It’s Never Been A Better Time to Learn Layout CSS talk

Figuring out how to build page layouts used to be the hardest part of CSS. In recent years, many developers didn’t even try — we outsource the pain to frameworks like Bootstrap instead. Designers have gotten stuck thinking every website should use the same 12 column grid. Developers are fixed on specific coding techniques as being the only correct ones. Well, everything just changed. With CSS Grid and many other new specifications, CSS has matured into a powerful toolset for graphic design. And newbies are at an advantage. New designers have a fresh eye. New developers don’t have to unlearn bad habits. Hiring managers need people who have these skills. Everyone is just getting started. For a moment, the playing field is level. There’s literally never been a better time to learn how to create layouts on the web.


Jen Simmons Designer and Developer Advocate, Mozilla

Jen is a Designer and Developer Advocate at Mozilla, where she advocates for web standards and researches the coming revolution in graphic design on the web. She’s spoken at events including SXSW, An Event Apart, Fluent, Generate, Future of Web Design, and Respond. Her talk, Modern Layouts: Getting Out of Our Ruts, was awarded Best Conference Presentation at CSS Dev Conf 2014.

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It’s Never Been A Better Time to Learn Layout CSS

Figuring out how to build page layouts used to be the hardest part of CSS. In recent years, many developers didn’t even try — we outsource the pain to frameworks like Bootstrap instead. Designers have gotten stuck thinking every website should use the same 12 column grid. Developers are fixed on specific coding techniques as being the only correct ones. Well, everything just changed. With CSS Grid and many other new specifications, CSS has matured into a powerful toolset for graphic design. And newbies are at an advantage. New designers have a fresh eye. New developers don’t have to unlearn bad habits. Hiring managers need people who have these skills. Everyone is just getting started. For a moment, the playing field is level. There’s literally never been a better time to learn how to create layouts on the web.

Jen Simmons

Designer and Developer Advocate, Mozilla

Jen is a Designer and Developer Advocate at Mozilla, where she advocates for web standards and researches the coming revolution in graphic design on the web. She’s spoken at events including SXSW, An Event Apart, Fluent, Generate, Future of Web Design, and Respond. Her talk, Modern Layouts: Getting Out of Our Ruts, was awarded Best Conference Presentation at CSS Dev Conf 2014.

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