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The 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.

The 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.
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Austin, TX

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The 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.

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@zeldman

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English

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5by5 Broadcasting 5114 Balcones Woods Drive Suite 307-292 Austin, TX 78759-5273


Episodes

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

9/20/2018
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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....

Duration:01:04:08

177: Pixel Perfect with Rachel Andrew

8/13/2018
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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.

Duration:00:47:07

176: Intrinsic Web Design with Jen Simmons

4/27/2018
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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...

Duration:01:09:15

175: Meeting Design with Kevin Hoffman

3/27/2018
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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...

Duration:01:00:19

174: Planning for Everything with Peter Morville

3/23/2018
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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.

Duration:01:00:37

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

3/19/2018
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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.

Duration:01:00:29

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

3/12/2018
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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.

Duration:00:50:50

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

3/2/2018
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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...

Duration:00:58:37

170: Days of Future Present with Josh Clark

2/15/2018
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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.

Duration:01:02:26

169: Whitney Hess – Being Ready to Change

2/13/2018
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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.

Duration:01:04:31

168: Design Evolution Revolution with Jen Simmons

1/26/2018
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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...

Duration:00:55:37

167: “Can Celebrities Save the Internet?” with Sarah Parmenter

12/8/2017
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Designer, entrepreneur, and social media consultant Sarah Parmenter is Jeffrey Zeldman’s guest. Working with celebrities, the wrong way to save a troubled brand, using social media is not the same as consulting on social media, design ten years ago and now, can one web designer do it all?

Duration:01:13:32

166: Floating Words and the Mechanics of Delight – with designer Michael Simmons

11/13/2017
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Michael Simmons, designer and CEO of Flexibits (makers of Fantastical and Cardhop) is Jeffrey Zeldman’s guest. Designing “professional but not professional boring” experiences. Usefulness versus “garnish.” How animation can convey brand values. Creating experiences instead of feature sets. Instagram vs Snapchat. “The car that sells itself” and marketing by letting the product speak for itself.

Duration:01:01:26

165: Webfont Festival with Bram Stein

10/30/2017
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Host Jeffrey Zeldman interviews Bram Stein, Typekit’s director of web fonts and author of the Webfont Handbook (A Book Apart, 2017). The two designers discuss creating great font stacks, optimizing web font performance, FOUT versus FOIT, the horror of fallback fonts, and new technology including variable fonts and font-display: FOUT or FOIT.

Duration:00:59:09

164: Meet Ben Jackson, Onboarding For The Win

10/9/2017
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Ben Jackson, founder & principal of Brooklyn advising firm For the Win, and creator of the open-source onboarding app Aloha, is Jeffrey Zeldman’s guest. Ben and Jeffrey discuss service design, the opportunity cost of bad onboarding experiences, the 4Cs of good onboarding (compliance, clarity, culture, and community), the Aloha chatbot and how it fits into the broader trend of HR tech consumerization, and more. Programming since 1992, Ben is a designer, engineer, editor, and entrepreneur, a...

Duration:01:02:25

163: Animation at Work, with Rachel Nabors

8/24/2017
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Rachel Nabors, author of Animation at Work (A Book Apart, 2017) stops by The Big Web Show to discuss how animation can help ease cognitive load in UX; creating the illusion of life; developing data to make the case for animation; pattern libraries; prototyping; and the link between animation and music. Rachel Nabors has been an award-winning cartoonist and graphic novelist, who parlayed her storytelling skills into a web design and development career. She has done projects with Mozilla, been...

Duration:00:57:37

162: The Mysteries of UX with Clearleft’s Andy Budd

8/9/2017
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Clearleft’s Andy Budd and host Zeldman discuss the changing role design agencies must play to remain relevant; the rise of in-house design; working with pattern libraries (since 2008!); whether the “golden age” of web design and blogging is over; and much more. Andy Budd has been blogging about design and technology since 2003. He was one of the leading lights of the web standards movement and his book, CSS Mastery, sold over 60,000 copies and has been translated into a dozen languages. Andy...

Duration:01:02:16

161: Cultivating a Creative Culture with Justin Dauer

7/14/2017
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As designers, we create human-centered interactions and experiences. Empathetic purpose drives our every decision. This same mentality, turned inward, forms the cornerstone of something amazing: a creative culture. Jeffrey Zeldman interviews designer, creative director, iconist, and author Justin Dauer (@pseudoroom) about his new book, Cultivating a Creative Culture—now available everywhere.

Duration:01:02:40

160: Color Accessibility Workflows with Geri Coady

6/22/2017
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Illustrator, designer, and author Geri Coady (@hellogeri) is @zeldman’s guest. The two designers discuss blogging, learning graphic design, transitioning to web design, color accessibility tips and strategies, book writing, and the upcoming travel blog, Geri Draws Japan.

Duration:01:09:01

159: If You Can’t Stand the Heatmaps, Stay Out of the Conversion, with @nickd

6/16/2017
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Nick Disabato (@nickd) and @zeldman discuss heat maps, conversion rates, design specialization, writing for the web, Jakob Nielsen, and the early days of blogging in Episode #159 of The Big Web Show – “everything web that matters.”

Duration:01:01:29