SydCSS Oct - our 4th birthday!

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SydCSS will be 4 years old in October! This will be one of our biggest events, so come along and celebrate the occasion with us. It'll be a pretty special one and it'll be even better if you wear your SydCSS t-shirt ( on the night :)

We will be at CBA's new building (NOT the one we were at in the past). Address is 35 Tumbalong Boulevard, Haymarket:

Doors will open at 6:15pm, with presentations starting at 7pm. There'll be some finger food and drinks provided.

Use #sydcss on Twitter to see who's out and about on the night.

Developing Inspired Guides with CSS Custom Properties (variables)
Andy Clarke | @malarkey (

Using CSS Custom Properties (variables) is a useful way to develop style guides that are usable by both creative and technical people. In this fast-paced talk, Andy will introduce CSS Custom Properties and explain how he’s used them in his Inspired Guides (

Andy Clarke really, really loves gorillas. He’s also one of the best-known web designers because of his design work and contributions to the web design industry. He’s given more than sixty presentations at conferences all over the world. As well as numerous articles in web design publications, he’s written three books on website design and development including Transcending CSS and Hardboiled Web Design. He recently relocated from the UK to Sydney to become Head of Design at Ansarada (

It's SVG but not as you know it
Mike Riethmuller | @MikeRiethmuller ( | (

SVG has a lot of untapped potential for responsive design. Mike often sees SVG used as an alternative image format or as a simple solution for icons, but SVG has responsive properties that go well beyond vector scaling. It has a unique positioning and co-ordinates system that is entirely different from the box model and it can have its own document context. This gives us the possibility to make 'intelligent' images.

Mike is an independent web developer from Australia who has worked on some of Australia’s largest websites as well as some of the smallest community sites. When he’s not building websites or writing about building websites, he likes to experiment with code. Mike loves learning new things and finding techniques that challenge what we think is best practice. When he’s not exploring the digital landscape, he likes to explore the world. Currently trying to find a way to do both those things at the same time.


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Massive thanks to CBA for not only letting us use their fabulous space, but also for providing all the finger food and drinks. Make sure you say a big thanks to them on the night!