A session for people who last touched front end code back when grunge was a thing


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- Does the word "Mosaic" conjure up fond memories of pages upon pages with grey background and blue links, rather than fancy glass pictures?
- Did you use AOL diskettes as coasters?
- Did you last touch JavaScript back when <script>alert('Cool!');</script> was about the fanciest thing you could do?
- Were you a part of a Geocities neighbourhood?
- Were spacer gifs your layout tool of choice?
- Did you subsequently retreat screaming from the confusing front-end world with its browser quirks, and into the soothing and refreshing back-end world (with its server quirks instead), and never look back?
- Are you starting to get a sinking feeling that if you don't get up to speed on some of this newfangeldy mobile crap, your career is going to be as dead as eXcite?

If so, this talk is for you!

This talk attempts to tackle all of the intimidating-sounding crap that all of these newfangeldy front-end developers these days talk about—Responsive Design, SASS/LESS, HTML5/CSS3—and breaks it down so us old-timers can understand. You'll learn that none of this is actually that scary, and for the most part the hipster stuff today is just a minor coat of polish on things that are already ingrained into our old, decrepit bones.

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Tuesday · 01:00-02:00
17 - Forum One | 4th floor


mikeryan’s picture

+1 for the title alone. I don't usually even look at the front-end sessions, but this one seems up my alley.

For the record, I was never on Geocities. No comment on the rest...

mdrummond’s picture

Most days I feel like Rip Van Winkle, except instead of having fallen asleep for 100 years, it's been like 2 days, and all the front end devs are talking in another language. I can't be the only one who feels this way. I try to keep up, but some sort of overview of how the ground has shifted under our feet is much needed.

Great macro coverage of an extensive topic, entertainingly presented. Angie probably could have gone a little more micro — but I understand that a 95 slide presentation can seem too spill over allotted time as it was. Kudos!

dueron’s picture

I loved this reminiscence and fond look back with an eye on what's ahead! Thanks for the work on this session!

fatkinson’s picture

As an amateur Web developer and amateur hosting provider, it at least tells me what to look at to bring my coding up to current methods.