In Episode No. 74 of The Big Web Show, Jeffrey Zeldman interviews Chris Coyier of CSS-Tricks, CodePen, and ShopTalk about the path from employee to media maven, upcoming secret features for CodePen, coping with Retina images, finding sponsors, the success of his Kickstarter campaign, tee shirts for manly men, Twitter dramas about baseline grids, and lots more.
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This week we were joined by Ethan Marcotte, our chauffeur into the brave new world of responsive web design. We’ve been getting a good amount of questions about RWD, so we’ve saved the best ones up for a special espisode from the man himself. We talk about (roughly in order):
Adobe Shadow (http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/shadow/)
SenchaTouch 2 (http://www.sencha.com/blog/announcing-sencha-touch-2/)
The Non-Breaking Space Show Crossover (http://nonbreakingspace.tv/shoptalk-crossover-with-chris-coyier-and-dave-rupert/)
The Industry Podcast (http://theindustry.cc/2012/03/06/2-responsive-sass-awkward-hugs/)
>What is responsive design?
>When shouldn’t you use responsive design?
>Using image sprites with responsive design?
>Scaling images in responsive design
>Responsive display advertising
>Making the jQuery plugin DataTables responsive
>Grid systems to help the transition into responsive design
>Is hiding inline images good enough to prevent them from loading?
>Embedded tweets in responsive design
>Masonry style layouts
Note: Dear Audiophiles, sorry about the choppy recording. Will work on it.
This week we were joined by Nicole Sullivan, a long time web veteran, originator of OOCSS, CSS lint, and tons more. Nicole is definitely a thought leader in the modern web development world who is often ahead of us all. We’ve watched OOCSS start out as this abstract and highly criticized concept turn into a pretty commonplace practice on large sites. We talk about (roughly in order):
>Matt Wilcox on The Responsive Images Problem
>IE 7 Tax – Company literally charging 6.8% more for products they sell online if browser is IE 7.
Q & A:
>Isn’t OOCSS just moving CSS bloat into HTML bloat?
>Is there going to be a book on OOCSS?
>Recognizing when many elements have the same classes, and making a new class that @extends the old ones.
>Can you use the body element like you would a page-wrapping div?
>What tools to we suggest for validation in the modern world, especially as part of a workflow?
>How does SMACSS compare/contrast to OOCSS?
>When do you call yourself a professional designer or developer?
>How about universally setting elements to position: relative;
The Shop Talk Show has no guests this weeks, as Chris Coyier & Dave Rupert get through as many user questions as possible. Quick-fire questions on web design & development…
"This week on Boagworld: Chris Coyier talks CSS and more, we say goodbye to the boagworld podcast and ask what can you listen to now?"