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Wes Bos

Full Stack JavaScript Developer. Creator of really good web development courses. BBQ enthusiast.

Scott Tolinski

Scott Tolinski

Web Developer, Creator of Level Up Tuts, Bboy, Robotops Crew and Youtuber

Playing: 240: Thinking Ahead for Emergency UI When Building a Website



Apr 15th, 2020

Thinking Ahead for Emergency UI When Building a Website

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In this episode of Syntax, Scott and Wes talk about emergency UI when building a website. During an emergency, you need to relay information to your website visitors as quickly and efficiently as possible. How do you do that? What do you need in place on your website?

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Show Notes

5:40 - Banners and popups

  • Interfere
  • Static
  • Dismissible
  • Cookie/localstorage
  • When that popup is updated, it should show again. Maybe use a hash of the content? Or length? Something that resets itself every time the content is updated.
  • Private client-side-only PWAs are hard

14:35 - Good styling

  • What happens if they add an image?
  • Do they have access to the branded fonts and colors in their WYSIWYG?
  • Can you revoke 100px red Times New Roman?

18:32 - Page alerts

  • Yellow, green, red
  • Alerts on existing pages

21:08 - New pages

  • Is there a good template for new pages?
  • Can they easily set the slug?
  • Can they add it to the nav?

23:52 - Google's "Hours of Operation"

25:43 - Other

34:38 - Deployment

  • Detail how to deploy everything
  • It might have been years and the CSS will only compile on Node 6 and Gulp 3
  • Do any caches need clearing?
  • Does the CSS need to be cache busted?


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