290: Benefits and Struggles

We're talking exercise regime, writing a book, and answering your questions about CSS frameworks, parsing data out of email, benefits and struggles to working vs freelancing, the ideal dev publishing environment, and figuring out good naming conventions.


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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

  • 10:12 ShopTalk Déjà vu: I recently heard you guys talk about the virtues of CSS frameworks. One con that you mentioned was the huge amount of unused CSS that gets bundled with each website.
  • 13:58 In response to a question you had about parsing data out of emails: Zapier!
  • 21:00 I was wondering if you guys could talk about the similarities and differences, unique benefits and struggles to working as a dev in an agency environment versus not at an agency.
  • 31:20 In the Dad edition you talked about how the Coda days were dangerous with no version control and all FTP mayhem. I'm curious about what you think as an ideal dev/publishing environment and process for a freelance solo developer?
  • 40:50 Any thoughts on how to sort out files with a good naming convention on large projects?