(Updated 10th December to add the video)
Last night I took part in the final JS Oxford of the year, which consisted of a series of lightning talks on all manner of subjects, from lessons learned in Developer Relations, to an introduction to Kubernetes.
I gave a very brief talk on cat gifs… wait, I mean getting started with CSS Grid (It’s written in Reveal.js so you can view the speaker notes by pressing <kbd>S</kbd>). I started by explaining some of the terminology around Grid, and then ran through the case study of converting this site to a Grid layout.
As always, it was an absolute pleasure to present at JS Oxford. They’re always interested in new speakers, so if you’re thinking about giving it a go, they’re a lovely welcoming crowd.
As it was a lightning talk I didn’t get a chance to link out to further reading, but I can do that here.
- Rachel Andrew’s excellent Grid by Example is full of useful information, examples, patterns, and resources. She has literally written the book on Grid.
- Grid Garden is a fun way to get your head around some of the general concepts.
- Jen Simmons’ has been doing some amazing experiments with Grid, and has also collated a useful list of resources on her Learn CSS Grid page.
- I have a continually growing list of Grid resources on Pinboard.
I say "inspired", what I mean is "blatantly ripped off from".
The repository sits in a subdirectory hanging off one of my domains. I can't quite remember why it ended up in a subdirectory, it's not like I'm running short of domains, but there it sits. One thing on my to-do list is moving it somewhere else.
Like Ethan there isn't much technical going on behind the scenes, it's a standard Apache directory listing which gives me simple ordering. It's refreshing in an old school way, but I do sometimes get the itch to dig into Apache's AutoIndex Formatting and fancy it up a bit.
Transferring files isn't something I've spent a huge amount of time over. I've always been a bit of command line nerd, so interesting files get saved to my desktop, and then secure copied up to the server. It happens so often now that there are 75 entries in my history file for running that one command for the last 3 months alone.
This post came about from a little back and forth with Ethan where I said I would write something, and he's good people, so I hate to let him down.
Plus it's fun to write about little projects.
Go forth and create little projects!