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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.



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

  • 4:35 We really like how you have your site setup so people can listen live and talk about the podcast. I was hoping you might be able to point me in the right direction for doing something similar.
  • 12:27 How has podcast-fame changed your lives? Is it difficult to do things like shop for groceries with throngs of ravenous teenagers tearing at your clothes?
  • 15:12 Can you use two different font libraries at once?
  • 19:31 When using a grid system, is it better to separate the layout classes from the element you wish to style, or combine them to save on markup?
  • 25:15 What mouse do you use?
  • 30:00 Why does Chris end each show in a monotone voice?
  • 31:31 What are some of the ways we can support, apply, and encourage empathy in our relatively young community? What are the biggest issues we can focus on fixing as a community?
  • 39:00 What do you guys think about this new super duper awesome thing called PostCSS?
  • 47:38 UX is used to describe many different activities, what does UX mean to you in your design process?
  • 53:33 What do you think about making home servers for websites? Should I use a hosting company it should I build my own Linux server and install lamp on it?
  • 56:03 What are your thoughts on the increase in self-teaching among aspiring devs? Do you think this is a strength, weakness, or a bit of both, and why?