Nebraska.Code() Sessions tagged frontend

Believe in the Power of CSS

You know that song by Huey Lewis and the News, The Power of Love? "First time you feel it, it might make you sad." Might be how you feel about CSS right? What about the power of CSS? CSS has received a bad name as of late, but truth of the matter is that CSS is such a powerful piece of the front-end puzzle and you should really be excited for what's already here and what's to come! Who would have thought we could create magazine-style layouts with CSS grid? What about ruleset variable scoping with custom properties(CSS variables)? And last but not least, the pain of centering content horizontally and vertically which is now possible in three lines with flexbox! Let's talk about how awesome CSS is, and how we can restore our faith in one of the best things that makes the web amazing!

Speaker

Chris DeMars

Chris DeMars

Front-End Developer, Tuft & Needle

React-A-Tron: React on the Desktop

Wouldn't you love to build fast applications for the desktop? If the answer is yes, than look no further than building React apps with Electron. Electron is a framework to build cross-platform applications using tools you already know and love, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Chances are you use an Electron app in your daily workflow. Still skeptical? If you use Slack, Atom, or VS Code, you are using Electron. When you pair Electron with React, you can build amazingly fast and robust applications for Windows, Mac, and Linux. In this session, we will walk through how to set up an application using Electron, than we will introduce React and build a small desktop app that looks and feels like a native desktop application.

Speaker

Chris DeMars

Chris DeMars

Front-End Developer, Tuft & Needle