We’re talking with two content strategy experts, Ellen de Vries and Robert Mills/
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Jobs hunting and the frustration with job titles. Why isn’t it ok to only know HTML and CSS in 2017? Why do bootcamps seem to focus on javscript so much? We’re joined by Lara and Mandy for this episode to try and figure all of this out.
We’ve got Robyn Kanner and Mike Monteiro on the show to talk about ethics in design. When and, more importantly, how should you stand up to a manager when they tell you to design something in a way that feels wrong? Where do ethics and morals collide and how do we navigate that?
It’s conference season and we’ve Una Kravets and Krystal Higgins from An Event Apart Seattle on to talk about how they got into their “things” – the stuff they talk about, why they picked that topic, what to do if other people hop on your thing, and ideas to start giving talks at conferences.
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9:10 Summary of Krystal’s talk “The Joy of Optimizing” talk at An Event Apart Seattle
14:10 How did Krystal learn about on-boarding and dive in to it?
17:20 Can a good app still survive even with bad on-boarding?
19:10 Dave walks into a bar and signs up for Snapchat.
22:01 How do you rate a good or bad on-boarding experience?
26:30 How do you get invited to talk at conferences?
33:40 How does Krystal’s involvement with Android Wear relate to on-boarding?
35:30 Chris tries on a HTC Vive
44:01 What happens if somebody starts treading on your thing?
47:40 If too many people have the same thing, does it create too much noise around it?
50:50 What if no one is interested in your thing?
52:07 3 things to look for in a conference talk.
55:05 Chris’ low-fi way to test out a talk idea.
Getting AMP’d with AMP. We’re going to talk about the #hotdrama about AMP with a couple of AMP experts.
We’re back talking books and we’re joined by 4 other technical book authors to discuss why we wrote a book, figuring out where to start, whether writing takes you out of the game, and should you write for fun or profit?
Q & A
7:30 Why did Brad Frost write a book?
10:40 Why did Richard Feldman write a book on Elm?
13:00 Simon King: why a book about industrial design?
15:40 What was Val’s path to writing a book about web animation?
18:40 Should you be an expert first and then write a book or become an expert by writing a book?
31:50 Was it the process of writing the book worth it?
43:40 Does writing a book take you out of the game?
54:40 What’s the difference between a book and a blog post?
Val Head / @vlh on Twitter
📗 Designing Interface Animation
📗 Understanding Industrial Design
📗 Elm in Action
Brad Frost / @brad_frost on Twitter
📗 Atomic Design
🎥 What Comes Next is the Future
Workshop on Elm with FrontEnd Masters
🎙 Style Guide Podcast
Hear the finale of the #DaveGoesWindows series. Worried about being left behind? What can you do while you just build websites? The line between front end and back end developers being blurred? Animating icons on your phone’s home screen? We’ve got answers!
Q & A
40:20 How come we haven’t figured out a way to animate phone app icons on events like “when clicked” or moved?
45:01 When did Front-End become closer to “Back End”? Do you think staying on the path as a UI Engineer is smart or trying to pivot and learn more of the JS frameworks, etc.?
50:00 What are some useful ways I can stay on top of whats new and changing other then listening to Shoptalk Show?
A bit of follow up from last episode on static site generators vs CMS’s. Then Chris and Dave recap their experience at Web Design Day including re-answering questions and the Hot or Not audience polls.
Q & A
20:05 Any advice for people who feel design challenged when designing a website?
25:34 Frameworks vs learning semantic code. What do you think of frameworks? Are developers not really learning HTML and CSS?
32:08 What is the best way to manage the styles in a robust CSS file used in hundreds of websites?
37:50 What are the best resources for people to enter the industry from who have zero experience?
We mouth blog a few thoughts on our episode 200: How we set up the site to live stream, the mice we use, podcast fame, using different font libraries, using a grid, encouraging empathy on the web, home servers, and self-teaching.
Q & A
4:35 We really like how you have your site setup so people can listen live and talk about the podcast. I was hoping you might be able to point me in the right direction for doing something similar.
12:27 How has podcast-fame changed your lives? Is it difficult to do things like shop for groceries with throngs of ravenous teenagers tearing at your clothes?
15:12 Can you use two different font libraries at once?
19:31 When using a grid system, is it better to separate the layout classes from the element you wish to style, or combine them to save on markup?
25:15 What mouse do you use?
30:00 Why does Chris end each show in a monotone voice?
31:31 What are some of the ways we can support, apply, and encourage empathy in our relatively young community? What are the biggest issues we can focus on fixing as a community?
39:00 What do you guys think about this new super duper awesome thing called PostCSS?
47:38 UX is used to describe many different activities, what does UX mean to you in your design process?
53:33 What do you think about making home servers for websites? Should I use a hosting company it should I build my own Linux server and install lamp on it?
56:03 What are your thoughts on the increase in self-teaching among aspiring devs? Do you think this is a strength, weakness, or a bit of both, and why?
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