Non Breaking Space Show № 90: Chris Coyier — Practical SVG

In this episode, Christopher Schmitt is joined again by Chris Coyier. Publisher of the CSS Tricks community site, Coyier recently authored Practical SVG from A Book Apart.

Topics Discussed with Chris Coyier:

  • 2:30 → Chris Coyier, how’s life?
  • 3:30 → Writing books for fun and profit
  • 6:30 → CSS-Tricks is celebrating 10 years on the web
  • 8:30 → Home movies vs Home Movie
  • 11:20 → What was Chris’ process for writing Practical SVG with A Book Apart?
  • 14:30 → Marketing ideas for selling Chris’ book.
  • 15:25 → Who is Practical SVG for?
  • 19:00 → Overlapping of image formats with SVG.
  • 26:50 → Browsers getting fixes and updates quicker than before and a lowsrc tag
  • 29:00 → How expensive certain webpages are on low data plan.
  • 30:59 → What’s HEADER and how does it help with performance?
  • 35:00 → MiFi vs Fiber
  • 36:018020 rule vs 5050 rule of performance
  • 37:20 → Animation with CSS or Java?
  • 46:30 → What’s next on the chopping block?
  • 47:37 → Flow based system of filters is exciting
  • 49:20 → Alex the CSS Husky
  • 52:00 → “Hey, everyone!” tech book intro
  • 53:10 → New features for CodePen
  • 55:20 → CSS Dev Conf 2016

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Non Breaking Space Show № 89: Wes Bos — ReactJS for Beginners

Wes Bos

In this episode, Christopher Schmitt talks with Wes Bos. Wes is a site and web applications’ Designer, Developer, Speaker, and Teacher — probably most recognizable for his online courses such as Sublime Text Power User and React For Beginners.

Topics discussed with Wes Bos:

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Non Breaking Space Show № 86: Dr. Christine Corbett — Astrophysics in Antartica

In this episode, Christopher Schmitt talks with Dr. Christine Corbett. Dr. Corbett works on the South Pole Telescope on-site at the South Pole in Antarctica for January-November 2016 with the University of Chicago.

Topics discussed with Dr. Christine Corbett:

  • 2:35 → Who are you and where are you?
  • 3:58 → What brought you to Antarctica?
  • 5:08 → What is the experiment Dr. Corbett is working on?
  • 6:33 → What does the sound of the Big Bang look like?
  • 10:11 → How long is your experiment going on?
  • 11:13 → How do you get materials and supplies in to Antarctica?
  • 15:31 → What’s Dr. Corbett’s typical day working on Antarctica?
  • 17:26 → What problems does the satellite have?
  • 22:39 → How many people work at the station?
  • 23:25 → Do people come back repeatedly?
  • 24:40 → What are some of the unique customs at Antarctica?
  • 27:38 → Unique ways birthdays are celebrated at Antarctica.
  • 28:55 → Getting outside for the fun of it or for work?
  • 31:18 → How fun is Pokemon Go in Antarctica?
  • 32:38 → Does Dr. Corbett’s experiment end when she leaves or does someone else take it up on the next shift?
  • 35:00 → Is this experience something Dr. Corbett going to return to in the future?

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Non Breaking Space Show № 86: Dave Olsen — Pattern Lab 2

Dave Olsen and Pattern Lab

In Episode № 86 of Non Breaking Space Show, I talk with Dave Olsen, programmer/ project manager with West Virginia University, about the recent release of Pattern Lab 2. Pattern Lab helps teams build thoughtful, pattern-driven UIs using atomic design principles.

Topics Discussed with Dave Olsen:

  • 4:12 How is it working at a University?
  • 7:10 What is Pattern Lab?
  • 8:15 What’s the theory behind Pattern Lab?
  • 9:40 How simple should an atom be?
  • 11:30 How to use the demo to get started with Pattern Lab.
  • 13:30 Do you have to bring your own ideas to make use of Pattern Lab?
  • 14:45 What challenges and things did you look at moving from version 1 to version 2 of Pattern Lab?
  • 18:29 What is an event dispatcher?
  • 19:35 Any secrets or things about Pattern Lab 2?
  • 22:00 Using data inside Pattern Lab 2.
  • 24:10 Integrating Pattern Lab into your workflow.
  • 25:45 What would Dave like to see with Pattern Lab in the future?
  • 27:20 Developing a community around Pattern Lab.
  • 31:30 What is Dave Olsen passionate about on the web these days?
  • 34:10 How does Dave Olsen keep up on technology and new stuff?

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Non Breaking Space Show № 84: Scott McCloud — Media and Their User Interfaces

Scott McCloud

Scott McCloud joins Non Breaking Space Show to talk about his new book, Sculpture, movies he’s enjoyed lately, his upcoming book on visual communications, presentation styles, old media vs. new media, and how comic book writing and design has changed.

Topics discussed with Scott McCloud:

  • 3:10 → How is The Sculpture book doing?
  • 4:20 → You wanted to make a Zot! movie?
  • 5:00 → Any movies you’ve liked recently?
  • 6:15 → Talking about Fantastic Film Festival and The Lobster
  • 8:45 → The best part of the Fantastic Film Festival
  • 9:28 → What does Scott love about life with his wife?
  • 10:13 → Talking about The Blackcoat’s Daughter
  • 11:02 → Talking about Drowning by Numbers
  • 12:00 → Talking about the making of The Raiders
  • 15:50 → What are you working on now?
  • 15:58 → Scott’s working on a book about visual communications
  • 17:05 → How does it relate to Understanding Comics?
  • 18:50 → Talking about better UI/better user experience and Edward Tuffte
  • 22:20 → Talking about presentation designs
  • 23:24 → Talking about style delivery of presentations
  • 25:10 → Scott’s simple principle for presentations
  • 27:00 → The use of screens at concerts and Moogfest
  • 29:13 → Using visuals as a means of performance-enhancing
  • 29:45 → Two different presentation styles as defined by Scott
  • 31:44 → Viral presentation at keynote in France
  • 32:24 → Talking about Scott’s new book
  • 34:50 → Understanding Comics is a touchstone
  • 36:15 → Old and New Media
  • 38:10 → How soaps and radio have survived TV?
  • 39:20 → What is the difference between TV and movies
  • 42:01 → Digital comics page count and navigation
  • 43:30 → Presentation of digital comics
  • 46:55 → Responsive design vs designing for the device.
  • 50:30 → Old comic design and writing vs digital comics
  • 53:00 → Scott’s rainbow of good news about modern comics

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Non Breaking Space Show № 83: Bruce Floyd & Todd Sanders — Social Media

Screenshot of Bruce Floyd & Todd Sanders

Today’s Non Breaking Space Show guests are Bruce Floyd and Todd Sanders. 

While social media replaced the cultural tradition of inviting friends over for dinner and then subjecting them to a slide show of your vacation, it’s more than that to organizations and companies. It’s communication, promotion, boasting, customer service, brand awareness, and more.

Bruce Floyd is the Social Media Manager at University of Florida Athletic Association and Todd Sanders is Director of Social Media at University of Florida. While one covers student athletics and the other covers academia and campus life, respectfully, together they cover largest portions of the University of Florida’s social media brand.

We ask how they handle social media for two similar, but distinctly different parts of Gator Nation.

Topics Discussed with Bruce Floyd and Todd Sanders:

  • 1:23 → Sponsors: CSS Summit, Uber, CSS Dev Conf, Feed.Press
  • 3:15 → Introductions
  • 3:50 → Typical day in Bruce’s life and types of projects that he works on.
  • 5:40 → Typical day in Todd’s life and types of projects that he works on.
  • 6:40 → Mercedes Benz Tweet Race
  • 8:43 → How long has Todd been on social media?
  • 12:44 → How Bruce got started in social media and how he became a part of college sports
  • 17:20 → Recruiting students and athletes with social media.
  • 19:42 → Bruce talks about recruitment and social content including Snapchat.
  • 21:30 → Talking about Snapchat usage.
  • 23:02 → Using Snapchat takeovers so you’re not a fraud.
  • 26:30 → Are there downsides of Snapchat?
  • 28:50 → Using an outline for Snapchat.
  • 34:20 → Top new social media platforms that are used in early 2016.
  • 36:58 → Recording 360’ videos and photos.
  • 39:30 → Vine is a good platform for sharing content.
  • 41:20 → What’s happening with Facebook Live?
  • 48:00 → How are you using Instagram?
  • 49:45 → How do you decide which social media outlet to use and when?
  • 51:20 → Using YouTube as an archive and not sharing links to YouTube videos
  • 54:00 → Todd’s advice for making movies for Twitter.
  • 57:10 → How does Bruce track results on various platforms?

Non Break­ing Space Show is still free of charge to those without the Star Wars Chewbacca Mom action figure along with the show notes and resources: Non Breaking Space Show № 83: Bruce Floyd & Todd Sanders — Social Media

Non Breaking Space Show № 82: Rachel Andrew — The Future of CSS Layouts

Screenshot of Rachel Andrew during interview

Today’s Non Breaking Space Show guest is Rachel Andrew. Rachel Andrew returns as our guest. She’s an author, international speaker, product is a web developer, speaker, co-founder of CMS Perch. She’s recently been writing and speaking about the future of web design layouts: CSS Grids and Flexbox.

Topics discussed with Rachel Andrew:

  • 1:00 → Sponsors: CSS Summit, Uber, CSS Dev Conf, Feed.Press
  • 3:05 → What book was that? What’s the title?
  • 3:24 → How is the process for writing a book?
  • 4:00 → What updates were needed?
  • 4:40 → Bringing it up to date, HTML5 is old, but it holds up
  • 5:24 → Perch, Perch Summit; how is it since we last spoke
  • 5:56 → Perch Shop
  • 6:22 → Perch allows you to drop CMS into HTML sites
  • 7:05 → Features in Perch Shop
  • 10:00 → Keeping up with VAT taxes
  • 11:40 → What are the digital pieces of proof of location for purchases in Europe?
  • 14:15 → UK voting on leaving the EU
  • 14:40 → Small business struggle with the record keeping aimed at big business
  • 16:33 → Christopher’s boring city tax story
  • 22:30 → Speaking schedule
  • 24:30 → How is flying in and out of the US?
  • 26:15 → Are you a die-hard Omnifocus user?
  • 28:25 → How do you have your projects set up? At home? Hobbies?
  • 29:30 → I like the idea of context. Context should be a priority
  • 30:10 → “Brain-dead option” in Omnifocus
  • 31:50 → Talking CSS layouts
  • 33:52 → What is the difference between CSS grids and Flexbox?
  • 37:56 → Does Flexbox solve the problem of positioning elements?
  • 38:40 → Is there a far less reliant on media queries?
  • 41:00 → Layout at the moment is really hard
  • 42:00 → As an author, how do you handle browsers and updates?
  • 43:18 → When do you think CSS grids will be stable?
  • 44:11 → Is feature browser flag the replacement for browser vendor prefixes?
  • 48:30 → Rachel’s books about grids and layouts
  • 50:10 → How did you get into running?

Non Break­ing Space Show is still free of charge to owners of Steph Curry’s dad shoes along with the show notes and resources: Non Breaking Space Show № 82: Rachel Andrew — The Future of CSS Layouts

Non Breaking Space Show № 81: Matt Griffin — What Comes Next is the Future

Matt Griffin on Non Breaking Space Show

Today’s Non Breaking Space Show guest is Matt Griffin. Based in Pittsburgh, Matt Griffin is a designer and founder of the web design consultancy Bearded. He’s a speaker, writer, educator, and an avid advocate for collaboration in design. His writing has been published by net magazine and A List Apart, where he writes the regular column on “How We Work.” Matt is the director of the upcoming documentary film What Comes Next Is the Future, the definitive documentary about the web as told by the people who build it each day. The film premiers August 2016.

Topics discussed with Matt Griffin:

  • 3:21 → Sponsors: CSS Summit, Lyft, CSS Dev Conf, Feed.Press
  • 4:55 → What’s your movie about?
  • 6:05 → How’d the idea for the movie get started?
  • 9:30 → Fundraising via Kickstarter
  • 10:25 → Pushing from 50% to 100% on Kickstarter
  • 13:10 → Editing film as compared to audio editing.
  • 14:50 → Paralyzed by fear of making friends look good.
  • 17:30 → How’d you get Tim Berners-Lee on the film?
  • 22:01 → Talking about Matt’s I, Web Designer talk
  • 27:00 → What are the major themes of the film?
  • 28:20 → What’s the superpower of the web?
  • 31:00 → Javascript as the trapdoor to fixing the internet.
  • 32:30 → What does the web prize most?
  • 33:40 → Stories of Ethan Marcotte unveiling responsive web design
  • 35:10 → What’s the aftermath of responsive web design?
  • 36:50 → Talking about the earlier days of the web.
  • 38:00 → Printing out binders of mapquest.
  • 41:59 → What are some pivital experiences for Matt through making the documentary?
  • 43:40 → Is it all or nothing with the web?
  • 44:52 → When is the premiere?

Non Break­ing Space Show is still free of charge to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice ticket holders along with the show notes and resources: Non Breaking Space Show № 81: Matt Griffin — What Comes Next is the Future

Non Breaking Space Show № 80: Simon St. Laurent — Top 6 Tech News Countdown

Simon St. Laurent on Non Breaking Space Show

<a href="http://goodstuff oxycontin prices.fm/nbsp/80">Today’s Non Breaking Space Show guest is Simon St. Laurent from O’Reilly Media. Simon joins us for a look at the past week as get caught up on technology news, web building resources, and social commentary. Making our countdown list for what we found interesting in the world this week: Google I/O fallout, Instagram logo redesign, making CSS great again, saving your life with typography, WordPress is a teenager, and conference advice!

Topics discussed with Simon St. Laurent:

  • 0:38 → Sponsors: CSS Summit, Lyft, CSS Dev Conf, Feed.Press
  • 5:00 → Topical Issues / Things of Interest
  • 5:20#6 Google IO excitement and fallout
  • 5:50 → Progressive web apps not showing URLs
  • 6:12 → Use the platform “thing”.
  • 7:00 → Google is not united
  • 8:30 → Service worker discussion
  • 10:20 → App happiness
  • 13:00 → Virtual Reality discussion
  • 17:50 → Augmented Reality discussion
  • 19:00 → Apple Watch discussion
  • 19:50 → Discussion on the Learning Virtual Reality
  • 21:30#5 Instagram Logo Redesign
  • 23:25 → Design trends / gradients
  • 25:40#4 Getting back to CSS
  • 27:40 → Fluid typography discussion
  • 30:00 → Responsive typography discussion
  • 30:40 → Line length and hyphenation discussion
  • 32:52#3 How Typography Can Save Your Life
  • 33:22 → National Weather Service used to broadcast their winter warning in all caps discussion.
  • 35:01 → Typeface testing discussion
  • 37:20 → SVG discussion
  • 39:05 → Gradient discussion revisited
  • 40:10 → Apple discussion
  • 46:00#2 WordPress Discussion
  • 48:40 → Content management discussion
  • 53:19 → CSS discussion revisited
  • 53:56#1 Dan Rose Discussion
  • 57:30 → Conferences discussion
  • 1:01:25 → Pros and cons for designers currently
  • 1:02:53 → Looking forward to…

Non Break­ing Space Show is still free of charge to Google Wave users along with the show notes and resources: Non Breaking Space Show № 80: Simon St. Laurent — Top 6 Tech News Countdown

Non Breaking Space Show № 77: Wren Lanier — Designing for New Media

Wren Lanier

Today’s Non Breaking Space Show guest is Wren Lanier. Wren is a senior product designer, speaker, and writer based out of Durham, North Carolina. Designer and strategist with a passion for creating beautiful digital products, Wren specializes in mobile design, user interface design, lean UX, information architecture, team leadership, and product strategy.

Topics discussed with Wren Lanier:

  • 2:20 How did Wren Lanier get on the web?
  • 5:20 Is process the silver bullet for fixing problems when building for the web?
  • 13:00 Wren’s thoughts on UX design vs product design.
  • 15:00 Getting tired of designing brochure web sites.
  • 16:30 How did Wren get from poison ivy to designing web sites?
  • 20:02 Working on a web app vs building a native app.
  • 23:45 Using iOS as a way to counteract distractions.
  • 24:45 Sketch’s rise to popularity and what Wren uses Sketch for.
  • 29:00 Wren’s current project is going to ship in about 8 weeks.
  • 31:00 Email is dead but newsletters are arriving every day.
  • 33:00 Slack’s magic login email
  • 34:30 Getting invovled in mentoring and working with new people into our field.
  • 37:00 How does someone get involved in mentoring or being mentored?

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