Thoughts on Building a Fully Abstracted Grid System

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Bitters Pub & Restaurant

Feild Hall 216 Prince Philip Drive · St. John's, NL

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We'll be in the hardwood section near the big TV

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Hey Folks!

It's that time again! We're getting together at Bitter's once again for another great tech talk! This time, Peter Walsh will be talking about design & the use of grid systems. I'll let his abstract speak for itself. See below!

Thoughts on Building a Fully Abstracted Grid System

In this talk we'll be covering my recent attempts at abstracting the implementation of a grid system to its logical conclusion. We'll start by covering the history of grid systems starting with their adoption by renaissance painters and following that line of development through history until the modern adoption of grids for web layouts. We'll then delve into what's involved in implementing such a system for the web and clue up by covering everything involved in abstracting that work.

Key takeaways:
- An appreciation for the long history of grid systems in all visual mediums
- How to implement a grid system for the web
- Tips on how to use a grid to produce consistent, reliable, pleasing, deterministic & responsive layouts for your web sites and web based applications (esp. if you're not a designer)

As always, feel free to hang out before or after for a bite to eat, something to drink, and great conversation!

Hope to see you there!