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.

#105: Intelligent Interfaces

November 21, 2013 at 3:00PM • 55 minutes

Michael Simmons, co-creator of the Fantastical app (#1 Apple Store app), talks with host Jeffrey Zeldman about artificial intelligence and machine learning, why iOS 7 is more than a skin job, the design of Fantastical (and Fantastical 2), the Apple ecosystem, sweating the details, developing a natural language parser, reinventing calendar software, why “you have to ship,” how to stay inspired on a long-term project, how to do a huge launch with no budget, what Microsoft was great at, Apple’s product design strategy, starting simple, human interface guidelines, and more.

#104: Animate This!

November 14, 2013 at 2:00PM • 48 minutes

Designer/developer Val Head @vlh and host Jeffrey Zeldman discuss the writing of A Pocket Guide to CSS Animations; the Web Design Day conference; running freelance projects and working as a hired gun; JavaScript and CSS animation compared; tales of Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Buffalo and Toronto; the profession and people of web design; working with editors; what it takes to run a workshop; and more.

#103: Font Lover's Pizza

November 7, 2013 at 2:00PM • 55 minutes

Type nerds, unite! Nick Sherman (The Font Bureau, Webtype, Fonts In Use, A List Apart) and Jeffrey Zeldman geek out on responsive type, 21st century hinting, typefaces designed from scratch for onscreen reading at small sizes, things you still can’t do on the web, EDID and other standards, type used in blaxploitation posters, punk rock, pizza, and more.

#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.