080: RAPIDFIRE #19

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It's time for another RAPIDFIRE!



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.

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  • 2:30 Which books would you recommend learning about CSS and /or UX design?
  • 6:32 There is a lot of hype around the Hammer and Mixture static site generators right now. Can teams work on these together, or are they just made for prototyping?
  • 12:00 What is the best payment gateway (ease of use and flexibility in their API) for processing both credit cards AND ACH debits?
  • 19:10 What do you do about supporting older browsers like IE6?
  • 24:10 Do you guys experience any wrist pain working at the computer so often?
  • 28:40 How do you deal with this inconsistency across browsers?
  • 37:40 What are your thoughts on Stylus and the ease/difficulty of switching (from SCSS)?
  • 42:42 What are the most important steps a person should take to secure their WordPress sites?
  • 48:30 This question is related to a post that Chris wrote on CSS-Tricks where he was exploring the pros and cons of object literal javascript patterns. Should there be a standard set to all shapes and sizes of sites, or would a large site with a team of people working on it have a different JS pattern than a small one?
  • 54:27 Any tips on how to use the figure element in a more elegant way than just before or after a paragraph?