To explore that social side of the tool, a recent Refresh PDX event with CodePen gave attendees the opportunity to present pens they’ve created and learn techniques from the community for making them better.
From Voronoi diagrams, to a SkiFree game, folks emerged from behind the screens to show what’s been on theirs.
Refresh co-organizer Susan Robertson says the event provided a platform to test the waters rather than each presenter doing a full talk. She also shared her own experience learning CSS Grid, which allows for a lot of different layouts and flexibility. “Layouts before were done using hacks, and we finally have a lot of interesting ways to do them through layout systems within the CSS spec,” she says.
Really, CodePen’s about discovery and experimentation. And maybe just a touch about Santa Claus, Gingerbread, Snowman hybrid monsters.
*Note: After 5 years, Refresh PDX’s final event will be November 2017. We’ll be sad to see them go. Read about their decision here.