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ShopTalk is a podcast about front end web design, development and UX. Each week Chris Coyier and Dave Rupert are joined by a special guest to talk shop and answer listener submitted questions.
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358: UX Design Education with Jessica Ivins

1:01:27 | Apr 29th

Show DescriptionJessica Ivins is our guest to talk about her work at Center Centre, a user experience design school, and how students are learning to be the next generation of UX designers. We also discuss self-learning, accessibility concerns, websi...Show More
357: RapidFire CSS Crimes

52:54 | Apr 22nd

Show DescriptionDave and Chris are answering your questions about what to learn next, webpack vs parcel, web development on Windows, React and NextJS, CSS crimes with WordPress, clashing on coding standards, code camps for newbies, and how to pick a ...Show More
356: Blocks and Browsers

51:25 | Apr 15th

Show DescriptionDave and Chris talk about styling Gutenburg blocks, the Edge browser news, mobile web, Opera, web 3, Firefox empathy, and the general state of web browsers in 2019.
355: Accessibility with Heydon Pickering

1:18:47 | Apr 8th

Show DescriptionWe're chatting with Heydon Pickering about accessibility, using pre-built solutions past their best before date, everyone's varying degrees of proficiency, and whether accessibility is becoming second nature to more people.
354: Next.js and Now with Guillermo Rauch

1:04:04 | Apr 1st

Show DescriptionGuillermo Rauch stops by to talk about Zeit, Now, and Next.
353: Typetura with Scott Kellum

1:03:16 | Mar 25th

Show DescriptionScott Kellum talks with us about his new project, Typetura. We discuss how it works, what it's dependancies and limitations are, as well as what the future holds for CSS and the web.
352: Caching, Service Workers, and JavaScript with Scott Jehl

1:09:22 | Mar 18th

Show DescriptionScott Jehl is our guest and we're talking about accessibility, jQuery history, progressive enhancement in modern javascript, critical CSS, service workers, maintenance of a server, and other fun stuff.
351: Dudes and Their Emails, Moral Quandaries, and Sass on Windows

1:08:15 | Mar 11th

Show DescriptionWe're chatting about how to get your name out there - and how not to get your name out there Jimmy John John. We also talk about indie publications, updates on Dave's office situation, and we dust off the Trello board for a mini-Rapid...Show More
350: Maintaining Vue.js with Evan You

59:35 | Mar 4th

Show DescriptionWe talk with Evan You, creator of Vue.js, about his role as a creator and maintainer of Vue.js, as well as questions about upgrading legacy apps with Vue? What is a Vue file? How do web components fit in? Where is Vue 3 at? And advice...Show More
349: Talking Svelte with Rich Harris

57:16 | Feb 25th

Show DescriptionWe're talking about Svelte with Rich Harris - what does it add to HTML? Does bundle size matter? How does Svelte handle routing? And who's using Svelte? Be sure to listen for a preview link to Svelte v3!
348: Getting lit-html with Justin Fagnani

1:00:59 | Feb 18th

Show DescriptionJustin Fagnani from the Polymer Project is our guest and we're taking a deep dive into lit-html and Polymer elements, how those projects are different, and we'll discuss how Web Components is wrapped up in all of this.
347: Jason Miller and PreactJS

1:01:13 | Feb 11th

Show DescriptionJason Miller stops by to chat about the world of performant JavaScript, the future of PreactJS, and lettings tools do the code golfing for you.
346: Is There a Great Divide?

1:04:48 | Feb 4th

Show DescriptionDave and Chris chat about the great (or is it?) divide in the front end world of web design and development.
345: Maintaining npm with Laurie Voss

1:02:03 | Jan 28th

Show DescriptionLaurie Voss is the co-founder and Chief Data Officer of npm and he stopped by the show to talk a bit about npm's history, some of the issues it faces now, as well as what's in store for the web in 2019.
344: Maintaining Babel with Henry Zhu

1:01:04 | Jan 21st

Show DescriptionWe talk with Henry Zhu about his role maintaining the open source project Babel including how to make decisions on what bugs, features, and pull requests to work on, the scope of Babel itself, financial support, and what it's like to ...Show More
343: Learning How to Design with Erik Kennedy

1:00:32 | Jan 14th

Show DescriptionErik Kennedy helps us open up 2019 with a great discussions on learning how to design, picking out better typography, picking colors, how to handle negative design feedback, and more.
342: Performance Improvements with Ben Schwarz

1:01:28 | Dec 17th, 2018

Show DescriptionWe're talking performance improvements and we've got Ben Schwarz, creator of Calibre - the web performance monitoring app for teams, on to give some quick tips to improve performance as well as where performance is headed in 2019.
341: BaaS, Agile Methodologies, Human Readable URLs, and More!

1:04:36 | Dec 10th, 2018

Show DescriptionWe're back with some thoughts on why you should(n't) fly or go camping, talking about the tech we've been loving recently, and answering your questions about BaaS, agile methodologies, human readable URL's, and web components makes an...Show More
340: Starting Over and Combating Design Q&A

56:47 | Dec 3rd, 2018

Show DescriptionWe're answering your questions about how to fill in giant gaps in work history, whether designers should know the basics of HTML and CSS, and combating the need for high-res mock ups for Q&A.
339: Jamstack, 3D on the Web, Migrating Your Site, and MarkoJS

59:21 | Nov 26th, 2018

Show DescriptionWith a bit of a Jamstack conference recap at the front, we're back to a regular episode answering your questions about using 3D on the web, migrating a site between platforms, working with MarkoJS, and have you heard about web compone...Show More
338: How to Think Like a Front-End Developer with Monica Dinculescu

1:00:53 | Nov 19th, 2018

Show DescriptionMonica Dinculescu is an Emojineer at Google and we talk with her about the state of front-end development, knowing what you're bad at vs what you're good at, and coming up with a better analogy for it all.
337: How to Think Like a Front-End Developer with Peggy Rayzis

1:00:18 | Nov 12th, 2018

Show DescriptionPeggy Rayzis is an engineering manager at Apollo GraphQL and joins us for a discussion of life as a front-end developer with a GraphQL focus.
336: How to Think Like a Front-End Developer with Ben Frain

1:03:18 | Nov 5th, 2018

Show DescriptionWe're joined by Ben Frain to talk about his thoughts on the state of being a front-end developer in 2018.
335: How to Think Like a Front-End Developer with Sameera Kapila

55:45 | Oct 29th, 2018

Show DescriptionSameera Kapila is on to continue our How to Think Like a Front-End Developer series answering questions of what a job posting would look like, what the hardest part is of front-end development, what her ideal project would look like, ...Show More
334: How to Think Like a Front-End Developer with Brad Frost

1:12:46 | Oct 22nd, 2018

Show DescriptionContinuing in our series, Brad Frost stops by to give us his thoughts on front-end development work in 2018 and walks us through our Dribbble shots experiment. (Links to the images are below in the show notes or on your podcast player...Show More
333: How to Think Like a Front-End Developer with Trent Walton

1:17:43 | Oct 15th, 2018

Show DescriptionWe're joined by 1/3 of Paravel, Trent Walton, to continue our How to Think Like a Front-End Developer series and talk about his thoughts on what the characteristics of a front-end developer are, caring about performance, and getting b...Show More
332: How to Think like a Front-End Developer with Mina Markham

57:03 | Oct 8th, 2018

Show DescriptionMina Markham stops by to talk about her career as a front-end developer, her dream project, and we get her thoughts on our Dribbble to web challenge.
331: How to Think like a Front-End Developer with Eric Meyer

1:12:10 | Oct 1st, 2018

Show DescriptionTo kick off a new mini-series called "How to Think like a Front-End Developer", we're joined by Eric Meyer to get his thoughts on front-end web development in 2018 including throwing a set of website design mockups at him and seeing h...Show More
330: Aaron Gustafson on WASP and PWAs

1:05:09 | Sep 24th, 2018

Show DescriptionAaron Gustafson is here to help us wrap our heads around the web standards project (WaSP), the W3C, and how it all relates to progressive web apps (PWA) and progressive enhancement. We talk about how standards come to be, how a PWA di...Show More
329: Dan Mall on Building a Portfolio

1:04:22 | Sep 17th, 2018

Show DescriptionChris and Dave chat with Dan Mall about designing a portfolio that hiring managers can't deny. Should you tailor your portfolio for each specific job you might apply for? Where does privilege come into play when applying for jobs? Cou...Show More
328: Jen Simmons and Intrinsic Web Design

1:13:40 | Sep 10th, 2018

Show DescriptionJen Simmons is back to talk about what's new in Firefox including a dev tools update. We also chat about sub grid, variable font support, and discuss whether all the new stuff that's been added over the last few years heralds a new er...Show More
327: Working with State Machines

56:11 | Sep 3rd, 2018

Show DescriptionWe're joined by Jon Bellah and David Khourshid to talk about what a state machine is and what's not a state machine. We talk about state machines in React, login forms, going into the wrong state, fallbacks, game development, and work...Show More
326: Learning Web Design with Jennifer Robbins

1:03:42 | Aug 27th, 2018

Show DescriptionJennifer Robbins stops by ShopTalk Show to talk about her recently updated book, Learning Web Design - what's been updated, who the book is for, and what's changed since she first published the book.
325: Code is Expensive

48:56 | Aug 21st, 2018

Show DescriptionDave and Chris answer your questions about how to get code consistency at work, advice on writing testable code, a new intrinsic size attribute, WooCommerce custom site building, and some thoughts on a low code world.
324: Quilting Drama Q&A

1:04:30 | Aug 13th, 2018

Show DescriptionWe're answering your questions about proper autocomplete on websites, node based CMS configs, follow up on line length, retina screens, update security, and some quilting drama.
323: ACF With Elliot Condon

58:31 | Aug 7th, 2018

Show DescriptionElliot Condon stops by the show to talk about his WordPress plugin, Advanced Custom Fields. We talk about his development process, modern WordPress dev workflows, and how Gutenburg will affect plugins like ACF.
322: Full Stack Crossover with Adam Wathan

1:06:14 | Jul 30th, 2018

Show DescriptionAdam Wathan stops by to talk about Tailwind CSS, how it got started, dealing with large CSS and config files, why you might want to use Tailwind CSS, Purge CSS, and more!
321: WordPress, Jetpack, and Steve

58:16 | Jul 23rd, 2018

Show DescriptionDave and Chris are joined by Michael Arestad to talk about WordPress, Jetpack, and answer your WordPress related questions about building apps with WordPress, back-end devs doing front-end dev jobs, and adding filtered searches to cus...Show More
320: Internet of Things

1:03:30 | Jul 16th, 2018

Show DescriptionKianosh Pourian and Dale Sande stop by to talk all about the internet of things. What are some of the ways to avoid the dark side of internet connected devices? How do web designers get into developing for internet devices? What happe...Show More
319: Hello I’m A Designosaur

57:13 | Jul 9th, 2018

Show DescriptionWe help you avoid becoming a designosaur by answering your questions about learning React, creating a universal header, jQuery vulnerability, implementing pattern libraries, and taking WordPress development seriously.
318: Are You Leaking? Tell Us Where!

1:02:13 | Jul 2nd, 2018

Show DescriptionWe're back answering your questions about getting old and also the web. On this episode we're talking about web components, view source in text editors, job application process, using canvas for animations, cleaning up CSS, coding boo...Show More
317: Designing with Laura Elizabeth

54:00 | Jun 25th, 2018

Show DescriptionIf you're a developer who's struggled with design, you're going to love this episode! Laura Elizabeth stops by the show to talk about her course called Design Academy that teaches developers how to design better marketing sites.
316: Customer Experience with Gerry McGovern

59:07 | Jun 18th, 2018

Show DescriptionGerry McGovern is our guest this week to talk about listening to your customers, what big companies do right and wrong, how to avoid living in the past, and consulting Chris on how a new feature for CodePen could be developed.
315: CSS Blocks with Chris Eppstein

1:08:14 | Jun 11th, 2018

Show DescriptionChris Eppstein is back on the show to talk about his new project CSS Blocks and how it works, what kinds of projects it's best for, and how it integrates with other frameworks on the web.
314: Flexible Type Setting with Tim Brown

1:04:06 | Jun 4th, 2018

Show DescriptionTim Brown is our guest to talk about his new book coming soon called Flexible Typesetting from A Book Apart.
313: Twitching and Prototyping

1:06:19 | May 28th, 2018

Show DescriptionDave gives a lesson on streaming, and your questions on the future of PSD to markup, tools for prototyping, what to study in 2018, and CSS Grid vs Flexbox. Thanks bro!
312: CSS in JS Edition

55:41 | May 21st, 2018

Show DescriptionChris & Dave compare music store conferences to tech conferences, podcasts as coworkers, and follow up the min/max discussion from #308 before diving in to your questions on CSS in JS, merging Angular and React projects, picking a Win...Show More
311: Dev Confessionals

58:09 | May 15th, 2018

Show DescriptionWe start the episode off with some dev confessionals before getting into your questions about counting KBs, removing outlines from tabIndex, Dave going Windows, Keystone JS as the CMS, how to assess new tools, the best way to fill out...Show More
310: Humidity API

1:06:53 | May 7th, 2018

Show DescriptionIn this episode we're updating you on humidity, our existential question, and Gutenberg. And then we dive into your questions on ugly tech docs, how soon to apply for a job, web colors not matching print, secret API keys, package over...Show More
309: Deep Dive on D3.js with Ben Clinkinbeard and Elijah Meeks

1:07:28 | May 1st, 2018

Show DescriptionBen Clinkinbeard and Elijah Meeks stop by ShopTalk Show to talk about data visualization, D3, and how to get started leveling up your data viz game.
308: Age Limits and Bad Copy

56:56 | Apr 23rd, 2018

Show DescriptionWe're back for another RAPIDFire episode answering your questions on age limits in web design, correcting clients with bad copy, SCSS mixins, Yarn vs NPM, web vs native, and deep learning of core topics.
307: Existential Questions

55:27 | Apr 17th, 2018

Show DescriptionOn this episode Dave and Chris talk about how much is a podcast worth to you, follow up questions about Gutenberg, mixing HTML into Javascript, how to sniff out a scam client, theming components in Vue, and how to get started with web...Show More
306: Debugging CSS with Aimee Knight

58:43 | Apr 10th, 2018

Show DescriptionJust when you think you know everything there is to know about CSS, Aimee Knight is on the show and she'll help you understand CSS in a new way as a Javascript developer learning about CSS.
305: CSS Jitter

1:02:17 | Apr 2nd, 2018

Show DescriptionWe're doing an old school RapidFire episode answering your questions on element queries, CSS helper classes, improving your design eye, PWA on desktop, frozen hover states on iOS, handling passwords for clients, and Lightbox alternati...Show More
304: Banjo Q&A Podcast

55:33 | Mar 27th, 2018

Show DescriptionDave and Chris are back answering your questions about banjos and front end web development along with a quick trip to magazine corner. How do you write a good estimate? How about a unit test in WordPress? Is IE11 going to hold us bac...Show More
303: JAM Stack with Phil Hawksworth

1:08:42 | Mar 19th, 2018

Show DescriptionWe're joined by Phil Hawksworth to talk about the benefits of static sites as well as work through some of the objections people often have to using a static site in 2018.
302: React Drama with Michael Jackson

1:09:10 | Mar 13th, 2018

Show DescriptionWe're joined by Michael Jackson, co-founder of React Training and creator of unpkg, to talk about some of the drama in the JavaScript world on the internet lately. We cover Dan Abramov's beyond React talk, Context and Suspense API, wh...Show More
301: Hangovers

1:02:42 | Mar 5th, 2018

Show DescriptionWe've recovered from our ep300 festivities and we're back answering your Q's with our best A's - How to handle multiple projects on a dev team? What should we call JavaScript? Tips for scroll-jacking in a nice way? Best practices for ...Show More
300: THIS. IS. 300.

1:14:26 | Feb 27th, 2018

Show DescriptionOver the course of 300 episodes & 6 years, a lot has changed in the web world. We look back at what was going on when we started ShopTalk Show and check in with where things are at now - and speculate about what might be happening 6 y...Show More
299: Machine Learning with Paige Bailey

59:28 | Feb 20th, 2018

Show DescriptionWe've got a machine learning expert, Paige Bailey from Microsoft, on to help educate us on all the interesting things you can do with machine learning. Whether you're a huge company or a rose grower in Phoenix, there's probably someth...Show More
298: Gutenberg with Tammie Lister and Matias Ventura

1:01:14 | Feb 12th, 2018

Show DescriptionThe new WordPress editor, codenamed Gutenberg, has people excited and nervous about what's going to happen to their WordPress sites. We've got 2 Automatticians who are working on the Gutenberg project to help answer some of the questi...Show More
297: Animation at Work with Rachel Nabors

1:02:34 | Feb 5th, 2018

Show DescriptionRachel Nabors is back to ease in an update on animation on the web including the web animation API, animation and accessiblity, leaving animation to the last minute on projects, Greensock, and her book "Animation at Work".
296: Variable Fonts with Jason Pamental

1:04:55 | Jan 29th, 2018

Show DescriptionWe've got Jason Pamental on the show to educate us on variable typography and how it could be the biggest thing to come to the web since responsive design.
295: Take a Knee

1:03:09 | Jan 22nd, 2018

Show DescriptionWe've got questions and so do you. Take a knee: How do you clean up code when you join an existing project? Is keeping up with web dev tech too hard? How do you get better while trying to raise a family? [Jerry Seinfeld voice] What's ...Show More
294: 2K18 Part II

57:57 | Jan 16th, 2018

Show DescriptionYou've been upgraded to ShopTalk Show 2K18. For this edition we've got magazine corner, bitcoin thoughts, how to start contributing to open source projects, preferred prototyping tools, and finding online community for web developers.
293: Preppin’ for 2018

1:05:16 | Jan 8th, 2018

Show DescriptionWe're kicking of 2018 with a hot new episode covering ShopTalk's Magazine Corner, #DaveGoesAndroid, Chris goes to Bend, and our predictions for web development in 2018.
292: Noel.js Holiday Spectacular

56:18 | Dec 11th, 2017

Show DescriptionPour yourself a cup of your favorite holiday beverage, spike it with something appropriate, and join us for our holiday spectacular where Dave sings his way through your questions about best practices for deployment, logging in JavaSc...Show More
291: Dipping our Eyeballs into VR

56:04 | Dec 6th, 2017

Show DescriptionOn this episode we're dipping our eyeballs into VR, trying to save the world from code, and answering your questions about creating framework agnostic view components, iframe scrolling on iOS, and parsing data from an external JSON fi...Show More
290: Benefits and Struggles

53:23 | Nov 27th, 2017

Show DescriptionWe're talking exercise regime, writing a book, and answering your questions about CSS frameworks, parsing data out of email, benefits and struggles to working vs freelancing, the ideal dev publishing environment, and figuring out good...Show More
289: Spamming the Internet

47:37 | Nov 20th, 2017

Show DescriptionIt's the sexiest CSS alive podcast and we're answering your questions about WordPress' Gutenberg, using video in the background on the web, absolute positioned images vs CSS background images, and getting PSD or AI files for website m...Show More
288: Jet Lag Edition

47:47 | Nov 13th, 2017

Show DescriptionJetlag edition of ShopTalk Show answering your questions about remote working, caching for offline use with service workers, life using and maintaining NPM modules, and monitor switching hardware. #airportmagazinetalk
287: Dad Talk Show

1:03:50 | Nov 7th, 2017

Show DescriptionDave and new dad Chris are here answering your web devlopment questions about PSD to pixels, leveling up on accessibility, gaining access to WordPress theme files, and editorial workflows for web publishing.
286: Content Strategy with Ellen de Vries and Robert Mills

57:41 | Oct 31st, 2017

Show DescriptionWe're talking with two content strategy experts, Ellen de Vries and Robert Mills, about the wide world of content strategy. Or is that even the right word? Ellen has just released a book (published by Gather Content, where Robert is a...Show More
285: AI-Driven TODOs

1:04:16 | Oct 24th, 2017

Show DescriptionWe start off on the magazine rack at the airport, move into AI and Machine Learning, refactoring a pattern library, Dave's working on his TODO's, and Chris enjoys Notion. Plus your questions about attr(), static HTML inside WordPress,...Show More
284: The Value of HTML and CSS with Mandy Michael and Lara Schenck

1:06:19 | Oct 11th, 2017

Show DescriptionJobs hunting and the frustration with job titles. Why isn't it ok to only know HTML and CSS in 2017? Why do bootcamps seem to focus on javscript so much? We're joined by Lara and Mandy for this episode to try and figure all of this ou...Show More
283: Garbage Desks in 4K

1:00:06 | Oct 2nd, 2017

Show DescriptionWe're coming at you in 4K audio from Chris' new office and Dave's garbage can while we rapidfire your questions on CSS grid fallbacks, angular represented on the podcast, Javascript's acceptance, NodeJS support on hosts, and avoiding ...Show More
282: Testing with Eli Brumley and John Reese of CrossBrowserTesting

1:01:12 | Sep 26th, 2017

Show DescriptionWe're testing out a new episode with a couple of guests from CrossBrowserTesting who are here to help us understand what kinds of tests we should be running, automated versus manual testing, who should be testing, and how much testing...Show More
281: The New JavaScript

59:10 | Sep 19th, 2017

Show DescriptionJavascript has been on people's mind and so Dave and Chris bring the horn section along to answer your questions on choosing which technology to run with, when to learn it, spaghetti code, and also Dave's thoughts on Microsoft Edge Su...Show More
280: #shareyourdrafts

1:08:13 | Sep 11th, 2017

Show DescriptionDave and Chris share some secret, personal things before diving into your questions about testing in React, gathering client requirements, and whether frameworks are for beginners or advanced devs?
279: RIP HTML Imports

1:03:26 | Sep 6th, 2017

Show DescriptionDave's fired up about HTML5 and is ready to quit web design, podcast production, is there a Picture element like the Video element, work/life balance, and more!
278: Top 5 Browser APIs You’re Not Using with Patrick Kettner

1:04:44 | Aug 29th, 2017

Show DescriptionWhat are the top 5 browser API's that you're not using? We've got Patrick Kettner on from Microsoft's Edge team to help us understand more about the what's changed in all the browsers - but particularly Edge.
277: CSS-Zingers (Summer 2017 Beachbody Edition)

1:02:31 | Aug 21st, 2017

Show DescriptionSummerbod Edition of Shoptalk Show where we talk about CSS issues we have or have come across, the state of code editors and the plugins/themes we're rocking, and even a couple questions from you about how to organize code when your b...Show More
276: Web Components

56:48 | Aug 16th, 2017

Show DescriptionOn this episode we're discussing web components, what happens when a project goes wrong, how to teach Javascript from the beginning, and what to do when someone steals your code?
275: History Repeating Itself

1:01:02 | Aug 8th, 2017

Show DescriptionWe're doing a Q&A episode with just Dave and Chris covering questions about SVG projects, webpack, teaching your kid about CSS, Flash vs JS/CSS, and dividing up CSS stylesheets.
274: Vanilla JS with Chris Ferdinandi

1:04:15 | Aug 1st, 2017

Show DescriptionWe're talking with Chris Ferdinandi about Javascript, specifically Vanilla Javascript, and what that means on the web in 2017.
273: On Sharing Links and Pricing

54:00 | Jul 25th, 2017

Show DescriptionDave and Chris are answering your questions on this episode, such as: Do sharing buttons on websites work? Pricing for apps? Building things yourself versus off the shelf? API's and CMS's and headless CMS's?
272: Color Accessibility with Geri Coady

55:24 | Jul 18th, 2017

Show DescriptionWe're talking color (colour if you please) on this episode: deciding on color, figuring out how many colors to use, and making sure people can actually see the color you intended are all part of the fun of designing on the web. We've ...Show More
271: Headless Material Sass Queries

55:28 | Jul 12th, 2017

Show DescriptionWe're answering your questions about container queries, which direction pagination buttons should point, what is a headless CMS, CSS architecture, Google and material design taking over, and more!
270: SVG and Sketch with Peter Nowell

1:07:22 | Jul 3rd, 2017

Show DescriptionIt's our SVG Sketch-a-thon. We've got Peter Nowell on who's the Sketchmaster to talk about SVG workflows, animation workflow, plugins for Sketch, and how working in software like Sketch is great but you should still know the code.
269: The Final Rapidfire

54:05 | Jun 27th, 2017

Show DescriptionWe're RAPIDFire'ing for the final time (or are we?) covering questions about integrating React or Angular into a website, being a good mentor, best practices for managing images, the JAM stack, and more!
268: Delivering Podcasts

1:06:10 | Jun 20th, 2017

Show DescriptionWe've talked about how to make a great podcast, now we're back to talk about what's happening on the front end side of podcast websites and apps. What did Apple announce at WWDC 2017? What's JSON feed and why do we care? And where is ...Show More
267: Rapidfire 90

51:04 | Jun 13th, 2017

Show DescriptionShoptalk Show has a new website! So we'll talk about that along with a bunch of your RAPDFire questions like: What do you do about annoying browser extensions? What's the future of front end development?
266: Rapidfire 89

56:17 | Jun 5th, 2017

Show DescriptionWe're back for another RAPIDFire talking some good CSS and JS drama, mailto links, using dev tools as an IDE, generic APIs, and the will-change property in CSS.
265: On Podcasting

1:16:00 | May 29th, 2017

Show DescriptionWe're talking with our podcast editor, Chris Enns, all about how we put together ShopTalk Show episodes as well as some tips and advice on podcasting in general: what kind of equipment to buy, making money from podcasts, editing tips,...Show More
264: React with Netflix

57:59 | May 23rd, 2017

We’re React-ing to a discussion with 3 developers at Netflix about React: Ryan Burgess, Jem Young, and Naoufal Kadhom. Why did Netflix choose React? We also cover the reason behind Netflix’s obsession with A/B testing? Jump to a Discussion on… 5:00 ...Show More
263: HTML Email

56:38 | May 16th, 2017

Coding like it’s 1999 – or is it? We’re talking email design and development. What’s the tooling stack? What are the crazy things you can do inside HTML email in 2017? Questions 6:20 Is email still front end dev? Like it’s 1999? 10:00 What do webkit...Show More
262: CSS Grid

1:17:17 | May 8th, 2017

Grid is getting a ton of support in modern browsers and so we’ve got a couple of grid experts in Jen Simmons and Rachel Andrew on to help us navigate the grid – what is it? When can we use it? How do flexbox and grid play together? What about Bootstr...Show More
261: Rapidfire 88

58:45 | May 1st, 2017

RAPIDfire Q&A time! Pew! Pew! We’re gonna “A” as many of your “Q’s” on this one including monitor recommendations, VIM vs eMacs vs Atom, frameworks or vanilla javascript, creating a family tree on the web, BEM, and side projects when you’re trying to...Show More
260: Rapidfire 87

1:01:08 | Apr 26th, 2017

We’re back for another RAPIDFire episode answering your questions – but first a quick #davegoeswindows update. Then we dive into questions about improving WordPress’ default search, marketing a CMS, adding team members, using @supports with Flexbox, ...Show More
259: Rapidfire 86

1:04:02 | Apr 18th, 2017

Dave and Chris are back together for a Rapidfire episode talking about the modern 2017 stack for front end development, Sass vs native CSS, best practices for HTML comments, Microsoft’s efforts with Linux, database cleaning, and the ongoing Atomic CS...Show More
258: Design Ethics

1:00:24 | Apr 10th, 2017

We’ve got Robyn Kanner and Mike Monteiro on the show to talk about ethics in design. When and, more importantly, how should you stand up to a manager when they tell you to design something in a way that feels wrong? Where do ethics and morals collide...Show More
257: Hiring

1:04:38 | Apr 3rd, 2017

Hiring is always a hot topic for ShopTalk Show and we’ve got a couple of hiring experts on to talk about what’s important in the hiring process and they also rate your hosts, Chris and Dave, on how hire-able they would be on the job market. Links Re...Show More
256: Civic Hacking

1:06:54 | Mar 28th, 2017

We’re joined by Ernie from Code for Miami and Mike Sarasti from the City of Miamia to talk about how local government can work together to open up data to enable developers to build amazing stuff that would benefit everyone. We talk about how you cou...Show More
255: Rapidfire 85

1:07:43 | Mar 20th, 2017

On this RapidFire episode we answer your questions on QA processes, accessibility on a gallery of pictures, gulp, Dave explains something like you’re 5, why are there bugs in software, and how to justify mobile site development to stakeholders? All t...Show More
254: WebVR

1:09:47 | Mar 14th, 2017

Prepare to have your mind blown as we go virtual — we’re joined by Kevin Ngo and Josh Carpenter who work for Mozilla and Google on their respective VR teams to explain the basics of VR as well as how it relates to the web. Jump to a discussion on… 3...Show More
253: Rapidfire 84

1:06:26 | Mar 6th, 2017

RAPIDFire except less rapid and more fire this time? We’re talking support for @supports, should you do work you don’t agree with? Should you use data URLs all the time? How would you spend two grand? Do we need to solve CSS or is it fine the way it ...Show More
252: Finding “A Thing”

1:05:12 | Feb 27th, 2017

It’s conference season and we’ve Una Kravets and Krystal Higgins from An Event Apart Seattle on to talk about how they got into their “things” – the stuff they talk about, why they picked that topic, what to do if other people hop on your thing, and ...Show More
251: Rapidfire 83

1:02:36 | Feb 21st, 2017

RAPIDFIRE! pew pew We’re covering a lot of ground in this episode: AMP revisited, mailbags, password, HTTP2, getting old in web design, podcasting in Italian. Listen up! Jump to a discussion on… 2:10 What are your thoughts on AMP now? 8:25 What are ...Show More
250: Web Security

1:18:01 | Feb 13th, 2017

We’re talking web security with a couple of web security experts – April King and Alex Sexton. We talk through the ways your site can get attacked and then cover the key things you can do to protect yourself from the majority of attacks. Jump to a di...Show More
249: News Publishing

1:04:17 | Feb 6th, 2017

Our guest is Rebekah Monson of Whereby.Us – a company that creates media and technology products that help people connect and engage in their cities. Is using WordPress Multisite a good idea? How can a small team manage editorial, tech, and community...Show More
248: AMP

1:10:19 | Jan 30th, 2017

Getting AMP’d with AMP. We’re going to talk about the #hotdrama about AMP with a couple of AMP experts. Jump to a discussion on… 1:06 What is AMP? 9:37 What problems is AMP trying to solve? 15:15 AMP is a wake up call but also a stop-gap solution. 1...Show More
247: The Performance Equation

1:11:54 | Jan 23rd, 2017

The performance equation: A panel discussion on web performance – webperf if you’re fancy – Zach Leatherman, Eli Fitch, and Jack Doyle join Chris and Dave to talk all things performance. Links Zach Leatherman Filament Group Eli Fitch / @elifitch Gre...Show More
246: Season Opener Rapidfire 82

1:04:43 | Jan 16th, 2017

We’re talking 2016 and 2017 along with some questions from you: should you use a Javascript library that hasn’t been updated in awhile? Streamlining WordPress development for a team? What’s up with text-stroke? And how to handle traffic if you’re run...Show More
245: Rapidfire 81

1:13:27 | Dec 5th, 2016

What’s the most performant way to do snowflakes on your website? ShopTalkShow Smackdown – margin-top vs padding-bottom! Normalize, sanitize, and resets. What’s up with jQuery? Can not using jQuery be slower? When do you use event modules? What should...Show More
244: Rapidfire 80

1:09:10 | Nov 28th, 2016

What’s the difference between a site that’s straight up files vs WordPress? What’s CSP and why does it matter? Does MySQL matter? Understanding the benefits of HTTP2. And how can you clean up a project you’re taking over? Comment Bag No comments wer...Show More
243: Rapidfire 79

1:07:10 | Nov 21st, 2016

RAPIDFire Q&A Miami style. But first, Dave introduces you to the ShopTalk Show comment bag. Fake news on Facebook, in-app browsers on iOS being different, Filezilla secure, and figuring out when to stop researching new technology and just build websi...Show More
242: Rapidfire 78

1:07:31 | Nov 14th, 2016

You asked us questions like: Can you leapfrog other people when you switch careers? Is Safari the worst browser for animations? Style guides, grid layout and how to think about it, freelancing and taking ownership of things, and of course what’s the ...Show More
241: Rapidfire 77

1:04:50 | Nov 9th, 2016

It’s a RAPIDFire mixed with a rant-i-fire episode: A ShopTalk Rant™ on WordPress and Dave’s got a new computer. Also, how should you create responsive info-graphs and charts? Is there a way to web inspect canvas? Is Bootstrap accessible? Q & A 11:00...Show More
240: Rapidfire 76

57:59 | Nov 1st, 2016

It’s RapidFIRE time. Your Q’s with our A’s like: Which CMS would you choose to handoff a new site to a client? What happens with fragile super-mega menus? What makes a web host fast or slow? What is Atomic CSS really? How should a massive form be bui...Show More
239: Rapidfire 75

1:08:31 | Oct 24th, 2016

First up some recaps: Dave recaps some Yarn hot drama, and Chris recaps CSS DevConf 2016. Then we get into your questions about authentication keys, building a blog for a comic, using CSS Grid, and slow WordPress database issues! Q & A 2:50 Hot Dram...Show More
238: Rapidfire 74

1:06:02 | Oct 19th, 2016

What do you need to consider when selling ads on your website? Inability to control your workflow? What is agile development exactly? When do you change a website or when should you redesign it? APIs for connecting all the things together. What shoul...Show More
237: Rapidfire 73

1:09:40 | Oct 10th, 2016

Intro A little follow up this week! We revisit some stuff we’ve talked about before, like Webpack, TypeScript, and the double-tap bug on iOS. Chris is trying to get rid of cables on his desk and Dave’s shopping for more computer stuff, as always. The...Show More
236: Rapidfire 72

00:01 | Oct 3rd, 2016

RAPIDFire episode with your Q’s and our A’s! What should you put in your portfolio site? How should you deploy? Is blogging wanted dead or alive? Real name or fake name on the web? Should we use Firebase? Help me understand Yeoman with a butts exampl...Show More
235: Rapidfire 71

1:05:15 | Sep 28th, 2016

We skipped the suits and jumped straight to your questions – including feedback on last episode’s discussion of design being a solved problem, email sign up forms know you’re already signed up, applying what you learn from programming to real life, S...Show More
234: Rapidfire 70

58:56 | Sep 20th, 2016

What are your thoughts on atomic CSS? Is responsive web design making traditional web design less important? How should you animate between pages of websites? Does podcasting while wearing suits make for a better episode? It’s a RapidFire episode cel...Show More
233: Rapidfire 69

1:01:39 | Sep 13th, 2016

It’s a RAPIDFire episode where we answer your questions like: applications for jobs with abstract questions, Webpack vs Gulp, marking up e-mail addresses, alpha #hex confusion, and we debate CSS preprocessors as only ShopTalk Show can. Q & A 2:50 Do...Show More
232: Rapidfire 68

1:11:59 | Sep 6th, 2016

Followupisode – we’re checking in on the ShopTalk Show mailbag to get your thoughts on previous discussions as well as your questions on topics like key portfolio elements, HTML5 boilerplate, critical CSS issues, and more. Q & A 2:50 Two programs th...Show More
231: Book Writing Panel

1:06:27 | Aug 30th, 2016

We’re back talking books and we’re joined by 4 other technical book authors to discuss why we wrote a book, figuring out where to start, whether writing takes you out of the game, and should you write for fun or profit? Q & A 7:30 Why did Brad Frost...Show More
230: Practical SVG

1:03:20 | Aug 23rd, 2016

Chris has a book that’s out – Practical SVG – and so we’re talking about how the opportunity came along to write the book, what’s in the book, who it’s for, and how many dollars it costs even. We also answer a few of your questions about susy, person...Show More
229: Rapidfire 67

1:04:49 | Aug 16th, 2016

We’re answering your questions right after Dave finishes grinding his gears about SaaS. Programming after 30? Development environment possibilities? Getting content from clients? rems vs ems? Angular vs React metaphors? Q & A 8:03 Foundation is spec...Show More
228: Rapidfire 66

59:10 | Aug 8th, 2016

We’re answering your questions this week: junk CSS? Tombstones? What’s happening with HTML imports? Storing data in Jekyll? SVG animation struggles? Managing CSS across teams? These questions and a few more are all answered. Plus! Dave brings up the ...Show More
227: Rapidfire 65

59:42 | Aug 1st, 2016

Checking out a local dev site on your phone or tablet. The ebb and flow of IDE’s. Styling checkboxes. Getting penalized for images that are too big. All this and more on this RAPIDFire episode of ShopTalk Show! Q & A 3:07 What is up with styling che...Show More
226: Rapidfire 64

1:04:55 | Jul 25th, 2016

HHVM? Is targeting links in new windows ok? Are pixel values ok when setting horizontal values? What’s Pattern Lab? What ad networks are good for low traffic sites? These questions and more will be answered on this RAPIDFire edition of ShopTalk Show!...Show More
225: #davegoeswindows Wrap-up

59:54 | Jul 19th, 2016

Hear the finale of the #DaveGoesWindows series. Worried about being left behind? What can you do while you just build websites? The line between front end and back end developers being blurred? Animating icons on your phone’s home screen? We’ve got a...Show More
224: Rapidfire 63

1:01:45 | Jul 11th, 2016

It’s time for another RapidFIRE episode where we answer your questions about developing for the web. This episode covers topics like developer convenience versus user satisfaction, coding ergonomically, PHP7 on HTTP/2, modern tools adding power but a...Show More
223: Web Design Day Recap

1:10:26 | Jul 5th, 2016

A bit of follow up from last episode on static site generators vs CMS’s. Then Chris and Dave recap their experience at Web Design Day including re-answering questions and the Hot or Not audience polls. Q & A 20:05 Any advice for people who feel desi...Show More
222: Rapidfire 62

55:48 | Jun 28th, 2016

It’s time for a RAPIDFire Episode: Optimize for Beer 30. We blast through your questions such as using web-based push notifications, saving a stash of code to start projects, how to prep for a dev interview, printing page numbers via CSS, WordPress a...Show More
221: With Elea Chang and Deep Shah

49:51 | Jun 21st, 2016

This week we’re joined by Elea Chang and Deep Shah to chat about getting involved in designing for social good, upcoming conferences, burn out and caring about a cause while caring about yourself. Links @Elea / ShopTalk Show #198 Ashe Dryden...Show More
220: Rapidfire 61

59:43 | Jun 14th, 2016

It’s RAPIDFIRE time. We’re answering your questions about things like certifications from courses, selling a downloadable file, EMS vs REMS, single page sites, static site generators, the best online forms, git branches, and icons fonts. Q & A 3:06 ...Show More
219: With Katel LeDu and Louis Rosenfeld

58:41 | Jun 6th, 2016

This week we talk with Katel LeDu and Louis Rosenfeld — two book publishers in the tech and digital space. We chat about the importance of a publisher in the age of self publishing. What kinds of books are getting published and why should a publisher...Show More

1:04:07 | May 31st, 2016

RAPIDFIRE pew pew! We follow up on vertical rhythm with Tim Brown, talk data storage options on the web, charging for refactoring, A/B testing, and when to get a lawyer involved. Q & A 18:20 I was wondering what your specific thoughts were on MongoD...Show More
217: The Marshall Project

1:02:50 | May 23rd, 2016

This week we’re talking with Ivar Vong, Gabriel Dance, and Andy Rossback from The Marshall Project about how they’re doing things differently in telling stories about criminal justice. We talk about the technical details of their custom CMS that enab...Show More
216: With Val Head and Sarah Drasner

1:02:23 | May 17th, 2016

For this episode we’re talking web animations with two people who’ve been in the animation trenches for a while — Sarah Drasner and Val Head. Dave’s got some animation specific challenge questions and we talk about ways to present your cool animation...Show More
215: With Khoi Vinh

55:31 | May 9th, 2016

This week we get to chat with Khoi Vinh, Director of Product Design, Mobile at Adobe about the tools we use right now to build and design with and also what the future might look like. Q & A 16:50 How have you seen tools evolve and where could you s...Show More

54:40 | May 3rd, 2016

It’s time for another RAPIDFire episode where we answer your question on things like node modules, web browsers being unable to render webpages, is jQuery essential, annoying pop-ups, and spinning things up on Heroku. Q & A 2:20 I’m wondering how yo...Show More
213: With Donna Lichaw

59:12 | Apr 25th, 2016

This episode we talk with Donna Lichaw who helps her clients figure out what the story of their app or service is using a technique called story mapping. She’s got a new book out, The User’s Journey, that you’ll want to pick up after you hear about h...Show More
212: With Sara Wachter-Boettcher and Eric Meyer

1:03:29 | Apr 18th, 2016

We’re talking with the authors of A Boot Apart’s latest book: Design for Real Life. Sara Wachter-Boettcher and Eric Meyer chat about designing for stress cases as opposed to edge cases: does your app or website take into account what a person might b...Show More
211: Rapidfire 58

55:00 | Apr 11th, 2016

It’s a RAPIDFire episode – Chris and Dave answer your questions as quickly as they can before the gun goes off. Too many tools, comp sci vs programming, vertical rythym, version controlling WordPress, self-employment, div-itis, and mobile email clien...Show More
210: With Tom Greever and Christy Ennis-Kloote

53:33 | Apr 4th, 2016

We’re joined by Christy Ennis-Cloote and Tom Greever to talk about design communication – how do you send clients designs and ideas for approval? What’s the secret to getting clients to actually look at your designs before signing off on them? Links ...Show More
209: With Maya Benari and Hillary Hartley

55:54 | Mar 28th, 2016

We get to talk with Maya Benari and Hillary Hartley from 18F all about how writing code for the US Government works – and ways you can get involved with your own tour of coding duty. Links Maya Benari / Maya on Twitter / Maya on Code for...Show More
208: Rapidfire 57

1:02:13 | Mar 22nd, 2016

RAPIDFIRE #57! !pew! !pew! 15 minutes on Favicon issues – need we say more? Ok how about versioning a major website rewrite? Developing an idea for a talk? Arguments about AMP? Front end devs feeling like back end devs? WordPress and WooCommerce issu...Show More
207: Rapidfire 56

54:14 | Mar 15th, 2016

RAPIDFIRE!! Pew Pew! SXSW hot tips, how best to handle website prototype build handoffs, the search for a better boilerplate, what the heck is the section tag for, and online IDE vs local development. PLUS Chris’ Dr. Claw impression. Q & A 3:20 What...Show More
206: With Rachel White and Lindsey Bieda

1:01:42 | Mar 7th, 2016

Intro For this episode we’re joined by Lindsey Bieda and Rachel White to talk about the fun and challenges of game development. If you’ve ever wondered about how to get into game development, this episode will get you excited about trying to code you...Show More
205: Rapidfire 55

55:42 | Feb 29th, 2016

This week we have another RAPIDFire episode digging way back into the question archive to answer questions about stolen SVGs, getting started writing for the web, dealing with small styles, the best library for DOM manipulation, and Dropbox Driven De...Show More
204: With Matt Dennewitz and Jeff Eaton

59:59 | Feb 22nd, 2016

Intro This week we’re talking about headless CMS’s. We’ve got Matt Dennewitz from Pitchfork Media and Jeff Eaton at Lullabot. Blowing up your frent end and theme – now what? If you’re not as decoupled as you wish you were, listen in and find out the ...Show More
203: With Rachel Nabors and Dan Wilson

56:51 | Feb 15th, 2016

Intro This week we talked with Rachel Nabors and Dan Wilson about the web animations API. How does it work alongside or replace other animation frameworks like Greensock. Listen and get excited about web animations! Links ShopTalk Show with Rachel N...Show More
202: With Monika Piotrowicz and Lara Hogan

1:00:06 | Feb 8th, 2016

Intro This week we talk with Monika Piotrowicz and Lara Hogan about career paths – where we started from doesn’t always equal where we’ve landed. Freelancer? Go to university or college? Find a mentor? It’s a common ShopTalk Show question and we do o...Show More
201: With Alejandra Luaces

59:35 | Feb 2nd, 2016

Intro The internet’s favorite mouthblog podcast is back and we’re chatting with Alejandra Luaces who recently started at Mailchimp as the Mobile Operations Manager. Besides web stuff, you’ll also learn how to escape alligator attacks. Q & A 45:48 I ...Show More
200: Rapidfire 54

1:03:04 | Jan 25th, 2016

Intro We mouth blog a few thoughts on our episode 200: How we set up the site to live stream, the mice we use, podcast fame, using different font libraries, using a grid, encouraging empathy on the web, home servers, and self-teaching. Q & A 4:35 We...Show More
199: A Look Back

1:01:06 | Jan 18th, 2016

Intro We take this episode to reminisce and talk about how ShopTalk Show has grown up and changed over the 199 episodes. 140 guests! 53 RAPIDFIRES! 13 Crossover Episodes! There have been quite a few amazing moments. Perhaps the best of which is how m...Show More
198: With Ashe Dryden

1:01:54 | Jan 11th, 2016

Intro This week we talked with Ashe Dryden about how companies, open source projects, and conferences, can become more diversified. Links @AsheDryden AlterConf Fund Club The Diverse Team The Inclusive Event Women of C...Show More
197: with Stacy Kvernmo

1:10:33 | Dec 22nd, 2015

Intro Stacy Kvernmo, Senior UX Designer at Collegis Education, is on the show to help us answer questions about lazy loading, fine-tuning WordPress’ dashboard, starter themes for WordPress, ways to work more efficiently, and how to handle tough work ...Show More
196: Crossover with HTTP 203

1:03:43 | Dec 14th, 2015

Intro We’re joined by Jake Archibald and Paul Lewis from the HTTP 203 Show to chat about service workers, frameworks, and too much work to build the web. We also discuss a moratorium on web features, and get to the bottom of what’s up with American b...Show More
195: With Brenna O’Brien

1:09:09 | Dec 7th, 2015

Intro We’re joined by Brenna O’Brien who works at TED and also helps with NodeSchool. We answer some of your questions with some of our answers before getting in to a discussion on the cost of frameworks. Q & A 34:19 On hover I would like to change ...Show More
194: With Drew McLellan

1:06:24 | Dec 2nd, 2015

Intro Drew McLellan is on this week to talk about Perch – the CMS built for web professionals – and the upcoming 24Ways. Q & A 30:40 What was the hardest thing about turning Perch into a steady income stream, what you did to overcome it and what tip...Show More
193: The State of Front-End Dev (ALA Rebroadcast)

1:05:56 | Nov 23rd, 2015

Intro We’ve got a panel discussion from A List Apart’s The State of Front End Dev hangout featuring Jina Bolton, Una Kravetz, Rebecca Murphy, Marco Rogers, and our own Chris Coyier. Job tiles, recruitment, what it means to be a senior developer. Link...Show More
192: With Whitney Hess

48:40 | Nov 17th, 2015

Intro We’re joined by Whitney Hess, UX and empathy coach, and she helps us answer your questions about jobs, leveling up skills, finding a mentor, and becoming a freelance designer. Q & A 24:00 I am looking to change careers. I just find things I li...Show More
191: Panel on Ad Blockers

1:03:30 | Nov 10th, 2015

Intro We’ve got a panel discussion around ad blocking. Three guests, each on slightly different sides of the debate, join us to talk about the controversial topic of ad and content blockers. Links Lydia Laurenson / website Vitaly Friedman / website ...Show More
190: Rapidfire 53

1:03:48 | Nov 3rd, 2015

Intro RAPIDFIRE 53 Sass on remote servers, Dave’s rysnc workflow, styling tooltips, leveling up as quick as Dave and Chris, archiving annual sites, poor performance with JS, minimizing requests in WordPress, modernizing legacy CSS, SEO, and more! Q ...Show More
189: CSS Dev Conf 2015 Wrapup

1:02:39 | Oct 30th, 2015

Intro It’s a two-person on the street report coming from CSS Dev Conf 2015 aboard the Queen Mary Hotel. What it’s like to attend a conference in 2015 and why you should consider going. Dave sings! Chris has deep thoughts in the morning! Dave invents ...Show More
188: Rapidfire 52

1:00:56 | Oct 20th, 2015

Intro Rapidfire #52 includes questions about Jekyll, Team Foundation Server, server performance, design training, minimum touch size, cascade vs cascade, estimating projects and as usual – a whole lot more. Q & A 3:11 What can I get with Jekyll that...Show More
187: Rapidfire 51

1:00:57 | Oct 13th, 2015

Intro It’s RAPID-FIRE time again and this week we’re A’ing your Q’s about local WordPress configs, feeling like an imposter, Atom’s packages, file paths on Windows, style guide dictatorships, and so much more. Q & A 2:28 One thing I’m finding diffic...Show More
186: Dave Goes Windows!

1:10:29 | Oct 5th, 2015

Intro Dave has gone to Windows! And Chris has questions! Can you even develop websites on Windows? (Saved you a listen: Yes you can.) Listen to the internet’s favorite fart podcast! Links ShopTalk Show Dave CrossBrowser...Show More
185: This Idea Must Die

1:05:53 | Sep 28th, 2015

Intro This idea must die – ideas that exist that are so absurd so seemingly unlikely that you can’t believe it even exists at all? Ideas That Need to Die The web is a continuum. Brad Frost Sidebars must die. Jen Simmons Stop demonizing those with wh...Show More
184: Live at An Event Apart Chicago

1:27:41 | Sep 21st, 2015

This is a very special episode that was recorded in front of a live audience at An Event Apart Chicago 2015. Chris and Dave (and a very large fake fern) sat on stage and did a bunch of Q & A, classic ShopTalk style. All the questions were very seriou...Show More
183: With Saron Yitbarek

1:05:53 | Sep 17th, 2015

Intro This episode we talk with Saron Yitbarek, a developer currently working at Microsft who started CodeNewbie. We discuss podcasting techniques, work/life balance, experience vs training, and RSI treatment. Q & A 23:12 How are you keeping your li...Show More
182: With Jeffrey Veen

1:00:37 | Sep 8th, 2015

Intro This week we talked with Jeffrey Veen about his journey along the web – from Webmonkey to True Ventures and everything inbetween. Links Jeffrey Veen @Veen Jeffrey Veen on LinkedIn Doug Bowman The Dao of Website Design De...Show More
181: The Cathedral and the Bazaar

1:14:16 | Aug 31st, 2015

Intro This week we talk through the essay The Cathedral and the Bazaar. Can ideas and rules written about software development in 1997 apply to working on the web 18 years later? The answer may surprise you. Links Page Break Podcast The Cathedral an...Show More
180: Panel on “Inline Styles”

1:05:35 | Aug 26th, 2015

Intro This week we’ve got a panel discussion with Colin, Nicole, Jed and Jeremy talking the hottest of hotdrama: Inline Styles. Is CSS dead? Is JavaScript the singularity that will take over the Web? Tune in to find out! Links Colin Megill Nicole Su...Show More

1:02:01 | Aug 18th, 2015

Intro This week it’s a RAPIDFIRE episode where Chris and Dave answer your questions and Dave has important ideas come to him in the shower. GRABOWSKI! Q & A 6:53 When using static site generators like Jekyll, what are your solutions/recommendations ...Show More
178: Rapidfire 49

1:03:27 | Aug 10th, 2015

We’ve got another RAPIDFIRE for you this week! Pew Pew Pew, Kaboom! Q & A: 2:30 At least twice a week, someone other than me will drop in a few lines of SCSS, compile it and we’ll end up merge-conflict town, adding a painful step in our branching pr...Show More
177: With Sarah Drasner

1:05:49 | Aug 4th, 2015

Sarah Drasner is the Senior UX Engineer at Trulia and she’s obsessed with animation. In fact she’s giving a workshop at Front End Masters about it (coming soon) called Advanced SVG Animation. She’s on Shop Talk Show to talk animation framework option...Show More
176: With Wes Bos

1:11:01 | Jul 27th, 2015

This week we’re joined by Wes Bos, author and web developer. News’n’Links’n’Drama: Nyquil Q & A: 19:15 What are your favourite coding application theme & coding font to work with? Its early days, and I have just made the switch from Coda to Sublim...Show More
175: Rapidfire 48

1:02:29 | Jul 20th, 2015

We’ve got another RAPID-FIRE for you this week! Nothing but questions and answers. That’s what you like, right? Ohhhh, yeah. We answer questions about fonts on Windows PCs, CSS frameworks, carousels, organizing SASS files, deploying with rsync, unico...Show More