048: With Jen Simmons

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This week we were joined by Jen Simmons the host of The Web Ahead (CROSSOVER!) and a long time freelancer, consulter, builder, and friend of the web. We talk about (roughly in order):


Q & A

  • If you’re good at design, but no so much at code, how do you get better at code?
  • How do you get over being so hypercritical of yourself that it’s debilitating?
  • What’s up with Mixture.io?
  • Using partials in Sass (also: globbing) Sponsors

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  • I totally agree with Jen about their being way too many tools out there for developing HTML/CSS. Seems like there are new tools coming out every day.

  • loved the talk on the apps like mixture.io codekit and the like. Wouldn’t it be a great idea to have these apps be modular and interchangable? Imagine anvil for mac ( does one thing, though I’d love it to do php and mysql also blabla ) and have such an app for only sass or only css stuff. Then one for only “insert name” template language. etc etc

    just thinking 😉

  • Jed Bass

    Wow I LOVE the instagram ideas Chris suggests, they should pay you Chris!!! lol Dave’s garage

  • Seymour Butts

    I love every ShopTalk show except this one…I don’t mean to be rude, but something in Jen Simmons really bugs and annoys the hell out of me.