Ask me about:
- Web designing
- SVG Animations
- UX Tips
- Getting started advice
- Web animations and more
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Message from the host 💬
I'm so impressed with the quality of the questions you all asked me today! This was so much fun and am honored that people took the time to stop by and participate. I love our community and I owe you all so much.
Best wishes, everyone! 🌮 (tacos are the highest esteem of emojis that I can give)
Hi, Sarah! It's so nice to see you on Hashnode! :)
Over the course of giving many talks, what tips do you have to share with your fellow developers so that they can better deliver a talk on their chosen topics!
Could you tell us about your process of preparation before giving a talk? Thanks! :)
First of all, I love your work. I'm a front end dev and I think you are a big inspiration for all of us. Thank you!
Well, now my questions!
1) How is to work for Microsoft as a front end developer / designer. What kind of challenges you have to face in your daily life in one of the most innovative companies in the world?
2) Which resources would you recommend to someone that has prior coding experience but wants to start learning SVG animations from scratch?
Thanks for your answers!
Hey, Sarah! I am a college student from India. So I would like to ask, what was your way of learning things and new techs when you were in college together with the courses they teach us there? Also, what advice would you like to give to budding developers like me about what should I learn in order to be compatible with the ongoing industry?
Hey Sarah, thanks for doing this AMA - fellow Microsoft employee here!
What advice do you have on submitting talks to conferences to help a talk stand out among the rest? - Especially to someone (ok it's me :) ) who is only getting started with respect to giving talks.
I really enjoyed your introduction to Vue.js series on FrontendMasters.com! Any chance we'll be seeing a new set of videos covering more advanced topics? If so, any topics in particular that you intend to cover?
As a follow-up, are there any resources you'd recommend for Vue.js users looking to bone up on architecture and patterns for larger Vue.js projects?
Hi Sarah, thank you so much for doing this AMA.
A quick background story about my struggle with CSS:
I've always believed that given the right introduction and the correct set of tools, one can always pick up anything software engineering related and that's how I picked up backend engineering.
My journey with CSS, however, hasn't been quite the same. Truth be told, I just jumped into the code and started tweaking things. And, honestly, when I started I found it really hard and it used to piss me off when my designer told me to move items 10 pixels to the left and right, over and over again and I left CSS for good (perhaps a very juvenile decision as a young engineer back then).
Now, getting to the actual question: Right now, I am a full-fledged backend engineer and I look at all the UI engineers with pure amazement (and a little bit of jealousy :P).
I would love to do UI engineering as well at some point, so what would you recommend me to do to get started with it?
I would want to do it in a very systematic way, but I haven't really found the right tutorial and there are so many solutions to the exact same problem. Centering a div, for instance. It could be done in so many ways and I never figured out which is the right one. What would you recommend me to do?
Hey Sarah! Thanks for being a great guide for all things VueJS! Really love your articles on css-tricks :) I had a question related to usage of icons: Which is the better approach for icons, font icons or SVG icons? Also, in case the latter, what would be the ideal tools for using SVG icons with VueJS?
Hi Sarah. I have been enjoying following your work. I'm wondering what you see as some of the biggest challenges or pitfalls that come with the new kinds of UIs that are emerging, such as VR and AR? Are there lessons that VR and AR UI designers can learn from web UI developers?
You would have come across these #beginners question, Sarah.
1) What will be your suggestion/advice for a beginner in data viz?
2) Where to start as a data visualization developer?
3) What will be your recommendation on the learning resources for D3 for beginners apart from the official GitHub docs ;) ?
4) SVG or CANVAS? #futurePrespective
5) is D3 alone enough for dataWiz?
Big fan! Just wanted to know where do you get the inspiration to make such kickass SVG animations?
Also, if you had to choose one the best frameworks in terms of ease of learning, adaptability and super performance which one would you prefer?
PS. I'm very much biased towards Vue but I'd like to know your thoughts on all "big" 3.
Hi Sarah, thanks for doing an AMA!
Thanks for your time!