319 episodes

The adventures of Matt Lawrence and Mike Karan through the world of web development, web design, and small business management. As web development agency owners for the better part of a decade, they’ve worked with all sorts of technologies, through the rise of responsive web design, the revolution of serverless computing, and the popularity gain of many no-code tools for small business owners. They commonly discuss foundational web development technologies like HTML, CSS, and JavaScript - including popular frameworks and tools such as Tailwind CSS, Svelte, WordPress, Vue, and more.

HTML All The Things - Web Development, Web Design, Small Business Matt Lawrence and Mike Karan

    • Technology
    • 4.8 • 39 Ratings

The adventures of Matt Lawrence and Mike Karan through the world of web development, web design, and small business management. As web development agency owners for the better part of a decade, they’ve worked with all sorts of technologies, through the rise of responsive web design, the revolution of serverless computing, and the popularity gain of many no-code tools for small business owners. They commonly discuss foundational web development technologies like HTML, CSS, and JavaScript - including popular frameworks and tools such as Tailwind CSS, Svelte, WordPress, Vue, and more.

    Is There A Best Way To Make A Website?

    Is There A Best Way To Make A Website?

    What is the best way to make a website? Websites can be made with no-code builders, custom code, marketing software, and unique combinations of available tech. Even if we narrow down our choice to custom code, we're still left wondering what our tech stack should be. In this episode, Matt and Mike discussed if there is in fact a best way to make a website. Websites are complex and they're made for humans, whom are also complex. Beyond technical requirements we have to consider the site's audience, who will be editing content, deadlines, and social limitations. Just like many things in life, there may be an objectively best way to make a website...somewhere in the gray area, after you've analyzed your needs, wants, and realities.
    Show Notes: https://www.htmlallthethings.com/podcasts/is-there-a-best-way-to-make-a-website
    Learn with Scrimba: https://scrimba.com/?ref=htmlallthethings

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Celebrating 300 Episodes: What’s Next for HTML All The Things?

    Celebrating 300 Episodes: What’s Next for HTML All The Things?

    Today we celebrate this past week's milestone of 300 released episodes. Now we know that this number is a bit wishy-washy because we have some "side episodes" like Tidbits and Web News...and it doesn't help that we changed how we number our episodes in the feed at some point down the line. But despite all that, we're considering the episode that released just this past Tuesday as of recording this, as episode 300!
    In this special edition episode, we won't be talking so much about web development, but instead of reflecting on the past 300 episodes of the HTML All The Things Podcast and discuss our future goals on where we want HATT to be in the future.
    Thank you all for listening and here's to another 300!
    Show Notes: https://www.htmlallthethings.com/podcasts/celebrating-300-episodes-whats-next-for-html-all-the-things

    • 41 min
    Make a Project, Get a Job w/ Puru

    Make a Project, Get a Job w/ Puru

    This week we had the pleasure of sitting down with the creator of MacOS Web, Puru Vijay to discuss how creating projects can help land you a job in the web development field. MacOS Web has come up in Puru's job interviews and has helped him build a connection with the development community, including those that are hiring. He is also passionate about contributing to open source projects and ensuring that navbars at the bottom of smartphones have left-handed and right-handed detection. Matt and Mike had a blast with this interview and hope that you enjoy it too!
    Show Notes: https://www.htmlallthethings.com/podcasts/make-a-project-get-a-job-w-puru
    Learn with Scrimba: https://scrimba.com/?ref=htmlallthethings

    • 43 min
    Should Junior Developers Use ChatGPT to Help Them Write Code?

    Should Junior Developers Use ChatGPT to Help Them Write Code?

    AI is a hot topic these days with LLMs dominating much of the tech talk we see online. In the web development scene, chatbots like ChatGPT and Copilot are able to develop and debug code through simple conversational prompts that don't require complex developer-level knowledge. This simplicity has brought with it a lot of discussion and debate about AI's role in the development space. Will it replace all developer jobs? Is it simply another tool to increase a developer's productivity? Should aspiring junior developer use AI in their learning. In this week's episode, Matt and Mike discussed learning to code alongside ChatGPT and Copilot. The guys explored the dangers of using AI while you learn, when you should reach for a chatbot, and then touch on their thoughts surrounding the future of the industry. Will Devin take all our jobs?
    Show Notes: https://www.htmlallthethings.com/podcasts/should-junior-developers-use-chatgpt-to-help-them-write-code
    Learn with Scrimba: https://scrimba.com/?ref=htmlallthethings

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Beware of Vendor Lock-In

    Beware of Vendor Lock-In

    Vendor lock-in in web development refers to a situation where a company becomes overly reliant on a single vendor's products or services, making it difficult and costly to switch to another provider. This can lead to several issues, such as reduced flexibility, high switching costs, and a lack of interoperability with other systems. This might mean that a business is using a specific technology stack or platform that does not easily allow for migration to other systems, potentially leading to increased costs and limited innovation. On the flip side, vendor lock-in can provide benefits to a business such as great pricing (ie sales and loyalty benefits), increased productivity as users master a limited toolset, and the avoidance of "reinventing the wheel" repeatedly with custom code. In this episode, Matt and Mike discussed vendor lock-in in both a negative and positive light. Breaking down what you should be looking out for when choosing vendors to build products with.
    Show Notes: https://www.htmlallthethings.com/podcasts/beware-of-vendor-lock-in
    Learn with Scrimba: https://scrimba.com/?ref=htmlallthethings

    • 59 min
    Free Tiers Are Dangerous

    Free Tiers Are Dangerous

    Free tiers are no stranger to web developers as many look to them to get them started on a new tool, try out hosting, or help with some basic design work. The problem is that free tiers are sometimes downgraded, or even completely removed from existence if a service decides that they're more trouble than they're worth. For those relying on free tiers to do their work, this can spell disaster and even cause some businesses to shut down. In this episode, Matt and Mike discussed the dangers of free tiers, what they're good for, and why you should be ready to pay up at some point down the line.
    Show Notes: https://www.htmlallthethings.com/podcasts/free-tiers-are-dangerous
    Learn with Scrimba: https://scrimba.com/?ref=htmlallthethings
     

    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

Partgeek ,

New listener

I’m a new coder, and new listener. I’m in a boot camp, and almost at my third certification. I’m getting ready to move forward in a new career in development, and this show has been very helpful and very easy to understand! Thank you for taking the time to help newbies like myself! I really appreciate it! I also love and recognize some of your guests from YouTube, they’ve been helping me get through sticky coding tests as well ♥️

memarovich ,

So Apropos!

I’m just starting my coding journey with HTML. At first I was dismayed by my fellow coders looking down their noses at my coding choice as they REACT & Python themselves all over the place. Your fabulous episodes lauding HTML cheer me & I’m now holding my head high! Thank you so much for your inspiration!

Markizx ,

Down to earth show hosts.

I very much enjoyed episode 237. JavaScript fundamentals you need to know before learning React. Well done keep up the good work.

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