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 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

  • 2:01 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?