Kyle Simpson, the author of the You Don’t Know JS book series, talks about education and learning and teaching programming to new developers.
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Paul Bakaus (@pbakaus) is the “Voice of Chrome DevTools, AMP and Open Web Games at Google”, was previously the Studio CTO at Zynga and is the creator of jQuery UI. HE blogs at his “sea of ideas” at paulbakaus.com.
In this edition of Decoded Chats, Chris Heilmann took a whole 50 minutes to take Paul on a deep-dive of Accelerated Mobile Pages, or AMP – a new and rather creative way to deliver content on mobile devices in a very secure and fast manner. As with every format competing with HTML, this brings a lot of worries and confusion, many of which we discussed here.
Aaron Gustafson inspires us to build a web where content is accessible to all people. He encourages us to keep an open mind about perspectives that are different than our own. He motivates us to keep focused on context when it comes to the users we’re designing for. He also challenges us to plant seeds of growth in others by making ourselves available and open to new opportunities.
Aaron Gustafson is passionate about web standards and accessibility as would be expected from a former manager of the Web Standards Project. In his two decades working on the Web, he’s worked with companies such as Happy Cog, Major League Baseball, McAfee and The New York Times. He joined Microsoft as a web standards advocate to work closely with their browser team. He loves sharing his knowledge through writing. His three-part series on progressive enhancement for A List Apart is a perennial favorite and his seminal book on the subject, Adaptive Web Design, has earned him numerous accolades and honors. When he’s not writing, he’s probably on the road presenting at conferences and running workshops across the globe. He is a longtime member of Rosenfeld Media’s “experts” group and former technical editor for A List Apart. He and his wife also brokered and produced the DVD release of Drawing Flies which was also produced by Kevin Smith (of Clerks fame who also happens to be a fellow comic book nerd).
Ada-Rose Edwards @LadyAdaKing is a Web Developer, Developer Advocate for Samsung Internet and self-proclaimed “Web Fangirl”. She’s been instrumental in the development of the Financial Times App, one of the first applications to use HTML5 to deliver a great cross-platform experience that rivaled the quality of native apps. She is based in London, England and you can find her on the web at ada.is.
We invited her to chat with Chris Heilmann about the concept of Progressive Web Apps, what new technologies like Service Worker mean for the web and a few more of the technologies she explained in her article “The Building Blocks of Progressive Web Apps“. She had a lot of great insights into application development for the web and tips and tricks how to make them work for everybody.
“I’m not rich, but I have a rich life.” – Chris Coyier
What we talked about:
The story of CSS-Tricks
Blogging as a business (advertising)
Building an audience with a blog
Staying up to date on tech
Having a clear value proposition
A day in the life of Chris…
Chris Coyier teaches us that if we care about succeeding in something, we need to be willing to persist for a long time. He inspires us to grab hold of the joy that comes from building for ourselves, too. He encourages us to not just use a framework because we’re “supposed to”, but to use whatever tool is right for the job. He also enlightens us to the superpower of using SVG in practical ways.
Chris Coyier is the founder of everybody’s favorite CSS resource CSS-Tricks, and the author of newly released A Book Apart published “Practical SVG”. He’s a fellow podcaster co-hosting the Shop Talk Show. He co-founded the incredibly innovative web coding playground, CodePen. He loves to share his knowledge as an international speaker and avid blogger. His life goal is to be a banjo player in an old time string band.
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Jeremy Keith (@adactio), web guru & co-founder of ClearLeft, talks with us about the potential pitfalls and hopes on Progressive Enhancement with Web Components.
Right before a role=drinks meetup I had a very pleasant conversation with Léonie Watson about what quality means to her. Her definition of quality may differ a bit from many other digital designers and engineers. Léonie turned blind 16 years ago, so certain things we consider to be important might not even exist for her, and the things that are most important to her may not be the first things designers and developers think about.
We talked about why so many websites are badly built. About the fundamental basics that are missing in many of the frameworks that developers like to use today. And about the designers who believe that wow-experience is more important than user experience. We also talked about the future of technology, incredible things like AI, and how this may make life so much easier for so many people: I like the idea of self driving cars, Léonie needs one. But we also talk about some of the conflicts that exist, for instance between accessibility and privacy, or between different needs of different people.
It was a pleasant conversation. And the tea was nice as well.
On today’s episode we sit down with Marcy Sutton—a senior front end engineer at Deque Systems, where she works on accessibility. We talk about the intersection and differentiations in performance and accessibility. Marcy explains that there’s a huge audience that’s being missed by not making your website accessible.
Unfortunately, if it’s not something you have a personal connection to, it may not occur to you to think about. We talk about how most companies become interested in accessibility after they suffer a lawsuit, and how Marcy’s teaching us ways we can be proactive instead of reactive. We look at tools on how to make our sites more accessible and who to make them accessible for. We also talk about the metrics to use to measure success and usability.
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