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This week it’s another RAPIDFIRE!!! Nothing but HOT question & answer action!

Q & A:

  • 10:00 If a freelance client wants an eCommerce solution, what is the best way to handle this?
  • 17:15 If I set the font-weight on a parent element that doesn’t generally support text nodes (like TR or UL tags) the property can be inherited by the child TD or LI. However, if the property is set by another selector (even a less specific one), it’s replaced. What’s the deal?
  • 26:09 How you organize variables for preprocessors?
  • 32:30 I wanted to get your method of tackling web projects. What kind of planning goes into your personal processes?
  • 40:05 I am considering getting into some collaborative development through Github. Is Github’s Explore the best place to start to find projects, or would you recommend another site for finding projects?
  • 48:36 Is it semantically accurate to place pagination or breadcrumbs inside a nav element?
  • 51:55 Is it a good idea to wrap function calls, which trigger Layout (consecutive read->write), in request animation frame?
  • 56:28 I was wondering if you guys could talk about using ajax requests to dynamically load content on a page, and how it can be done so that google can recognize it?


  • 20:10 Adobe – Adobe believes that web standard technologies are the future for creative expression. They are addressing different parts of the web design process with fantastic tools like:
    • Edge Animate (for creating animated, interactive content with HTML)
    • Edge Reflow (for creating responsive designs)
    • Edge Code (for writing HTML, CSS and JavaScript)
    • Edge Inspect (for previewing and inspecting web designs on devices) You can learn more at html.adobe.com/edge.
  • 38:25 E4H – Responsive Web Design Summit – 3 days, all day long. Environments for Humans brings together some of the Web’s most notable experts in and for an all-new, three-day online conference, the RWD Summit 2014! Bring the experts to your desktop April 1 – April 3, 2014 from 9AM to 5PM (CT). Use coupon code SHOPTALKSHOW and grab a ticket for 20% off!


  • Mate Brkić

    Dave nice intro 😀

  • Damon Bauer

    So I took the challenge to create that Sass Pantone thing. Had some fun with Sass “maps” and that sorta wizardry!


  • I made a color variable thing for Stylus a while ago for Crayola Crayons and Prismacolor Pencils/Markers/Pastels. It was originally for matching colors from hand drawings, but now it is just fun to use colors named $alien-armpit.


  • Guest

    Thank you, guys! It was a terrific answer!
    I completely forgot about that question and I was very surprised to hear my name.
    Also, I’d like to add that it would be

  • Thank you, guys! It was a terrific answer!

    I completely forgot about that question and I was very surprised to hear my name.

    I’d like to add that it’s worth mentioning the “the tools, not the rules” rule, because it’s often not so clear when to use rAf and Timeline tool could give you the edge in those cases.

  • Dr Madvibe

    Get Dick Van Dyke on the show.