OddBird

Meet the Birds…

Miriam Suzanne

Co-Founder & Project Manager


Why is CSS so Weird?

How can we design for an unknown & infinite canvas?

CSS is the design language of the web – one of three core web languages – but it also seems to be the most contentious and often perplexing. It’s too easy and too hard, too fragile and too resilient. 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?

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Sass Modules, a Primer

Getting started with @use and @forward

Dart Sass (the primary Sass implementation) released version 1.23.0 last night with a major new feature: modules. This is a common feature in many languages – but for those of us who primarily write CSS, it can be a big mental shift. Let’s take a look at the basics.

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Mozilla Developer Videos, Articles, & Tools

a gift from Mozilla (and OddBird)

Over the summer, we’ve been working with Mozilla to help create a new resource for web professionals like us – with a mix of videos, articles, demos, and open source tools. Today, we’re excited to launch the video channel!

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Views on Vue: Design Systems & CSS

The panel discusses Miriam’s VueConf talk “Dynamic CSS with Vue”. Miriam explains what her vue applications look like and shares advice for organizing CSS in Vue.

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Smashing Magazine: CSS Custom Properties in the Cascade

Miriam takes a deeper dive into the CSS Custom Properties for Cascading Variables specification to ask, “Why are they called custom properties, how do they work in the cascade, and what else can we do with them?” Pushing past the “variable” metaphor, custom properties can provide new ways to balance context and isolation in CSS patterns and components.

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Smashing CSS Follow-Up Q & A

Dynamic CSS talk, Advanced CSS workshop

I had the pleasure of presenting both a talk and workshop at Smashing Conf in San Francisco this year. During the talk, people left questions in a collaborative doc, so I’m here to provide the answers!

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Creative Bloq: Has CSS Finally Come of Age?

Steve Jenkins interviews Miriam about the state of CSS, and what’s coming next for the language – from Intrinsic Design to Dynamic CSS.

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VueFinder at VueConf, 2019

Talk: Dynamic CSS with Vue

Inspired by VueConf 2018 I spent some time learning JS and Vue in more depth, and built myself a more flexible VueFinder presentation tool to fit my needs. This year, I returned to VueConf and gave the closing talk on passing data between CSS and Vue.

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Thunder Nerds: Dynamic CSS Interview

Thunder Nerds interviewed Miriam before her talk at VueConf US 2019.

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Views on Vue: Fonts with Miriam Suzanne

Miriam talks with the Views on Vue panel about design, tools, fonts, and more.

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Miriam presenting

Resilient Web Training & Consulting

Take full advantage of the universal web, and reduce maintenance over the long term with resilient HTML, CSS, and JS systems. OddBird provides custom consulting and in-depth trainings on front-end architecture and workflow – from advanced HTML/CSS to integrated design systems, component libraries, testing, and documentation.

Contact us for 1-3 day workshops with Miriam Suzanne, or custom web app creation with our team of Python, UX, and front-end experts.

Schedule a call with Miriam