Sinopse

The award winning Big Web Show features special guests and topics like web publishing, art direction, content strategy, typography, web technology, and more. It's everything web that matters. Hosted by Jeffrey Zeldman.

Episódios

  • 187: On beyond Pantsuit with Mina Markham

    187: On beyond Pantsuit with Mina Markham

    29/03/2019 Duração: 57min

    Front-end architect and speaker Mina Markham is Jeffrey Zeldman’s guest. Mina discusses her career path, her work at as a senior engineer at Slack, how she came to create the Hillary Clinton UI pattern library “Pantsuit,” her time at IBM, helping others and inviting women of color into STEM fields, becoming a public speaker in spite of deep introversion, a recent South African safari, air travel, conferences, the joys of visiting Italy, and more. Enjoy a relaxed and illuminating glimpse into the life of a private and highly creative person.

  • 186: Tantek Çelik—web standards, toolchains, and the decentralized web

    186: Tantek Çelik—web standards, toolchains, and the decentralized web

    17/03/2019 Duração: 01h05min

    Legendary computer scientist, web standards pioneer, and indie-web proponent Tantek Çelik is Jeffrey Zeldman’s guest. The secret history of standards in our web browsers. How web standards moved from academic ideas that sometimes couldn’t even be implemented to the foundation of our modern web. The rift between standards-oriented, CSS-and-accessibility-loving web developers and those who rely on powerful and sophisticated toolchains: can it be bridged? The Flash years and today. Indieweb tools and the independent web community: what it’s about and how to get started. Readers versus social readers. Taking back privacy and the ownership of our content.

  • 185: Design is a Relationship Business, with Joe Rinaldi

    185: Design is a Relationship Business, with Joe Rinaldi

    24/02/2019 Duração: 01h09min

    Founder and business development consultant Joe Rinaldi (That Was Clutch, Philamade, Bureau of Digital) is Jeffrey Zeldman’s guest. Agency and freelance networking, mining contacts for work, honesty in client services, what they don’t teach in design school, the value of having worked in service.

  • 184: Accessibility is not a “nice to have” – with Derek Featherstone

    184: Accessibility is not a “nice to have” – with Derek Featherstone

    18/02/2019 Duração: 01h04min

    Why do companies de-prioritize accessibility? Making a digital map accessible to the blind. Pros and cons of the straw test. Why simulating a disability is not the same as working with disabled people. Using Twitter threads to prototype book chapters. How diversity (including neurodiversity and diversity of ability) makes for a better product. Changing small habits in your life leads to changing big ones.

  • 183: Open Source, Google, and WordPress 5.0 with Matt Mullenweg

    183: Open Source, Google, and WordPress 5.0 with Matt Mullenweg

    01/01/2019 Duração: 52min

    Coder, writer, composer, and founding developer of WordPress Matt Mullenweg is Jeffrey Zeldman’s guest. Open Source will save us. The WordPress 5.0 rollout. When Matthew met Jeffrey. Browsers in the age of Blink. AMP & HTML. Gutenberg: blocks and key commands. IE5. Box models. Google: still doing no evil?

  • 182: It Doesn’t Have to be Crazy at Work, with Jason Fried

    182: It Doesn’t Have to be Crazy at Work, with Jason Fried

    29/11/2018 Duração: 01h01min

    Basecamp founder, New York Times best-selling author, and web software pioneer Jason Fried is Jeffrey Zeldman’s guest. The two discuss Jason’s latest book (co-authored with David Heinemeier Hannson), It Doesn’t Have to be Crazy at Work, which The Economist called “by far the best thing on management published this year.” Also: the secrets of Basecamp, the magic of sleep, the sameness of agencies’ portfolio sites, why Basecamp doesn’t user test, and more. Note: We apologize for Jeffrey's audio quality in this episode, but Jason Fried says so many smart things we decided we had to share this conversation anyway. It's worth it!

  • 181: Last Agency Standing – with Clearleft’s Andy Budd

    181: Last Agency Standing – with Clearleft’s Andy Budd

    30/10/2018 Duração: 52min

    Web design pioneer, Clearleft chief executive, and UX thought leader Andy Budd chats with Big Web Show host Jeffrey Zeldman about the failings and triumphs of our design community over the past 20 years, why the success of design thinking killed the market for design studios, and how to reinvent your studio or agency for today’s market.

  • 180: Where AI Meets IA: Improving Digital Personalization with Jeffrey MacIntyre

    180: Where AI Meets IA: Improving Digital Personalization with Jeffrey MacIntyre

    18/10/2018 Duração: 46min

    Jeffrey MacIntyre, a long-time independent UX consultant and researcher specializing in thoughtful digital personalization, is Jeffrey Zeldman’s guest. The two Jeffreys discuss personalization and its intersection with AI, the business opportunity of responsible personalization, aligning personalization with business operations, the secret history of berry picking, the value of a good taxonomy, personalization versus customization, avoiding the “creep” factor, and much more. A worthwhile episode for business executives and marketers as well as the designers and coders who serve them.

  • 179: The Future and Past of Web Typography with Jason Pamental

    179: The Future and Past of Web Typography with Jason Pamental

    01/10/2018 Duração: 01h18min

    Long-time (since 1994) web design practitioner Jason Pamental, author of Responsive Typography from O’Reilly, is Jeffrey Zeldman’s guest. For more than an hour, the two designers geek out over responsive typography, the history of type on the web, and the explosive creative potential of the new variable fonts. Multiple Masters. FF Meta. Storing the offsets of the curve points. The three second timeout. Why FOUT is a feature, not a bug. Compensating for the differences between the web font and the backup font. The tragedy of Typecast, the new hope of Figma. Adidas. Nick Sherman. Paula Scher. Mandy Michael. And more.

  • 178: Pay attention to that woman behind the curtain – with Katel LeDu

    178: Pay attention to that woman behind the curtain – with Katel LeDu

    20/09/2018 Duração: 01h04min

    Katel LeDu, Co-founder of the No, You Go podcast and CEO of A Book Apart, is Jeffrey Zeldman’s guest. Topics include: Getting comfortable putting yourself out there when you’re really more of a behind-the-scenes person. Starting a podcast. The life of a photo director at National Geographic. Asking for help. Community outreach—diversity and inclusion. What it’s like to have your therapist as a guest on your podcast. Leading by example. Walking the walk. Finding new authors and new voices. Imposter anxiety and narcissism.

  • 177: Pixel Perfect with Rachel Andrew

    177: Pixel Perfect with Rachel Andrew

    13/08/2018 Duração: 47min

    The new season of The Big Web Show gets a running start with the brilliant and delightful Rachel Andrew, editor-in-chief of Smashing Magazine, co-founder of Perch and Notist, author of over 30 books including The New CSS Layout, and more. Rachel and host Jeffrey Zeldman discuss learning to say no, productivity hacks, finding the inspiration to write and the courage to begin public speaking, the latest news with CSS Grid Layout, leaving Apple hardware behind, and the pleasures of Pixel.

  • 176: Intrinsic Web Design with Jen Simmons

    176: Intrinsic Web Design with Jen Simmons

    27/04/2018 Duração: 01h09min

    Jen Simmons—Designer Advocate at Mozilla, creator of Firefox Grid Inspector, host of Layout Land and The Web Ahead, member of the CSS Working Group, coiner of Intrinsic Web Design, and general force of nature—is Jeffrey Zeldman’s guest. Everything we thought we knew about web design just changed. Making sites that sing. Designing with the viewport in mind. A time-based storytelling journey. Real whitespace on the web. Real designer/developer tools: the Shapes Editor, Grid Inspector, and next-generation fonts panel in Firefox.

  • 175: Meeting Design with Kevin Hoffman

    175: Meeting Design with Kevin Hoffman

    26/03/2018 Duração: 01h19s

    Kevin M. Hoffman, VP Design at Capital One, and author of Meeting Design, is Jeffrey Zeldman’s guest. “Design is not the end result.” How to assert control when you feel powerless. This one weird trick that can resolve conflict in difficult meetings. The relationship between meetings and change. Hacking your meetings, hacking your company culture. Five kinds of bad meetings. Escaping our biases, assumptions, and patterns. How illustration changes writing. A Jeff Veen joint. Designing an environment that lets people succeed. How design is like music and why you are not Prince. A new way of writing a book.

  • 174: Planning for Everything with Peter Morville

    174: Planning for Everything with Peter Morville

    23/03/2018 Duração: 01h37s

    UX and IA pioneer Peter Morville, founder of Semantic Studios and author of four major design books discusses his latest, Planning For Everything, with host Jeffrey Zeldman. When Peter Met Lou, “Peak chaos,” belief bubbles, why the dichotomy between planning and doing is false, how to plan a family vacation swimming with sharks, striking a balance between planning and improvisation, and more.

  • 173: But What I Really Want to do is Creative Direct, with Dan Mall

    173: But What I Really Want to do is Creative Direct, with Dan Mall

    19/03/2018 Duração: 01h29s

    Creative director, advisor, designer, developer, author (Pricing Design), speaker, mentor, musician, and entrepreneur (SuperFriendly, SuperBooked) Dan Mall is Jeffrey Zeldman’s guest. Running a studio, pitching, value pricing, the apprentice program, “Make Grunt do it,” how to start a startup, “the most exciting design systems are boring,” walking away from big pitches, launching a service to help you find work.

  • 172: Design Grows Up (and that gives us all the feelings) with Mike Essl

    172: Design Grows Up (and that gives us all the feelings) with Mike Essl

    12/03/2018 Duração: 50min

    Mike Essl, Dean at Cooper Union School of Art in New York, is Jeffrey Zeldman’s guest. Topics: The designer as hobbyist. “I was an expert witness for the Associated Press.” Design is a machine. Working in a comic book store. The Cooper Union coincidences. Web design in 1995 versus today. New York design versus San Francisco design. Systems making versus picture making. Kind of Bloop.

  • 171: Art Directing the News – with ProPublica Design Director David Sleight

    171: Art Directing the News – with ProPublica Design Director David Sleight

    02/03/2018 Duração: 58min

    David Sleight, Design Director at ProPublica, is Jeffrey Zeldman’s guest. ProPublica is an independent, nonprofit newsroom that produces “investigative journalism with moral force.” David is a web designer, creative director, and leader at the intersection of publishing and digital technology. Topics include: Stop blaming the algorithm. Design ethics. Stories as products. How the role of the story affects art direction. Our medium needs design that is faster and design that is slower. The renaissance of The Washington Post. How reporting creates products. Can reporters be part of the Resistance?

  • 170: Days of Future Present with Josh Clark

    170: Days of Future Present with Josh Clark

    15/02/2018 Duração: 01h02min

    Designer Josh Clark (@bigmediumjosh) is Jeffrey Zeldman’s guest. Josh founded the consultancy BIG MEDIUM, whose slogan is “Design for what’s next.” He designs mobile and IoT experiences, AIs, and bots; is the author of Designing For Touch and Tapworthy; and got his start as the creator of Couch to 5K.

  • 169: Whitney Hess – Being Ready to Change

    169: Whitney Hess – Being Ready to Change

    13/02/2018 Duração: 01h04min

    Are you at a crossroads and need help figuring out the next step Do you have big goals, but don’t know how to accomplish them? Whitney Hess, empathy coach for activist executives, is Jeffrey Zeldman’s guest. The journey from UX to coaching. Changing our business model to better meet the client’s needs. The joy of research. Why asking the right questions is more important than having all the answers. Charging more to give more back. Animal rescue. Sponsored by A List Apart.

  • 168: Design Evolution Revolution with Jen Simmons

    168: Design Evolution Revolution with Jen Simmons

    26/01/2018 Duração: 55min

    Jen Simmons (@JenSimmons), Designer Advocate at Mozilla, creators Layout Land, host of The Web Ahead, and driving force with Rachel Andrew behind CSS Grid in our browsers, is Jeffrey Zeldman’s guest. Free speech, Libertarianism, and doxxing. The CSS Grid Inspector and other tools coming our way—including Flexbox Inspector and Shape Path editor, Variable Fonts tooling, and tools for font features. #metoo and #blacklivesmatter. Video blogging’s unheralded heroes. Rough consensus and running code. Layout Land and modern layouts. Team teaching with Rachel Andrew. What goes into a great instructional video.

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