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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#46: Richard Rutter

April 21, 2011 at 3:00pm • 59 minutes

Dan Benjamin and Jeffrey Zeldman are joined by Richard Rutter, co-founder of Fontdeck and Clearleft, to discuss typography on the web and more.

Special guest Richard Rutter.


#45: Tim Murtaugh

April 14, 2011 at 3:00pm • 56 minutes • Computer Video

Dan Benjamin and Jeffrey Zeldman are joined by Tim Murtaugh to talk about design, and the fallacy of developing for the "mobile" platform.


#44: Sarah Parmenter

April 7, 2011 at 1:00pm • 57 minutes • Computer Video

Sarah Parmenter joins Dan and Jeffrey to discuss putting yourself online and living in public, creepy stalkers, being star struck, accents and idioms, distinguishing your work and brand through simplifying, her iOS Workshops, and sexism and discrimination in the web business.

Special guest Sarah Parmenter.


#43: Krista Stevens

March 24, 2011 at 4:00pm • 43 minutes • Computer Video

Krista Stevens of Automattic joins Jeffrey Zeldman and Dan Benjamin to discuss great customer experiences and much more.


#42: Treesaver

March 17, 2011 at 2:00pm • 54 minutes • Computer Video

Jeffrey Zeldman and Dan Benjamin are joined by Filipe Fortes and Scott Kellum, the creators of Treesaver to talk a little about working on closed platforms at Microsoft, how working on a dynamic open publishing platform based on web technologies is a little like building a train while you’re riding it, weighing hand-crafted layouts and algorithmic layouts, and combating template explosion.


#41: Best Web Show

March 10, 2011 at 12:00pm • 55 minutes

Jeffrey is en route to his appearance at SXSW Interactive this week, so we took this opportunity to dig into the Big Web Show archives to assemble a taste test of some of the best guests and topics. Enjoy!


#40: Andy Rutledge

March 3, 2011 at 2:00pm • 45 minutes • Computer Video

Designer Andy Rutledge joins Jeffrey Zeldman and Dan Benjamin to discuss choosing clients, running a small company, and more.

Special guest Andy Rutledge.


#39: Brian Alvey

February 17, 2011 at 1:00pm • 36 minutes • Computer Video

Jeffrey Zeldman and Dan Benjamin are joined by Brian Alvey to discuss the early days of the web, balancing products and services, taking big meetings, what’s coming next for Content Management Systems, being a small publisher, and moving toward bigger platforms.

Special guest Brian Alvey.


#38: Jason Snell

February 10, 2011 at 12:00pm • 47 minutes • Computer Video

Jeffrey Zeldman and Dan Benjamin are joined by Jason Snell of Macworld to discuss transitioning a print-focused publication into a web-focused publication, mixed models and “trying stuff,” ads and advertisers in multiple media, publishing a website, an App, and a Magazine, and why future of publishing means leaving things behind.

Special guest Jason Snell.


#37: John Nack

February 3, 2011 at 5:00pm • 49 minutes • Computer Video

Jeffrey Zeldman and Dan Benjamin are joined by John Nack to discuss Photoshop and web design, crash reports, how pain points are opportunities, the Mac App Store, and the opportunity for mobile creative apps.

Special guest John Nack.