Chris  Mills 

Developer Relations Manager at Opera

Chris Mills is a web technologist, open standards evangelist, and education agitator who divides his time equally between Opera Software and the W3C. He writes about open standards for

He writes about open standards for dev.opera.com, .net magazine, A List Apart and more, and speaks at universities and industry conferences worldwide. Chris is the creator of the Opera Web Standards Curriculum, one of the founding contributors of

Chris is the creator of the Opera Web Standards Curriculum, one of the founding contributors of Webplatform.org, and author of the book "Practical CSS3: Develop and Design". OutsideĀ of work, he is a heavy metal drummer, beer lover, and proud father of three.

Laying out the future

Presented at Camp Digital 2013.

Laying out websites and applications has always been a challenge. The web is not print.

We can't guarantee the size of "the page". We can't guarantee what device our site visitors will be using, what size it's screen is, what technologies their browser supports, etc. And traditionally, layout tools for the web have been distinctly lacking.

But soon, this is all set to change. New layout tools such as Media queries, Flexbox and grids will make tailoring user experiences across different browsers and devices a lot easier, when combined with just a little bit of defensive design practice.

Chris Mills will lead you gently by the hand, through all these new-fangled toys.