• February 2018: Matt Watson - Accessibility and the Web
    When people think about accessibility and the web, they usually think about one thing... visual accessibility. This is a big part of it, but I will be aiming to change perceptions, and dig a little deeper. Matt Watson has been building websites since 1996. These days when he is not being a devoted Father and Husband, he specialises in WordPress development with his company; Make Do http://makedo.net . He also blogs from time to time: http://mattwatson.codes , and he tweets from: @mwtsn

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    New Station Street LS1 4JB · Leeds

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  • January 2018: Katie Fenn - Writing Modular Stylesheets with CSS Modules
    Writing Modular Stylesheets with CSS Modules Composition has long been a goal of CSS design. Creating a rich library of styles that can be reused and combined saves time in the long run, but often lead to unmaintainable or verbose code. WebPack is commonly used for bundling JS modules, but its flexibility means it can also be used to load CSS Modules: local styles that can be imported and exported just like scripts. This talk introduces WebPack and will demonstrate how to write, bundle and use CSS Modules. We'll also examine their benefits, and why they can help in ways other tools have failed in the past. Bio: Katie Fenn is a software engineer at npm. She works with all aspects of the web, particularly JavaScript, CSS, Node.JS and ops. When not at her desk, she is usually in the pool or on her bike in the Peak District. @katie_fenn

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    New Station Street LS1 4JB · Leeds

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  • Launch Night - Leeds Front End meetup - with Simon Owen
    LAUNCH NIGHT 🎉 Launch night speaker: Simon Owen - @s10wen • 18:15 - arrive + drinks + chat • 18:35 - intro to Leeds Front End = what's coming up • 18:45 - speaker • 19:20 - future talks brainstorming - what topics do you want to see? • 19:30 - to the pub! Note: there will be snacks but no pizza/food. Talk: Front-End Workflow - keeping it healthy and productive "In this talk I'll be covering some of the apps and tools I use in my workflow. I'll also be covering thoughts on health, team work and the relationship between improving yourself and being productive." Simon Owen is a Front-End Developer at The Hut Group overseeing 100+ sites internationally. Around Manchester, Simon can be found at the meetup group he runs McrFRED, and co-organises the conference UpFrontConf. Previously he's taught at Salford University and won awards for boxers, actors and charities. In his spare time he enjoys hiking with digiHike and playing the piano. Access to FutureLabs: Come to the front door on Eastgate and press 1 on the intercom to be let into the building. When leaving please use the backdoor, located on the basement level which brings you out on Lady Lane, just below the corner with Vicar Lane. If you cannot use the stairs there is a lift near the backdoor but you will need to telephone FutureLabs on[masked] when you are there so that someone can let you in (there is no intercom on that entrance). Thanks to FutureLabs for hosting us and to our sponsors for helping with costs and logistics: CodeMill digital skills (http://codemill.tech/), Elementary Digital (https://www.elementarydigital.co.uk/).

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    Second Floor, 1 Eastgate, LS2 7LY · Leeds

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