CSS Performance

You. Yes you, have made Function Pink one of the best meetups in the country. I know this because Code School has selected Function Pink as one of a handful of meetups from across the country to host a presentation. One of Code School's instructors, Nick Walsh, will be presenting via Skype about CSS performance.

Nick is a front-end developer by way of design, having traded in Creative Suite for CSS methodologies and web standards. As a preprocessor aficionado nary a day goes by without him evangelizing Sass, Haml or CoffeeScript. In his presentation, you'll learn how advancements in CSS have quickly shifted the conversation from what you can do to what you shouldn't do. This discussion goes into profiling CSS paint times and frame rates, optimizing selectors, the various implications of retina-friendly images, and common performance pitfalls in stylesheets.

Oh, and Code School is feeding you too. As always you are welcome to bring some beer. So let's all mark our calendars for July 11th, meetup, kick back and learn about how to make our CSS more performant. See you there.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Just had to say this meetup helped me immensely on the current web app I'm working on. Thanks to Nick for the presentaion and Les for hosting. It was awesome.

    August 29, 2013

    • Les J.

      So glad to hear that Christopher! Thanks for sharing. It means a lot.

      August 29, 2013

  • John L.

    Thanks for the great presentation last night. Lot's of good intel in there. Now I just have to figure out how to convince my group that we gotta do this stuff! :) ...off to sign up for CodeSchool!

    July 12, 2013

  • Dan Y.

    I also just signed up for CodeSchool. I can't wait to crash course it.

    July 12, 2013

  • Heather T.

    Very helpful and informative. I've already signed up for Code School.

    July 12, 2013

  • Darwin C.

    Some really great info and tools, free food, I have no complaints.

    July 11, 2013

  • Brian C.

    Great presentation Les and Kevin! Thanks for putting together a quality meetup!

    July 11, 2013

  • Will

    Thanks again, Les - great presentation. The big takeaway for me is an appreciation for having guys like you and Nick beating the drum and evangelizing Web over native apps as the ultimate winner of the war. I see great benefit in visualizing, pinpointing and understanding the causation of CSS performance bloat, and then as a bridge developer, being able to inform designers during their process to avoid some of that bloat altogether. Know thine enemy, just like we all got to know IE6 back in the day, and its drag on your dev budget begins to shrink.

    1 · July 11, 2013

  • Les J.

    Here is the Code School promo... http://bit.ly/CSL_Function_Pink

    July 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I enjoyed the meetup. The host said there was a link to code school to get a discounted membership. Anyone know where that's at?

    July 11, 2013

  • Les J.

    Links for the materials tonight... https://kippt.com/nickawalsh/css-performance

    July 11, 2013

  • Dan Y.

    Great presentation tonight. Will the PowerPoint link be posted to this page to download?

    July 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Agreed - great presentation. Thanks for doing it and for the food!

    July 11, 2013

  • Jeff H.

    Sorry for the late notice. Something just came up.

    July 11, 2013

  • Rockmateller

    awesome

    July 11, 2013

  • John F.

    Sorry to bail, something has come up and I won't be able to make it. :(

    July 11, 2013

  • Chris

    Does attending this meetup cost anything?

    July 11, 2013

    • Les J.

      Nope. Free. Always.

      July 11, 2013

  • Casey C.

    Sorry to miss it, have fun!

    July 10, 2013

  • Leah L.

    Will not be able to attend.

    July 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ended up with a conflict and can't make it :-(

    July 9, 2013

  • Chris Comwyn S.

    I can't make this one, however, I'm looking forward to attending a future event.

    July 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I forgot that I have kickball Thursday night. It looks like its supposed to rain so if it gets rained out I will be here!

    July 8, 2013

  • Bruce

    wish I could make it. Other plans.

    July 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Gotta go to Gotham JS! Sorry to miss it!

    June 28, 2013

  • Josh

    Looking forward to it!

    June 27, 2013

  • Ryan G.

    But... The Black Keys/Flaming Lips are playing July 11th ;)

    June 7, 2013

    • Eric G.

      If you have tix, I'll happily take them off your hands ;)

      June 25, 2013

  • Salman F.

    Yes

    June 23, 2013

  • Wray

    Sounds soo good! Wish I could be there. i'm in England this summer.

    June 18, 2013

  • Shannon M.

    Sounds awesome!

    June 7, 2013

  • Alex W

    Can't wait. Love CSS!

    June 7, 2013

  • Dan Y.

    This will be my first meetup with the group. Looking forward to a great topic and presentation.

    June 7, 2013

  • Darwin C.

    Sounds awesome!

    June 6, 2013

  • Will

    yes! this looks mad interesting

    June 6, 2013

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