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Recordings: The 2nd Annual CSS Summit - The Online CSS Conference

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Why an Online Summit?

  • Attending a conference online means no travel hassle!
  • Bring the experts live to your desktop!
  • Time spent on the road is better spent instead with family, friends or in the office!
  • Sessions are developed to dive deeper into the material!
  • Ask questions directly to the speakers!
  • Can't make it the day of the conference? Watch the recordings whenever you want!

About The 2nd Annual CSS Summit

Whether it's the implementation of the new techniques available in CSS3, mobile concerns or the ever-growing list of available fonts and how to use them, Web designers and developers will get up-to-speed with the help of these internationally recognized speakers and educators:

  • 9:00 a.m. – Denise Jacobs, author of The CSS Detective Guide, presents "Advanced CSS Troubleshooting"
  • 10:00 a.m. – Chris Eppstein, creator of CSS Compass framework, presents "CSS with SASS, SCSS & Compass"
  • 11:00 a.m. – Jason Cranford-Teague, author of Fluid Web Typography, presents "CSS and Web Typography"
  • 12:00 p.m. – Zoe Gillenwater, author of Stunning CSS, presents  "CSS3 Techniques"
  • 1:00 p.m. – Stephanie Sullivan, author of Mastering Dreamweaver and CSS, presents "CSS3 and Progressive Enhancement"
  • 2:00 p.m. – Estelle Weyl, author of Beginning iPhone Web Apps, presents "CSS3 and iPhone Development"
  • 3:00 p.m. – David McFarland, author of CSS: The Missing Manual, presents "CSS3 Animations"
  • 4:00 p.m. – Nicole Sullivan, curator of the Object Oriented CSS framework, presents "CSS and Optimizing Facebook"

NOTE that all times are in Central Time. (Time zone converter) Schedule subject to change. All presentations will be roughly 45 minutes long with an additional 10 minutes for questions and answers, then a five-minute break while we get ready for the next speaker. 

How Does an Online Conference Work?

Once you are registered, you will receive a follow-up email to confirm your reservation. Later on, as the event draws near, you will receive a more detailed message, with the full schedule and other helpful information to help you take full advantage of your conference-going experience and plan your day.

On the day of the conference, you will receive an email invitation about 45 minutes before everything starts. Click on the enclosed link to sign in and enter the virtual meeting space. Once you are signed in, you’ll be able to see and hear the presentations as they happen, ask questions as needed and chat with the other attendees if you like!

Technical Specifications: to attend The Summit, you will need a modern web browser (Firefox 1.5, IE 6 & Safari 2 or newer, for example) and a recent version of the Adobe Flash Player. Follow this link to run our system diagnostic (opens in a new window). It will let you know right away which plug-ins, if any, you will need to update before the event.

Still have questions? We don’t blame you. Contact us at if there’s anything else you’d like to know.

About Our Speakers

Jason Cranford-Teague

Jason Cranford-Teague

Jason is a designer, writer and teacher, who helps people creatively apply technology to build a positive future. He has over 15 years of experience in the online world, and recently published Fluid Web Typography and  Speaking in Styles: The Fundamentals of CSS for Web Designers (

More recently, he has worked with the W3C CSS Workgroup, Yuri's Night: The World Space Party and was the Director of Web Design Standards for AOL/MediaGlow. Jason is currently the Design Manager for Marriott International eCommerce, where he recently helped relaunch the, the 7th largest transaction site on the Web.

Zoe Gillenwater

Zoe Gillenwater

Zoe is a freelance graphic and web designer, developer and consultant. She is the author of the book Flexible Web Design: Creating Liquid and Elastic Layouts with CSS and the video training title Web Accessibility Principles for, and is working on the upcoming book Stunning CSS3: A Project-based Guide to the Latest in CSS.

Zoe is currently a member of the Web Standards Project (WaSP) Adobe Task Force and was previously a moderator of the popular css-discuss mailing list. Find out more about Zoe on her blog and portfolio site at or follow her on Twitter @zomigi.

Denise Jacobs

Denise Jacobs

Denise is a writer, speaker, designer, and educator on many things web. She is author of The CSS Detective Guide, and is a co-author for InterAct with Web Standards: A Holistic Approach to Web Design. She is a Web Solutions Consultant based in Miami, Florida.

David McFarland

David McFarland

As an author, educator and Web developer, Dave has been designing and developing Web sites since 1995, when he created his first commercial Web site—an online magazine for communication professionals. He’s been the Web master at the University of California, Berkeley and oversaw a complete CSS-based redesign of

Dave's books include CSS: The Missing Manual, JavaScript: The Missing Manual and Dreamweaver: The Missing Manual, and he's a regular columnist at In addition, Dave has been teaching Web design, development and programming for over 10 years. He currently teaches in the multimedia program at Portland State University.

Stephanie Sullivan Rewis

Stephanie (Sullivan) Rewis

Stephanie is the founder of W3Conversion, a web design and training company with a passion for web standards and accessibility.  A front-end developer, Stephanie created the CSS Starter Layouts introduced in Dreamweaver CS3 and updated for DW CS5. Her passion for teaching and sharing means she has written books, numerous tutorials for web sites and print publications, including a regular column in Web Designer Magazine, regularly trains web departments in corporations and speaks at numerous conferences each year.

Stephanie is the WaSP liaison to Adobe Systems, working with their product managers to ensure the output of their web products continues to move toward today's web standards. An admitted workaholic who rarely leaves the office, she frequently escapes to talk to the little people inside her computer via Twitter (@stefsull). Her hobby, if only she had time? Studying brain function. Her guilty pleasure? Eighties music.

 Estelle Weyl

Estelle Weyl

Estelle is a consulting web developer, writer for Community MX, speaks about web development on occasion, and holds a full time job as Senior Web Developer for a small startup. Weyl has been coding CSS, XHTML, JavaScript and PHP since 1999, tableless CSS since 2003.

Chris Eppstein

Chris Eppstein

Chris is an engineering graduate from the California Institute of Technology and has more than 10 years of experience building web sites and applications for Silicon Valley startups. He has a passion for front-end engineering and is currently the Software Architect at

An active member of the Ruby open-source community, Chris created the Compass Stylesheet Authoring Framework, is a member of the Sass core team, maintains many open sources libraries and has contributed to dozens of others.

Nicole Sullivan

Nicole Sullivan

Nicole is an evangelist, front-end performance consultant, CSS Ninja, and author. She started the Object-Oriented CSS open source project, which answers the question: how do you scale CSS for millions of visitors or thousands of pages? She also consulted with the W3C for their beta redesign, and is the co-creator of, an image optimization service in the cloud

She is passionate about CSS, web standards, and scalable front-end architecture for large commercial websites. Nicole speaks about performance at conferences around the world, most recently at The Ajax Experience, ParisWeb, and Web Directions North. She co-authored Even Faster Web Sites.

Christopher Schmitt

Christopher Schmitt (your emcee)

The founder of Heat Vision, a small new media publishing and design firm, Christopher is an award-winning Web designer who has been working with the Web since 1993. As a sought-after speaker and trainer, Christopher regularly demonstrates the use and benefits of practical standards-based designs. He is Co-Lead of the Adobe Task Force for the Web Standards Project (WaSP) in addition to being a contributing member of its Education Task Force

Author of numerous Web design and digital imaging books, including Adapting to Web Standards: CSS and Ajax for Big Sites and CSS Cookbook, Christopher has also written for New Architect Magazine, A List Apart, Digital Web, and Web Reference.

Online: | twitter | facebook | flickr

About The Sessions

CSS3 & Progressive Enhancement

by Stephanie (Sullivan) Rewis

CSS3—it's the latest and greatest and all the cool kids are doing it. But there's a lot of crazy syntax to memorize and what happens when all browsers aren't capable of the effects you're after?

In this session we'll learn about progressive design principles, time-saving tools to aid as you visually write the code and a variety of methods to provide fallback when its absolutely necessary. Welcome to the next generation of web design!

CSS & Optimizing Facebook

by Nicole Sullivan


CSS3 & iPhone Development

by Estelle Weyl

Wouldn't it be cool to be able to use CSS3 and HTML5 unfettered by the lack of support in IE? Mobile developers for smart phones get to do just that!

When developing for iPhones, iPods, iPads and Android devices—mobile devices using webkit browsers—we can use CSS animations, transforms, multiple background images, rounded corners, text and box shadows, CSS columns, and HTML5 form elements.

In this session we'll use some CSS3 features learned in earlier session to create a native looking iPhone web app. We'll also cover some CSS UI and HTML5 form elements that will help you get up to speed on developing for mobile webkit. You don't have to wait any longer to use CSS3!

CSS3 Animations

by David McFarland

With Safari browser developers leading the way, CSS3 adds a whole new level of design to web pages: CSS-enabled animations and transformations.

In this session, we cover the basics of CSS animations and transformations in addition to exploring more complex arrangements that you can use in your designs.

CSS & Web Typography

by Jason Cranford Teague

For almost 15 years, Web designers have had a list of 10 "Core Web fonts" to choose from. Many ask, "Why can't I just download a font file from my Web server the same way I can an image?" Well, actually, you can. The verbiage for font linking is a little different than images, but the syntax for Webfont linking has been around for over 10 years as a part of the CSS standard.

Web typography expert Jason Cranford Teague shows you how to apply the principles of fluid typography, to choose, find and use Webfonts and create your unique typographic voice. Come and find out why 2010 is going to be the year of Web typography.

CSS3 Techniques

by Zoe Gillenwater

Since many pieces of CSS3 are now supported in the majority of browsers, web sites are popping up all over the place that feature rounded corners (ooh), drop shadows (ahh), and unique embedded fonts (hooray!). But CSS3 can do more than add visual richness to your sites (though it's quite good at that).

Using robust, forward-thinking CSS3 techniques in place of the old standbys can have tangible benefits for your business and users. Powerful new selectors and image-free visual effects can streamline your sites and improve their speed. Media queries can make your sites more adaptable and usable on the wide variety of browser configurations and user agents in use today, including mobile devices like iPhone, Android, and iPad.

CSS3 is changing how we design and develop web sites, allowing us to quickly and easily create and maintain highly efficient and adaptable sites that are a pleasure to use. You'll learn practical yet progressive examples of the most beneficial CSS3 techniques to put to use in your pages today.

CSS with SASS, SCSS & Compass

by Chris Eppstein

Coding CSS by hand is how dad did it and it worked out fine for him.

However, once you add cross-browser hacks and add new CSS3 properties with browser vendor's own proprietary CSS prefixes and your nicely laid out style sheet just became a violent mess that copious amounts of caffeine can only hope to contain.

Compass and Sass are to stylesheets what jQuery is to Javascript: shortcuts and syntactic sugar to save you from the boring, drudgery of building and maintaining production-ready stylesheets.

So, open up your dreaded terminal and learn how to set up any project with Compass and Sass in just a few minutes. We'll cover the CSS extensions provided by Sass: variables, color manipulation, nested rules, mixins, selector inheritance, and more.

We'll walk through the CSS3 module and build a grid layout with blueprint without making a mess of your markup. Then you'll learn how to build abstractions that you can use to create your own personal framework.

Of course, having this knowledge will leave you with a bit of moral quandary: What will you do with all this extra time on your hands? Will you build better sites? Will you charge more per hour? Or will you just pad your time estimates and go outside and play?

Advanced CSS Troubleshooting

by Denise Jacobs

Just when you thought you were out of the CSS learning curve frying pan, you fall straight into the CSS troubleshooting fire.

In this session, we'll cover some advanced CSS investigative and problem-solving techniques, including tiny tidbits to lay the foundation for clean, informative markup; ways of dealing definitively with the dastardly IE6, proactive coding practices for the "other" browsers' bugs, problems with the popular float-clearing techniques and ways around them, and creating an approach for knowing what to expect from CSS3 properties and how to gracefully degrade them if and when necessary.

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The Summit Series brings together expert speakers to explore one topic from different angles, all in one day. Each Summit is chock-full of focused, current content that is highly relevant to today’s Web Designers and Developers. And since it’s all online, you save the expense and hassle of travel. See you at the Summit!

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