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  1. ShopTalk 123: Special Archive Episode from 2004

    This week, we take a listen to an episode of the Shoptalk show that was recorded WAAAYYYYY back in 2004, when – apparently – both Chris and Dave had midwestern accents and voices that cracked regularly! They speak to some up-and-comers in the web design community, and debate the hot question: CSS, or tables?

    Q & A

    5:26 Live Journal no longer requires an invite code: is there going to be a Shoptalk Community?

    7:07 How do I add text to my Zen Garden theme with CSS?

    12:06 I’d like to use CSS Zen Garden, but I’m Christian. What should I do?

    15:31 I’ve been using frames and tables for my layouts, but I’ve heard about divs and CSS. Should I take the time to learn this stuff?

    17:25 Is it possible to use CSS with IE 5 and 6?

    20:10 I heard the folks at Mozilla are about to release a new web browser. Will it handle CSS properties better than Internet Exploder?

    22:59 I have two frames in a frame set. How do I let my users toggle the left frame on and off by clicking a button on the right frame?

    26:27 Where can I find “Under Construction” GIFs for my new site? And how long do I have before GeoCities takes my page down?

    30:41 I’m working with an Ad Agency doing print work, but I’m interested in building websites. Is the future of websites bigger than print design?

    34:28 I’ve been hearing about liquid layouts to let websites adjust to different screen sizes, but since most screens are 1024px or 800px, are liquid layouts worth the extra work?

    38:23 What can I do to make my Myspace page look cooler?

    40:50 I’m building my first website, and I want to make a blog. Should I use WordPress or Grey Matter?

    43:15 How do I change the background image in my nav bar when the user hovers over it?

    46:46 Do you know of a good rollover plugin for Dreamweaver 6?

    48:47 Why should I start using CSS and Divs instead of table based layouts?

    52:38 I’ve been using Adobe Director, but my teachers at school keep telling me that Authorware is going to be the next big thing. Any tips?

    56:00 My uncle keeps having the weird dreams about the future where kids are taking pictures of their meals and sharing them on the internet. Is he crazy?

    http://shoptalkshow.com/episodes/123-special-archive-episode-2004/

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  2. ShopTalk 122 with Katie Kovalcin

    This week we were joined by Katie Kovalcin. Katie is a designer at Happy Cog in Austin and teaches at Girl Develop It.

    We talked about (roughly in order):

    News’n’Links’n’Drama:

    12:55 Protesters outside Google.io, and Google Cardboard

    Q & A:

    19:56 What is your feeling on website creators like Wix and Squarespace? Is this taking away from potential business for web designer/developers?

    27:32 Recently I was asked to create page design for a client. Just the visual design, no code. I thought this would be easy, but after spending an hour and a half creating a table in Illustrator, I’m yearning for some basic HTML & CSS. Are there any design tools you guys know of that take into account of things like “separation of style and content” or “modular components”?

    34:10 I’m a newb. I love designing using HTML and CSS, but my creativity is stunted because I can’t program. Which language should I learn first?

    38:43 Responsive web design has done a lot of great things for the web, but sometimes the sharing of a single codebase for all the different breakpoints makes things tricky. I’ll usually ask my designers to avoid situations that would require building a component in two different ways across screen sizes. The navigation in the header is usually one of the areas for this discussion (where a design basically requires toggling visibility between two different menu systems). Am I being too much of a stickler or should I stand my ground?

    47:03 For smaller websites I often find it difficult to collect quality content from the business that I am designing a website for. These website budgets are usually small therefore a content writer may not be practical. Can you explain your process on collecting data or steering customers in the right direction when it comes to providing quality content?

    52:35 I’ve got this really bad habit of nudging things in my design. Two pixels up, an em here, an em there. And then repeat into insanity. I’m always struggling to get that whitespace just right. How do you approach whitespace?

    http://shoptalkshow.com/episodes/122-katie-kovalcin/

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  3. The Gently Mad #44: Brad Frost - Goodstuff FM

    Adam is joined this week by the amazingly prolific Brad Frost. Brad is probably best known as a front-end web designer and is also a talented speaker and writer.

    http://www.goodstuff.fm/thegentlymad/44

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  4. Unfinished Business 73: We’ve reached peak burrito

    A weekly discussion show about the business end, the sharp end of web, design and creative industries.

    Jeremy Keith joins me on this, episode 73 of Unfinished Business. Although I try to steer clean of provoking him by not talking about moon landings, we disagree about just about everything else. Fish tacos, things that scientists haven’t done that I think they should’ve and what makes advertising to fascinating to me and hateful to him. It’s a lively show. There are sparks. I think you’ll like it.

    http://unfinished.bz/73

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  5. Unfinished Business 68: Rubbish at podcasting

    On Unfinished Business this week, and with us both fresh from the Net Awards, Laura Kalbag and I talk about our experiences there. I explain why I don’t feel at home in the web design industry as it is today and how its conversations no longer reflect my interests in design.

    After last week’s ‘giant’ misunderstanding about speaker fees, we also talk about the responsibilities that speakers have to themselves, to an audience and to an event and the people who’ve organised it. It’s a lively discussion. We talk about swearing, why private agreements between speakers and conferences should remain confidential and why speakers should play their part in supporting an event, before, during and after it.

    Laura, I and everyone who makes Unfinished Business, wants to say an enormous “thank you” to everyone who voted for our show and put it in the final five top podcasts of 2014 at the Net Awards.

    http://unfinished.bz/68

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  6. Yesenia Perez-Cruz Asks Her Past Self for Feedback | Ladies in Tech

    Let’s talk public speaking in a foreign country on this episode of the Ladies in Tech podcast!

    Designer, Yesenia Perez-Cruz, joins us after her recent trip to Brazil, where she explains some of the adjustments she made for speaking to an international audience. We’ll also talk about prepping for your conference talk and how to know if your idea for a talk is a good one.

    Yesenia is senior designer at Happy Cog in Philadelphia, where she creates beautiful, functional design systems for clients like MTV, Zappos, and Iron Chef Jose Garces. She teaches for GirlDevelopit, and has spoken at conferences like Artifact, Blend, and SXSW.

    http://ladiesintech.com/podcast-yesenia-perez-cruz/

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  7. Responsive Design Podcast Episode 13: Mat Marquis & Responsive Images

    This week we’re super lucky to be joined by Mat Marquis, chair of the Responsive Images Community Group, staffer on A List Apart and much more. Mat has been pushing for a solution to responsive images for ever and finally we’re almost at the point at which we can say we have a solution .I asked the social world if anyone had any questions about responsive images for Mat and there was no shortage of responses. I’m not entirely sure all of them are actually serious, but they were asked so they’ll be asked

    Details Author: Justin Avery Published: 01 May 2014

    http://responsivedesign.is/articles/responsive-design-podcast-episode-13-mat-marquis-and-responsive-images

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  8. 118: Responsive Images, Picturefill, and Web Standards

    Scott Jehl and Jeffrey Zeldman discuss the picture element: a container for multiple images. Making the emerging W3C standard picture element work in today’s browsers. Polyfills and progressive enhancement. Responsible responsive design. Shim versus polyfill; srcset versus picture; the prefix wars. Balancing company projects and open source, community projects.

    Picturefill is a responsive images polyfill approach that web designers and developers can use today.

    Scott Jehl

    is a web designer and developer who works with the bright folks at Filament Group, where he creates websites and applications for a range of clients (including the 2012 responsive design of the Boston Globe). He is an active contributor to the open source community, frequently releasing ideas and projects on Github; a jQuery team member (most recently leading the development of the jQuery Mobile project); and the co-author of Designing With Progressive Enhancement (New Riders: 2010)

    http://muleradio.net/thebigwebshow/118

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  9. Jonathan Snook Turns Writing into Speaking | Ladies in Tech

    Jonathan Snook joins us and talks about SMACSS, writing, workshops and more! Listen to hear about how Jonathan took an idea and expanded that idea into a book and series of workshops. Also find out his take on how to keep material fresh and interesting when you repeat information for different groups of people. To round things out, we’ll also ask Jonathan to tell us about when things at a conference went way unexpected and how he came out of that unscathed.

    http://ladiesintech.com/podcast-jonathan-snook/

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  10. Stacey Mulcahy Takes us Behind the Scenes at Workshops | Ladies in Tech

    Ever wonder what it’s like to run a workshop? Speaking all day comes with a new set of rewards and challenges, find out more about those as Stacey Mulcahy joins us on the podcast. We’ll talk about how public speaking differs between all day workshops versus an hour-long talk. We’ll also talk about what makes a workshop successful, how to plan one, and how to come up with topics to speak about.

    Stacey Mulcahy is a Microsoft Technology Evangelist for Windows 8. She’s also really into physical computing – working with the Raspberry Pi, BeagleBoard and the Arduino.

    Stacey has spoken at over 45 events on a variety of topics that range from technical to workflow and process. Stacey has spoken at conferences like FITC in Toronto, Vancouver and Amsterdam, Reasons to be Creative, and Halifax Pop Explosion.

    http://ladiesintech.com/podcast-stacey-mulcahy/

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