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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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Django REST Framework and Channels

We’ve begun exploring some patterns for how to add WebSocket push notifications to what is otherwise a RESTful API. This means, for us, using Django REST Framework and Django Channels in concert.

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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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Beyond Tellerand

Talk: Don’t Use My Grid System (with Vue Invaders!)

I love when conferences give me the opportunity to travel around the world. I love it even more when conferences go beyond the web to find inspiration from other fields. Beyond Tellerand (Düsseldorf, Germany) was the best possible combination.

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VueConf US

Talk: Agile Design Systems in Vue

I’ve been excited about Vue.js since Sarah Drasner first showed me the basics. Since then, we’ve started using it for client work at OddBird, and I’m constantly impressed by the power and simplicity – so it was a real honor being invited to speak at the first VueConf US in New Orleans.

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Herman Style Guides

An agile approach to design systems on a budget

Design systems streamline development, communication, and consistency – but often rely on dedicated teams and extended budgets. We wanted a tool to create and maintain living style guides & pattern libraries in an agile process, and on a budget. Herman helps keep our development flow simple, and our UX consistent, as we iterate on patterns and scale over time.

Today we’re launching Herman 1.0 as a free, open source project for anyone to use and make contributions. Check out the full documentation, or contact us for help putting your design system in place.

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Figma: 18 Designers Predict UI/UX Trends for 2018

Figma asked 18 designers (including me) what UI/UX trends they predict for 2018. December, with its flurry of holiday parties, cheery out-of-office auto-replies and introspective weather patterns, provided the perfect opportunity to pause and survey the landscape.

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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