Join us for the biggest Talk.CSS event to date! This is...

Talk.CSS max-content edition!

✨ January 23, 2018 ✨

If you've been with us since day 1, odds are you would have realised that Chris and Hui Jing are...somewhat unorthodox in their organisation methods. And in spite of our haphazard ways, we've managed to hold it together for 23 consecutive meet-ups.

None of this would have been possible without each and every one of you who has ever showed up for our little monthly gathering. You are our peoples, and you built this community. This beautiful CSS community 🌈.

Given that we started out as part of DevFest.Asia 2015, it is only apt that we go big for DevFest.Asia 2018 (not sure if that's an official name this time 🤷) with our max-content 3-hour CSS extravaganza!

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We are incredibly thankful to Microsoft Singapore for providing us with a fantastic venue for this Talk.CSS community conference gathering extraordinaire.

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Schedule & Speakers

1430 Doors open
1500 Welcome and Intro

Creative Text Effects with CSS

Interesting and impactful text is often deemed a “print only option”. But we can have those effects now with real web text.

So let’s have some fun with text! In this talk, Mandy will show you how to make effects with accessible, searchable, and selectable text (Without the need for complicated markup or JavaScript).

We’ll explore a variety of techniques including pseudo elements, clip-path, blend modes, gradients, transforms, variable fonts and more to create interesting headings, layouts and even emojis.

Sometimes it’s easy to forget the power of CSS but there is a lot you can do with a little creativity.

Mandy Michael

Mandy Michael

Mandy is the Front End Development Manager at Seven West Media in Western Australia. Previously, she has worked as Head of Front End Development at The Brand Agency and also as a Digital Project Manager. She is a lover of CSS and Batman and blogs about her adventures in geek fashion.



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Sebastiaan Deckers

Sebastiaan Deckers

Seb is a frontend fanatic hailing from Belgium. When he’s not busy coding, you can find him cultivating the local developer community. Seb is the co-organiser of the Front End Developers Singapore (FEDS) meetup and regularly speaks at SingaporeJS events.


Building responsive CSS components

Learning to build reusable components without adding complexity to your code is crucial when building websites in our age.

Have you wondered if it's possible to accomplish this feat in pure CSS without turning your code into a bloody hacky mess? How would you structure your code? How do you think about components? What about scaling? How do you deal with components that need to be placed in wildly different areas?

In this talk, Zell aims to share his experiences and approach to building responsive, reusable components. He even goes deep into design principles and how they can shape your CSS.

Zell Liew

Zell Liew

Zell is a freelance developer who specializes in design and frontend-related stuff. He digs deep into them and writes everything he's learned on his blog. He also writes courses and books so other developers can benefit from everything he's learned from him banging his head on the wall. If you catch Zell drinking, watch out for his random giggles.

1630 Coffee break!


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Mystery Speaker(s)

Mystery Speaker

Well, it's still a mystery, so check back to see if the kittencorn has been replaced.


What place is there for CSS in a world of JS?

Most developers today weren't around to remember, let alone forget, but CSS was key to the second great revolution of the Web in the mid 1990s, but also the revolution of Web Apps a decade or more later, when gradients, animations, transitions, among other originally Safari-driven CSS innovations unleashed a wave of interactive possibilities .

But now a decade later, with CSS-in-JS increasingly, not just a, but the thing, where we seem to constantly be working around the limitations of the C (Cascading) in CSS, where we use JS to directly interact with the CSSOM, bypassing CSS altogether, what place does CSS have? Was it fuel for the Web's journey, now to be expended like a spent stage on a rocket? Or does it still have a place in our development stack?

John Allsopp

John Allsop

John Allsopp is director of Web Directions and author of the seminal article, A Dao of Web Design. John has a background in computer science and mathematics. He has developed software and written books, courses, tutorials, and articles for web designers and developers. He also speaks not infrequently on all things web in Australia and around the world.

1750 Wrap-up and Thanks
1800 Close

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We're still working on this, because at the end of the day, events need 💰💰💰 to run. If your company is willing to support our event, please contact Chris or Hui Jing. You will have our everlasting gratitude 🙏.

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