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Meet the CSSconf EU Speakers: Mathias Bynens

Mathias Bynens is a web standards enthusiast from Belgium. As a member of the Developer Relations team at Opera Software, he’s passionate about the Web, open source, and information security.

And Mathias will tell us “3.14 things I didn’t know about CSS”: a series of obscure CSS fun facts, such as CSS syntax gimmicks and quirks, weird tricks that involve CSS in one way or another, and security vulnerabilities that are enabled by (ab)using CSS in unexpected ways.

And if you’re now curious about other things Mathias hadn’t known: he recently gave a talk about surprising things he didn’t know about HTML, and you should definitely watch it.


Do you have a favorite CSS property, and if yes, what is it?

I kinda like “filter”, because it used to be a terribly inefficient non-standard IE-only thing, but nowadays it’s on its way to becoming a standard CSS property with completely different syntax and behavior. We’ve come a long way.

We don’t want to spoiler, but… what is the one thing that you wish everyone in the audience takes away from your talk?

CSS is so much more than a styling tool. The goal of my CSSConf EU presentation is to make people look at CSS from a different perspective.


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