Ever been stuck in CSS purgatory on a site, where classes seem made up and used at random, with other classes overriding them here and there for funsies? Yep, me too. Don’t let the words “functional,” “CSS,” or “tachyons” scare you. Come learn what these things are and how they can make your life a ton easier. It seemed weird and awkward to me at first, but once I got used to it, it has made me more efficient and completely changed the way I style a site. You don’t have to drink the whole jug of Kool-Aid either, you can just use it for bits and pieces of your site. Write less custom CSS, break less stuff, retain your sanity (maybe). Win-win-win.
Define functional CSS and how it can be used in place of semantic CSS
Analyze the Tachyon CSS Toolkit
Strategize ways to get started with tachyons in your own site styling workflow
Casey Wright is a Full Stack Developer at Purdue University, where she earned a master's degree in Learning Design and Technology, and a bachelor’s degree in Computer Graphics Technology. Wright is part of the Studio by Purdue group that is creating custom and cutting-edge teaching and learning technologies. At Purdue, she has the rewarding opportunity to lead development projects, work with amazing developers and designers, and mold young minds by teaching an undergrad CGT course as a Limited Term Lecturer. The team's work has been featured by the New York Times, USA Today, CNET, and The Chronicle of Higher Education; and has won awards from Wharton-QS Stars Awards 2014: Reimagine Education, Center for Digital Education, TechPoint Mira Technology Awards, and Campus Technology.