295: Take a Knee

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We've got questions and so do you. Take a knee: How do you clean up code when you join an existing project? Is keeping up with web dev tech too hard? How do you get better while trying to raise a family? [Jerry Seinfeld voice] What's the deal with web components? And should there be a day to celebrate first responders in tech?


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

  • 1:00 Take a knee with Dave for joining a new project confessional time.
  • 16:40 Building a website is hard.
  • 25:40 Sponsored by HelloSign
  • 27:45 What are some tips and tactics in how to get better at front end engineering while trying to raise kids?
  • 45:25 Sponsored by Dadi
  • 46:35 Do you think the uptake of web components is actually going to be reliant on container queries?
  • 56:05 Who's responsibility is it when a website goes down? Who are the first responders?