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This week it's another RAPIDFIRE! We take listener questions and try to answer them as best we can within a 3 minute time constraint.



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

  • 2:19 What's the best way to release a tiny JQuery plugin?
  • 6:14 My question is about Grunt and requireJS: if I concatenate all my javascript features into a single file, all of them will be loaded with 1 http request, right? So what's the point of using requireJS?
  • 13:52 What is the maximum number of javascript files that you should load on the same page?
  • 21:02 I want to set a performance budget but have no idea where to start. Are there any good articles or pieces of advice you can give?
  • 29:00 What's the best way to learn JQuery?
  • 31:35 What's the best way to detect if something is visible in the browser's active viewport?
  • 38:29 Do you know of a port of Bootstrap that is more intended for a Grunt and Sass workflow?
  • 41:50 I've been trying to figure out the right way to handle content hiding. Any advice or thoughts on this?
  • 48:20 How do you handle a boss that gets upset when you ask him about which devices we'll be supporting for a project?
  • 51:20 Do you guys know of any cool sites/tools to see what percentage of people are currently using what browsers to get a general idea of global usage on a particular browser version?