CSS Dev Conference, here I come!

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Good news, everyone! I’m speaking at CSS Dev Conf in Hawaii in December!

Speakers at CSS Dev Conf. I am one.

(“That squirrel guy” is Kyle Weems of CSSquirrel notoriety.) Now, I’m trying not to squee too much here, but look at those speakersChris Coyier, Paul Irish, Estelle Weyl, Dan Cederholm, Jonathan Snook… I have read books by these people. I have two words for you: performance anxiety.

I’ll be showing people how to make a Music Videos with CSS3 and HTML5. You might have seen my messing around with various assets over at dribbble. That’s the hard part. The assets. I know what I can do. I have it storyboarded. It’s making and getting all the graphics in one place–and then showing people how I’m manipulating them in the browser. I’ve never given a talk like that before, so I’ve been studying Lea Verou very closely.

I have three four questions for you:

  1. What should I know about Hawaii before visiting? I've never been there before. I'm not staying long.
  2. If Kyle and I did a joint session/project/something, what would you like to see us do? A cartoonist duel? Rapping battle?
  3. What ways have you seen people show intense in-browser graphics alongside code?
  4. The CSS I'll be writing live will have a lot of vendor prefixes. But I want people to see the CSS3, not the browsers! Should I use Compass mixins or -prefix-free? Compass would be more interesting for people learning about CSS precompilers and would help me demonstrate just how many vendor prefixes this sort of thing takes. But -prefix-free would help keep people focused on the structure of the CSS--and how it should look in upcoming years.
Also, I have a coupon code for you! Get $50 off the price of a ticket merely by uttering my name on signup: RACHEL

I have to go finish that walk cycle now… and start building the stage.

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