How Studying History Of Arts Helped Me Become A Better Frontend Designer
You may think, art history and frontend development do not have much in common. Well, you may be surprised. Some of the problems we have to deal with today were discussed in art history long before the invention of the Internet. Also, the skills needed to analyze a piece of art correctly show significant similarity to the capabilities required to implement modern layouts with CSS. This talk will show you how to analyze a static layout by looking beyond pixels. Instead, you will understand why a given design works the way it does and translate this to modern CSS.
Everything you never wanted to know about CSS Background
If you learn CSS today, there are a lot of properties that are quite new and exciting. Talking about CSS-grid, blend-mode, custom-properties ... etc. But already for many years, there is the property called background. And I think it's pretty underrated. So I would like to show you what the not-so-familiar possibilities are that this seemingly simple property has to offer.
Size does matter
Ever since Ethan Marcotte coined the term Responsive Web Design in 2010, we've been working hard to make websites look good on our smartphones' small screens - but what about large monitors? Unfortunately, these still fall by the wayside in most design phases. The result is narrow content areas on huge screens. To get around this problem, Nils shows ways to make fonts and elements look good on large devices using relative scaling factors.