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OddBird

Co-Founder: Custom web applications, developer tools, and training

Mozilla Developer

DevRel Contractor: Videos, articles, & tools from Mozilla (and OddBird)

91 ‘speaking’ episodes

future

Dynamic CSSCSS Day

| talk | Amsterdam, Netherlands

Cancelled due to COVID-19

Advanced CSS & Sass @ Webconf.asia

| workshop | Hong Kong

From building beautiful sites to maintaining complex design systems across multiple applications, CSS is the web-language of design.

Dynamic CSS @ Webconf.asia

| talk | Hong Kong

Don’t let the declarative syntax fool you – CSS is a powerful and dynamic programming language. It’s time to start moving style logic back into the language designed for it.

Resilient Web Systems @ Smashing Conf Austin

| workshop | New York

From building beautiful sites to maintaining complex design systems across multiple applications, CSS is the web-language of design.

CSS is Rad @ Smashing Conf Austin

| talk | Austin, TX

The web is designed to work across platforms, devices, languages, and interfaces – but how can we possibly design for that unknown and always-changing canvas?

Resilient Web Systems @ Smashing Conf NY

| workshop | New York

From building beautiful sites to maintaining complex design systems across multiple applications, CSS is the web-language of design.


2020

Resilient Web Systems @ Smashing Online Workshops

| workshop | smashingconf.com

From building beautiful sites to maintaining complex design systems across multiple applications, CSS is the web-language of design.

2019

Selector Support Queries @ Mozilla Developer

| video

Firefox 69 was the first to implement selector feature queries, but other browsers are following suit. I’ll show you how it works, and how to start using this new feature query right away.

CSS is Rad @ Front Range Front End

| talk | Denver, CO

Overflow-Wrap in CSS @ Mozilla Developer

| video

Horizontal text overflow has always been difficult to manage on the web. The default visible overflow is designed to make sure content remains accessible no matter the size of a containing box, but it’s not our only option.

Scroll Snap in CSS @ Mozilla Developer

| video

When we’re scrolling down a page, or through a gallery of images, snap-targets can help guide us from one section or image to the next. In the past, developers have used JavaScript to hijack scrolling, but now we can manage scroll alignment directly in CSS with only a few lines of code.

Inner & Outer Values of the Display Property @ Mozilla Developer

| video

The display property has been in CSS from the beginning, handling everything from block and inline boxes to list-items and full layout systems like flexbox or grid. Now the display syntax is getting an upgrade to match it’s multiple uses.

Why isn’t this CSS doing anything? @ Mozilla Developer

| video

There are a number of property & value combinations that can lead to CSS being inactive, and now Firefox will tell you why. Open the developer tools, and look for the greyed-out property with an info-box on hover.

Laying out Forms using Subgrid @ Mozilla Developer

| video

It’s a common pattern to align form labels and inputs in grid-like layout. I’ll show you how to do it quickly using CSS subgrid, with several quick fallbacks.

Subgrid for Better Card Layouts @ Mozilla Developer

| video

Card layouts are popular on the web, rows and columns of boxes with similar content. CSS grids can help align those cards, but it’s still be hard to line-up content inside the cards – headers and footers that might need more or less room.

CSS is Rad @ Smashing Conf NY

| talk | New York, NY

The web is designed to work across platforms, devices, languages, and interfaces – but how can we possibly design for that unknown and always-changing canvas?

Faster Layouts with CSS Grid @ Mozilla Developer

| video

For years, we’ve struggled to build resilient layouts on the web, but CSS Grid promises to change all that – and you can start using it now, with only a few properties and basic concepts.

CSS Revert @ Mozilla Developer

| video

I’ve often used initial and unset in my CSS – global keywords that can be applied to any property. The difference is small, but important: unset allows inheritance, while initial does not. But then Firefox implemented revert and I was confused – how is this one different from the others?!

Why is CSS so Weird? @ Mozilla Developer

| video

Love it or hate it, CSS is weird: not quite markup, not quite programming in the imperative sense, and nothing like the design programs we use for print. How did we get here?

Styling Lists in CSS @ Mozilla Developer

| video

When you create lists in HTML, browsers add bullet-points or numbers we call list markers. Now CSS gives us the tools to style those list markers, and even create our own!

User Unfriendly @ Agnes Scott College

| talk | Atlanta, GA

A project-manager’s reflections on human-centered problem-solving, client communication, and user feedback in agile web development.

Dynamic CSS @ Develop Denver

| talk | Denver, CO

Agile Design Systems @ Agile Alliance

| talk | Washington, DC

Style Guides & Pattern Libraries are great tools for documenting the relationships between code and design, but beautiful docs are only half the battle.

User Unfriendly @ Design 4 Drupal [keynote]

| talk | Boston, MA

User Unfriendly @ Open Source Conference

| talk | Denver, CO

Dynamic CSS @ Generate New York

| talk | San Francisco, CA

Advanced CSS & Sass @ Smashing Conf

| workshop | San Francisco, CA

From building beautiful sites to maintaining complex design systems across multiple applications, CSS is the web-language of design.

Dynamic CSS @ Smashing Conf

| talk | San Francisco, CA

Dynamic CSS @ VueConf US

| talk | Tampa, FL

Don’t Use My Grid System @ Boulder Python

| talk | Boulder, CO

Explore the history of web layout with the creator of Susy – why grid systems exist, how they work, and practical tips to avoid using them.

2018

Dynamic CSS @ Front Range Front-End

| talk | Denver, CO

Dynamic CSS @ Full Stack Fest

| talk | Barcelona, Spain

Dynamic CSS @ JSConf US

| talk | Carlsbad, CA

Dynamic CSS @ CSSConf Argentina

| talk | Buenos Aires, Argentina

User Unfriendly @ Metro State Mobile Prototyping

| talk | Denver, CO

2017

Code Patterns @ Refresh Denver

| talk | Denver, CO

Style Guides & Pattern Libraries are great tools for documenting the relationships between code and design, but beautiful docs are only half the battle.

Code Patterns @ Front Range Front End

| talk | Denver, CO

Some Kind of Resistance Tour @ Open Grounds

| journal | Charlottesville, VA

It’s been a month since our country pseudo-elected a bigoted blow-hard for president. I’m heading to DC to protest his inauguration in January, visit friends, and go on a mixed-media resistance tour…

Losing ControlUVA Scholars’ Lab

| talk | Charlottesville, VA

Code Patterns @ Gotham Sass

| talk | New York, NY

2016

Some Kind of Resistance Tour

| journal

It’s been a month since our country pseudo-elected a bigoted blow-hard for president. I’m heading to DC to protest his inauguration in January, visit friends, and go on a mixed-media resistance tour…

Sass Map Magic @ CSSConf 2016

| talk | Boston, MA

Maps are a powerful data type in Sass – perfect for managing color and scale palettes, framework configuration, data storage, and more.

Code Patterns @ Clarity

| talk | San Francisco, CA

2015

Sassy Toolkits @ Frontend Zurich

| talk | Zurich, Switzerland

a case-study in building and sharing open-source Sass

Sass Map Magic @ Future Insights Live

| talk | Las Vegas, NV

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