053: With Divya Manian & Garann Means

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This week we were joined by Divya Manian, an “Open Web Pamphleteer” at Adobe and Garann Means, a web developer at Etsy and fellow Austinite with Dave. Together they from Frip Frap, a video podcast about front end stuff. That’s right, #CROSSOVER! We talk about (roughly in order):


Q & A

  • How did you get started JavaScript testing?
  • What does Git have over SVN?
  • Does a search form belong in a <nav>?
  • Is hiding content off screen (rather than display: none;) going to hurt your SEO?
  • What up with validation flagging so many “errors”?


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More Garann

  • Tyler Role

    the “you got squirreled!” – Dave Rupert should without doubt be on the soundboard

  • Chris De David

    Git vs SVN, best way I learned was by watching Linus Trovalds talk about it on stage. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XpnKHJAok8
    I found it very funny, and meanwhile, learned a bit about Linus’ character. 😀