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CSS: Can you? !== Should you?

Many developers have not taken the time to stay immersed in what CSS can do, and most take advantageonly of the most minimal levels of what it can do when applying styles to a project. However, CSS is capable of far more things now than many developers realize. This presentation reveals some of the things CSS can do that many people use JS frameworks and plugins for, and discusses performance and usage pros and cons. We can make a pure-CSS party parrot, but that doesn’t mean we really should… or should we?


Codepens used as examples in the talk:

To answer questions raised after the talk – for those brand new to CSS:



I get a little frustrated when people think everything needs Javascript. I’m using a lot of Javascript these days, primarily React, but there are so many things you can do with CSS instead. It’s a magical balancing act — should you use Javascript? Should you use CSS? Should you even do it at all?

Since December, I’ve been working with a social media site called Rezli, and this morning I decided to make the Rezli logo — and then I decided to animate it, all with CSS. There is no original design of mine here, the animation is a replica of the current avatar of Rezli’s CEO. 🙂 I’m not a designer, I’m an implementer. 😉

See the Pen Rezli Logo CSS Only with animation by Alice (@ambrosey) on CodePen.0