Episode 300

JSJ 297: Scrollytelling with Russell Goldenberg and Adam Pearce


January 23rd, 2018

42 mins 6 secs

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Special Guests: Russell Goldenberg and Adam Pearce

In this episode, JavaScript Jabber panelist speak with Russell Goldenberg and Adam Pearce Russell creates visualizations, interactive graphics, and documentaries for the web. Currently an editor at The Pudding.  Adam is a graphics editor at The New York Times and a journalist engineers/developer  Russell and Adam are on the show to talk about what Scrollytelling is, as well as Scrollama. Scrollama is a modern and lightweight JavaScript library for scrollytelling using IntersectionObserver in favor of scroll events. This is a great episode to understand another technology/tool created with JavaScript.

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

  • What is Scrollytelling!
  • Graph Scroll library
  • What is the intersection Observerable?
  • How long does it take to build an interactive graphic…?
  • How do you test something like this?
  • Test on a lot of different devices
  • Can you do automated testing?
  • Do you have to understand the use cases or can you implement quickly?
  • Recommendation for getting started?
  • Is this a skill set people have to have before that some on board?
  • How do design these interactions?
  • Scroll jacking
  • What JS developers should know about this technology.
  • Position sticky
  • What are other uses cases?
  • What can devs use it for?
  • Tax calculator
  • And much more!