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You asked us questions like: Can you leapfrog other people when you switch careers? Is Safari the worst browser for animations? Style guides, grid layout and how to think about it, freelancing and taking ownership of things, and of course what's the deal with HSTS? So we answered in this RAPIDFire Q&A episode.



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.

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  • 3:05 I've noticed that websites on desktop (not iOS) Safari seem to be much more janky than on other browsers. Any ideas why this is?
  • 14:50 Do you take less pride in your work the older you get?
  • 17:07 I've read a lot about web style guides, reviews for animation - how do you find customers with money to support such a heavy processes?
  • 22:52 I’m working on my own personal site and wanted avoid using Bootstrap’s grid to try and learn how to do a layouts myself. When do you guys use grid vs flexbox vs create your own grid system?
  • 33:40 What are best practices for dealing with domain names and hosting for freelance clients? Is it best to purchase domain and hosting, and then work with the client to transfer payment, or is it best to deal with it on your own and send an invoice?
  • 38:37 Have either of you guys ever set up HSTS Preloading for a domain? I've recently migrated a lot of client sites from HTTP to HTTPS and now they're all rocking H2.
  • 44:15 I tend to undercharge, I think because I've always considered myself a "bargain" developer. What can I do to change this? How much can I change and still remain competitive as a freelancer? Did you guys ever go through something like this?
  • 48:25 In some of the apps it has made sense to change the view with the back button. It just seems quite intimidating. Have you tried doing this and what do you think?
  • 58:10 Do you think it is possible to leapfrog a 'junior' (whatever that means) starting salary so that I don't need to take a significant pay cut?