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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43 – The Power of Meaningful Motion with Author and Web/UI Animation Expert for Hire Val Head

In this episode we get to speak with Author and Web/UI animation expert for hire Val Head. We discuss Val’s childhood phobia of Mr. Rogers and the eerie coincidence of becoming a citizen of his hometown of Pittsburgh. We also talk about her musician days in the punk scene, and disclose her secret inspiration behind her Tom Cruise screencast: All The Right Moves.

Val is a web animation expert with a talent for getting designers and developers alike excited about the power of animation. She is the author of CSS Animation on lynda.com, and Designing Interface Animation published by Rosenfeld Media. Val shares her passion for web animation as the host of the All The Right Moves screencast,  co-host of the Motion and Meaning podcast, and curator of the weekly UI Animation Newsletter. A proud supporter of the web community, she co-founded the Web Design Day conference and runs Pittsburgh’s Girl Develop It Chapter. Val leads workshops at companies and conferences around the world on motion design for the web and loves every minute of it.

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