March 12th Dojo: Taming Your CSS

Cascading Style Sheets is the odd duckling of our open web language libraries. It’s not programable. It isn’t a vital part of a web application. And, to be good at it, you need a skill set that isn’t typically taught in a CS degree — you need some design skills. Many developers struggle with it’s implementation and for ages we’ve all had a horrible time figuring out how to structure and maintain it. Strategies such as BEM, and CSS preprocessors have eased our troubles, but web development has always had a core problem of organization when it comes to CSS. Let’s explore this issue by looking at solutions in Modular CSS, CSS-in-JS and other strategies for taming the wild cascading style sheets.

Join us Monday, March 12th at 6:30 pm as we explore different web development strategies in implementing CSS. We’ll talk about writing CSS using BEM and how modular CSS works in React. Bring your laptop and hang out with us Monday night at the Forge, by Pillar Technology.

About the Speaker

Justin Stevens is a front-end web developer at Shift Interactive. For the past decade he has helped organize the popular Des Moines based user group DSM Web Geeks. These days he spends most of his time in React and will occasionally screen print cool t-shirt designs.

About the Venue

the Forge, by Pillar Technology is a technology consulting company with over 20 years of uncovering and executing industry-disrupting opportunities at lightning speed.


Mon, Mar 12th @ 6:30pm


the Forge
1420 Locust Street
Des Moines, IA 50309

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