Playing: 086: Potluck - Working with designers × Is WordPress Crap? × When to stop working × More
Jun 9th, 2023
Supper Club × OpenAI, Future of programming, LLMs, and Math with Andrey Mishchenko
Apr 28th, 2023
Supper Club × Privacy, Cookie Banners, GDPR with Donata and Hans Skillrud
Apr 7th, 2023
Supper Club × Fabian Kägy - Modern WordPress - Blocks, Page builders, Headless, Custom Fields
Mar 29th, 2023
Potluck × Testing Animations × Tools for Learning × Coding Related Injuries
Mar 24th, 2023
Supper Club × The Role Of UX Designers In Humanizing The Future with Travis Neilson
Jan 13th, 2023
Supper Club × Katherine Mello on Liberal Arts → Coding, Bootcamps, and Sustainability
Dec 23rd, 2022
Supper Club × Switching into Coding and climbing the Pommade ladder with Kenneth Lyerly
Oct 28th, 2022
Supper Club × GraphQL as an Aggregation Layer with Filipe Ferreira of Sky TV
Oct 10th, 2022
Syntactic Sugar, Declarative and First Class Citizens? What does that even mean?
Sep 9th, 2022
Supper Club × The Primeagan - Vim, Streaming, Rust, all Around Interesting Guy
Sep 7th, 2022
Potluck - How to Pick a Tech Stack × useEffect × setTimeout × Staying Focused
Aug 17th, 2022
Job Types Agency, Tech, Startup, Entrepreneur VS Tech company VS In House
Jul 15th, 2022
Supper Club × 70,000 Serverless Functions with Kristi Perreault of Liberty Mutual
May 9th, 2022
TypeScript Fundamentals × Narrowing, Discriminating Unions, and Type Guards
Apr 20th, 2022
Potluck - Working on a Team × Dealing with Imposter Syndrome × Animating on the Web × Icon Libraries × Demanding Clients
Apr 13th, 2022
Potluck - Multi Tenant Apps, JS Sprinkles, Kids Coding, Server Error Handling
Apr 6th, 2022
Making Content × What is our Process? Youtube, Blog Posts, Courses, Conference Talks, and Podcasts
Mar 16th, 2022
Potluck - Handling Auth × Are Web Dev Real Developers? × Handling Git Conflicts × Converting PNG to Box-Shadow × Bad Docs vs No Docs × Making Shopify Headless
Feb 16th, 2022
Potluck - Selling Themes × Which Browser Should Devs Use? × Where Do You Keep 2FA Codes? × Remix vs Svelte Kit × Getting Unstuck from Tutorial Hell
Dec 8th, 2021
Nov 17th, 2021
Potluck — Copilot × Glasses × Databases × Dealing with Stress × Employment vs Self-Employment × Auth in GraphQL × Headless CMS × More!
Nov 10th, 2021
Web Containers, StackBlitz, and Node.js in the Browser with Tomek Sulkowski
Oct 20th, 2021
Potluck — Coding for Kids × MongoDB Hosting × NoMoreFoo × Best Cities for Dev Jobs × GraphQL Resolvers × Package Security × Prototypes and Portfolios × More!
Oct 6th, 2021
Potluck — Corn Shucking × Self-Hosting Images × WordPress × Getting Scammed × Portfolios
Sep 8th, 2021
Potluck - Sass × Houdini × No JS? × Solid Project × First Dev Job Tips × Bartering × DRM × Dev Laptops × Databases × Frontity × More!
Aug 18th, 2021
Potluck - Moist code × Memoization × Ready for full-time? × Deadlines × Design ethics × React components × Video hosting × Local fonts × More!
Aug 4th, 2021
Potluck - WordPress × 3rd-Party Cloud Services × Backend Hosting × Drupal × Getting Clients × GPS vs BEM × More!
Aug 2nd, 2021
Hasty Treat - Git the Latest - New Things In Tech - CoPilot, Petite Vue, Stackblitz, Web3 + More!
Jul 21st, 2021
Potluck - Svelte × Bleeding-Edge Tech × Git Process × Screencasts × Government Jobs × Permissions-Based APIs × Rescript × More!
Jul 5th, 2021
Jun 28th, 2021
Jun 23rd, 2021
Potluck - Web components × Gear × Docker × Web Dev Frameworks × Golden Handcuffs × Browser Testing × SSR React × Code Prediction × More!
Jun 9th, 2021
Potluck - Immutability × Turning Off Your Brain × Types vs Interfaces × Hooks vs Components × Making the Most of Your First Job × Confidence in Svelte × More!
May 12th, 2021
Potluck — Freelancing × Leveraging your experience × Component size × Dealing with mediocrity × How to spend "extra time" × Rust vs Node × Free hosting? × More!
May 5th, 2021
Potluck — Is it worth it to still learn WordPress? × Is Safari the new IE11? × Mobile website testing × Pirated content × Styled components × SSGs × Transitioning to full-time freelance × More!
Apr 7th, 2021
Potluck — Video Hosting × Fake Names? × Portfolio Projects × Monorepos × APIs × TLDs × Recording Tips × More!
Mar 10th, 2021
Potluck — VSCode × Vercel vs Netlify × Models × Mutations × Multi-Vendor Platforms × Websites vs Web Apps × More!
Feb 17th, 2021
Potluck — Do titles matter? × Should clients pay for plugins? × Can I debug my baby? × How we prepare for Syntax × Deno × Learning things quickly × More!
Jan 20th, 2021
Potluck — $100k Dev Jobs × Sponsored Blog Posts × How To Keep Your Skills Up To Date × Libraries vs Custom × Dev Tools × More!
Jan 4th, 2021
Hasty Treat - Hyper Productivity with Keyboard Shortcuts + Window Management
Dec 23rd, 2020
Potluck — New Macs × Podcast Statistics × E-commerce Testing × WordPress × Charging More × Learning Web Dev × More!
Nov 25th, 2020
Potluck - Frameworks vs Libraries × Debugging × CSS Modules vs Styled Components × Resumes × Stress Management × More!
Oct 7th, 2020
Potluck - Is Angular good? × Stencil.js × Self XSS × SVGs in React × Social Platforms for Devs × Project Handoff × Cleaning Knives × More!
Sep 21st, 2020
Hasty Treat - Our First Bucks Made From Web Dev, Teaching, YouTube and Tutorials
Sep 9th, 2020
Tales from Webdev Past - Clearfix × Floats × Cufon × Guestbooks × PNG Fix × More!
Sep 2nd, 2020
Potluck - RIP Firefox? × Safari × Changing Careers × Regression Testing × Google Analytics Alternatives × Malicious Github Users? × Mac vs Windows × More!
Aug 26th, 2020
Potluck - MDX × Portfolio Projects × Code Commenting × CSS Properties × Reusable Components × More!
Aug 19th, 2020
Potluck - Subscriptions × ES Modules in Node × Chicken Thigh × Being a Good Dad × Refactoring × More!
Jul 27th, 2020
Hasty Treat - Target=_blank security issue? What's the deal with noopener and noreferrer?
Jul 22nd, 2020
Potluck - Beating Procrastination × Rollup vs Webpack × Leadership × Code Planning × Styled Components × More!
Jul 6th, 2020
Hasty Treat - Forms, Captchas, Honeypots, Dealing With Malicious Users and the Sad State of Contact Forms
Jun 24th, 2020
Potluck - Libraries vs Frameworks × Firefox × Career Advice For Teenagers × Who Would Win a Thumb War? × More!
Jun 17th, 2020
The Fundamentals Leftovers - Terminal, Shortcuts, View Source, Github + More!
May 27th, 2020
Potluck - Courses for Kids × Sub-Components × Recursion × DB Hosting × Frameworks × Data Structures & Algorithms × More!
Apr 29th, 2020
Potluck Part 2 - Magic GQLess × Are classes dead? × Custom Hooks × Staying Up To Date × CSS × More!
Apr 22nd, 2020
Potluck - Mobile First × Arrow Functions × Deno × JSON APIs × Refactoring Tips × More!
Apr 1st, 2020
Mental Health and Dev ft Dr. Courtney Tolinski - Depression, Anxiety, Imposter Syndrome, Focus, Motivation, Burnout
Mar 25th, 2020
Potluck - Bootcamps × Career Change × Figma × Gatsby × AMP × Mongoose × More!
Feb 26th, 2020
Potluck - Next vs Gatsby × Headless CMS × Vue.js × Is Ruby on Rails still good? × More!
Jan 29th, 2020
Potluck - Dev Culture Fit × Slack Communities × Vanilla JS × Backpacks × Raspberry Pi × More!
Jan 27th, 2020
Hasty Treat - Building A Community Slack, Discord, Spectrum, Discourse, Forums
Jan 20th, 2020
Hasty Treat - Picking the Stack for uses.tech - Gatsby, React, Context, Styled Components
Jan 1st, 2020
Potluck - Fonts × Frameworks × Teas × Coding Subscriptions × Client Work × More!
Dec 4th, 2019
Potluck - Tabs are better? × Coding Music × SEO × Is Angular good? × Biggie Smalls × Soy Sauce × More!
Nov 6th, 2019
Potluck - Gatsby vs Next × Is Google Home spying on you? × Flat File CMS × CSS Frameworks × Hosting Client Sites × More!
Oct 9th, 2019
Potluck - Terminal Configs × CSS Reset × Flexbox × Freelancing × NPM Dependencies × Project Hand-off × More!
Sep 18th, 2019
Potluck - Why Webpack? × Serverless × Agencies × Recruiters × CSS Grid × MQ in Styled Components
Aug 21st, 2019
Potluck - Deploying Applications × Typescript × Live Coding with Twitch × Fullstack Architecture × More!
Jul 31st, 2019
Potluck - What is "State"? × Web Sockets × Remote Working × Firefox × Machines Taking Our Jobs × More!
Jun 26th, 2019
Potluck - Career Switch at 33 × Cover Letters × Kids × Learning Quickly × More!
May 29th, 2019
Potluck - CSS × Angular × Dev job preparation × Svelte × File organization × Gear × More!
May 1st, 2019
Potluck - Media Queries × NPM Vulnerabilities × Fullstack JS vs JAMstack × Web VR/AR × Switching Jobs × More!
Apr 3rd, 2019
Potluck - Interview Qs × Headless CMS × React Hooks × Resume Design × Redux vs Context × More!
Mar 6th, 2019
Potluck - Are classes dead? × Tutorials vs Real Life × CRA vs Next × Scraping × More
Mar 4th, 2019
Hasty Treat - Authentication - LocalStorage vs Cookies vs Sessions vs Tokens
Feb 27th, 2019
How We Manage Our Lives — Notion, Todos, Notes, Focusing, Calendars, Goal tracking, and more!
Feb 6th, 2019
Potluck - Changing careers × Repo organization × CSS Grid × Certifications × Freelancing × Spammers × More
Jan 10th, 2019
Potluck - Where to start with JS × Freelancing × Cron jobs × Split testing × Frameworks in 2019 × More
Dec 19th, 2018
Potluck - Typescript × E-commerce platforms × Job-hopping × Working for agencies × more
Dec 17th, 2018
Hasty Treat - Where are they now?! Gulp, Grunt, Bower, Backbone and Compass
Nov 21st, 2018
Potluck - $100/hr × Redux Replacements × Full Stack Designers × JWT × VS Code Tips × More
Aug 29th, 2018
Potluck - Programming Languages × Soft Skills × PHP vs JS × Breakdancing x Spice Blends
Aug 1st, 2018
Potluck - Editor Fonts × Portfolios × Meetup Tips × Switching to Windows × Freelancing Sources
Jul 24th, 2018
The Undocumented Web - scraping, private APIs, proxies and “alternative solutions”
Jul 18th, 2018
Advice For Beginners - Tech Skills, Applying for Jobs, Focus, Imposter Syndrome + More
Jul 4th, 2018
Potluck EP × Remote Work × Headless WordPress × Good Client Questions × Alternate Careers × React API Credentials
May 9th, 2018
Potluck EP × Is Redux Dead × Learning Quickly × Developing Solo × Specialist vs Generalist × Funnest Projects × Wes’ BBQ Course
Apr 18th, 2018
Potluck EP × Vue.js × Headless WP × Typescript & Flow × Productivity × Server Side Rendering × Yeoman
Feb 7th, 2018
Wes and Scott's Lives - Breakdancing, BBQ, Wives, Work/Life Balance, Problem Solving, YouTube Subscriptions
Jan 31st, 2018
Snack Pack — CSS Frameworks, React HOC, Render Props, Coding Designers, Early Career Advice and a sound board!
Jan 24th, 2018
Hosting & Servers — Heroku, Now, Galaxy, Digital Ocean, Linode, Docker, Netlify and more!
Nov 29th, 2017
What's New in CSS? Variables, Scoping, New Selectors and Color Functions
Nov 1st, 2017
22 Buzz Words Explained — Mutations, Pure Functions , Serverless, Hoisting, MVC + More
Oct 18th, 2017
Tasty Treats — Rems VS Ems, Remote Work, Making Money, Getting good at Design + more! 🍬
Oct 26th, 2018
Potluck - Working with designers × Is WordPress Crap? × When to stop working × More👇 Download Show✏️ Edit Show Notes
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5:05 - How can you help a designer understand how styling works and how layouts work in the web? In other words: How do I explain my boundaries as a front-end developer to a designer?
- Work closely with the designer
- Allow the designer to push your limits
- You can help them understand by:
- Showing them poor performing websites
- Showing them things that usually are taxing on the GPU to paint - rotations, background images, drop shadows, etc.
- Don’t be afraid to let a tough design push your boundaries
13:23 - How do you manage your time for learning new things when you have children and a daily full-time job?
- Those who figure out how to make it a priority will win out
- Family first - talk to your spouse
- Ask your boss for time to learn and grow
- Find ways to get paid for learning
19:45 - How do you deal with burnout in this constantly evolving front end tech ecosystem?
- Make time for hobbies away from the computer
- Do projects just for fun
- Solve your own problems
- Syntax 035: Keeping Up with the Codeashians
- Syntax 041: Preventing and Dealing with Burnout in Web Development
25:00 - Do you code at night (past 9pm)?
- Start your wind-down time earlier
- Let your brain wok on problems while you sleep
- Get it out of your head
- Listen to podcasts, audiobooks, etc.
29:23 - How do you compress your videos/audio for your courses/tutorials?
- Handbrake Fast 1080
- Use presets
- Output from video editor, rip from YouTube, or compress directly from video editor
33:10 - It seems like in the web dev community, a lot of people give WordPress crap. Any idea why?
- WordPress is dope - people just like to complain.
- WordPress is often one of the first things people learn and have bad memories of it
- It's easy to write bad code with WordPress
- It can be slow
- It can attract a certain type of developer
33:10 - What are some of the biggest mistakes that people make when they are learning programming and what's the best way to overcome them?
- Don't focus on too many things
- Don't worry about picking the right technology
- Focus on the fundamentals
- Let your curiosity and excitement drive you
- Celebrate wins
40:29 - What are your best tips for writing documentation?
- Start with basic API documentation, them move to more "article style" docs
- Use tools like CodeSandbox and Swagger
- Syntax 073: Reading Documentation
43:08 - What are some good questions or techniques to better understand a client's requirements?
- How does your business work right now?
- What are people coming to the website for?
- Questionnaires are good - they get people thinking
- It’s your job to understand what a client want out of a website - what problems they have and need solved
45:38 - Do you guys have any tips for taking over maintenance and development of existing websites where the previous developer is no longer reachable?
- Take time to asses the codebase before writing anything
- Learn what’s there any and why
- Don't start ripping out code without understanding what's really going on
- Don't leave it worse than you found it
- It depends on the stack, but it's probably worth giving it an honest go before re-writing the whole thing
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