Classes, and the CSS methodologies based on them, have begot a component based approach to styling web pages. This results in a form of presentational markup that, despite breaking with the "separation of concerns" principle, has proven to be a popular approach to collaborating on style schemas. However, methodologies and standards are not equivalent and inviting the explicit prescription of CSS into the editorial process will quickly alienate non-developers charged with simply writing content. This session will explore ways to help content editors elicit stylistic nuances without having to think about design or CSS at all.
Andrew Brampton (@TheBramp) is a technical lead at Genesys Labs, a company that enables communication between our clients and their consumers. Specifically Andrew is responsible for maintaining numerous platforms related to (SMS/MMS) messaging, and mobile web.
Before Genesys, Andrew was a researcher at Lancaster University, teaching, and researching the area of distributed systems. In his free time Andrew can be found kernel hacking, contributing to open source, and playing around with new technologies. Check out his blog bramp.net or follow him at github.com/bramp
Speaker: Adam Solove is a DC area engineer exploring better ways to build user interfaces for the web. He works for Pagemodo. He also recently spoke at NationJS 2013 (twitter.com/nationjs).