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.



#11: Nicole Sullivan on CSS

July 8, 2010 at 8:00PM • 43 minutes • Computer Video

How do you scale CSS for millions of visitors or thousands of pages? Nicole Sullivan knows, and shares her insight, experience, and expertise in this in-depth discussion with Dan and Jeffrey.

Special guest Nicole Sullivan.


#10: Less Is Always an Option

July 1, 2010 at 3:00PM • 47 minutes • Computer Video

Dan Benjamin and Jeffrey Zeldman talk with Jason Fried, CEO and co-founder of 37 Signals about changing an industry, collaborating, reducing distractions and interruptions, design, logos, usability, real and virtual offices, co-working, designing in the open, and more.

Special guest Jason Fried.


#9: Responsive Web Design

June 24, 2010 at 3:15PM • 41 minutes • Computer Video

Dan and Jeffrey talk with guest Ethan Marcotte. Topics include designing and coding for the likes of the Sundance Film Festival and New York Magazine, and the joys of responsive web design, working remotely, and more.

Special guest Ethan Marcotte.


#8: User Experience Design

June 17, 2010 at 2:10PM • 49 minutes • Computer Video

Dan and Jeffrey talk with Whitney Hess about social networking, getting clients, and user experience design--from research to wireframes to testing and beyond.

Special guest Whitney Hess.


#7: Usability Testing

June 11, 2010 at 5:30PM • 47 minutes • Computer Video

Dan and Jeffrey talk with special guest Jared Spool about usability testing in the real world, with practical advice for designers, UI engineers, and developers alike.

Special guest Jared Spool.


#6: Mobile First

June 4, 2010 at 6:00AM • 51 minutes • Computer Video

Dan and Jeffrey chat with leading interaction designer "Luke Wroblewski":http://lukew.com about designing for the mobile space, and learn why the mobile experience for a web application or site should be designed before the PC version.

Luke Wroblewski is an internationally recognized digital product design leader who has designed or contributed to software used by more than 700 million people worldwide. He is the author of "Web Form Design":http://www.rosenfeldmedia.com/books/webforms/ and "Functioning Form":http://www.lukew.com/ff/, and an extremely popular "speaker":http://www.lukew.com/presos/ at leading web design conferences. After long stints as Chief Design Architect at Yahoo! and Lead User Interface Designer of eBay Inc.'s platform team, he is currently Chief Design Officer and co-founder of a stealth start-up.

Special guest Luke Wroblewski.


#5: Web Education

May 28, 2010 at 8:00AM • 51 minutes • Computer Video

Dan and Jeffrey talk with special guest Liz Danzico ("@bobulate":http://twitter.com/bobulate), author of "Bobulate":http://bobulate.com, columnist for Interactions Magazine, former editor of Boxes and Arrows, former director of experience strategy for AIGA, former IA director at Barnes & Noble, and chairperson of the "MFA in Interaction Design program":http://interactiondesign.sva.edu/ at New York’s School of Visual Arts. They discuss web and interaction design education, user experience design, how to structure a program and teach a class, acquiring and editing content, and much more.

Special guest Liz Danzico.


#4: Content Strategy

May 20, 2010 at 1:50PM • 54 minutes • Computer Video

Dan and Jeffrey talk in-depth about content strategy on the web with Kristina Halvorson, CEO, Brain Traffic and author, Content Strategy for the Web (New Riders, 2010), and Erin Kissane, content strategist with Happy Cog, and author of Incisive.nu.

Special guests Erin Kissane & Kristina Halvorson.


#3: Re-invent Yourself

May 17, 2010 at 2:38PM • 46 minutes • Computer Video

Melissa Pierce’s film, "Life in Perpetual Beta":http://lifeinperpetualbeta.com/ asks the question, "is the planned life worth living?" and sketches an answer via interviews with the likes of Baratunde Thuston, Irina Slutsky, and Biz Stone. Watch us turn the tables on the interviewer (now our interviewee) to find out how a homemaker with no filmmaking experience became the darling of the Chicago Independent Film Festival.


#2: HTML5 with Jeremy Keith

May 7, 2010 at 11:27AM • 56 minutes • Computer Video

Dan and Jeffrey talk with "Jeremy Keith":http://adactio.com, designer, writer, speaker, and author of "HTML5 for Web Designers":http://books.alistapart.com, a new book coming out in June of 2010. They discuss the goals and inspiration behind the book, as well as what HTML5 means for both web creators and those who consume the web, covering topics that range from structure to accessibility and implementation.