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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.

Twitter:

@zeldman

Language:

English

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


Episodes

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


158: Old Men Shake Fists at the Cloud – with Jim Coudal

5/5/2017
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Internet veterans Jim @Coudal & Jeffrey @Zeldman on the death of blogging, the birth of Field Notes, the virtues of a subscription model, and much more. Begins in tears, ends in triumph. One of the most fun (and most inspiring) episodes ever.

Duration: 01:06:53


157: David Sleight, Design Director at ProPublica

4/10/2017
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ProPublica (@ProPublica) design director David Sleight (@stuntbox) is Jeffrey Zeldman’s guest. How do publications brand themselves when a platform removes their fonts, art, and layout? What is “journalism in the public interest” and how does it differ from traditional reporting? What is bespoke web design and how does it work at ProPublica? What’s next for the ProPublica platform? How do newspapers retain readers in the age of AMP? ProPublica (“Journalism in the Public Interest”) was a...

Duration: 00:58:25


156: Practical Design Discovery With Dan Brown

3/20/2017
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Dan Brown is a web designer who specializes in IA, design research, and leading teams. He's written three books: Practical Design Discovery (2017), Designing Together (2013), and Communicating Design (2011), and created a card game, Surviving Design Projects, to help designers practice conflict resolution. Dan and his business partner Nathan Curtis co-founded DC-based UX design firm EightShapes in 2006. What is discovery and why is it important to design? What’s the difference between...

Duration: 01:06:07


155: CSS Grid Layout is here, with Rachel Andrew

3/10/2017
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CSS Grid Layout is in Firefox and Chrome, and coming to Safari. Jeffrey Zeldman talks about the new spec with one of its foremost advocates, Rachel Andrew – a web developer, writer, and public speaker from Bristol, UK. Rachel is a member of the CSS Working Group, a Google Developer Expert, the co-founder of the Perch CMS, the publisher of CSS Layout News (a weekly collection of tutorials, news, and information on all things CSS layout), and the author or co-author of countless articles and...

Duration: 01:03:23


154: Where Have All the Unicorns Gone, With Jen Simmons

3/1/2017
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Have front-end and UX separated as practices? Is the time of the designer/coder over? The great Jen Simmons (Mozilla, CSS Grid, Layout Land) is Jeffrey Zeldman's guest in a sharply focused episode of The Big Web Show.

Duration: 01:08:32


153: Reinvent Yourself with Jaimee Newberry

2/17/2017
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Jeffrey Zeldman (@zeldman) interviews designer/entrepreneur/author Jaimee Newberry (@jaimeejaimee), co-founder of Picture This Clothing, Tiny Challenges, and WWDC Girls. Launching a company that goes viral; applying design principles to your life; “it’s not about what’s next, it’s about what’s important;” coping with burnout; the psychology of change; “we’ve accidentally spent $20 on marketing;” and more.

Duration: 00:57:10


152: Writing Tweets for Joan Rivers – Zeldman interviews George Hahn

1/25/2017
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Jeffrey Zeldman interviews George Hahn (georgehahn.com), writer, actor, web designer, and self-made thousandaire in hot pursuit of sartorial stealth and effective living. Writing tweets for Joan Rivers, doing a nude scene in “Sex and the City,” getting paid and finding clients as a designer, is the web still a people’s medium, leaving New York for Cleveland, web design then and now, “They’ll find out I’m a fraud and a failure,” will web ever get to retire?

Duration: 01:05:15


151: Making Sense of Color Management with Craig Hockenberry

1/12/2017
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Jeffrey Zeldman interviews Craig Hockenberry (@chockenberry), web and Mac software developer for over 20 years, and author of Making Sense of Color Management (A Book Apart, 2016). Screen evolution, color profiles, writing the first color gamut media query, how Webkit queries your screen to understand how many colors you can display, the Android problem, the 10th anniversary of Twitter, the 10th anniversary of the first Twitter app, the history of the word “tweet,” computer desktop...

Duration: 01:03:32


150: Giant Paradigm Shifts and Other Delights With Brad Frost

12/12/2016
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Host Jeffrey Zeldman chats with front-end developer extraordinaire Brad Frost, author of the new book Atomic Design. In a freewheeling romp through a wonderland of design and technology references, the two web pros discuss Pattern Lab and style guides, being there for the iPad launch, working with big brands, how to say no and make the client happy you said it, avoiding antipatterns, mobile versus “the real web” in 2009, dressing for success, contributing to open source projects, building...

Duration: 01:11:32


149: Transatlantic: Hopping Continents With Sarah Parmenter

11/14/2016
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Host @zeldman checks in with frequent guest @sazzy to discuss blogging, design, social media consulting, Britain, America, speaking, travel, and, oh, yes, that election.

Duration: 00:09:35


148: Web Design in 2016 with Jeremy Osborn of Aquent Gymnasium

10/13/2016
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Jeremy Osborn is the Academic Director of Aquent Gymnasium, an innovative MOOC for designers, developers and marketing professionals, and the author of popular books on web technology and design software, including his latest, HTML5 Digital Classroom. He and Jeffrey Zeldman discuss the rapidly changing landscape of modern web design; how to keep learning and stay inspired; remembering the human being you're designing for, and the joy of stress cases.

Duration: 00:51:23


147: The Internet of Things is People – with Kate O’Neill, author, Pixels and Place: Connecting Human Experience Across Physical and Digital Spaces

9/8/2016
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Kate O’Neill is a tech humanist, author, keynote speaker, consultant, web design veteran, former Nashville songwriter, and the author of Pixels and Place: Connecting Human Experience Across Physical and Digital Spaces. Kate and Jeffrey Zeldman discuss Integrated Human Experience Design; the biggest opportunities for innovation, for profit, and for moving culture forward; working at Netflix; conversion optimization; Peter Drucker in the 21st century; and whether she has seen Daredevil in...

Duration: 00:08:42


146: Know Your Web Design History – Glenn Davis of Project Cool, Cool Site of the Day, and The Web Standards Project

8/3/2016
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Glenn Davis is the creator of Cool Site of the Day; cofounder of Project Cool; and cofounder, Executive Committee member, and essayist for The Web Standards Project, which he also hosted. Glenn was a leading force behind Liquid Design, an approach that predates Responsive Web Design by about 20 years. He taught everyone how to do “DHTML” via his Project Cool tutorials. In the Silicon Valley from 1994 through the early 2000s, Glenn was a huge creative force. In a lively hour, Glenn and host...

Duration: 00:08:32


145: Search for Tomorrow – Redesigning a major recipe site with art director June Kim of Epicurious.com

7/15/2016
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Art director June Kim and host Jeffrey Zeldman discuss the newly launched, search-focused redesign of Epicurious.com. Approaching design through the lens of utility. Looking outside your own product category when researching for a redesign. Quick view and other functions. What Netflix has to do with a recipe site. The founding of Epicurious as a website in 1995. How Instagram, Pinterest, and mobile devices have changed the way people interact with web content. The view from the 33rd floor...

Duration: 00:07:53


144: Design For Real Life with Eric Meyer

4/21/2016
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Eric Meyer (@meyerweb), co-author of Design For Real Life, is Jeffrey Zeldman’s guest. Edge cases versus stress cases, identifying your assumptions, design pre-mortems, QA’ing for emotion, and more.

Duration: 00:08:34

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