O'Reilly

David Walsh on Shop Talk Show

By on  
David Walsh Shop Talk Show

Just wanted to throw you quick heads up that I was recently a guest on Chris Coyier's Shop Talk Show podcast!  Here is the topic rundown:

David Walsh is a MooTools lover, recent Mozilla-er, and (for a final “M”), fellow original Madisonian with Chris. David has been writing at his blog The David Walsh Blog for over five years. We talk about (roughly in order):

News’n'Links

Q & A

  • Should you use em on everything, even padding?
  • Why the huge differences between Google Analytics and StatCounter?
  • Is an direct editing through FTP based workflow still OK for “small” sites?
  • How do you fight carpal tunnel and tendonitis? (or is it RSI?)
  • What is a good example of a responsive eCommerce site? (United Pixelworkers)
  • Should you conditionally load resources for sub pages or just load everything on all pages?

Check it out if you get a chance!

Track.js Error Reporting

Recent Features

  • Camera and Video Control with HTML5

    Client-side APIs on mobile and desktop devices are quickly providing the same APIs.  Of course our mobile devices got access to some of these APIs first, but those APIs are slowly making their way to the desktop.  One of those APIs is the getUserMedia API,...

  • Serving Fonts from CDN

    For maximum performance, we all know we must put our assets on CDN (another domain).  Along with those assets are custom web fonts.  Unfortunately custom web fonts via CDN (or any cross-domain font request) don't work in Firefox or Internet Explorer (correctly so, by spec) though...

Incredible Demos

  • MooTools History Plugin

    One of the reasons I love AJAX technology so much is because it allows us to avoid unnecessary page loads.  Why download the header, footer, and other static data multiple times if that specific data never changes?  It's a waste of time, processing, and bandwidth.  Unfortunately,...

  • How to Create a Twitter Card

    One of my favorite social APIs was the Open Graph API adopted by Facebook.  Adding just a few META tags to each page allowed links to my article to be styled and presented the way I wanted them to, giving me a bit of control...

Discussion

  1. Alex

    Great stuff.

    But.

    Y U NO MAKE a Prime article?!?

  2. Jesus

    I love your voice, is nice to actualy have every pieace of the person.

Wrap your code in <pre class="{language}"></pre> tags, link to a GitHub gist, JSFiddle fiddle, or CodePen pen to embed!

Recently on David Walsh Blog

  • Making Data Management Easy with Transpose

    One problem with data collection is that we all want capture to be quick and we all want data to be organized -- but there's seldom a utility that allows both. Evernote allows note-taking but it can lose its structure...and no one wants...

  • Serve a Directory via Python

    Sometimes I'm working with a test HTML file and some JavaScript but need to work off of a served space.  In that case, I sometimes need to swap out folders within MAMP Stack which leads to a maintenance nightmare.  Bleh. I recently found out that you can...

  • OSCON Portland:  Conference  Discount!

    O'Reilly puts on the best web industry conferences in the world.  These conferences include Fluent Conference, Velocity Conference, and the upcoming OSCON in Portland, Oregon from July 20-24.  Open Source Convention (OSCON) is a conference that focuses specifically on open source developers and the tools and possibilities...

  • Follow Redirects with cURL

    I love playing around with cURL. There's something about loading websites via command line that makes me feel like some type of smug hacker, just like tweeting from command line does. I recently cURL'd the Google homepage and saw the following: I found it weird that Google...

  • Developers Have WordPress, Amateurs Have Squarespace, Professional Designers Have the NEW Webydo!

    Web design platforms have traditionally come in one of two varieties. There are the solutions like WordPress and Drupal that are incredibly powerful, but an understanding of web development and coding is required to be able to use those platforms effectively. On the other side of the...