The Big Web Show

The Big Web Show

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.

#71: Richard Ziade - Readability

June 13, 2012 at 9:00PM • 57 minutes

In this episode, Jeffrey speaks with founding partner and CEO of Readability, Richard Ziade.

Special guest Richard Ziade.

#70: Dan Benjamin

May 18, 2012 at 10:00AM • 45 minutes

Jeffrey Zeldman speaks with Dan Benjamin about his career and life journey leading up to the creation of 5by5.

Special guest Dan Benjamin.

#69: Chris Cashdollar

May 3, 2012 at 6:00PM • 35 minutes

In Episode No. 69 of The Big Web Show, Happy Cog creative director Chris Cashdollar (@ccashdollar) and Jeffrey Zeldman (@zeldman) discuss the joys and challenges of redesigning typography mega-site; nimble versus waterfall; process versus inspiration; running a creative department that is interactive in every sense of the word; the two sides of a design education (learning and teaching); fostering collaboration; and the transition from doodling eight-year-old to graphic design student to interactive creative director.

Christopher Cashdollar is a multi-disciplinary graphic designer with 12 years of interaction design experience. He is currently the Creative Director for Happy Cog Philadelphia, and an adjunct instructor for Drexel University's Westphal College of Media Arts and Design.

#68: Tantek Çelik

April 26, 2012 at 6:00PM • 52 minutes

Jeffrey Zeldman speaks with Tantek Çelik, web standards lead at Mozilla.

#67: Special Message for Big Web Show Video Subscribers

April 24, 2012 at 2:00PM • • Computer Video

If you are a subscriber to the video version of Big Web Show, please subscribe to the audio version of the podcast. We are no longer publishing a video version of the show.

#66: David Sleight

March 8, 2012 at 7:00PM • 55 minutes

In Big Web Show Episode No. 66, Jeffrey Zeldman interviews veteran web designer and publishing creative director David Sleight about how traditional publishers can transition to creating successful digital experiences, and the (mostly conceptual) obstacles they will have to overcome to do so.

Topics discussed in this episode include: why publishers alternately blame technology and treat it as a savior; the downside for magazine publishers of Apple's new retina display; why content thieves may be your best customers in waiting; content-focused responsive design versus printed page emulation; and much more.

#65: Tim Brown

March 2, 2012 at 7:00AM • 47 minutes

Jeffrey Zeldman interviews Tim Brown of Typekit and Nice Web Type on where we are with web fonts, real web type in real web context, using Dribbble to develop a tone of voice, how saving small snippets of other people's content can turn you into a blogger, Samantha Warren's Style Tiles, molten leading orbital content, pages versus chunks, the type-driven design, web font fallbacks, the connection between leading and font family, transitioning from university work to Typekit, and much more.

#64: Jenn Lukas

February 24, 2012 at 11:00AM • 49 minutes

Jeffrey Zeldman interviews front-end developer Jenn Lukas about how to tell if you're a designer or coder; in-house versus product development versus consulting; Girl Develop It, a code teaching activity for budding women web developers; the designer/developer collaboration; tabs or spaces; jumping on the SASS bandwagon; staying sane during #siteweek; maintaining an active roster of side projects; the importance of writing; and more.

#63: Michael Surtees

February 17, 2012 at 9:30AM • 37 minutes

Jeffrey Zeldman interviews Michael Surtees, founding partner and creative director at Gesture Theory, co-creator of Deckpub ("the future of publishing on iPad"), and author of Design notes. The two designers discuss managing a small, nimble design practice; getting clients; balancing client services work with product development and blogging; Michael's journey from employee to entrepreneur; avoiding static comps and wireframes; and much more.

#62: Kristofer Layon

February 10, 2012 at 9:00AM • 48 minutes

Jeffrey Zeldman is joined by Kristofer Layon to discuss his book, Mobilizing Web Sites: Strategies for Mobile Web Implementation, and more.