039: Rapidfire #10

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Another RAPIDFIRE episode of ShopTalk! No guests, no #hotdrama, no news, just all steaming hot question on answer action. 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

  • 2:20 Golden rules for freelancers or sub contractors for protecting themselves.
  • 7:58 What to do when your working environment is getting too complicated for you to feel effective.
  • 17:08 What happens with ems on retina displays? Do they change? What about rems?
  • 27:58 How do you load mobile specific stylesheets in WordPress with wp_enqueue_style()?
  • 34:32 Should you use fake data for development in the early days of a web app?
  • 39:50 Can you size icon fonts like you might size an image in a flexible design, taking up 100% of the width of a container like an image might?
  • 53:18 Is it OK to use Dreamweaver for a code editor?
  • 1:01:20 I’m 16 – what should my hourly rate be?
  • 1:13:59 Can you convert CSS into SCSS?