About the Workshop

Spend the day with authors Dan Cederholm and Ethan Marcotte in this unique, one-day workshop. You’ll walk away with a copy of their latest book, Handcrafted CSS: More Bulletproof Web Design, Video Edition (which includes the Bulletproof Essentials DVD). Dan and Ethan will present the book’s content live throughout four, takeaway-packed sessions (followed by Q&A).

Walking you through the crafting of a fictional case study, Handcrafted CSS: A Day of Markup & Style the workshop will share the details that matter most when designing for the web. By encouraging “progressive enrichment” to utilize advanced CSS and CSS3 properties that work in browsers today, to reevaluating past methods and best practices and fluid, grid-based layouts. Dan and Ethan will show how craftsmanship can be applied to flexible, bulletproof, highly efficient and adaptable interfaces that make up a solid user experience.


7.30 – 8:30

Registration & Breakfast

Register, get settled and enjoy a breakfast buffet while the workshop gets set up.

9.00 – 9.15


9.15 – 10.30

Bulletproof Craftsmanship

More info coming soon.

10.30 – 10.45


10.45 – 12.00

Responsive Design with CSS

The fluid grid, creating your own framework, and more.

12.00 – 1.15


1.15 – 2.30

The CSS3 Experience

Learn how to apply advanced CSS and CSS3 properties that work today.

2.30 – 3.45

Craftsmanship Details

More info coming soon.

3.45 – 4.00

Afternoon break

4.00 – 5.00

Q&A and Site Clinic

A chance to ask Dan and Ethan anything you’d like about the day’s sessions, and have your own site critiqued and discussed.

5.00 – 7.00

After party

Meet and greet with Dan, Ethan and other workshop attendees in the Governors Salon. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres on us.

Your Hosts

Dan Cederholm

A web designer and author living in Salem, Massachusetts, Dan is the founder of SimpleBits, a tiny design studio.

Dan CederholmA recognized expert in the field of standards-based web design, Dan co-founded the wine community site, Cork’d and has worked with Google, MTV, ESPN, Fast Company, Blogger, Odeo (and others), also collaborating with Happy Cog on selected projects. He embraces flexible, adaptable design using web standards through his client work, writing, and speaking.

Dan is the author of two best-selling books: Bulletproof Web Design, Second Edition (New Riders) and Web Standards Solutions (Apress/Friends of ED). Dan also runs a popular blog where he writes articles and commentary on the web, technology and life. And he plays a mean ukulele.

Ethan Marcotte

A web designer/developer living in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Ethan Marcotte is a well-respected industry veteran.

Ethan MarcotteWith over a decade of experience working online, Ethan has worked with such clients as New York Magazine, Harvard University, and the World Wide Web Consortium. A former Interactive Design Director at Happy Cog, his work demonstrates a deep-seated passion for the intersection of quality code and compelling design.

Alongside Happy Cog founder Jeffrey Zeldman, Ethan coauthored the third edition of Designing With Web Standards (New Riders, 2009). He is also a contributing author and technical editor at A List Apart, the magazine for people who make websites. He has been a featured speaker at An Event Apart, the SXSW Interactive festival, AIGA’s In Control conference, and several Boston-area universities.

When not running his own little web practice, Ethan spends entirely too much time online, swears profusely on Twitter, and would like to be an unstoppable robot ninja when he grows up. Beep.


workshop spaceThe Hermitage Hotel, Nashville, Tennessee

231 Sixth Avenue North Nashville, TN 37219
Hotel Phone: (888) 888-9414

Opened in 1910, the Hermitage is an historic luxury hotel in the heart of downtown Nashville, providing an ideal mixture of rich history, supreme luxury, and cutting-edge technology. The Hermitage Hotel is Tennessee’s only Five-Star, Five-Diamond hotel, and offers the absolute best in luxury and service. (Plus wireless internet is complimentary for all Handcrafted CSS attendees!)

From the hotel’s steps you’re only blocks away from the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, the Nashville Symphony, Ryman Auditorium, as well as a host of other clubs and attractions. It’ll be the perfect setting for a day of Handcrafted CSS.

For attendees of the workhop, we’ve secured a special rate of USD $199/night for a limited block of rooms. Call the Hermitage Hotel’s reservation line at +1 888 888 9414 before April 21, 2010 and use the group name ‘SimpleBits’ to reserve a room at this beautiful boutique hotel.

Book your HCSS ticket today!

Contact Us

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