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Practical Layouts, Past & Future - Featured Speaker Miriam Suzanne from OddBird

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Let's get technical with Miriam Suzanne ( from OddBird (!

Web layout has always been a hack — compounded by responsive design, web application needs, and the desire for consistency. Join the creator of Susy ( (a meta grid-system) for a review of layout and grid techniques — when to use them, what to consider, and how to roll your own layouts with minimum code. We'll look at everything from floats to CSS Grid, flexbox, and even custom properties — and how to start using the new toys right away, with a few lines of code, and without memorizing an entire specification.

- When to use floats, CSS Grid, flexbox, custom properties, and other techniques.
- How to make grid-math simple, and lose the grid-system.
- How to make grid-systems work for you when you need them.

About the speaker:
Miriam Suzanne is a web developer and user-experience designer, project-manager, author, speaker, and musician – working with OddBird, Teacup Gorilla, CSS Tricks, and anyone who loves open-source collaboration. She’s a co-author of Jump Start Sass, creator of the Susy and True web toolkits, and a regular speaker on topics from CSS layout and architecture to collaborative process.