San Antonio
October 17-19, 2016

The 1st Conference Dedicated to CSS returns for its fifth year  — deep in the ❤ of Texas

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The Numerous Benefits of CSS Dev Conf

Impressive amount of knowledge deep in the ❤ of Texas

Knowledgable speakers

From Estelle Weyle to Trent Walton, CSS Dev Conf features some of the most well-known people in CSS making sure you get you get practical, actionable content.

Voter-approved sessions

The CSS Community—people just like you—submitted session ideas and voted on their favorites to choose the sessions.

Picture perfect setting

A block away from the historic Alamo, Hilton Palacio del Rio is a modern hotel is set on the bustling River Walk with its shops and restaurants.

A great value

Breakfast, Lunch and Evening Events for each conference day are included in the price of your ticket.

Best of the best

The most popular sessions of CSS Dev Conf will be repeated on Day Two! Attendees will vote for their favorites anonymously.

Latest and greatest

CSS Dev Conf is the place to learn techniques for everyday workflows to cutting-edge specifications landing in browser nightly builds.

Full-Day Workshops

On the third day next to San Antonio River Walk, we deep dive into the Web 

SMACSS Workshop with Jonathan Snook

Jonathan Snook

The SMACSS Workshop is a full day of instruction and exercises on writing HTML and CSS using a flexible and modular approach that will improve team efficiency and minimize problems with growing projects.

Have you ever added !important or added an extra selector just to get something to style properly? Have you found yourself adding more properties to override properties you already set elsewhere in your CSS? Does inspecting an element in Firebug or Web Inspector reveal a long stream of styles being applied, overridden, and reapplied? Then this workshop is for you.

Do you work on larger projects? Do you work with larger teams? Then this workshop is for you.

You need not have played with the latest and greatest CSS3 and know what a vendor prefix is. You will need to know a selector from a property and have a general understanding of CSS-based layouts.

You will learn:

  • Shift how you think about writing CSS
  • Start simplifying your code
  • Make projects easier to manage
  • Allow a project to grow without creating an increasingly brittle system of dependencies
  • Create more portable code for use on other projects

Animation Workshop with Rachel Nabors

Rachel Nabors

With animated user experiences moving from nice to have to a necessity, it's more important than ever to understand the ins and outs of CSS animations and transitions, motion design best practices, and how to ensure high performance, 'jank-free' animation on even everyday mobile devices.

Animating DOM elements is crucial to developing interactive designs and interfaces, and CSS and the Web Animation API offer some of the most performant ways to animate today. This workshop gives attendees the future-facing tools they need to do just that. Rich with fun example code, demonstrations, and lectures, there’s a great mix for people of all learning styles.

You will learn:

  • Master CSS transitions and animations
  • Create stateful transitions with JavaScript
  • Learn 4 ways to put animation to work enhancing your site and UIs today
  • Discover how performance and rendering are intertwined
  • Spot and fix performance bottlenecks
  • Use cutting edge browser tools to inspect and refine animations


ReactJS Workshop with Wes Bos

Wes Bos

ReactJS is a JavaScript library that has become the tool the choice for easily building dynamic user interfaces. The power is in the Virtual Dom — when your application's data changes, React figures out which parts of your document need to be changed, and immediately update only those parts.

Hundreds of thousands of developers from small agencies to large companies use React to deliver top notch experiences in their apps and dynamic website components:

  • is made up of thousands of React components.
  • Instagram web viewer is entirely built in React. 
  • ‍The brand new Netflix movie browsing experience is powered by React 
  • and many more! 

You will learn:

  • How to build an entire App or Website Component in React.js from start to finish.
  • Understanding React Components and writing markup with JSX
  • Maintain your Application's State
  • Communication between components
  • Working with State and HTML5 LocalStorage
  • Real time web socket data with Firebase
  • Creating maintainable code with JavaScript Modules
  • URL routing with React Router
  • Taking advantage of new ES6 Features


Need a Workshop Group Rate for team members? Please contact us.

Hotel & Venue

Set on the bustling River Walk with its shops and restaurants, Hilton Palacio del Rio is a modern hotel that’s only a 3-minute walk from La Villita Historic Arts Village and a block from the unforgettable Alamo!

The Palacio Del Rio has recently undergone a $35 million guest room redesign. The Spanish-inspired rooms offer private balconies—some with river views—plus desks, custom-designed beds, minifridges, flat-screen TVs, WiFi, and—a first for CSS Dev Conf venues—plenty of power outlets for charging those devices!

Reserve your room now at a special price just for CSS Dev Conf attendees. Ask for a River View room—they will go quickly!

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Our Sponsors

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Christopher Schmitt

What People Are Saying About CSS Dev Conf

“CSS Dev Conf is fantastic. Top notch & highly recommended. 🔝💯 Awesome setting, speakers, talks & above all: community.”

Sara Soueidan
Freelance front-end developer

“I had such a great time. Learned some cool stuff and met some awesome people!”

Rona Kilmer
Front-End Architect at Kenzan

“So glad I could attend CSS Dev Conf. Had a blast and met so many awesome, smart, creative people!”

Robert Henderson
Sr. Frontend Software Engineer at Vlocity, Inc.

“After attending, I feel like this is the conference I want to attend every year. Lots of incredibly useful, practical information I can start working with right away.”

Shannon Gray
UX Designer at Applied Information Sciences

“This is a great event for your whole team to attend. The care into the schedule is the big winner. There is plenty of time for everyone to be together for presentations and the individual tracks allow team members to learn things specific to their role. The Code School team had a blast!”

Dan Denney
Front-end Dev for Code School

“Hey, CSS Dev Conf — This has been the best conference experience I've ever had.”

Henry Hollingsworth
Web Designer/Developer for Vology, Inc.

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What do you get with your registration?


Full admission to the 2-day conference, including keynotes, panels, and sessions.


Continental breakfast, lunch, and snacks throughout the day.


Full admission to Evening Events: Opening Reception on Sunday and Happy Hours on Monday & Tuesday evenings.


OPTIONAL: Grab a Workshop and spend a full-day deep diving with an industry expert. Breakfast & lunch included, too.

Terms & Conditions

You may transfer your registration to another person by notifying us in writing to, no later than four (4) days before the event. Your request must include your name and e-mail address as well as that of the person who will now be attending in your place. Once we receive this information, a confirmation letter will be sent to the new person. If you need to cancel your reservation, you must do so in writing to no later than four (4) weeks before the event you are scheduled for. Once you cancel you will receive a refund of your registration fee minus a $200 cancellation fee. Cancellations made less than four weeks before the start of an event, as well as attendees who fail to attend, will still be responsible for the full conference fee. If the event is cancelled,, Inc. will fully refund your registration fee with no penalties or other reductions within 90 days. Any fees incurred by cancellations of related commitments, including but not limited to travel and hotel reservations, cannot be paid by, Inc. and are your responsibility. If you have any questions prior to the event, please feel free to contact by e-mail at

Anti-Harassment Policy

The CSS Dev Conf and associated companies are dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, operating system or text editor of choice. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organizers.

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

Exhibitors, Sponsors, and Speakers are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, exhibitors should not use sexualized images, activities, or other material. Booth staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualized clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualized environment.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the conference organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference with no refund. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of conference staff immediately. Conference staff can be identified by t-shirts or special badges. Conference staff will be happy to help participants contact hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference. We value your attendance.