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Port80 Workshops in May

Posted on: February 14th, 2014 by joel

On the day before May’s Port80 2014 we’re putting on two, half day,workshops ran by some very smart cookies: James Cryer & Stu Robson. The cost is £59 (+VAT) and tickets are available on Eventbrite.

Workshops will be on the 15th of May 2014 (the day before Port80 2014) and will also be held at the City Campus in Newport.

Stu Robson – “Sass: An introduction” (a.m. workshop)

We’ll look at CSS pre-processors, why and where you would use them, what they do and how they work. After this we’ll move onto how to use the power of Sass to make your CSS authoring more efficient and hopefully more fun.

  • Options for installing Sass on your machine
  • The two syntaxes, Sass & SCSS
  • Variables, mixins and includes
  • Extends and placeholders
  • Built in functions
  • Media queries & nesting
  • Compass, Bourbon and other frameworks
  • Sass and front-end performance
  • And more!



James Cryer – “Making development sane, modern tools for the web” (p.m. workshop)

In an ever changing world, it is difficult to keep up with the latest trends in web development. However, there are tools and frameworks out there that can remove the mundane tasks, freeing up your time to work on the latest and greatest things. In this workshop, we’ll explore the latest tooling available for quickly scaffolding single page applications. This includes automating CSS pre-processing, image optimisation, linting, testing and web performance.

The tools used will be Yeoman which include Yo, Bower and Gruntjs. We’ll also explore the latest features in ChromeDev Tools that can really optimise your workflow.



Please shout out if you have any questions. There will be some ok(ish) tea & coffee available.


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