Desert Southwest Software Symposium
July 28 - 30, 2006 - Phoenix, AZ
Cascading Style Sheets: a Programmer's Perspective
Today, the Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) specification is well supported by the major browsers (Mozilla, Safari, IE). CSS has become a practical tool for web content publishers that has helped turn heavy, buggy, and hard-to-maintain web sites into lean, clean, and stylish ones. CSS is sometimes stereotyped as a technology geared for graphic designers and artists. I beg to differ: I see CSS as a refactoring tool for content publishers and one that encourages content to become more strongly semantic. Come see a developer's perspective on CSS and how it can be applied to refactor your web content.
Session Goals: To "grok" CSS. To dispell the myth that CSS is not a tool for software developers. To learn to wield CSS to produce superior web user interfaces.
Prerequisites: Prior experience with web technologies (specifically HTML) is assumed. Audience is assumed to have a programming background.
Session Rating: Intermediate
About Eitan Suez
Eitan Suez is an independent software developer based in Austin, Texas. Some of the more visible work Eitan has done includes the open source project 'ashkelon' (sourceforge), a system for Java API documentation management; more recently, the open source framework JMatter (jmatter.org), a framework for constructing rich domain-driven workgroup applications (Java, Swing). Eitan has spoken at various NFJS events in years past, is active with his local JUG, and passionate about the practice of software development.More About Eitan »