Hi, I'm Ben Smithett.

Blog Posts

Open Source Projects

  • Style A starting point for scalable, maintainable CSS architecture
  • sample-react-rails-app An example Rails app with isomorphic React-powered JS views.
  • viewloader Tiny, easy, framework-agnostic JS bootstrapper
  • Dragster Better HTML5 drag events
  • … and more on GitHub


  • Styling Components with JavaScript: MelbCSS Edition (MelbCSS, Dec 2014) slides
  • Styling Components with JavaScript (MelbJS, Sep 2014) slides pdf
  • Going Isomorphic with React (MelbJS, Jul 2014) slides
  • CSS Architecture on a Shoestring (Decompress, Apr 2014) slides
  • Element Queries: Responsive Web Design's Unicorn (Be Responsive, Jan 2014) video slides
  • Browser Extensions vs Your JavaScript (MelbJS, Mar 2013) video slides