Episode 137

Rapidfire 38

This week it's another RAPIDFIRE!!! Nothing but ray guns and hot question and answer madness!

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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  • 3:26 For responsive menus, do you use a similar plugin on each site, or do you build custom menus for each site? Are there any responsive menu plugins that you would recommend?
  • 11:12 When editing pre-built wordpress templates for a company I work for I often find myself using display:none to get rid of content that the client doesn't want on the page. It definitely feels like a dirty fix, what are your thoughts on this?
  • 17:58 I'm trying to develop a horizontally-scrolling page layout for a website I'm working on. How would you guys tackle this sort of challenge these days?
  • 25:11 I'm curious if you've ever been part of a team where you or someone else on the team introduced a technology or process change or maybe like a paradigm shift in how things needed to be done. What were the toughest challenges?
  • 35:25 Stacy K. wins tickets to SASS Summit!
  • 38:47 I need to create an array of arrays of images for my banners. How do I put that together?
  • 45:38 What do you suggest a beginner do in order to continue not only learning but implementing new ideas?
  • 50:08 I've been implementing AJAX on my Rails 4 site with jquery's $.load() function and using window.history.pushState() to update url's in the browser's address form. I am having issues with the page staying the same when I use the back button. The url responds correctly in the address bar, however the page does not go back to it's previous state. I've read about a few javascript libraries being able to deal with this. What are y'all's thoughts on the subject?
  • 56:29 We're considering moving a Wordpress site with a few hundred posts, and growing, over to a static site generator like Jekyll. I'm wondering, how scalable is it? Is there a limit? Do things slow down?

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