Chris & Marie talk about some of the types of Pens that have been particularly popular this year so far, now that’s we’re halfway through it. There is still plenty of time to make the best-of-the-year list (you could make a Pen the third week of December and still make it!). Heads up though, giving out hearts in general on CodePen is a great idea as it helps improve search results, helps improve your own personal feeds, and helps people feel good about what they make.
Some trends are eternal, some trends are ephemeral, and we talk about them both.
01:06 Practical UI
03:55 Sharing on dark social vs public
07:23 Sponsor: Netlify
09:37 Educational content
12:27 Complete layout pens
15:12 Commenting and hearting
17:54 Generative tools used in a practical design
21:21 Ana Tudor
24:25 Real world visuals
28:36 Stretching the limits of new tech
The original coiners of Jamstack! Netlify helps you with everything Jamstack. They are a static file host, which is incredibly useful already, in that it means your site is fast and secure and scales forever. That also opens the door for deploy previews, which have gotten even more amazing lately with feedback tools built right in. But they also help with dynamic aspects of the Jamstack like processing your forms and running cloud functions.