064: RAPIDFIRE #15

Another RAPIDFIRE episode where Dave and Chris answer as many questions as possible. No guests, no news, no drama, just all question on answer action. This time they set a timer so no answer may exceed 3 minutes!


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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

  • 2:43 Should you learn jQuery or JavaScript first?
  • 5:30 How come two scripts seem to work fine when minified but break when minified and concatenated?
  • 9:15 How do you make WordPress load new content with Ajax?
  • 13:00 How do you get a spreadsheet into an HTML table? (perhaps)
  • 16:51 What code editors do you prefer?
  • 20:27 How do you use Google Analytics? Does it play a role in keeping up a website?
  • 23:58 Tabs or spaces?
  • 27:12 Can you be taken seriously as a 14 year old developer?
  • 30:40 Is it risky to hire a 14 year old developer?
  • 34:15 What third party ad buying service do you recommend?
  • 37:45 What is a good page weight number for a mobile site?
  • 41:08 How do you handle CSS3 in oldIE?
  • 44:38 How do you handle retina images? (see)
  • 48:02 Why do @font-face fonts look too bold?
  • 51:40 How do you handle fixed positioning when it is causing cut-off problems?