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Wes Bos

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: 282: Tales from Webdev Past - Cleafix × Floats × Cufon × Guestbooks × PNG Fix × More!

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Sep 9th, 2020

Tales from Webdev Past - Cleafix × Floats × Cufon × Guestbooks × PNG Fix × More!

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In this episode of Syntax, Scott and Wes talk about tales from web dev past — clearfix, floats, flash, cufon, guestbooks, hit counters, and more!

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Show Notes

04:28 - Float-based layouts

09:29 - Loading Screens:

  • Two websites - one flash and one HTML
  • Splash screen

11:22 - Hit counters

12:28 - Guestbooks

13:28 - Flash

  • 3rd party player
  • Media dragged its feet FOREVER
  • ☠️ Killed by Steve Jobs

18:46 - Fonts

24:15 - Folder-based version control

  • ☠️ Killed by Git

26:22 - FTP

  • ☠️ Killed by Git, then many other things

28:40 - CSS Zen Garden

32:02 - TextMate

33:58 - Sliding doors

  • A technique for rounded corners on buttons ☠️ Killed by CSS

35:29 - PNG Fix

  • ☠️ Killed by the death of IE6

37:53 - 9-Panel layouts

  • ☠️ Killed by CSS

39:20 - CSS 3 Please

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