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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!



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

  • 2:50 Hot Drama returns: Yarn vs NPM
  • 22:10 In 2016 is it ok to use CSS Grid on a production site?
  • 29:37 I have never really understood how you can use a client-side Javascript request but still conceal your authentication key and other private data from the person running your code.
  • 35:56 I would like to ask you guys is how to get started with a good WordPress setup with build processes, cloud services and testing?
  • 43:25 What advice do you have for staying on top of industry buzz when your schedule is so tight as it is?
  • 57:40 Do you have any advice for improving slow Wordpress databases? The front-end of the site is fairly well tuned and loads speedy due to caching plugins, CDN, etc. But was wondering if there's anything left on the table as far as database optimization that can be done to speed up the WP-Admin interface.