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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#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.


#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.