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This AMA session is over but you can still ask questions to Rachel Andrew on their Hashnode profile.
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Thanks for asking so many great questions. A few links on the things we spoke about.
For CSS Grid stuff see http://gridbyexample.com where there are lots of code examples, video tutorials and up to date browser information.
Otherwise follow me on Twitter! Thanks again :)
Thank you for hosting the AMA here.
I have an age old question to ask; what are you thoughts on CSS frameworks? Do you use any; or do you write your own CSS for all of your projects?
What are your favourite books - both technical and non-technical?
How did you get your start with CSS?
What was the inspiration behind Perch CMS? How did you approach your initial clients
How important is it for a front end developer to understand CSS in and out; versus just relying on a framework?
Thanks in advance for taking the time out for the AMA, and your answers, Rachel.
What are the pros & cons, and differences between traditional CSS grid layouts and Flexbox? What should be the decision checklist when I have the question, when should I be using which?
First of all your advocacy for CSS grid layout and the resources you have provided on it are amazing, thank you!
My question is what future do you see for front end developers who are great at semantic and accessible HTML, and great at CSS knowledge and architecture, but will never be JS engineers?
When did you write your first CSS code?
When you are often on the road or speaking, how long in advance do you plan work for you and the team on projects? (or do you give that task to someone else)
What are you most proud of regarding Perch? (not just as software but as a business too?)
What's the current status of Perch? What are some of the big brands using it?
Hi Rachel :) I usually ask what CSS feature you'd like magical and instant support for... but I'm pretty sure that's Grid ;)
So instead: if you could change one single thing about our industry, in any aspect from tech to social to direction, what would it be?
Is it worth to spend time on learning CSS Grid while we still can't use it on production as browser support is too low? And spec can change too. I guess it won't be the well supported before 2018.
Hi Rachel, Thanks for hosting this AMA. CMS is a business tool that very few businesses can afford to run without these days. To maintain competitive advantage, the more content a client can store and the better they can understand their data, the more likely they are to succeed.
What has been the greatest challenge for you in developing a best practise solution that works for more than the average subscriber?
How has your experience and outlook changed on the design and development of CMS since you started out?
Is there anything you would have done differently in terms of technology employed? If so, why?
Do you listen to music while coding? What are your favorites? :D
Apart from Perch, what are the other products edgeofmyseat is currently working on?