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.


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#102: Sass for Designers

October 31, 2013 at 2:00PM • 54 minutes

Jeffrey Zeldman and Dribbble co-founder Dan Cederholm discuss fear of CSS pre-processors, growing the Dribbble design community, the craft of code, and Dan’s new book, Sass For Web Designers.


#101: Let's Kill a Few Dreams - Advertising & the Web

October 24, 2013 at 2:00PM • 43 minutes

Designer, producer, and internet radio bon vivant Jeremy Fuksa and host Jeffrey Zeldman discuss advertising’s view of the web, the web’s view of advertising, and evolving design processes for our new screen and device overlords.


#100: Works Well With Others

October 17, 2013 at 2:00PM • 50 minutes

Jeffrey Zeldman’s guest is author, lecturer, studio co-founder, UX wiz, and web design pioneer Dan Brown. The two designers discuss collaboration strategies, the path from HTML to UX, growing a design studio business, Brian Eno and more.


#99: Where Ideas Come From

October 9, 2013 at 2:00PM • 1 hour 3 minutes

Foursquare co-founder Naveen Selvadurai and Big Web Show host Jeffrey Zeldman discuss mobile apps and the quantified self; the genesis of bookmarking places; creating mobile UIs in the bad old days before smartphones; how Delicious’s bookmarking helped inspire Foursquare; what was really innovative about the iPhone from a mobile developer’s perspective (it’s not what you think); when to quit your job and start a product or service; where ideas come from; and what’s after Foursquare.


#98: On Brand and In Person

October 4, 2013 at 2:45PM • 46 minutes

In a rollicking, laugh-filled hour, host Jeffrey Zeldman chats with internet radio pioneer, design author, and brand maven Debbie Millman @debbiemillman about broadcasting, writing, teaching, publishing, learning to be happy in your own skin, and the importance of early failure to long-term success and happiness.


#97: Research for Tomorrow

September 26, 2013 at 2:00PM • 52 minutes

Host Jeffrey Zeldman and guest Erika Hall (Just Enough Research, Mule Design) discuss why funding startups nobody needs is killing innovation, how designers can use research to stop bad ideas and find great ones, Russell Brand, and the secret history of Unsuck It.


#96: Smells Like Client Services

September 16, 2013 at 3:00PM • 59 minutes

Host Jeffrey Zeldman and guest Mike Monteiro (Design Is A Job, Mule Radio) discuss truthfulness and respect in the design business, the beauty of client services, The Big Web Show’s move to the Mule Radio Network, and the secret behind all great content products and applications.


#95: Jake Archibald

July 25, 2013 at 1:00PM • 47 minutes

Jeffrey Zeldman interviews Jake Archibald of Google Chrome about upcoming web caching standards, how the network connection is merely a layer of progressive enhancement and why you should build your app offline, communicating with non-developers, accessibility standards at BBC and The Guardian, the forking of Webkit, native versus web part 99, and why the much-linked article "Why Mobile Web Apps are Slow" proves no such thing.


#94: Lea Verou

July 11, 2013 at 10:00AM • 49 minutes

Lea Verou (@LeaVerou) and Jeffrey Zeldman (@zeldman) discuss the creative process behind her CSS Secrets series and the book of the same name she is writing for O’Reilly; loving JavaScript and math; Lea’s professional path, beginning with coding Visual Basic at age twelve; using CSS to layout a print book about CSS; creating popular Open Source projects like Dabblet, Prism, and CSS3 Test; the case for progressive enhancement; earning a living doing your own thing; leaving her job at the W3C (announced today); and much more.


#93: Mark Otto

June 21, 2013 at 3:30PM • 41 minutes

Mark Otto, creator of Bootstrap, is Jeffrey Zeldman's guest on Episode No. 93 of The Big Web Show ("everything web that matters").

Currently designing things at GitHub and previously at Twitter and ZURB, Mark may be found on the web at markdotto.com and on Twitter as @mdo.