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.



#14: Design Apps for Fun and Profit

July 29, 2010 at 4:00PM • 52 minutes • Computer Video

Jeffrey and Dan talk with Gowalla CEO Josh Williams about social media, being an entrepreneur, developer applications for the web and mobile, marketing a new business, and more.

Special guest Josh Williams.


#13: Voices that Matter

July 24, 2010 at 8:00AM • 48 minutes • Computer Video

Jeffrey Zeldman and Dan Benjamin talk with Michael Nolan, a senior editor for Pearson’s New Riders and Peachpit imprints, focusing on web design and development. In this special hour of insights, we discuss how publishing really works, where it’s going, and how it will survive, plus plenty of stories about your favorite authors and designers, and tips on how to identify talent for those who are hiring, and how present yourself as a talented and desirable catch for those who are trying to boost their visibility and career prospects.

Special guest Michael Nolan.


#12: Web Conferences

July 15, 2010 at 4:40PM • 48 minutes • Computer Video

Dan Benjamin and Jeffrey Zeldman talk with "Andy McMillan":http://goodonpaper.com/, founder of "Build":http://buildconf.com/, an annual “hand-crafted web design conference” located in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and CSS godfather "Eric Meyer":http://meyerweb.com/, co-founder of "An Event Apart":http://aneventapart.com, the design conference for people who make websites.

Special guests Eric Meyer & Andy McMillan.


#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.