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  1. Christian Heilmann — TE; DL Too Easy, Didn’t Learn

    Keynote at jQuery Europe 2014.

    In the keynote, I tried to analyse the massive discrepancy between what we as web developers get and how happy we seem to be.

    We are an elite group in the job market: we are paid well, our work environment is high-tech and our perks make other people jealous. We even get the proverbial free lunches.

    And yet our image is that of unsatisfied, hard to work with people who need to be kept happy and are socially awkward. I was confused that a group with all the necessary creature comforts is not an example of how easy working together could be. Instead, we even seem to need codes of conduct for our events to remind people not to behave badly towards people of the other sex or cultural background. Are we spoiled? Are we just broken? Or is there more?

    I’ve found a few reasons why we can come across as unsatisfied and hard to handle and the biggest to me was that whilst we are getting pampered, we lack real recognition for what we do.

    When you get a lot, but you yourself feel you are not really doing much, you are stuck between feeling superior to others who struggle with things you consider easy and feeling like a fraud. Instead of trying to communicate out about what we do, how much work it involves and why we do things in a certain way we seem to flee into a world of blaming our tools and trying to impress one another.

    —Huffduffed by adactio one week ago

  2. Episode #37 — Jenn Lukas Can Dance On Command, The Quickening : Pixel Recess

    Ready yourself for the dance-tronic spectacular of today’s guest — “tear-off” clothing connoisseur, conference speaker dance specialist, future President of the Fantasy Football Fail League and writer of Game Of Thrones meme network bloglr tumblesite Sex-Hobbit, oh, and also a front-end mechanic of Acme CSS, Jenn Lukas. When Jenn (with a hard “n”) isn’t contemplating the cries of John Snow, you can find her writing things and spontaneously reading books out loud.

    Please rate and review this podcast on iTunes and vote for it as the Best New Podcast on the Net Awards. Please don’t make me create thousands of alias email accounts to make my dream of superfluous internet stardom (and subsequent celebrity mental breakdown) a reality.

    Today’s show is NOT sponsored by George R.R. Martin or The City Of Philadelphia.    Superiority Level:14.69

    Twitter Famous:7,859

    Follow Jenn:@jennlukas

    Tagged: can’t dance or speak, cry on demand, delaware is a smell, homeland the cryening, john snow cries all the time, karoke voice-to-text, low expectations, no hope, penguin trials, philly is new york with apathy, puppet speaking, radio voice, selling another startup synergy, sex-hobbit, tax free, tear off clothing, the great of sass vs less, the war that almost the entire world didn’t care about, web year converter, who farted acting

    —Huffduffed by adactio one month ago

  3. The Big Web Show 113: From Britain With Love: Front End Style Guides

    Anna Debenham on Code For America, starting a web career at age 14, checking websites in game console browsers, producing 24 Ways, what comes after winning young developer of the year, and the delights of Spotted Dick and Victoria Sponge.

    Anna is the author of Front-end Style Guides, creator of the Game Console Browsers website for developers, co-producer of 24 Ways, technical editor for A List Apart, and was Netmag’s Young Developer of the Year 2013.

    —Huffduffed by adactio one month ago

  4. ShopTalk #101: With John Resig

    This week we were joined by John Resig. John is the Dean of Computer Science at Khan Academy and the creator of the jQuery JavaScript library. He’s also the author of the books Pro JavaScript Techniques and Secrets of the JavaScript Ninja.

    We talked about (roughly in order):

    Q & A:

    42:08 Is it worth it for me to start investing my time into learning all these new frameworks (such as backbone, angular, ember)?

    46:50 I work as a front-end developer at Hiplogiq. We are looking to fill a couple of front-end dev internships. We would like to offer more opportunities to women in our field, but I have found that is extremely hard to find candidates. Do you guys have any ideas where else can I find students that may want to be part of our internship program? (check out: Women Who Code)

    58:00 Should I learn Javascript or JQuery?

    61:45 Minigames with canvas?

    —Huffduffed by adactio 2 months ago

  5. CSS and JavaScript: Can’t We All Just Get Along? - The Big Web Show

    CSS and JavaScript: Can’t We All Just Get Along?

    with Nicole Sullivan

    Running CSS Conf, building scalable systems that won’t break, designing for speed and performance, learning Ruby, Object Oriented CSS, a CSS Style Guide, Type-o-matic, practical takeaways from stunt CSS, pairing as a work method, sexism and racism tests, and setting aside biases when selecting conference sessions.

    —Huffduffed by adactio 2 months ago

  6. Brad Frost – Creating Responsive Interfaces » UIE Brain Sparks

    Frameworks and design patterns are no strangers in the world of web design. As responsive web design becomes common practice, making sure these templates work across every imaginable screen and device is trickier. There have been attempts to break down page elements in separate modules, but you often never see it fully assembled.

    Brad Frost shares this frustration and introduces Atomic Design as a solution. Borrowing from the metaphor of atoms making up molecules, molecules making up organism and so forth, Brad thinks responsive design needs to be approached deeper than at the page level. Having these individual modules is great, but how do they all fit together?

    Designing in this way allows you to be more deliberate and systematic in your approach. Dividing an interface up creates the ability to stitch webpages together but in a way that builds from an atomic level and you can clearly see how you’ve arrived at the end product. This approach to responsive design, as Brad says, serves to solve problems in a very acute way.

    —Huffduffed by adactio 3 months ago

  7. Episode #019 | The Back to Front Show

    It’s the end of year Back to Front Show awards special. An opinonated, and occasionally tongue in cheek, look back over the last year in which we celebrate the events, the trends, the people, the apps, the podcasts, the magazines and the books that have made 2013 a great year. We also have details of our first ever guest co-host who will be joining Keir in December!

    —Huffduffed by adactio 4 months ago

  8. Anna Debenham - The East Wing

    The East Wing is a podcast brought to you by Tim Smith, that talks with industry experts about design, solving problems and the keys to creating products with value.

    Tim talks with Anna Debenham about how she got started and some real talk about freelancing.

    —Huffduffed by adactio 4 months ago

  9. The Non-Breaking Space Show: Jeremy Keith

    The Non-Breaking Space Show is a podcast by Christopher Schmitt, Dave McFarland, Chris Enns interviewing the best and brightest of the web.

    Our talk with Jeremy runs the gamut of the web – progressive enhancement, depending on a database, sirens, the death of web services, the telegraph, transcriptions, CERN and preparing for a great talk.

    —Huffduffed by adactio 5 months ago

  10. ShopTalk 088: With Scott Jehl

    This week we were joined by Scott Jehl, a progressive enhancer at Filament Group. We talked about (roughly in order):


    • 15:48 Godaddy aquired Media Temple

    Q & A:

    • 24:30 I want to use a ‘mobile first’ approach, but the client wants to see the desktop version first. How would you solve this little problem?
    • 31:14 I’m trying to understand Javascript templating. I’ve heard of Mustache/Handlebars, but not sure how it’s implemented. What are the pros/cons of it?
    • 42:58 I manage an established, spaghetti-coded academic department website. A redesign is on its way but the menu is still hover based. I needed a quick, temporary fix.
    • 51:43 My question is about vanilla javascript performance and libraries. What if you already have jQuery running, should you still write as much as possible in plain javascript?

    —Huffduffed by adactio 5 months ago

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