195: With Brenna O’Brien

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We’re joined by Brenna O’Brien who works at TED and also helps with NodeSchool. We answer some of your questions with some of our answers before getting in to a discussion on the cost of frameworks.

Q & A

  • 34:19 On hover I would like to change the fills of these icons to pure white. I’ve solved it with inline SVG but I’m curious if there’s a more elegant way to do that.
  • 40:05 Do I need to use a task manager when using a CMS, or are they really geared towards frameworks like Jekyll and Angular.js?
  • 46:16 What are in your opinion the pros and cons of javascript MVC versus server side MVC and what are typical use cases for one and the other?



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Job Mention

  • Jason Neel

    Man, working for a organization like TED seems like it’d be a sweet gig…

  • Mark Lanham

    ok, so I’m a bit behind with listening to these episodes but wanted to mention my experience with SVG icons. You can actually create your own custom SVG icon set at http://fontello.com/ which is cool. This means you can use your custom icon font the same as you would with FontAwesome http://fontawesome.io/ for example. Meaning all your favourite CSS selectors can be used; font-size, hover colour etc. Worth checking out if you haven’t done so already.