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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#83: Scott Jehl

February 28, 2013 at 3:00PM • 49 minutes

We discuss Scott's latest thinking about “responsible responsive design,” whether responsive design is destroying creativity on the web, working with CSS flexbox, what’s new with the jQuery Mobile project, why people fear JavaScript and love jQuery, the size and management of Filament Group's multi-device test suite, the secret history of the jQuery logo, and much more.


#82: Cindy Chastain

February 21, 2013 at 1:00PM • 43 minutes

Cindy Chastain, Creative Director & Experience Strategist at R/GA—plus actress, screenwriter, and freelance strategist—is Jeffrey Zeldman's guest in Episode No. 82 of The Big Web Show, sponsored by Happy Cog.


#81: Tina Roth Eisenberg (swissmiss)

January 24, 2013 at 3:15PM • 45 minutes

In Episode No. 81 of The Big Web Show ("Everything Web That Matters") host Jeffrey Zeldman interviews Tina Roth Eisenberg, creator of swissmiss and tattly and co-founder of Creative Mornings and TeuxDeux. The two designers discuss discovering your path as a designer; why the motto "let it go or fix it" can help you create great product ideas; how to be a good boss; and how having children can have a profoundly positive influence your career.


#80: John Gruber

January 17, 2013 at 2:15PM • 58 minutes

In Episode No. 80 of The Big Web Show ("Everything Web That Matters") host Jeffrey Zeldman interviews Daring Fireball author John Gruber about his background in computer programming and journalism; the joy of designing print layouts with QuarkXPress and the transition from print to web; why investors who are angry at Apple have it wrong; why some web standards geeks who once passionately disliked Apple have grown warmer toward the company; and the secret story behind the name, "Daring Fireball."

Special guest John Gruber.


#79: Eric A. Meyer

January 10, 2013 at 8:30PM • 1 hour 4 minutes

In Episode No. 79 of The Big Web Show ("everything web that matters"), host Jeffrey Zeldman interviews CSS guru, Microformats co-founder, O'Reilly and New Riders author, and An Event Apart co-founder Eric A. Meyer (@meyerweb) about upcoming CSS modules including grid layout, flexbox, and regions; his career trajectory from college graduate webmaster to world-renowned author, consultant, and lecturer; founding and running a virtual community (CSS-Discuss); becoming an O'Reilly writer; the early days of the Mosaic Browser and The Web Standards Project's CSS Samurai; "The Web Behind" variation of The Web Ahead podcast, and more.


#78: Margot Bloomstein

November 29, 2012 at 4:45PM • 44 minutes

In Episode No. 78 of The Big Web Show ("everything web that matters"), Jeffrey Zeldman interviews Margot Bloomstein, author of Content Strategy at Work: Real-World Stories to Strengthen Every Interactive Engagement (Morgan Kaufmann, 2012), about her professional transition from design to content strategy; the vagaries of the consulting life; how mentoring and non-traditional academic backgrounds can fit into a web career; how to write a content strategy book for people who are not content strategists; and the beauties of Pittsburgh.


#77: Sarah Parmenter

November 26, 2012 at 11:15AM • 53 minutes

Jeffrey Zeldman interviews returning guest Sarah Parmenter (.net magazine designer of the year) about designing an app for the homeless; the challenges of multi-device design; teaching HTML and CSS to young people; designing an extremely high-profile multi-platform, multiple magazine newsreader app; the ideal number of employees for a small design studio; Brooklyn vs. Leigh-on-Sea; steeping yourself in platforms you don't use personally; her role as a judge in an upcoming British TV series about design and technology; the increasing complexity of digital design; comping, collaborative, and presentational tools and processes; and more.


#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.