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.

Time Jumps

  • 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
  • 26:43 Glassmorphism
  • 28:36 Stretching the limits of new tech
  • 32:20 Greensock

Sponsor: Netlify

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.