The CSS Cascade: A Deep Dive (2022.06.09 @ CSS Day)

On June 9 & 10, I was in Amsterdam for CSS Day – a conference I’ve been attending since it’s very first edition in 2013. This time – after a two year hiatus due to youknowwhat – I was very glad to be back! This time not as an attendee though, but as a speaker. …

The C in CSS (2022.04.20 @ Full Stack Ghent)

Yesterday I attended the April 2022 “Full Stack Ghent” Meetup, at the offices of In The Pocket. The evening consisted of 8 lightning talks. Being part of the speaker line-up, I kicked off the meetup with a talk titled “The C in CSS”. CSS is short for “Cascading Style Sheets”. But what exactly is this …

Embrace the Platform (UX Ghent)

Last week I was invited to speak at the March 2022 UX Ghent meetup, a frontend-themed edition. I gave a talk called “Embrace the Platform”, which is all about Progressive Enhancement. The slidedeck is up on slidr.io, and is also embedded below: The slides themselves won’t tell you that much, though. To know the details, …

PWA Summit 2021 Talk Highlights

The entire livestream of PWA Summit 2021 is available online on YouTube. This is the full livestream of the conference, and includes the keynote, all 9 talks, all 3 live Q&A sessions, and the full Future of Web Apps panel. It also includes four talks from our organizing companies. Highlights to me are: Make your …

Getting Started with PWAs

View Getting Started with PWAs [Workshop] on Notist. Slides from Aaron Gustafson‘s PWA workshop at the PWA Summit. Aaron will walk you, step-by-step, through the process of turning a website into a PWA. Following along, you’ll author Web App Manifests and Service Workers and gain exposure to some next-gen APIs that tie them more deeply …

What’s New In CSS?

At the excellent Web Directions Hover ’21, Adam Argyle opened with a rad presentation covering all what’s new and upcoming for CSS. From risky and may never be in your browser, to stable and just released yesterday; follow Adam as he strolls through proposals, specs and supporting tools for all the this new CSS hotness. …

Scroll-Linked Animations with CSS Scroll-Timeline (CSS Café)

Yesterday I was invited to speak at CSS Café, with a talk covering Scroll-Linked Animations with CSS @scroll-timeline. The meetup was organised using Zoom, and I think about 50-ish people attended (must say I wasn’t keeping track of that whilst speaking). # Slides You can find the slides embedded below: # Source Materials & Demos …

Accessibility in Design Systems

Good slidedeck by Benno Lœwenberg: We all are only sometimes abled. Therefore accessible solutions benefit everybody. Treating accessibility not just as an afterthought to comply with regulations, but as an essential UX factor right from the start can lead to building better products and services. This talk is about how to lay an accessible foundation …

Scroll-Linked Animations with CSS Scroll-Timeline (CSS Conf Colombia)

I just finished giving a lightning talk at the wonderful CSS Conf Colombia covering Scroll-Linked Animations with CSS @scroll-timeline. Really enjoyed giving a talk again after all this time, especially with this great vibe they have going on and the afterparty in gather.town (skribbl FTW!). # Slides You can find the slides embedded below: # …

Learning from W3C MiniApps

Recently the W3C announced MiniApps: MiniApp as a new form of mobile application, leveraging both Web technologies (especially CSS and JavaScript) as well as capabilities of native application. I was a bit confused about them at first, and thought they were directly competing with PWAs. Thankfully Thomas Steiner chimed in, referring to a whole presentation …