Beer and Tell – January 2016

Once a month, web developers from across the Mozilla Project get together to talk about our side projects and drink, an occurrence we like to call “Beer and Tell”.

There’s a wiki page available with a list of the presenters, as well as links to their presentation materials. There’s also a recording available courtesy of Air Mozilla.

shobson: CSS-Only Disco Ball

First up was shobson with a cool demo of an animated disco ball made entirely with CSS. The demo uses a repeated radial gradient for the background, and linear gradients plus a border radius for the disco ball itself. The demo was made for use in shobson’s WordCamp talk about debugging CSS. A blog post with notes from the talk is available as well.

craigcook: Proton – A CSS Framework for Prototyping

Next was craigcook, who presented Proton. It’s a CSS framework that is intentionally ugly to encourage use for prototypes only. Unlike other CSS frameworks, the temptation to reuse the classes from the framework in your final page doesn’t occur, which helps avoid the presentational classes that plague sites built using a framework normally.

Proton’s website includes an overview of the layout and components provided, as well as examples of prototypes made using the framework.

If you’re interested in attending the next Beer and Tell, sign up for the mailing list. An email is sent out a week beforehand with connection details. You could even add yourself to the wiki and show off your side-project!

See you next month!