12 episodes

The Overlap is a podcast that explores the intersection of Design and Front End Development. On the show, we discuss all things design and development in a fun and easy-to-listen-to way. Some topics we cover are typography, React, productivity, focus, designing for print, freelancing tips, and much more.

The Overlap Elle Trost & Alex Trost

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

The Overlap is a podcast that explores the intersection of Design and Front End Development. On the show, we discuss all things design and development in a fun and easy-to-listen-to way. Some topics we cover are typography, React, productivity, focus, designing for print, freelancing tips, and much more.

    CSS Grid: The newest layout tool for the web

    CSS Grid: The newest layout tool for the web

    In this episode we cover CSS Grid, a new layout tool for the web. When it comes to positioning elements on the web, CSS Grid marks a huge step forward for developers. It's easy to learn, with lots of parallels with the grid in other design practices so designers will love it too.And hey, quit using table elements to create your layouts!Questions? Email ustheoverlappodcast@gmail.comTweet us @lovelettersco or @mistertrostFollow the show @overlappodFor more episodes + show notes, visitoverlappod...

    • 1 hr 22 min
    File Organization: Or, "Where'd I put that thing?"

    File Organization: Or, "Where'd I put that thing?"

    Design and development can get messy. Real messy. Downloads folder messy. On this episode, we talk about how to manage the mess and make it easier to collaborate with other people. Elle also realizes just how far-reaching her obsessive compulsive tendencies can go. Whether you work alone or with a team, keeping your files tidy and logically organized can save you a LOT of headaches. Questions? Email ustheoverlappodcast@gmail.comTweet us @lovelettersco or @mistertrostFollow the show @overlappo...

    • 53 min
    What is UX? An Intro to User Experience Design

    What is UX? An Intro to User Experience Design

    What is UX? An intro to User Experience (No, UX is not UI)What is User Experience? How is it different from User Interface design? What if all buttons were now alpacas?In this episode, we introduce the field of UX design and some of the basic principles you should know to design and develop great experiences. We discuss the fundamentals of good UX: Usability, accessibility, desirability, findability, credibility, the importance of following established patterns...and when to break the ru...

    • 49 min
    Static Site Generators: Gatsby + Hugo + Jekyll = Good Times

    Static Site Generators: Gatsby + Hugo + Jekyll = Good Times

    Static Site Generators are way cooler than they sound! Learn about the coolest way to build a fast website and save your money. Plus, we talk about Alex's new rug in everyone's favorite podcast game: Guess The Rug. Questions? Email ustheoverlappodcast@gmail.comTweet us @lovelettersco or @mistertrostFor more episodes + show notes, visitoverlappodcast.comResources:Gatsby: https://www.gatsbyjs.org/Hugo: https://gohugo.io/Jekyll: https://jekyllrb.com/StaticGen: https://www.staticgen.com/Gats...

    • 53 min
    Typography Basics: Everything you need to know to make great layouts

    Typography Basics: Everything you need to know to make great layouts

    Show notes:Typography: so hip right now, but what is it? This week, we are talking type. It's more than just clickity clackity typey typey onto your keyboard. It's part science, part art, part dumb jokes about fonts. Join us for our spooky typography party!Questions? Email ustheoverlappodcast@gmail.comTweet us @lovelettersco or @mistertrostFor more episodes + show notes, visitoverlappodcast.comResources:Font pairing:https://fonts.google.com/featured/Five+Fresh+Headline+and+Body+Text+Pairingsh...

    • 44 min
    Creative Briefs: The key to happy clients and teams

    Creative Briefs: The key to happy clients and teams

    Creative briefs, design briefs, brand briefs, project briefs...whatever you want to call it, the goal is always the same: Successful design + development projects. On this episode, we talk about the creative brief, an essential document that can position you as an expert and help you get buy-in from your client at the beginning of a project. Kicking off a new project? Try using a creative brief to guide your conversation and ask your client the right questions. Creative briefs can be used for...

    • 31 min

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