A show about the latest in tech tools, tips, and tricks on Tuesdays at 2

October 17, 2018

82: Houdini Reloaded

Una's been playing around some more with Houdini and has a ton more to share

October 3, 2018

81: Next.js

Today Una and Chris discuss Next.js, the much buzzed about server-side rendering React platform.

September 21, 2018

80: CSS Gripes

We go through our top ten list of things we just wish so badly CSS would do, but either doesn't or doesn't quite yet.

September 5, 2018

79: Development Platforms

Una and Chris go over the thousand and one options developers have today to get their apps into the cloud

August 22, 2018

78: Generative Art with Tim Holman

We talk with Tim Holman about his new project, Generative Artistry, creating art with code, and side projects.

August 10, 2018

77: Is Redux Dead?

Redux: "The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated"

July 24, 2018

76: CUBS #5: React Native

Chris and Una take a gander at React-Native this week! We build some simple apps in React Native and share our getting started experiences.

July 10, 2018

75: Process and Ideation

Ideating is hard! We talk about getting inspired to build things, and the process we go through to hone in on what we're creating.

June 26, 2018

74: Our VS Code Workspaces

After a year and a half, we talk about what's new and changed about our VS Code workspaces

June 12, 2018

73: CSS Blocks

Chris Epstein comes on the show to give us the rundown of the upcoming tool, CSS Blocks

May 29, 2018

72: CSS in JS

CSS in JS – is it good, is it bad? Una and Chris discuss this still unresolved debate.

May 15, 2018

71: CUBS #4: D3

We're back with another CUBS episode! This week Chris and Una try to build data visualizations with D3.

May 1, 2018

70: JS Interaction Libraries

In today's episode, we talk about JavaScript's animation in transition libraries which we shortened down to interactions....or libraries

April 17, 2018

69: Gatsby.js w/Jason Lengstorf

This episode features the great Jason Lengstorf and we're talking about Gatsby!

April 3, 2018

68: Houdini

This episode features Una getting overly hyped about Houdini: the future of writing CSS via web worklets.

March 20, 2018

67: Tomorrow's Browser

What's coming up for web browser API's and standards? This week we talk about the in-progress JavaScript and CSS features we can't wait to see supported!

March 6, 2018

66: Learning About Netlify w/ Phil Hawksworth

Today we're learning about Netlify and joining us is the incredible Phil Hawksworth to share his tips and tricks around it all.

February 20, 2018

65: Exploring Serverless

This week we start off exploring a serverless tutorial by Sarah Drasner, and then split off and discuss the serverless phenomena at large.

February 6, 2018

64: Stylus

This week we explore the pros and cons of Stylus: the hipster CSS preprocessor written to work smoothly with JavaScript.

January 2, 2018

2017 in Review

It's time to wrap up the year and welcome 2018. So in this episode, Chris and Una go over their favorite tools and apps from 2017!

December 12, 2017

CUBS #3: Preact CLI

CUBS is back with an episode on the Preact CLI! Chris and Una try it out for their own projects and discuss.

November 8, 2017

Data Visualizations

We take a quick look through the different graphing and svg libraries you can use to build your own data visualizations

September 27, 2017

CUBS #2: Slackbots

This week, Chris and Una take on the challenge of extending Slack (the messaging system) with their own bots!


September 20, 2017

CUBS: Electron

Electron.js lets you build desktop apps using web technologies. It’s pretty rad! In the first episode of our new CUBS series, we explore Electron ourselves!

August 29, 2017

Web Animation API

This week we have Rachel Nabors teaching us all about the future of the Web Animations API!

August 22, 2017

Headless Chrome

This week, we’re wrapping our heads around Headless Chrome with Tim Holman!

August 15, 2017

Digital Nomading

If you’ve ever wondered what its like to live and work around the world, this is the show for you. This week we talk to Nicole Dominguez about running her own business as a digital nomad.

August 9, 2017


This week we talk with the awesome Kat Marchán about her new tool NPX and how it can improve your NPM workflow.

August 1, 2017


This week we talk getting started with RxJS and its data streaming possibilities with David Khourshid.

July 18, 2017


This week we discuss writing! An essential tool to get your voice heard and work seen in the dev community.


July 5, 2017

CSS Variables

CSS variables are so freaking useful and their fast adoption has us more than excited. In this short episode, we discuss implementation and some use cases.

June 28, 2017

Design Systems Revisted

What happens when our shiny design system has its first birthday? Chris and Una discuss lessons learned from their years in the field

May 24, 2017


Tune in this week to hear us ford through unfamiliar waters as we tackle GraphQL! We go through why you should get excited about this new way of dealing with APIs.

May 17, 2017

Data Sketches

Live from JSConf.EU, we speak with Nadieh Bremer & Shirley Wu about their incredible data sketches project and their experiences with data visualization.

May 3, 2017

Performance Tips and Tricks

We blast through our top four tips, tricks, tools, and things to optimize your website for peak performance. 

April 25, 2017


We talk with Suz Hinton about how to write software interconnected with physical objects. How cool is that wizardry!?

March 28, 2017

CSS Grid

Everyone’s talking about CSS Grid—the latest spec to surface in modern browsers. Listen up on why its so great!

March 15, 2017


What's super trendy in tech right now? Virtual Reality. We break it down this week at SXSW.


March 8, 2017


We talk to Jason Ormand about gifv! The latest in image performance technology. No, but really, it's pretty cool 

March 1, 2017


Git is something we use every day—this week we talk about some tools, tips, and tricks to make it better.

February 15, 2017


What is Windows up to these days? Una and Chris give you the down low of developing on this operating system in 2017!

February 2, 2017

Webpack 2

This week we sit down and talk with Sean Larkin about newly released Webpack 2! ES6 modules, tree-shaking, and more fun things in this episode.

January 24, 2017


CSS in JS: is it the next big thing? We break down some techniques with Glen Maddern.

January 10, 2017

Discovered in 2016

Every year introduces new tools. We recount our favorite discoveries from 2016.

December 20, 2016

Animation Tools with Sarah

This week we learn about animation in UI: basics, libraries, performance considerations, and more with Sarah Drasner

November 22, 2016

Fitness Tools

We care about you! This week we talk about tools that can help you stay healthy and productive.


November 15, 2016


This week's episode is full of image optimization tooks, formats, and some fun facts about images!

November 8, 2016

Our Favourite Chrome Extensions

We rapid fire through our top eight Chrome extensions

November 1, 2016

Conference Talks

Chris interviews Una on her experience as a conference speaker and how you can become one too!

October 25, 2016

Visual Studio Code

We stray off the beaten road of Atom and Sublime, and instead discuss our new favourite editor, Visual Studio Code, and our top five extensions for it.

October 18, 2016

State of Javascript

We’re back! With an overview of what people have been talking about lately: the abundance of tools in web development.


August 30, 2016

Conference Talks

We highlight thirteen conference talks that dazzled us, inspired us, and drove our careers forward

August 23, 2016

Travel Tools

After a short hiatus, Toolsday returns with CSS Wizardry himself, Harry Roberts, to talk about travel.

August 3, 2016

Travis CI

In today's episode we're joined by Mathias Meyer to talk about Travis CI

July 20, 2016

Standards and Linters

What’s the “correct” way to write code? We can’t say for sure, but these standards and linters can. This week we explore the options.

July 12, 2016

CSS Frameworks

CSS frameworks / design systems/ pattern libraries — so many names, so little time! We revisit the topic with so much more knowledges.

June 21, 2016

Our Hardware!

We chat about how we use completely different hardware to do our work

June 15, 2016

Firefox Dev Tools

We had Helen Holmes, UI designer of Firefox Dev tools to teach us some tricks we didn't know existed!

June 7, 2016

The Variety Show

The tools we love and use that we forgot or just didn't fit into any other category.

May 17, 2016

Service Workers

We poke around, ruminate, and explore Service Workers.

May 10, 2016


How can we make sure people are able to access data on poor connections? Hear about offline-first this week with Hoodie's Gregor Martynus.

May 4, 2016

System Tools

Some of the things you'll need to set up a MacBook from scratch, and some fun quirks that will make your life easier day to day.

April 19, 2016

Top 10 Tools

For our 20th episode, we do a recap of our favourite tools that we use everyday.

April 12, 2016

Web Accessibility

This week we talk about web accessibility concerns — what the heck all those acronyms are, and how to test for compliance.

March 29, 2016

(Mostly CSS) Animation

Animation brings the web to life! Today we talk about (mostly CSS) animation — how it works, tools, and resources.

March 22, 2016

Unit Testing

Today we discuss JavaScript unit testing with ColbyCheeze! Learn about spying, stubbing, and mocking this week.

March 8, 2016

Game Engines

Achieved in CryEngine 3 — wait no, Unity, wait no, Phaser?

March 1, 2016

CSS Layout

This week we're talking CSS layout — from CSS 1 to current best practices to what's coming down the pipeline.

February 16, 2016

Performance Profiling

We all agree performance testing is important, but how do you track it over time? This week Taylor Jones tells us how.

February 9, 2016

Static Site Generators

There are 412 options for static site generators. This week we discuss (mostly three) of them.

February 2, 2016

Solved by ES6 (ES2015)

We picked our top five ES6/7/2015/2016 upgrades and talk about how they make our lives so much easier.

January 19, 2016

Express & Middleware

Our guest Jon Ballands chats with us about the IBM Swift Sandbox, and building it with Node & Express.

January 12, 2016


With frameworks being so hot right now, we talk to Iheanyi Ekechukwu about Ember

January 5, 2016


This week we talk about React and why it's so darn hard to get started with!

December 22, 2015

Chrome DevTools

Chrome DevTools is the topic of the week, which we've simply deemed "awesome".

December 15, 2015

CSS Processors

This week's episode is about the past, present and future of CSS Pre and Post-processors.

December 8, 2015

Remote Collaboration

Absence makes the heart grow fonder? Let's talk about remote collaboration and the tools that make it possible.

November 24, 2015

Developer Environment

Sublime or Atom? Wait, WEBSTORM? We talk about our favourite developer environment tips and tricks.

November 17, 2015

Styleguides at Scale

We discuss the challenges of creating scalable styleguides with guest Brian Han

November 3, 2015

Learning Tools

College? Where we're going, we don't need college (or do we?).

October 27, 2015

Module Loaders

We'll talk about modules and module loaders! Everything from AMD to common.js and spend a bit of time going over Browserify and Webpack.

October 20, 2015

Task Runners

Grunt, Gulp, Broccoli, Brunch, Mimosa, oh my! So many task runners, so little time. In this weeks episode, we explore each of these delectable breakfast items/task runners.

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