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.
April 26, 2012 at 6:00PM • 52 minutes
Jeffrey Zeldman speaks with Tantek Çelik, web standards lead at Mozilla.
April 24, 2012 at 2:00PM • • Video
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March 8, 2012 at 7:00PM • 55 minutes
In Big Web Show Episode No. 66, Jeffrey Zeldman interviews veteran web designer and publishing creative director David Sleight about how traditional publishers can transition to creating successful digital experiences, and the (mostly conceptual) obstacles they will have to overcome to do so.
Topics discussed in this episode include: why publishers alternately blame technology and treat it as a savior; the downside for magazine publishers of Apple's new retina display; why content thieves may be your best customers in waiting; content-focused responsive design versus printed page emulation; and much more.
March 2, 2012 at 7:00AM • 47 minutes
Jeffrey Zeldman interviews Tim Brown of Typekit and Nice Web Type on where we are with web fonts, real web type in real web context, using Dribbble to develop a tone of voice, how saving small snippets of other people's content can turn you into a blogger, Samantha Warren's Style Tiles, molten leading orbital content, pages versus chunks, the type-driven design, web font fallbacks, the connection between leading and font family, transitioning from university work to Typekit, and much more.
February 24, 2012 at 11:00AM • 49 minutes
Jeffrey Zeldman interviews front-end developer Jenn Lukas about how to tell if you're a designer or coder; in-house versus product development versus consulting; Girl Develop It, a code teaching activity for budding women web developers; the designer/developer collaboration; tabs or spaces; jumping on the SASS bandwagon; staying sane during #siteweek; maintaining an active roster of side projects; the importance of writing; and more.
February 17, 2012 at 9:30AM • 37 minutes
Jeffrey Zeldman interviews Michael Surtees, founding partner and creative director at Gesture Theory, co-creator of Deckpub ("the future of publishing on iPad"), and author of Design notes. The two designers discuss managing a small, nimble design practice; getting clients; balancing client services work with product development and blogging; Michael's journey from employee to entrepreneur; avoiding static comps and wireframes; and much more.
February 10, 2012 at 9:00AM • 48 minutes
Jeffrey Zeldman is joined by Kristofer Layon to discuss his book, Mobilizing Web Sites: Strategies for Mobile Web Implementation, and more.
December 21, 2011 at 7:30AM • 45 minutes
Jeffrey Zeldman speaks with Mixel co-creator Khoi Vinh.
December 19, 2011 at 4:00PM • 36 minutes
Jeffrey speaks with Josh Williams, co-founder of Gowalla.