London CSS August 2019

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8 Mortimer St · London

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Two Fitzroy Place, 8 Mortimer Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T 3JJ Closest tube stations: Oxford Circus, Tottenham Court Road and Goodge Street

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Save the date! We will be back on the 8th of August for another evening of talks and time to network with the awesomely talented CSS community.

LondonCSS is an event in London for any one with an interest in CSS. We aim to bring together the community in London from professional developers to curious and/or creative minds. Our goal is to provide an evening of interesting talks while having some food and meet other CSS enthusiasts.

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Michelle Barker - When Grids Go Wrong: Debugging CSS Grid and

CSS Grid is an incredibly powerful tool for building web layouts, and there has never been a better time to start using it in production. But with so many different ways to create a grid and place items, it’s not always easy to debug when layouts don’t behave as we expect them to.

In this talk we’ll examine some common problems, and put the CSS Grid specification under the microscope to understand some of Grid’s surprising behaviours. We’ll take a look at how Grid works in harmony with (and not against!) other layout methods to build the robust, flexible web of the future.


Stu Robson - Design Tokens and CSS: Systematising the Design of Components and

Aren’t Design Tokens just spicy Sass variables?

Design Tokens allow you to define the low-level values of the design attributes in your Design System so that they can become the part of a shared vocabulary amongst all of Systems users and used across all of the products within Design System.

In this talk Stuart will be discussing what types of design attributes you could find in a set of Design Tokens, how you can create them once and share them anywhere, look beyond their generic usage across organisations, and how they can empower everyone to contribute to the overall Design System.


Heydon Pickering - Why Every Interface Should Be Black And White and

In “Why Every Interface Should Be Black And White” Heydon explores his monomaniacal obsession with black-and-white art and design, the benefits of designing without color from the outset, and the perils of adding color later. Color certainly gives something to an interface, but not necessarily anything worthwhile. Colors necessarily add visual complexity, which can be an impediment to cognition. And what color does add of value can often be added in a different, more accessible way.

Maybe we don’t need color at all.

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Schedule (this may be adjusted in the next couple of days):
18h30 - Doors open. Your full name is required when RSVPing for security and to check attendance.
19h00 - Intro
19h10 - First talk
19h40 - Break
20h00 - Second talk
20h20 - Break
20h30 - Third talk

We aim to finish around 9pm and afterwards we’ll go to a nearby pub (to be announced at the meetup).

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Venue’s accessibility info:

- Complete step free access to the 3rd floor where the event will be held;

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Massive thanks to our sponsors Samsung Internet ( and Financial Times (

Thank you LendInvest ( for hosting us.

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See you soon!