58 – SVG Animations with Sarah Drasner

In this episode we get to speak with Award-winning Speaker, Consultant, and Staff Writer at CSS-Tricks: Sarah Drasner. We talk about her new book SVG Animations and then explore some of the actionable takeaways that are critical in our current landscape.

Sarah is an award-winning Speaker, Consultant, and Staff Writer at CSS-Tricks. Sarah is also the co-founder of Web Animation Workshops, with Val Head. She’s the author of SVG Animations from O’Reilly and has given a Frontend Masters workshop on Advanced SVG Animations. Sarah is formerly Manager of UX Design & Engineering at Trulia (Zillow). Sarah won CSS Dev Conf’s “Best of the Best Award” as well as “Best Code Wrangler” from CSS Design Awards. She has worked for 15 years as a web developer and designer, and at points worked as a Scientific Illustrator and an Undergraduate Professor, and has tutored a Byzantine Icon painter in Santorini.

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55 – Down Wit SVG? Yeah You Know Me with Chris Coyier

In this episode we get to speak with “CSS MAN”, Chris Coyier. We talk with Chris about his new book PRACTICAL SVG, and dive into some of the reasons that our community doesn’t reach for SVG when we should. The conversation get’s into the details of his new book, and then we connect it back to Chris’s next speaking event at An Event Apart in April. Then we discuss the recent redesign of CSS-Tricks, and the logic behind the quick update. Then we talk about how Chris and Dave started the ShopTalk Show podcast, and the behind the scenes work that goes into each episode. We might talk about other stuff like CodePen too, but it’s hard to tell by the quality of the internet service in Miami-Dade County.

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50 – LEVEL UP PRO, with Senior Front-End Developer Scott Tolinski

In this episode we again get to speak with the Creator of Level Up Tutorials, Senior Front-End Developer Scott Tolinski. We catch up with him on the status of Level Up Pro, and find out how this new business venture has developed. We explore the psychology in the value of paying for content versus free material and the impact on the behavior of the observing consumer. Then we dive into all the features that behoove us to become a Pro User:

Ad Free Experience, Early Access To Tutorials, Pro Slack Chatroom, Free Series Video Downloads, Project File Downloads, etc…

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49 – Windows & Waffles with Dave Rupert

In this episode we get to speak with lead developer and defender of the Internet, Dave Rupert. Our conversation ebbs and flows between Dave’s Windows challenge and post-Thanksgiving waffle stuffing shenanigans. We also discuss the leftover trepidation for Windows from the early 2000s, and explore the real technological value that they’re now providing. We then focus on the origin of Paravel and Dave’s entrepreneurial story of success. There may also be some talk of the ShopTalk show 😜

Dave Rupert: lead developer at Paravel. Co-host of ShopTalk with Chris Coyier, an award-winning sound effects podcast that also covers web development. He is a dad to two wonderful kids, and lives in Austin, TX.

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