandel
    Division Manager
    Workbridge Associates

    October 15, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Rob did an excellent presentation. The slides on the meetup site that Rob uploaded are great too--see the link. Ron

    October 15, 2010

  • Debbie

    Although the overhead display issues were frustrating, I think Rob navigated through this unforeseen challenge quite gracefully and that he was articulate under the circumstances. It was a vast topic to cover in a short time - as a CSS beginner, I wasn't overwhelmed, but I found that it was great overview with more advanced topics woven throughout the presentation. I felt encouraged to move ahead in learning more about CSS. Thank you!

    October 14, 2010

  • Ron Y.

    Problems with the overhead display were unfortunate, because it was a huge distraction.

    October 14, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    The presentation was good. The speaker knew his stuff. He took questions well and kept the talk upbeat. The visuals were kind of bad however. Not really his fault. However, I would suggest in the future that presenters avoid text on a white background. Made it difficult to impossible to follow along. But great content.

    October 14, 2010

  • Dan

    I think it was a great general presentation on the subject matter. I beleive Rob is like many of us techies and is better at programming than presenting :). He seemed a bit apprehensive and I think that took a bit of focus away from the talk, unfortunatelty. I think the issues with being able to see the slides and JSfiddle examples on the projected screen made the talk harder to follow along so we need to figure out how to get around that problem.

    All in all, it was defintely beneficial.

    October 14, 2010

  • Chris

    I've been using CSS for a few years, learning details as needed. This talk was a helpful summary and provided great references for tools, best practices, and tutorials.

    October 14, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    I know Michael will post this soon, but slides for the talk available at - thanks Rob!

    October 14, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Quality talk, if a little tough for beginners to follow. Talk started very late... announcements are awesome, but it was almost 8 by the time the presentation began.

    October 14, 2010

  • Michael B.

    I want to thank Rob Larson for taking us through an introduction to CSS and the many tips and tricks he provided us. Even though I am skilled in CSS, I learned many things I hadn't known about - specifically about the order precedence and cascading algorithms. Oh and TRBL - that's a good one!

    Only problem was that I couldn't see all the demo slides as the projector was having issues with too much brightness. However, Rob was able to handle these issues and was able to talk about the concepts pretty well.

    We had great food sponsorship from JobSpring and Workbridge, where they provided over 30 pizza's and drinks for the event. We also had about 15 people join us at the bar for great drinks and discussion. I think the meetup was a success. Thank you to Rob Larson for his presentation, Bocoup Loft for the venue space, and thank you to our sponsor for the food.

    October 14, 2010

  • Bobby C.

    $6 parking at Central Channelside Lot on Necco St. about a block away from Bocoup. Link to a coupon to guarantee the $6 rate is here... hopefully the link continues to work:

    October 13, 2010

  • Michael B.

    We are looking for a food sponsor for this event. Contact us if you are interested.

    October 2, 2010

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