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A little follow up this week! We revisit some stuff we've talked about before, like Webpack, TypeScript, and the double-tap bug on iOS.

Chris is trying to get rid of cables on his desk and Dave's shopping for more computer stuff, as always. Then we get into more of your Rapidfire questions and our answers: resources for implementing accessibility in JavaScript apps, finding APIs to practice with, using Adobe XD, <b> vs <strong> tags, and who's responsible for making things secure on the front end?



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

  • 1:45 Errs and omissions
  • 10:30 Chris updates us on his desktop arrangement and Dave goes Window (get it? get it?) shopping.
  • 20:00 iOS hover issue update.
  • 26:45 Have you got any recommendations on resources (books, sites, people to look out for) for implementing accessibility standards in a Javascript app?
  • 32:40 I'm teaching myself React and I'm trying to get more practice working with APIs. My problem is I can't find very many high-quality public APIs out there. What can I do to get on with my life and just build websites?
  • 37:40 Anyone used Adobe Xd for mock ups yet?
  • 46:15 Utilizing best practices for HTML 5, what is the best way to format text to make it Bold or Italicized?
  • 51:20 What aspects of security are a front end responsibility? I have heard of setting a Content Security Policy to protect against XSS attacks and that iframes and other HTML5 elements could be a liability, but getting a handle on this and understanding what is expected of me as a front end dev is difficult and I would love to hear your thoughts.
  • 1:03:15 A statement in response to webpack and npm scripts.