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iHub By Timothy Mwirabua / May 19, 2014

Review of NairobiJS May Meetup – Front End Development.


On 10th May 2014 Nairobi JS community met at iHub with an attendance of around 25 young and lively front-end developers. They covered the following:

Mobile-first and responsive web designs

Responsive Web design challenges designers to apply a new mindset and techniques to their design processes. Twitter Bootstrap 3 is a powerful tool for prototyping mobile first and nicely responsive designs .

Timothy (@TechyTimo), the organiser, demonstrated a few implementations of the following handy tools in his website :

Media queries, added in CSS3, let the presentation of content be tailored for devices with various screen resolutions and sizes without having to change the document content.

Also he demonstrated how to use font awesome which  gives you scalable vector icons that can instantly be customized — size, color, drop shadow, and anything that can be done with the power of CSS.

CSS3 tricks and animations and transitions

The discussion dived into some of the latest CSS implementations floating around. He demonstrated cross-browser css definition using tools like Prefixr and Colorzilla. Learned what’s here and what’s around the corner, and how these new features will change our development workflow.

Huzeifa, (@Huzi94) a rabid Javascript developer from University of Nairobi did a demo of his “Mental Math” game developed in JavaScript and a superlight JavaScript library (Nanobar) to add exciting interactivity. Test your brain at:

John Kariuki (@karis_matik) from JKUAT has social media application for their school also developed with some use of jQuery and JQueryUI. Here is the link

Finally, Eugene Mutai (@jheneknights) a senior developer did an awesome video presentation about creation of Art using code.”Bringing something to life, you can write code and bring some life to it” Blow your mind here:,

Welcome to our next meetup scheduled on June 14th at iHub.


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Author : Timothy Mwirabua

Timothy Mwirabua is a iHub Member and the lead for NairobiJS. He is also a web developer with a knack for design and a special interest in driving tech communities. His other works include, and his own startup project,

  • Mutinda Boniace at 15:42:57PM Tuesday, May 27, 2014

    Good stuff. I just wish i knew about the session i would have traveled back to Nairobi. I love JavaScript and i enjoy writing and “watching” js code.

    Check these two games i have done fully in js (Quintus Game library). The second one has Box2d physics engine in two levels. AND

  • Brian Wangila at 10:16:01AM Wednesday, May 28, 2014

    When and where is the next meet up? I’d love to attend

  • Timothy Mwirabua at 17:23:20PM Wednesday, May 28, 2014

    Hey, nice work Mutinda. You are welcome to present at our next monthly meetup on June 14th at iHub

  • Timothy Mwirabua at 17:25:48PM Wednesday, May 28, 2014

    June 14th at iHub


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