Episode 306

Debugging CSS with Aimee Knight

Just when you think you know everything there is to know about CSS, Aimee Knight is on the show and she'll help you understand CSS in a new way as a Javascript developer learning about CSS.


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Aimee Knight

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Time Jump Links
  • 1:25 An introduction to Aimee Knight
  • 5:00 Sympathy for those who don't know CSS
  • 7:35 Learning about how browsers parse a document can help understand CSS better.
  • 10:30 Vote for Dave or Aimee's explanation of CSS. #shoptalkshowvote
  • 15:10 Where did you go once you understood CSS?
  • 17:40 Why it's important for JavaScript developers to focus on CSS
  • 18:55 Painting and Layout.
  • 22:40 Debugging in Z index.
  • 30:20 Biggest tip for learning CSS
  • 33:40 Getting excited about Houdini
  • 42:20 Are you still compelled by the idea of doing styling in JavaScript?
  • 44:20 What was the last thing you remember debugging in CSS?
  • 49:10 Is @important the best or worst feature of CSS?
  • 53:30 What's Aimee's view on CSS in JS trend?

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