118: Rapidfire 30

This week it's another RAPIDFIRE!!! Nothing but HOT question & answer action.

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Guests

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

  • 1:48 I have a question(s) about loading JS files in a WordPress environment. Is there a rule of thumb for when async should be utilized? If I script is loaded in the footer does 'async' not matter as much?
  • 7:50 What software do you two use to create your slides for when you do talks at conferences?
  • 15:50 I have a question about deciding on a development stack. What are some of your recommendations when making these kinds of decisions?
  • 29:12 Why use static site generators? Are there any good tutorials out there for those of us who have never used one before?
  • 34:28 Is there a way to make a line of text fill the width of a parent container as if it were justified?
  • 38:28 In job advertisements I've been seeing lately, all of the best jobs have Angular JS listed as one of the requirements. I really love creating websites that work everywhere. The idea of using the latest tech at the expense of accessibility, and progressive enhancement doesn't sit well with me. How can I keep my career advancing, while maintaining those core beliefs?
  • 43:45 How long does it normally take you guys to build a website from start to finish, for instance microsoft.com or css-tricks.com?