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The adventures of Matt Lawrence and Mike Karan through the world of web development, web design, and small business management.

The adventures of Matt Lawrence and Mike Karan through the world of web development, web design, and small business management.
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Canada

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The adventures of Matt Lawrence and Mike Karan through the world of web development, web design, and small business management.

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English


Episodes

Top 3 UX Considerations

9/11/2019
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In this episode Matt and Mike discuss the user experience, otherwise known as UX. Specifically, their top 3 UX considerations for UX designers/experts. These considerations include things like the newcomer effect, familiarity, and evolution & respect. They're aimed to be sort of an analysis of the unspoken rules of UX that can easily go overlooked, complete with examples from popular companies like Facebook and YouTube. Then they switch gears to this week's Web News asking how responsible a...

Duration:01:12:59

Tips to Avoid Developer Burnout

9/4/2019
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In this episode Matt and Mike discuss developer burnout including how to identify the signs of burnout, what the result of burnout is, and how to avoid it the best you can. Then they switch gears to discuss the innovations of the tech world zeroing in on whether or not the mainstream devices are stifling innovation due to their popularity. Show Notes: https://htmlallthethings.com/Podcast/5d7004be6a070d0011eb6577 You can find us on... Facebook | Twitter | Instagram RSS | Patreon |...

Duration:00:57:57

Wireframes, Mockups, and Prototypes

8/28/2019
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In this episode Matt and Mike discuss the creation process that drives most of their website work. Since Digital Dynasty Design is a small team they can easily tailor the customer experience individually so that customers save money and get their products faster. This tailored experience often times includes manipulating the initial creation process that is used to determine the customer's needs, wants, and goals through the production and review of wireframes, mockups, and prototypes as...

Duration:01:07:08

The Traveling Developer

8/22/2019
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In this episode of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Developer Pants, Matt and Mike discuss the equipment and lifestyle of a developer that likes to travel. We cover things like what to pack, managing workload on the road, as well as doing meetings in different time zones. After all that we discuss WearOS focusing on where it sits in the smartwatch market, alongside what improvements it needs to stay relevant. You can find us on... Facebook | Twitter | Instagram RSS | Patreon |...

Duration:01:11:51

Top 10 Tips for Beginner Web Developers

8/14/2019
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In this episode Matt and Mike discuss 10 tips that every beginner web developer needs to hear. These tips cover a variety of topics including UI/UX concepts, learning new skills, website planning/brainstorming, wireframing software, IDE software, version control (git), and much more. Then we switch gears and discuss whether or not you should be purchasing the latest and greatest flagship device (ie Samsung Galaxy Note 10+), or if you should purchase a more budget-conscious device. Show...

Duration:01:23:19

Jack of All Trades, Master of None

8/7/2019
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In this episode Matt and Mike discuss something that plagues a lot of web developers, being a jack of all trades. As a web developer you're expected to know a lot of information on not only making up the user interface, but also the databases, hosting platforms, and even design principles that makeup the websites you build. Some of this can be alleviated if you work in a large team where responsibilities are spread across multiple specialists, but for freelancing and small business you need...

Duration:01:36:09

Sanity.io w/ Knut Melvær

7/31/2019
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In this episode Matt and Mike sit down with Knut Melvær, the Head of Developer Relations at Sanity.io to discuss all things headless CMS. The headless CMS is a unique way to add content to your website utilizing your choice of front-end technologies and an API to populate the site with your content. We touch on the comparisons between Sanity.io and other popular CMS out there, alongside thing its advantages, weaknesses, and unique feature set in the market. If you've ever been interested in...

Duration:01:37:34

Workload Management

7/24/2019
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In this episode Matt and Mike discuss how they manage varying amounts of workload across different projects and customers. Time management, project management, and priority setting are all extremely important when it comes to managing your workload. Not only do you have to reach the deadline in time, but you also have to ensure you make a quality product and maintain face with good customer service. Everyone has their own unique spin on how they manage their workload and with Matt and Mike...

Duration:00:59:56

Tidbit: 10x Engineers (Web News)

7/19/2019
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In this week's Tidbit/Web News we discuss a viral tweet that recently stirred up controversy among the programming community. This tweet named a particular type of individual called a "10x Engineer" You can find the original Tweet here: https://twitter.com/skirani/status/1149302828420067328 You can find us on... Facebook | Twitter | Instagram RSS | Patreon | Spotify Medium | YouTube | GitHub Reddit | Discord

Duration:00:29:34

Rapid Development and Deployment | Sanity.io, Nuxtjs, Netlify

7/17/2019
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In this episode of the podcast, Matt and Mike discuss tackling the new HTML All The Things website with Sanity.io, Nuxt.js, and Netlify. Rather than the standard cPanel hosting, or the existing setup with Digital Ocean, this deployment is going to be completely within the free tiers of these offerings with the ability to scale as the website gains traction. In addition to the discussion around these technologies, this episode does a deep dive into the UI/UX planning of the website, going...

Duration:01:16:48

How to Fill Skill Gaps

7/10/2019
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Making websites require a lot of different skills from the folks in the office acquiring the job, to the developers and designers that make the website work, then to the marketing officials that make the website popular. Often times freelancers, or small businesses are unable to cover all the bases when it comes to all these skill sets, leaving rather large holes in their company's tool set. Luckily there are a variety of ways to avoid these issues, each one offering a unique set of pros and...

Duration:00:58:11

Choosing the Right CMS | Wordpress, Headless CMS, OctoberCMS, Webflow

7/3/2019
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In this episode Matt and Mike discuss something that's currently stumped the development of the HTML All The Things website - the CMS. Originally planned as a Vue.js UI alongside a custom admin panel, the new plan for the website has raised some questions that all web developers have faced at some point in their career. Should you reinvent the wheel with a fully custom solution? Or should you get up and running quickly and find a pre-built solution? Show Notes:...

Duration:01:13:34

Vanilla JavaScript and VueJS 3

6/26/2019
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In this episode Matt and Mike discuss JavaScript in all its glory. They go over things like how beneficial vanilla JavaScript is to learn, especially when you're first starting out, and also explore why you shouldn't dive straight into learning a framework without knowing the basics. Then for our Web News segment, we have Sean from Rabbitwerks JavaScript call in for a discussion on the changes that VueJS 3 bring to the table and the controversy surrounding those changes. Show Notes:...

Duration:01:30:29

Migrations

6/19/2019
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In this episode, Matt and Mike discuss the often stressful task of migrating an infrastructure to a new home. With the very real fear of downtime, issues, or data loss on the line, it's important to take the appropriate steps to give you the best chance of success. Furthermore, having a few backup plans is also a good idea should the migration hit a snag, or fail in some way. To finish off the episode, Mike takes us through the current status of laptops and desktops, discussing the hardware...

Duration:01:13:56

Freelancing, Contracting, Remote Work

6/12/2019
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In this episode, Matt and Mike discuss freelancing, contracting, and remote work some of the most important and quickly growing segments in the web development industry. Web developers often find themselves trying to decide between a traditional job and freelancing their skills out on their own. While freelancing sound lucrative and exciting, traditional jobs offer more stability and benefits that are generally not found elsewhere. We discuss these pros and cons of each of these pathways,...

Duration:01:15:56

Marketing and SEO w/ Chris Dayley

6/5/2019
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This week we sit down with Chris Dayley a digital marketing entrepreneur that helps businesses succeed online. We discuss a bunch of very interesting topics including things like SEO, conversions, A/B testing, and PPC. This episode is a great resource for any web developer, or online entrepreneur, that needs to brush up on their marketing skills. Show Notes: https://www.htmlallthethings.com/Podcast/5cf825c86a070d0011eb655d You can find us on... Facebook | Twitter | Instagram RSS |...

Duration:02:09:22

Procedures & Standard Practices

5/29/2019
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In this week's episode, Matt and Mike discuss why procedures and standard practices are important. Every entrepreneur at some point in their career has tried to turn themselves against the bureaucracy and slow systems that drive large corporate machines only to find themselves needing similar systems to keep themselves afloat. We'll be discussing this sort of realization and how a business can slowly, yet naturally, create unique procedures that compliment their work style. Then we change...

Duration:01:19:54

Imposter Syndrome

5/22/2019
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In this episode Matt and Mike discuss something we've all felt at one time or another - Imposter Syndrome. Whether it's due to lack of experience, or tackling a brand new topic, imposter syndrome can zap your motivation and make you want to quit. While it's hard to overcome, it's important to note that everyone has experienced it at some point in their career and will almost definitely experience it again. We offer our stories alongside some tips to overcome the dread and emerge a better...

Duration:01:04:21

Future of Web Development - Motion UI, PWA's, Blockchain, and More

5/15/2019
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In this episode of the podcast Matt and Mike discuss the future of web development focusing on emerging trends and new technologies that are ready to take the world wide web by storm. Things like Motion UI, Progressive Web Apps (PWA), blockchain, voice search integration, and much more! With so much functionality being put into web developers' hands the future looks bright, but performance is a big concern with sites getting heavier and heavier as the years go by. Full show notes:...

Duration:01:12:32

Bootstrap, Materialize, Tailwind CSS

5/8/2019
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In this episode of the podcast, Matt and Mike discuss CSS frameworks, with a particular focus on Bootstrap, Materialize, and Tailwind CSS. Each of these frameworks comes with their own pros and cons that make them a great fit for particular projects offering UI developers a bunch of options when choosing the tools they need for a given project. Full show notes: https://www.htmlallthethings.com/hub/Podcast/5cd34bab2c5a92001836b76b You can find us on... Facebook | Twitter | Instagram RSS...

Duration:01:21:44