The Versioning Show

Tim Evko's avatar'Tim Evko M. David Green's avatar'M. David Green

The Versioning Show discusses the industry of the web from development to design, with some of the people making it happen today, and planning where it's headed in the next version.

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EPISODE 32

In this episode of the Versioning Show, David and Tim are joined by Chris Ward, a technical writer, blogger and web developer. They discuss a wider interpretation of responsive web design that includes user context, push notifications, future devices and accessiblity. They also discuss mobile first and progressive enhancement, tech journalism, the art of documentation, working with Drupal, PHP (and whether it will ever be cool again), and using Wikipedia to learn how to perform an appendectomy.

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EPISODE 31

In this episode, Tim and David are joined by Sarah Drasner, a teacher, author, consultant and staff writer at CSS-Tricks. They discuss animating with CSS, JavaScript and SVG, the advantages of animating with SVG over static graphics, SVG 2 and mesh gradients, staving off burnout, public speaking and writing, understanding better through teaching, paid vs community work, teaching in the Greek islands, and drawing snakes and lizards and dead things for encyclopedias.

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EPISODE 30

In this episode, David and Tim are joined by Lara Schenck, a freelance web consultant and educator. They discuss making a living as a freelancer, productivity and the art of procrastinating, networking and answering emails, self teaching and gaining experience, using metaphors to explain things, understanding what clients really need, taking time off, saving money, and progressively enhancing babies.

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EPISODE 29

In this episode, Tim and David are joined by Donovan Hutchinson, a developer, teacher and proprietor of CSSanimation.rocks. They discuss how teaching and speaking can help you learn, solving user problems, CSS animations and accessibility, bridging the design and development worlds, prototyping tools, browser compatibility, sources of inspiration, making whooshing sounds, and designing UIs for cats.

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EPISODE 28

In this one-on-one episode, David and Tim look at what it means to be a productive software engineer. They discuss the key factors of relevance (keeping focused on what’s important), quality (making sure your code does what it needs to), and time (having the space to code without interruptions), as well as supportive cultures, reviewing code, avoiding (too many) meetings, flipping birds, and La-Z-Boys.

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EPISODE 27

In this episode, Tim and David talk with Luke Hay, a user experience professional and author. They discuss the meaning and purpose of UX, a day in the life of a UX professional, the value of analytics in UX research, looking beyond “vanity metrics” and drilling down into the details of user activity, starting UX research on a new project, dark patterns, carousels, and Evil Versioning.

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EPISODE 26

In this episode, David and Tim are joined by Azat Mardan, a software engineering manager at Capital One, author, teacher, conference speaker, Node expert and Paleo enthusiast. They discuss online security and social engineering, speaking at conferences and knowing your subject, writing blog posts and books instead of playing video games, cool books to read, going grain free, and DDoS rental services.

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EPISODE 25

In this episode, Tim and David are joined by Jason Lengstorf, a developer and designer at IBM. They discuss increasing productivity by slowing down, work-life balance, avoiding burnout, knowing your limitations, dealing with public criticism, making tasks action-oriented, timely, ownable and measurable, recognizing that you’re not your code, coding first and asking questions later, and setting yourself on fire.

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EPISODE 24

In this episode, David and Tim are joined by Tim Holman, a web experimenter and member of the CodePen team. They discuss the obsession with technology stacks, finding time to be creative and experimental, dealing with a short attention span, the pressure to keep putting things out there, supporting and encouraging beginners, being honest with yourself, finishing what you start, digging into frameworks and how they work, Good Tim and Evil Tim, and frogging the console.

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EPISODE 23

In this episode, Tim and David are joined by Michael Paris and Vince Ning, founders of Scaphold.io, a backend as a service for GraphQL. They discuss quitting your job and founding a startup, Y Combinator funding, making great products by “making great users”, the advantages of GraphQL over REST, capturing the zeitgeist, and disobeying your parents.

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EPISODE 22

In this episode, David and Tim are joined by Joni Trythall, a web designer, author, teacher and conference co-founder. They discuss learning HTML, CSS and SVG in non-traditional ways, the value of sharing code, teaching and writing about what you’re learning, doing stuff you’re uncomfortable with, not taking yourself too seriously, and blending web technology with adorable things.

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EPISODE 21

In this episode, Tim and David are joined by Sherry Walling, a licensed clinical psychologist with a special interest in technology-related issues. They discuss the particular pressures of life in the tech world, imposter syndrome and how to deal with it, public speaking, self care and the value of a therapist, open-source guilt, jumping off cliffs, and the fear of spiders.

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EPISODE 20

In this episode, David and Tim are joined by Guy Routledge, a front-end developer, teacher, and presenter of SitePoint’s AtoZ CSS video series. They discuss switching from Sass to PostCSS, the complexity of front-end development, jumping into frameworks versus learning the basics, building the Taj Mahal with Lego, and the joys of #HolidayCode.

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EPISODE 19

In this episode, Tim and David are joined by Glenn Goodrich, aka Ruprict, a developer by day and SitePoint’s Ruby Channel editor by night. They discuss the benefits of Ruby, building websites with Rails, the confusion between languages and frameworks, writing articles, dealing with impostor syndrome, whether or not Turbolinks are cool, and the story behind that intriguing nickname.

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EPISODE 18

In this episode, David and Tim are joined by Hampton Catlin, creator of Sass, Haml and other tools and services such as Wikipedia Mobile, Tritium and Moovweb. They discuss being inventive, being first, being vulnerable, and being yourself, as well as electric razors, mohawks, saying sorry to cows, and keeping it weird.

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EPISODE 17

In this one-on-one episode, Tim and David talk about what makes a good engineer. Topics include the technical and soft skills of a good developer; the qualities of humility, curiosity, discipline and pride; time management and working effectively with others; exposing impostor syndrome for what it is; the challenges of HTML email; and … David’s intriguing “leg day” routine.

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EPISODE 16

In this episode, David and Tim are joined by Ethan Marcotte, a well-known designer who coined the term Responsive Web Design. They discuss the inspirations behind responsive design, the challenge of tailoring content to users, the advantages of responsive prototypes over static comps, and dealing with self doubt.

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EPISODE 15

In this episode, Tim and David are joined by Christian Heilmann, well-known developer, speaker, author and Developer Evangelist at Microsoft. They discuss the pressure to know everything in tech, dealing with impostor syndrome, encouraging human growth in tech jobs, new perspectives on progressive enhancement, and avoiding the “happy path” in web development.

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EPISODE 14

In this episode, David and Tim are joined by Nicole Sanchez, the Vice President of Social Impact at GitHub. They discuss the challenges of ensuring cultural and gender diversity in technology, the economic benefits of diverse communities … and David’s private room in Slack for doing politically incorrect things with the new /giphy plugin.

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EPISODE 13

In this one-on-one episode, Tim and David discuss the ins and outs of job interviews in the web industry, including tips for preparing for and getting the most out of interviews, the pros and cons of recruiters, the merits of whiteboards, and curly questions you definitely don’t want to be asked.

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EPISODE 12

In this episode, Tim and David are joined by Rachel Andrew, co-creator of Perch CMS and leading expert on CSS Grid Layouts. Rachel demonstrates her dancing skills as she glides from her Perch, pirouettes across CSS Grids, moonwalks along Flexbox axes, and cartwheels over CSS Box Alignments, Multi-columns, Shapes and Regions.

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EPISODE 11

In this episode, Tim and David are joined by Vitaly Friedman, founder and Editor-in-Chief of Smashing Magazine. Vitaly takes Tim and David by the hand as they circumnavigate the world of the early web, freelancing, founding an online magazine, amazing free wallpapers, classic failures, editorial guidelines, and the mysterious haunts of foreign writers.

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EPISODE 10

In this episode, Tim and David are joined by Alex Fitzpatrick, Deputy Tech Editor for Time Magazine. They discuss the viability of the web as a mass publishing tool, the challenges of monetizing content in the age of the ad blocker, and the battle between walled gardens, silos, paywalls and the open web.

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EPISODE 9

In this one-on-one episode, Tim and David discuss how compatible today’s technologies will be with future systems, how long software should last, project organization and progressive enhancement, the curly question of whether a piece of software retains its identity even with an entirely new codebase, and web ghost towns (#webGhostTown).

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EPISODE 8

In this episode, Tim and David are joined by Miriam Suzanne, best known for Susy, a responsive layout toolkit for Sass. They discuss going from being a lurker to finding your voice, the importance of writing about what you’re learning, stumbling into fame, approaching new projects, and unit testing in Sass.

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EPISODE 7

In this episode, Tim and David are joined by Ken Wheeler, a Formidable JavaScript programmer well known for open-source projects like Slick Carousel. They discuss the ups and downs of creating and maintaining open-source software, balancing open-source and commercial work, the challenges of fatherhood, and making rap music.

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EPISODE 6

In this episode, Tim and David are joined by Jen Simmons, Designer Advocate at Mozilla, award-winning podcaster and regular conference presenter. They discuss the future of CSS layouts with grids, regions and @supports, being a rebel with a cause in the workplace, and inventing French fry cheeseburgers with Houdini.

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EPISODE 5

In this episode, Tim and David are joined by Rachel Smith, a front-end developer at CodePen. They discuss creating art with code, learning the skills of animation, the future of animation on the web, and being limitlessly creative with code.

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EPISODE 4

In this episode, Tim and David are joined by Chris Coyier, well-known creator of CSS-Tricks and co-founder of code-sharing site CodePen and the ShopTalk podcast — to discuss getting started on the web, the future of web technologies, approaches to coding projects, and least favorite things on the web.

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EPISODE 3

In this episode, Tim and David are joined by Alex Walker, SitePoint’s Design & UX editor and manager of design and front-end development — to discuss writing popular articles, pushing web technologies to the limit, tips for designers looking for a web career … and cicadas, talking clocks, and TV shows.

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EPISODE 2

In this episode, Tim and David speak with Mat Marquis, a web designer well known for his work on responsive images, the Boston Globe redesign, and CSS container queries. In this hitchhiker’s guide to starting a web career, Mat talks about web standards, making a name for yourself on the web, and finding meaning in your web career.

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EPISODE 1

In this episode, Tim and David speak with freelance web consultant and prolific SitePoint author Craig Buckler — about writing for the web, how the web has changed over time, and the best technologies to focus on in 2016.

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EPISODE 0

Episode zero? We recorded a test episode of The Versioning Show, and had so much fun doing it we thought we’d make it public. In this episode of the Versioning Show, hosts Tim and David introduce themselves to the audience, and discuss the meaning of the name “Versioning”, the future of web technologies, and their visions for the future of the podcast.

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