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We're talking 2016 and 2017 along with some questions from you: should you use a Javascript library that hasn't been updated in awhile? Streamlining WordPress development for a team? What's up with text-stroke? And how to handle traffic if you're running a music festival website in Finland - or anywhere else in the world?



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

  • 12:12 What in your minds seems the most awesomely efficient and streamlined Wordpress dev process for small teams like us?
  • 31:57 I'm calling in to ask about a framework called Express.js. I noticed that they hadn't been updated in a while, like 4-5 years. The codebase is also relatively stale. Is it a good thing that there haven't been updates in a while? This means stability, but in the JavaScript world, it very rare.
  • 46:45 I was surprised to find that the text-stroke css property is still non-standard. Why has text-stroke not made it into a standard track despite being introduced a decade ago!?
  • 56:40 I'm building a website for an event that has around 500 k visitors every year. Every year the site crashes on the first event day, because servers can't handle 100k visitors a day. Now I'm rebuilding this site on WordPress. Do you have any tips how to handle this kind of traffic?