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It's RAPIDFIRE time! No guests, no hot drama, and sadly this week no sponsors. We just dig into as many questions as we can. We talk about (roughly in order):



Chris Coyier and Dave Rupert in silly sunglasses and a sign that says Shawp Tawlkk Shough DOT COM

Chris Coyier and Dave Rupert

This episode is with just Chris & Dave, ShopTalk Show's hosts. Chris is the co-founder of CodePen and creator of CSS-Tricks, and Dave is lead developer at Paravel.

Time Jump Links

  • Should clients have to pay for security updates?
  • When to use a PHP framework like Yii, CodeIgniter or CakePHP
  • How, Why, and When to use modern support tools like Modernizr
  • Why is there no "wrapper" pseudo elements?
  • Couldn't we achieve what CSS preprocessors can do with PHP?
  • Dealing with health and a sedentary lifestyle
  • Interactive elements in jQuery UI vs native HTML5
  • Finding clever domain names (Try Domainr or Thsrs)
  • Disappear an image on scroll down
  • Using JavaScript to insert/remove content at different width breakpoints
  • Pricing yourself and the awkwardness of asking for money
  • Making a triangle with shadow in just HTML/CSS (Dabblet)