Chen Hui Jing: Architecting CSS grid in a design system // #FrontZurich 2022

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πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’» Architecting CSS grid in a design system CSS grid has been supported by major browsers since 2017 and based on the State of CSS survey, it is a fairly well known CSS property. In this talk, I’d like to share the thought process and exploration of how CSS grid can be used in a design system meant to be used by a wide audience.

===== About Chen Hui Jing @huijing πŸ”— πŸ”—

My name is Chen Hui Jing. I first dipped my toe into the waters of web development when I built my first HTML website in 2008 for the Malaysia Basketball Association.

From there, I discovered the existence of content management systems and migrated the site over to Drupal. I stopped working on the site a year later and put my web development journey on hold (the original site no longer exists either).

After a 4-year sabbatical (from web development), I decided to restart this journey by diving in head-first this time. In September 2013, I got a job in the web industry and this website chronicles my experiences as I learn new things, fail spectacularly and make cool stuff along the way.

I also founded Talk.CSS, a meetup around all things CSS, with Chris Lienert, and ran it with my best mate, Gao Wei after Chris returned to Australia.

The idea for Talk.CSS was born on the Kopi.JS slack channel on October 26, 2015 and within 2 hours, we had a logo, a Gitter channel, a account, a venue for the meetup and a couple speakers. Colour us efficient.

I also have a day job as a Frontend Developer at Shopify, because we all need to pay the bills.

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