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February 10, 2020
Show DescriptionEric Meyer joins us to talk about An Event Apart's 2020 season, subgrid shipping, the rumored rewrite of Chrome's engine, where HTML and CSS are headed, browser development, developing for giant screens and giant browser windows, and whatever happened to CSS 3?
February 3, 2020
Show DescriptionChris & Dave give an update on the website redesign project and then dive into your question: What kind of gear should you ask for from a new job? How do you fix a hardcoded issue in a project? And how is life using IntelliJ?
January 27, 2020
Show DescriptionChris & Dave talk about Edge going Chrome, a bit of follow up from last episode about Virtual Machines, thoughts on designing a website to last, a question about Rails plus React, and a question about how to move from CoffeeScript to something current.
January 20, 2020
Show DescriptionWe're talking AI and machine learning taking over, and then answering your questions on: registering a domain name, document outlining in HTML, colleges still teaching Flash, should we eject or not, enqueuing React in WordPress, and saying hyphenated domain names out loud.
January 13, 2020
Show DescriptionAndy Bell brings his collection of side projects to the podcast to talk about including Piccalilli, Boiler Form, Web Components Club, Hylia for Eleventy, and Front End Challenges Club.
January 6, 2020
Show DescriptionChris & Dave are back for 2020 with thoughts on watching our industry, continuous integration and deployment, fall backs for when an API goes down, alternatives to WordPress, and tips for getting started with web components.
December 23, 2019
Show DescriptionChris and Dave talk Typescript, whether it's worth it to use a bundler with WordPress, did Apple break parallax, and building bespoke templates in WordPress with Gutenberg.
December 16, 2019
Show DescriptionOn this episode, Chris and Dave talk Dark Mode (is it a fad?), rules for engagement, what they think of less popular frameworks, indieweb, proposing new technologies as a junior dev, combining open source tech stack issues, and work / hobby balance.
December 9, 2019
Show DescriptionZach Leatherman stops by the show to talk about his static site generator, Eleventy, as well as look back at his Front End Engineer Manifesto from 2012 and see how it holds up in 2019.
December 2, 2019
Show DescriptionDave and Chris talk about bacon, blogging, and the business of making money on the web. Are stories the new hotness? Should everything be an email newsletter? What can Dave sell for $10?
November 25, 2019
Show DescriptionChris and Dave talk about technology overwhelm, when tech breaks, when tech works amazing - and why and how tech sometimes falls out of favor.
November 18, 2019
Show DescriptionKatie Sylor-Miller stops by the ShopTalk studios to talk about her new job as Etsy's Frontend Architect as well as her experience learning Git.
November 11, 2019
Show DescriptionDave and Chris talk podcasts they're enjoying, a brief making money on the web segment, and your questions about styling old elements, encrypted media, and how to keep your boss out of your code.
November 4, 2019
Show DescriptionLive ShopTalk Show! Chris and Dave come to you live from the floor of JAMstack_conf in San Francisco answering *real* questions about JAMstack.
October 28, 2019
Show DescriptionMarian Suzanne stops by the show to talk about Sass in 2019, design tokens, her company Oddbird, unused CSS, new CSS properties, and Dave & Chris' explanation of revert.
October 21, 2019
Show DescriptionChris and Dave revisit the state of CMS land with a discussion that mentions almost every kind of CMS available in 2019.
October 14, 2019
Show DescriptionJen Simmons is on the show to talk about how new features get shipped to browsers, when different browsers push features ahead of other browsers, talk a bit of Grid, Chris' aborting CSS, and aspect ratios and picture elements.
October 7, 2019
Show DescriptionDavid & Stephen from the Keyframers stop by to talk with Dave & Chris about the state of animation, state machines, and animation systems - as well as live streaming coding on Twitch.
September 30, 2019
Show DescriptionWe're re-introducing ourselves in case you're new around here - and then we're right back into talking about picking the perfect stack, how to charge for various tasks in client work, handling H tags in the main menu of a site, and making money on the web.
September 23, 2019
Show DescriptionChris and Dave talk about interesting ways to make money on the web including Dave's drawing app idea, games like Downwell, the Tech Lead YouTube channel, and services like Coil and Brave.
September 16, 2019
Show DescriptionChris and Dave open up the mailbag and answer your questions in an return of a classic RapidFire episode. How do you know if you're a senior developer? How do we handle sponsors in WordPress?
September 9, 2019
Show DescriptionTyler McGinnis stops by the ShopTalk Show to chat with Dave and Chris about his React courses, how he keeps up with web technology, and his thoughts on marketing and selling courses.
September 3, 2019
Show DescriptionJonathan Carter, Lead Project Manager on VS Code Live Share, talks with Chris and Dave about how to use Live Share, how you can communicate while pair programming, live share vs screen sharing, limitations of Live Share, and most importantly: who controls the terminal??
August 26, 2019
Show DescriptionWhen you're starting a new web project, what tools do you reach for? Dave and Chris talk through various scenarios and what they'd use to build it with.
August 19, 2019
Show DescriptionAdam Argyle stops by to talk with Dave and Chris about his web design tool, VisBug, and interesting ways designers and developers can use it to be involved in modern web design and development.
August 12, 2019
Show DescriptionWe're talking WordPress databases and WordPress hosting on this chat with Brad Touesnard. What's page caching vs object caching? How should you move a database from local to dev to production? And what should be in your repo for WordPress?
August 5, 2019
Show DescriptionSimen & Knut stop by to talk about Sanity.io - why they developed it, what it does, who it's for, and the types of projects they see people using Sanity for.
July 29, 2019
Show DescriptionIf you've ever wondered how to become a technical writer - or even a guest writer - for sites like CSS Tricks or Smashing Magazine, this episode is for you. We're talking with Rachel Andrew about how to submit technical articles, becoming a better writer, and tips for getting articles accepted.
July 22, 2019
Show DescriptionWe're chatting with Lara Hogan about her awesome new book, Resilient Management. Lots of great advice in this episode for people who are managers, becoming managers, or who are managed by someone - so almost everyone.
July 15, 2019
Show DescriptionChris and Dave talk about what Jamstack means to them, thoughts on being called a Full Stack Developer, state management, writing responsible code, and why web tech can be hard.
July 8, 2019
Show DescriptionSacha Greif joins us to talk about the recently published State of CSS survey for 2019. What were the results? What surprised us? What are our thoughts for the future of CSS? Plus a preview of the Syntax vs Shoptalk War of 2020.
July 2, 2019
Show DescriptionWe're talking accessibility with Christopher and Nicolas from Knowbility. Does accessibility transcend the web? Is it discouraging how much work still needs to be done? How do we get people the skills needed to help with accessibility on the web? Should accessibility be a role in house? And is Javascript the enemy of accessibility?
June 21, 2019
Show DescriptionPaul Campbell talks with us about the technology behind selling tickets on his app Tito.io and the journey they've taken in trying to rewrite the app.
June 13, 2019
Show DescriptionJennifer Robbins and Chris Ferdinandi stop by to talk about a great conference that's returning in the fall, ARTIFACT Conference. We look back at the state of the web 5 years ago and preview some of the talks and ideas that will be happening at this year's ARTIFACT Conference. Tip: Use code SHOPTALK100 to get $100 off on your ARTIFACT Conference registration.
June 7, 2019
Show DescriptionJason Lengstorf is our guest to help get us all up to speed on what Gatsby is, how it works, who it's for, and thinking about some interesting ways to use it on the web.
June 3, 2019
Show DescriptionWe're back answering more of your questions, including: what are the rule son displaying email on a website? What resources do you recommend to bootstrap a website? When should I stray from conventions? If customers don't want to maintain it, should I still use a CMS? And what are the limits of static site generators?
May 27, 2019
Show DescriptionChris and Dave are coming to you live from the Browser News Desk 2019 to talk about Microsoft Build, Google IO, and other news in the world of website builders.
May 21, 2019
Show DescriptionWe're talking JavaScript land with Sara Vieira - how she got her start coding, Node, GraphQL, Apollo, living and traveling as a coder, what's happening in the JavaScript ecosystem around the world, NuxtJS, design systems, and frameworks.
May 9, 2019
Show DescriptionWe're answering more of your questions, including: using .innerHTML method, ARIA labelling, job titles, and should we all learn about BaseCS?
May 2, 2019
Show DescriptionWe're doing a RapidFire Q&Apisode answering your questions about Node, working on design and development, coder's block, and how to get more responsibility on remote projects.
April 29, 2019
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, website metaphors, and how to prep for applying at a school like Center Centre.
April 22, 2019
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 CMS.
April 15, 2019
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.
April 8, 2019
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.
April 1, 2019
Show DescriptionGuillermo Rauch stops by to talk about Zeit, Now, and Next.
March 25, 2019
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.
March 18, 2019
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.
March 11, 2019
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-RapidFire on questionable projects, and building with GraphQL.
March 4, 2019
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 on how to get started using Vue.js?
February 25, 2019
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!
February 18, 2019
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.
February 11, 2019
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.
February 4, 2019
Show DescriptionDave and Chris chat about the great (or is it?) divide in the front end world of web design and development.
January 28, 2019
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.
January 21, 2019
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 be an open source maintainer in 2019.
January 14, 2019
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.
December 17, 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.
December 10, 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 another appearance.
December 3, 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.
November 26, 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 components?
November 19, 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.
November 12, 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.
November 5, 2018
Show DescriptionWe're joined by Ben Frain to talk about his thoughts on the state of being a front-end developer in 2018.
October 29, 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, and more!
October 22, 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.)
October 15, 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 back to the grain of the web.
October 8, 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.
October 1, 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 how he'd break them apart into HTML.
September 24, 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 differs from a web view, why a company might choose Electron, and what the future is for PWA sites. Be sure to listen to the end for an internship opportunity with Aaron!
September 17, 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? Could it backfire? And be sure to stick around for an opportunity to add the design of a certain podcast website to your portfolio!
September 10, 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 era of web design.
September 3, 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 working state machines into existing projects.
August 27, 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.
August 21, 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.
August 13, 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.
August 7, 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.
July 30, 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!
July 23, 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 custom queries.
July 16, 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 happens when Facebook buys your lightbulbs? And how can Dave build an on-air light for his office/studio?
July 9, 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.
July 2, 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 bootcamps, and more.
June 25, 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.
June 18, 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.
June 11, 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.
June 4, 2018
Show DescriptionTim Brown is our guest to talk about his new book coming soon called Flexible Typesetting from A Book Apart.
May 28, 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!
May 21, 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 Windows laptop for testing, and how to break the 12 column grid mindset.
May 15, 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 a portfolio, and hosting websites on AWS.
May 7, 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 overload, and React + WordPress.
May 1, 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.
April 23, 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.
April 17, 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 assembly.
April 10, 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.
April 2, 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 alternatives.
March 27, 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 back forever? What about GDPR?
March 19, 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.
March 13, 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, whether View Source matters, React Native Web, and of course Mootools.
March 5, 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 CSS? And how to write when you don't want to write?
February 27, 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 years from now.
February 20, 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 something new you'll learn about machine learning in this episode.
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