Performance Double Whammy Hits New Zealand at Webstock

Interested in Performance and scaling sites to a large number of visitors or pages? I just realized both Steve Souders and I will be giving talks at Webstock next week! This is a pretty amazing opportunity to massively increase your Performance mojo in one go. :)

I’m going to be hosting a workshop in which you will learn to build your own site using OOCSS techniques. By the time you leave you will have the skills necessary to write efficient, scalable CSS. You’ll understand the joy and pain of CSS3 and HTML5, and be ready to go build the next generation of websites and web apps.

Steve’s workshop is filled with Mobile yummy goodness. How do you figure out that your mobile app is slow before your clients start complaining? What’s even going on in there? In his workshop, Steve is going to open up the mobile black-box and teach you to take a peek inside.

I am super excited about Webstock, even more so now that I found out it will be a perf-geek-meet-up. New Zealand here I come!

4 thoughts on “Performance Double Whammy Hits New Zealand at Webstock”

  1. Yay for the workshop! :) Boo that I won’t be able to trek to New Zealand. :( When is the next time you’ll be speaking in CA (or at least the US)? Do you ever do online workshops? I attended one of the mid-year Velocity conferences online and it was useful.

  2. What about those who cannot travel and attend these workshops? :( Will there be any videos or written articles maybe? It’s been a while since I started oocss and I’m enjoying it a lot but I’m still afraid that maybe I’m not doing it right especially because I’m using it with css3 and html5, in my own way. Wish I could attend this workshop.

  3. Hi Nicole,

    I just watched your talk on the Webstock site for WS 11 (excellent talk by the way, as usual). The myth around “classitis” and that we shouldn’t add any classes that are not perfectly semantic I would agree has definitely been taken too far. In fact even the idea of “semantic classes” seems to be a complete myth that was derived from the idea of “a semantic web” but that was extended into a place that it was never intended – CSS. The slides from Nathan Smith’s talk on CSS Frameworks for Think Vitamin has really solidified this for me…I missed the actual talk, but the slides speak for themselves (slides 13-18): http://www.slideshare.net/nathansmith/think-vitamin-css

    I’d be interested to know if this is where your head is at as well.

  4. Thanks for this talk Nicole, truly insightful!

    Today while enjoying some lasagna and listening to an intense technology debate amongst my fellow geeks at Posse, I sat and enjoyed your talk. There were three personal takeaways for myself that I’d like to share with you.

    1. It made me realise that my comfort in limiting specificity with smarter classes was justified, although at times I felt judged because of my love for abstraction.

    2. It gave me some great ideas on how to measure the effectiveness of the CSS I write, as well as being smarter with the libraries I have chosen to use. As I work in a startup, speed of delivery is paramount and as a result we’re using Blueprint CSS and jQuery UI for a large majority of our website, but revisiting these libraries and being smarter with the pieces that I use is now very high on my to-do list.

    3. I want to work with people like you. If Yahoo! are ever looking for people who are passionate about CSS, HTML and jQuery – I hope you now know who to contact.

    Thanks again!

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