Meta Refresh 2013

The design and engineering of user interface on the web

Simplifying HTML, CSS and JS with haml, less and coffeescript

Submitted by Sudeep Agarwal (@draxxxeus) on Dec 10, 2012

Section: Tooling Technical level: Beginner Session type: Tutorial Status: Submitted


To introduce folks to a better and simpler way of writing front-end codes.


An introduction on haml, less and coffeescript. A very basic session for people who are into front-end coding. Sessions will have some basic demos

Speaker bio

I work at Directi and I am a web geek.


  • Kiran Jonnalagadda (@jace) Crew 7 years ago

    Sorry, Sudeep, no beginner-level talks this time, and as Jitendra pointed out, the emphasis is on why you are recommending something rather than on how to do it.

    Also, the Tooling section is for your original work only. If it’s a talk on HAML, Less or CoffeeScript, the creators of those tools should be proposing (correct me if I’m mistaken and you are a committer on those projects).

    • Sudeep Agarwal (@draxxxeus) Proposer 7 years ago

      Hmm.. Got your point. Thanks :)

  • Jitendra Vyas (@jitendravyas) 7 years ago (edited 7 years ago)

    “A very basic session” then i think it can be easily learned from a written article. I personally found HAML more complex.

    Also submission guidelines says “For this year’s event, we are seeking original presentations from practising designers and frontend engineers on why something should be done the way you say, rather than how.”

  • Jaseem abid (@jaseemabid) 7 years ago

    People pay ~ र 2.5 K to come for these events and I think most of them will have some idea about webd. I personally don’t like “very beginner” talks.

  • Aniket Pant (@aniketpant) 7 years ago

    This is a very basic level session. I learnt the above languages in a very short time from other’s experience on the web. Instead of the talk, written material is much more helpful in these kind of talks.

    Unless you’re actually talking about the performance based benefits or rather convincing people why you should start using HAML/SASS, it wouldn’t be interesting.

  • Orlah Irish (@orlahirish) a year ago
  • Jitendra Vyas (@jitendravyas) 7 years ago

    @Sudeep Agarwal - Can you give a advanced talk on Sass and Compass?

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