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We're back for another RAPIDFire talking some good CSS and JS drama, mailto links, using dev tools as an IDE, generic APIs, and the will-change property in CSS.


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.

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  • 3:45 Chris designs a page in Illustrator and has questions about the title.
  • 7:20 Dave is weaning himself off pre-processing.
  • 10:30 Using Calc
  • 20:10 Our desire to be right and correct someone who's wrong on the internet.
  • 24:20 I wanted to get your thoughts on the CSS 'will-change' property.
  • 35:20 What are the best API's to experiment with as a novice JavaScript developer?
  • 38:50 I was wondering if you and anybody know if Chrome dev tools works will for doing css in the inspector and saving to a file, preferably with Sass?
  • 42:35 Do you guys ever use mailto: links? Is there a use case for mailto at all, or should I just avoid them?
  • 47:55 Does it make sense to execute Javascript to replace your preprocessor's functionality on the client side?