The Web Ahead

The Web Ahead

A weekly podcast about changing technologies and the future of the web, discussing HTML5, mobile, responsive design, iOS, Android, and more.

Hosted by Jen Simmons.


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#67: SVG with Doug Schepers

April 17, 2014 at 4:00pm • 1 hour 25 minutes

SVG is one of several image formats for the web — one that has superpowers that the others don't. When would you want to use SVG & what can you do with it? Doug Schepers joins Jen Simmons to tell all.


#66: Web Components with Peter Gasston

April 9, 2014 at 9:45am • 1 hour 12 minutes

Web Components seem to be taking the JavaScript community by storm. The three parts of this technology give developers a chance to define their own HTML elements, adjust the defaults, and share with others. Learn about it all from Peter Gasston as he joins Jen Simmons to explain.


#65: The Future of the Web Stack with Simon St. Laurent

April 3, 2014 at 9:00am • 53 minutes

Now that the web has new superpowers in the form of HTML & Javscript APIs, many engineers are rushing to the web, excited to use modern programming tools on the web platform. It seems there might be an emerging trend, however, to not understand or respect the web for its strengthens, and to toss out years of known best practices in the rush. Simon St. Laurent joins Jen Simmons to ask, what is going on?


#64: Accessibility with Dale Cruse

March 26, 2014 at 1:45pm • 1 hour 13 minutes

What's the deal with accessibility and why should we care? How do we make our websites accessible? Dale Cruse joins Jen Simmons to discuss what it takes to make a website for everyone.


#63: The Latest in CSS with Chris Coyier

March 20, 2014 at 8:45am • 1 hour 11 minutes

What's new in CSS? Chris Coyier joins Jen Simmons to talk about flexbox, grids, regions, shapes, and the future of layout on the web.


#62: Waterfall vs Agile with Kristin Ellington

March 13, 2014 at 9:15am • 1 hour 10 minutes

Is the web industry moving away from waterfall projects and towards an agile-ish approach? Funny Garbage COO Kristin Ellington joins Jen Simmons to discuss how she structures client projects these days, and why waterfall isn't working anymore.


#61: Making Your Stuff Make Sense with Jeff Eaton

March 5, 2014 at 4:00pm • 1 hour 23 minutes

Architecting how content is structured, collected, and presented are three distinct aspects of designing a web project. Jeff Eaton joins Jen Simmons to talk about how to think through it all.


#60: Web Annotations with Doug Schepers

February 27, 2014 at 11:15am • 2 hours 1 minute

People have been having conversations on the web since the moment the web was born. Comments, forums, linking, and more have provide ways for people to hold a back-and-forth discussion. But is that enough? There's a movement to create an annotation system for the web, one that might end up as a new web standard & feature in every browser. Learn what annotations on the web would mean with guest Doug Schepers.


#59: Web RTC with Henrik Joreteg

November 1, 2013 at 10:00pm • 1 hour 25 minutes

Web RTC brings real-time communication to the web — peer-to-peer connections that can transfer data, video and audio between web users almost instantaneously. Henrik Joreteg joins Jen Simmons to explain how it works and what it means.


#58: CSS Innovation with Lea Verou

October 22, 2013 at 6:30pm • 1 hour 30 minutes

Lea Verou joins Jen Simmons to talk about CSS, and tell us all about things we can do with CSS today that you might not know about already. Lea also tells us a bit about her adventure recreating the Line-mode browser at CERN.