Christchurch Branch Event: learn about CSS colours with Dave Gash

Virtually every technical writer and online author encounters CSS hex colors like #FFFFD0, #008080, or #4DB84A at some point. But how many of us really understand them?

Come along to Streamliners next Wednesday to hear brilliant US speaker and tech comm guru, Dave Gash, demystify the CSS hex colour scheme. In an entertaining presentation, Dave will explore the science behind optical colours, cover the hexadecimal numbering system used to describe them, and explain – finally! – exactly how to use those funny-looking codes to get exactly the colors you need.

You will learn:

  • The colour differences between pigments and optics
  • Why hexadecimal is perfect for coding colour values
  • How to combine colour values to get specific colours
  • How to use hex colours efficiently in CSS

Want to go home smarter than most of your peers? Don't miss this session!

Where and when

Streamliners, 4 Acton Street, Christchurch Central map

Wednesday 8 November. 5:30 pm networking. Meeting from 6:00 pm until 7:00 pm.


The cost includes nibbles and drinks.

People who register via the website:

  • Members $11.50 incl GST.
  • Non-members $17.25 incl GST
  • Student members free of charge.

People who pay at the door:

  • Members 15.00 incl GST
  • Non-members $20.00 incl GST
  • Student members free of charge.

Note: Members = members of TechCommNZ and affiliated organisations: NZATD, TWIA, PRINZ

About the presenter

Dave Gash is a California-based technical publications specialist providing technology consulting and training for hypertext developers. A veteran software professional with over thirty years of development, documentation, and training experience, he holds degrees in Business and Computer Science and is well known in the tech pubs community as an enthusiastic and engaging technical instructor. Dave has been a Technical Writer for Google since 2012, and is a frequent presenter at User Assistance conferences, webinars, and workshops in the US and around the world.

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