042: Rapidfire #11

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Hot off the trail of "Episode 41: The Even Lost'er Episode", we have another surprise RAPIDFIRE! No guest, no drama, just question on answer action.



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

  • 2:11 What is the correct usage for @extend in Sass?
  • 9:15 Will Google punish me for using image replacement?
  • 16:35 #HOTDRAMA: Google’s style guide ignores “optional” tags
  • 20:18 Which platform would guys suggest wordpress or a static site generator like octopress?
  • 26:27 Have you guys heard of this tool called CSSComb?
  • 30:12 Is there an index or resource for the visual styles when mocking up in PSD?
    1. PatternTap
    2. Web Zap
  • 35:05 Where would a logical starting spot be for learning backbone and and tips?
    1. Todo.js
    2. Introduction to Backbone (YouTube)
  • 41:16 Do you see site builders (Squarespace, Virb, WordPress, etc) as becoming a problem for web designers in the future?
  • 47:07 Is there a javascript plugin somewhere that builds a product grid with DIVs?
  • 49:20 Can you guys tell once and for ever : is indenting -9999px dangerous or not?