Episode 128

Rapidfire 34

This week it's another Rapid Fire!!! Nothing but the best darn question and answer action you've ever heard!

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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  • 2:01 I follow tons of awesome web developers on Twitter and I learn about all the cool new things. I'm feeling a little overwhelmed. How do I actually get better at making websites?
  • 8:22 I got an email that contained a countdown timer gif. Do you know how this was accomplished?
  • 15:54 I am working with a site that generates it's own short urls and I was wondering about adding to my pages. First of all, what good does it do? Secondly, I also saw . What is the difference, if any, and which should I be using?
  • 25:44 What is your preference for fixing design breakpoints in responsive designs?
  • 33:54 Now that Twitter is cutting off their Javascript engine to the public, how do I pull in tweets from Twitter without having to use the embedded widgets?!
  • 40:02 Why do people avoid using Javascript?
  • 44:44 How do you handle touch screens and responsive design?
  • 52:42 Many mobile first grids/ frameworks I see use predefined breakpoints. Doesn't this go against the common rule of designing for the content and not the device? Should I have commonly defined breakpoints then tweak each page accordingly?

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