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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#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.


#36: Mike Essl Pities the Fool

January 27, 2011 at 12:00PM • 42 minutes • Computer Video

Jeffrey Zeldman and Dan Benjamin are joined by Mike Essl to discuss Mr. T, combining print and digital content, being Comic Book Guy in the age of eBooks, the past and future of proprietary platforms in publishing, and Mike's fully wearable shirt empire.

Special guest Mike Essl.


#35: Jen Simmons

January 20, 2011 at 2:00PM • 52 minutes • Computer Video

Jen Simmons joins Jeffrey Zeldman and Dan Benjamin to discuss Drupal, the Drupal community, content management systems, design, and the future of publishing.

Special guest Jen Simmons.


#34: Craig Mod

January 13, 2011 at 11:00AM • 44 minutes • Computer Video

Craig Mod joins Jeffrey Zeldman and Dan Benjamin to discuss the decision to jump from freelance work to startup work, Craig’s experience traveling and writing the GF1 Fieldtest, how travel affects the work you do, and the multifaceted challenges and future of web publishing.

Special guest Craig Mod.


#33: Dana Chisnell

January 6, 2011 at 4:00PM • 36 minutes • Computer Video

Dana Chisnell joins Jeffrey Zeldman and Dan Benjamin to talk about UX, testing, leveraging your expertise, New York City voting booth user experience design, and more.

Special guest Dana Chisnell.