The Big Web Show Retired

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. The Big Web Show is no longer on 5by5 but you can hear new episodes elsewhere. See zeldman.com for details.

Hosted by Jeffrey Zeldman.


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#76: Jen Robbins

November 7, 2012 at 12:45pm • 36 minutes

Author of four classic web design texts (in 13 editions) Jennifer Robbins (@jenville) chats with Jeffrey Zeldman about her upcoming Artifact Conference for multi-device design; why sites are now systems, not pages; how style guides can function as a system design description tool; getting digital UX design into its natural habitat (hint: not a comp) sooner than later; what's new in web design and the 4th Edition of Learning Web Design; and more.

Special guest Jennifer Robbins.


#75: Evan Williams

October 23, 2012 at 4:45pm • 40 minutes

Evan Williams, co-founder of Blogger, Twitter, and Medium, discusses what it's like to be an internet entrepreneur with host Jeffrey Zeldman in Episode No. 75 of The Big Web Show.


#74: Chris Coyier

October 19, 2012 at 12:30pm • 44 minutes

In Episode No. 74 of The Big Web Show, Jeffrey Zeldman interviews Chris Coyier of CSS-Tricks, CodePen, and ShopTalk about the path from employee to media maven, upcoming secret features for CodePen, coping with Retina images, finding sponsors, the success of his Kickstarter campaign, tee shirts for manly men, Twitter dramas about baseline grids, and lots more.


#73: Sara Wachter-Boettcher

October 8, 2012 at 12:30pm • 37 minutes

In Episode No. 73 of The Big Web Show, Jeffrey Zeldman interviews content strategist and author of "Content Everywhere" (Rosenfeld Media, 2012) Sara Wachter-Boettcher (@sara_ann_marie) about how practitioners can organize and structure content to maximize its value, longevity, and future-friendliness.


#72: Derek Powazek

October 4, 2012 at 3:15pm • 38 minutes

With the return of the Big Web Show, this week Jeffrey Zeldman speaks with web pioneer Derek Powazek, Founder and CEO of Cute-Fight, the online game for real-life pets and the people who love them


#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 Fonts.com; 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.