Bert Bos, who joined the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) in 1995 and is working on further developing the CSS specification since then, is joining us for a hands-on CSS workshop at the Australasian Computer Science Week on Friday the 5th from 2-5pm in the P.A.P Moran G08 (Building 26B) of the Australian National University.

Please register on our Eventbrite page.

CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) is the technology that allows Web authors to specify the layout of Web pages and apps. It is a standard made by W3C. The first parts were published already in 1996 and 1998, but new parts are still being added. In this workshop we’ll look at some parts (“modules”) of CSS, both older and recent ones, with excursions into how these modules were developed and why they are the way they are. The tutorial part is probably easiest to follow for people who know a little about CSS already, but the syntax is easy enough to pick up. The background information requires no prior knowledge and should be interesting for people who want to know how international standards are made in practice…. or want to help make them.

Expected Outcomes:
Participants interested in writing CSS style sheets will hopefully learn some new things about CSS. The presenter himself hopes to learn from the participants some fresh ideas about how to develop CSS further and how W3C can develop it most efficiently.