I got to speak to Jon Kantner! Jon is an incredibly prolific creator, and I believe has the most appearances in the CodePen Spark of any creator. Like so many other creators I’ve talked to Jon also shares what he knows in a variety of ways, like writing (see his personal site, or articles he wrote when I ran CSS-Tricks). We got to chat about some of his iconic Pens, his work, and some past fascinations like Tweet-sized code experiments. Follow him on Twitter here.

Time Jumps

  • 00:26 Guest introduction
  • 02:44 What’s a day like as a front end dev?
  • 05:48 SVG Pens
  • 06:48 Skateboard spinner Pen
  • 10:38 Acrobatic tree loader
  • 11:50 Input progress Xmas Pen
  • 13:40 Writing about obsolete technology
  • 16:02 Code golfing
  • 19:25 Navigating without CSS
  • 21:22 What new web tech are you excited about?