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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):

  • (1:47) How do you prevent padding adding to the width of an element?
  • (8:05) Where do you start contributing on GitHub?
  • (13:20) Are there performance considerations for including multiple identical media queries?
  • (24:10) How can you print background colors and images? (WebKit: :root { -webkit-print-color-adjust: exact; })
  • (31:47) What’s up with IE VM’s?
  • (35:10) What do we think of Google’s style guides?
  • (43:00) Can we make the server help us with responsive images?
  • (52:46) Are landing pages a no-no in modern web design?
  • (57:20) Is there a way to solve hover menus on touch screen devices?
  • (1:03:22) What should I learn next? Classic.


  • (21:00) Mijingo – Screencasts for people serious about learning web development. They have recently released a screencast on Jekyll — learn how to build a static site generator in Ruby.
  • (39:32) Environments for Humans – Conferences for web people. Upcoming conferences include InControl Conf and CSS Dev Conf in Honolulu, Hawaii.