This isn’t actually a podcast actually talking about what CodePen is. Well, it kinda is. But actually it’s Stephen and Chris talking about and planning for what they would say if they only had five minutes (or so) to explain what CodePen is. So we need to hash out what the most important things are, what to lede with, and how to cover all the most vital things with clarity in such a short amount of time. We’ll have to get around to actually trying to shoot a video like this soon!


  • 00:49 How might we explain CodePen on YouTube
  • 06:48 Who’s the audience for our video?
  • 09:10 Sponsor: Jetpack Boost
  • 11:44 What do we need people to know what CodePen is?
  • 14:04 It’s an online editor for what?
  • 17:34 Social is a huge part of CodePen
  • 24:27 What’s our success metric?

Sponsor: Jetpack Boost

Jetpack Boost is a brand spankin’ new plugin from the Jetpack / Automattic gang. Jetpack has some very powerful performance features it offers, like giving you a global CDN for your images and core-WordPress-specific CSS and JavaScript. That particular feature is still a part of the Jetpack core plugin, but many performance-specific features are moving their way over to Jetpack Boost. Like Lazy Image loading (a huge performance win) is now in Jetpack Boost and you can turn it on with the flip of a switch. The most amazing, and brand new, feature of Jetpack Boost is that it does Critical CSS handling for you, which is also a big performance win and very difficult to do by hand.