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Stephanie Rewis

Flexing your layout muscles - a pragmatic look at Flexbox

Stephanie Rewis Design Systems Lead

A funny thing happened on the way to building a modern CSS Framework — one where IE8 and IE9 were no longer pulling on our coattails. Suddenly positioning, float left and right, and display table and inline-block weren't our only layout options. We realized we had entered a world where we could solve some of our usual challenges in a more modern way. Enter flexbox, with it’s combination of simplicity, complexity, joy, and frustration.

Drawing from real-world examples, we’ll examine some of the more common layout challenges that flexbox simplifies, as well as some real-world gotchas we’ve experienced.

Stephanie Rewis

Stephanie Rewis is Lead Developer on Design Systems at Salesforce UX where she leads the team responsible for the CSS framework in the Salesforce Lightning Design System. Stephanie has been a front-end developer, passionate about web standards and accessibility, for over 16 years. She has worked with a wide spectrum of clients including Under Armour, Newsweek, MLB, New York Magazine, Adobe, Quiznos, Disney’s ‘TRON’, and a lively bunch of startups. She’s spoken at conferences including HOW Design Conference, UI16, An Event Apart, Microsoft’s MIX, Macworld, SxSW, Adobe MAX, among others. She’s a published author and has written for numerous publications. When not fighting specificity wars, she and her husband escape on their catamaran, Amritha.

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Praise for past Web Directions events

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About Us

Co-founded and now run by John Allsopp, Web Directions has for over a decade brought together leading developers, engineers, visual, IxD, UX and product designers, Art and Creative Directors, indeed everyone involved in producing web and digital products to learn from one another, and the World's leading experts across this vast field.

We spend our lives thinking about what comes next, keeping up with trends in technology, practices and processes, and filtering the hype, to make sure you don't miss trends that matter, and don't waste time on hype that doesn't.

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In 2016, we'll be organising Respond in Sydney and Melbourne, Transform in Canberra, Code in Sydney and Melbourne, and Direction in Sydney.

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John Allsopp

John Allsopp has been working on the Web for over 20 years. He's been responsible for innovative developer tools such as Style Master, X-Ray and many more. He's spoken at numerous conferences around the World and delivered dozens of workshops in that time as well.

His writing includes two books, including Developing With Web Standards and countless articles and tutorials in print and online publications.

His "A Dao of Web Design" published in 2000 is cited by Ethan Marcotte as a key influence in the development of Responsive Web Design, who's rightly acclaimed article in 2010 begins by quoting John in detail, and by Jeremy Keith as "a manifesto for anyone working on the Web".

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