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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#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.


#32: Mandy Brown

December 23, 2010 at 12:00PM • 47 minutes • Computer Video

Mandy Brown joins Jeffrey Zeldman and Dan Benjamin to discuss the value of support, the future of type on the web, font choice on reader platforms, what print publishers can learn from web publishers, why you’ve got to write, and why the future belongs to editors.

Special guest Mandy Brown.


#31: Jim Coudal

December 16, 2010 at 1:00PM • 33 minutes • Computer Video

Jeffrey Zeldman and Dan Benjamin are joined by Jim Coudal to discuss the phenomenon that is Layer Tennis, his presentation “secrets,” and firing clients to work for yourself.

Special guest Jim Coudal.


#30: Jason Santa Maria

December 9, 2010 at 12:33PM • 45 minutes • Computer Video

Jeffrey Zeldman and Dan Benjamin are joined by Jason Santa Maria and discuss mitigating the isolation of working in your underwear by reaching out to the community, avenues for creativity, struggling with the line between good enough and perfection, focus, why speaking and teaching are important, and why sometimes the distraction of working with other people is worth it.

Special guest Jason Santa Maria.