I found it to be a really rewarding experience. The material presented was really relevant to my work and I got to pick the brains of some of the speakers during break time :)
Here's a list of my top 3 takeaways from the CSS Conf AU by category:
- CSS & Usability & Accessibility
- 4 1/2 of theming css - Depending on your needs.
- Everyone is responsible for "UX" - that includes devs!
- Every hour you spend making the web faster, more accessible and easier to use, turns into days of time saved by real people
- SVGs are what we should eat for breakfast every morning
- Pick your colors wisely, because they might increase/decrease your accessibility
- Web Page performance:
- Cram your initial view into the first 14kb
- Eliminate any non-critical resources blocking your critical path
- Be responsible with your responsive design
- Perceived performance > Actual performance
- Improves your user experience
- Animate exclusively on opacity and transforms
- Perceived speed > Actual speed
- Animations help infer context from revealed information
- Use animations instead of gifs!
After following all the speakers on Twitter, I happened upon a couple of good resources unbeknownst to me, and I’ve added them to my Easter break reading/review/code list of resources:
Front End Guidelines by Benjamin de Cock
CSS Guidelines by Harry Roberts
- Stray articles I’ve missed from Filament Group
- A guide to SVG Animations by Sara Soueidan (+ her other articles)
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