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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.

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  • 2:25 With this trend of big background images and full with slider, which size of images do you recommend to have a balance between size and weight?
  • 7:56 What's the best way to handle SVGs?
  • 23:37 Why don't browsers just include various versions of jquery within the end user machine, loading it as they encounter usage?
  • 27:36 You've mentioned Harvest as a tool for time-tracking and invoicing; are there any other tools you would suggest, specifically for expense tracking?
  • 36:36 What do all of you think of Netflix disabling the developer console in Chrome? Will this become popular in the future? Is it unethical?
  • 40:35 Inline-block grid systems won't render correctly in Safari 7. It works fine on Safari 6, ffox and Chrome but fails miserably on Safari 7. Any solutions or advice?
  • 43:50 I have recently started to do some freelance web design, I am confident in my pricing however when writing up emails to a potential client giving them an estimate I feel that there is room for improvement. How does Dave/Paravel approach this, do you send some kind of template or something else?
  • 49:25 Going back to something raised in podcast #103 about getting server-side variables into javascript, what is the most pure way of putting server-side data into javascript?
  • 54:37 I'm curious how you manage passwords when working with clients. How do you securely send passwords to clients?
  • 59:19 I'm in my 40's and to be honest, agencies are looking for people on their 20's. Is this web design world a place for only youngsters?