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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#16: Serious Doodles

August 12, 2010 at 2:20pm • 35 minutes • Computer Video

Jeffrey and Dan talk with Sunni Brown, noted information designer, about visual communication and debunk the myth that doodling is a distraction.

Special guest Sunni Brown.


#15: Social Media, Social Capital

August 5, 2010 at 5:00pm • 47 minutes • Computer Video

Tara Hunt, social media entrepreneur, author of The Whuffie Factor, cofounder of Citizen Agency, and one of Fast Company’s “women in tech — nine thought leaders who are changing our ideas about technology” talks with Jeffrey Zeldman and Dan Benjamin about social media and much more.

Special guest Tara Hunt.


#14: Design Apps for Fun and Profit

July 29, 2010 at 4:00pm • 52 minutes • Computer Video

Jeffrey and Dan talk with Gowalla CEO Josh Williams about social media, being an entrepreneur, developer applications for the web and mobile, marketing a new business, and more.

Special guest Josh Williams.


#13: Voices that Matter

July 24, 2010 at 8:00am • 48 minutes • Computer Video

Jeffrey Zeldman and Dan Benjamin talk with Michael Nolan, a senior editor for Pearson’s New Riders and Peachpit imprints, focusing on web design and development. In this special hour of insights, we discuss how publishing really works, where it’s going, and how it will survive, plus plenty of stories about your favorite authors and designers, and tips on how to identify talent for those who are hiring, and how present yourself as a talented and desirable catch for those who are trying to boost their visibility and career prospects.

Special guest Michael Nolan.


#12: Web Conferences

July 15, 2010 at 4:40pm • 48 minutes • Computer Video

Dan Benjamin and Jeffrey Zeldman talk with "Andy McMillan":http://goodonpaper.com/, founder of "Build":http://buildconf.com/, an annual “hand-crafted web design conference” located in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and CSS godfather "Eric Meyer":http://meyerweb.com/, co-founder of "An Event Apart":http://aneventapart.com, the design conference for people who make websites.

Special guests Eric Meyer & Andy McMillan.


#11: Nicole Sullivan on CSS

July 8, 2010 at 8:00pm • 43 minutes • Computer Video

How do you scale CSS for millions of visitors or thousands of pages? Nicole Sullivan knows, and shares her insight, experience, and expertise in this in-depth discussion with Dan and Jeffrey.

Special guest Nicole Sullivan.


#10: Less Is Always an Option

July 1, 2010 at 3:00pm • 47 minutes • Computer Video

Dan Benjamin and Jeffrey Zeldman talk with Jason Fried, CEO and co-founder of 37 Signals about changing an industry, collaborating, reducing distractions and interruptions, design, logos, usability, real and virtual offices, co-working, designing in the open, and more.

Special guest Jason Fried.


#9: Responsive Web Design

June 24, 2010 at 3:15pm • 41 minutes • Computer Video

Dan and Jeffrey talk with guest Ethan Marcotte. Topics include designing and coding for the likes of the Sundance Film Festival and New York Magazine, and the joys of responsive web design, working remotely, and more.

Special guest Ethan Marcotte.


#8: User Experience Design

June 17, 2010 at 2:10pm • 49 minutes • Computer Video

Dan and Jeffrey talk with Whitney Hess about social networking, getting clients, and user experience design--from research to wireframes to testing and beyond.

Special guest Whitney Hess.


#7: Usability Testing

June 11, 2010 at 5:30pm • 47 minutes • Computer Video

Dan and Jeffrey talk with special guest Jared Spool about usability testing in the real world, with practical advice for designers, UI engineers, and developers alike.

Special guest Jared Spool.