#btconf Berlin, Germany 03 - 05 Nov 2014

Zoe Mickley Gillenwater

Zoe Mickley Gillenwater is a web designer and developer who loves creating sites that work for as many people and devices as possible. She wrote an entire book on fluid web sites two years before “responsive web design” had a name (Flexible Web Design: Creating Liquid and Elastic Layouts with CSS), and has also authored the book Stunning CSS3: A Project-based Guide to the Latest in CSS and the video training title Web Accessibility Principles for lynda.com. She's written articles for publications like .net Magazine and Smashing Magazine, and has spoken at conferences like SXSW and Future of Web Design. Zoe currently works as a UX designer for Booking.com. Find out more about Zoe on her blog and portfolio site at www.zomigi.com, or follow her on Twitter @zomigi.

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CSS Lessons Learned the Hard Way

You’ve probably heard the phrase “learn to fail or fail to learn.” The idea that making mistakes is essential to success has almost become clichéd by now. But in this talk, Zoe is prepared to embarrass herself with tales of her web design screw-ups to prove just how important and powerful it truly is to make mistakes in our work. Along the way, you’ll learn CSS tips and tricks that Zoe learned the hard way so that you don’t repeat her mistakes. Go out, try new things with CSS, and make new mistakes of your very own!