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September already! Where did those two months go? It seems like it was just last weekend when we were all together to talk about Google’s Material Design Lite. If you missed it, you can catch all the riveting details here. Since you are reading this post on our website, hopefully you have noticed a change. After all, we are all astute web design-aware aficionados tuned into the smallest detail of anything on the web. Right? The website has under gone an overhaul. Previously this site was built using the WordPress Weaver II theme framework. It was a nice theme, somewhat old, and quickly becoming obsolete. Since I have the pleasure of standing in front of you each month, I decided it was time for a change. I really like the Genesis Framework for WordPress sites, so I navigated there. I like the Magazine Pro theme for newsy-type websites, so that’s what I decided to go with. Hope you like it. Please feel free to leave a comment, pro or con, just so I know someone is reading this. Website news is exciting, but I know what is keeping you on the edge of your seat. What are we going to get into this year? Drum roll please. I’m taking a page out of Don Arrowsmith’s playbook and going to try to tackle a topic from start to, well, however far we get. We are going to take a deep dive into CSS Grid. ‘What is CSS Grid‘ you may ask. That is an excellent question since it is a relatively new method for laying out web pages. Think Bootstrap, but way cooler. I am going to lean heavily on Rachel Andrew for guidance and direction in this topic area. Its something I am just starting to use in my own web projects and I’d love to be able to learn it along with all of you. I picked up a copy of Ms. Andrew’s ebook, Get Ready For CSS Grid Layout, this summer. I can’t say its a page turner, but I am getting a lot out of it. If you have an idea for a project that we can work on together, let’s talk about it. I think this is going to be a good year. We are going to take this journey together. I’m looking for a few SIG attendees who would like to dig into one aspect of CSS Grid and discuss it with the group, either as part of a larger session, or as the entire session.