Meta Refresh 2014

On the construction of user interface on the web

Flex your layouts and designs with CSS Flexbox

Submitted by swapnil mishra (@swapnilmishra) on Jan 3, 2014

Section: Full talk Technical level: Intermediate Status: Rejected


Flexbox is the next big thing that has happened in CSS world in recent times. This talk will aim to introduce and demo the CSS Flexbox and how it can solve so many CSS layouting issues without hacks.


From ages CSS has been lacking any concrete layout techniques whether its about creating grid layout or changing order of elements. In fact many a times we have to rely on JS to tweak elements at run time to get the desired layout. Thanks for Flexbox now we have answer to these and many other issues which couldn’t be solved easily with CSS till now.

Talk will cover :

  • What is flex box.
  • Why is it needed.
  • What problems does it solves.
  • Demo showing applications of Flexbox.

Speaker bio

Front end guy who started with Flash long time back but settled into the world of HTML,CSS,JS now. Have worked with CISCO, Responsys as front end dev for over 3 years. Currently working on my own stuff. Few years back got special interest in CSS and it has fascinated me till now. Like working on end-to-end apps with JS/NodeJS/MongoDB.



  • Kiran Jonnalagadda (@jace) Crew 6 years ago

    Sounds great, but the topic isn’t comprehensive enough for a 45 minute slot. I recommend 15 minutes.

  • Sunit Singh (@surdattack) 6 years ago

    Agreed. Would work really well as a Crisp Talk

  • Kiran Jonnalagadda (@jace) Crew 6 years ago

    Swapnil, can you update or respond? For a 45 minute talk you’ll have to include something of how Flexbox will affect float-based frameworks like Foundation and Bootstrap.

  • swapnil mishra (@swapnilmishra) Proposer 6 years ago (edited 6 years ago)

    Kiran, yes that’s right i am planning to demo all the use cases possible with Flexbox which involve creating flexible grid type layouts and comparing them with the float based layouts or even with inline-float type of layouts. The talk will not be mere introduction of Flexbox but many more usecases.

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