The Web Ahead

The Web Ahead

Conversations with world experts on changing technologies and future of the web. The Web Ahead is your shortcut to keeping up.

Hosted by Jen Simmons.



#27: Content with Kristina Halvorson

July 27, 2012 at 3:00PM • 1 hour 5 minutes

How do we get good content on the web? Kristina Halvorson joins Jen Simmons to talk about the discipline of content strategy, where it came from and where it's going. We also get into fear and life and how to make change in an environment that needs it.

Special guest Kristina Halvorson.


#26: Servers with Josh Koenig

July 20, 2012 at 10:00PM • 1 hour 38 minutes

What is going on with the infrastructure that runs the web? Server stacks have changed a lot in the past 20 years. Josh Keonig joins Jen Simmons to talk about what's happening with cloud infrastructures and hosting options over the years.


#25: Responsive Images with Mat Marquis

July 4, 2012 at 4:00PM • 1 hour 8 minutes

What's the best way to handle responsive images? There's been a lot of discussion flying around over the last many months, big debates and fast changes… where have we landed? What's coming in the future? Responsive Images Community Group chair Mat Marquis joins Jen Simmons to sort it all out.


#24: Jobs the Web Does with Horace Dediu

June 26, 2012 at 1:00PM • 1 hour 16 minutes

How can we understand the business of the web? Horace Dediu joins Jen to talk about the web through the lens of disruption theory, discussing innovation and jobs to be done. Along the way we get into advertisement on the web, and the old website vs native app debate.


#23: Maps with Alex Barth

June 22, 2012 at 8:00PM • 55 minutes

Alex Barth joins Jen Simmons to talk about maps. What is happening with the new Apple Maps? What options for web developers and app developers are there beyond Google Maps? Where can people get map data and what tools are needed to implement maps?


#22: Apples and TVs with Jason Grigsby

June 13, 2012 at 2:00PM • 1 hour 46 minutes

What does the news from this week's Apple keynote mean for the future of the web? There was no TV announcement, but what is the state of internet-enabled TVs? What can web designers and developers be doing today to support the coming TVs.


#21: Process & Tools with Paul Irish

March 23, 2012 at 9:00AM • 1 hour 15 minutes

Front-end developer extraordinaire Paul Irish joins Jen Simmons to discuss work process, tools and best-practices.


#20: Content Everywhere with Lyza Gardner

March 16, 2012 at 2:00PM • 59 minutes

Author, speaker and developer Lyza Danger Gardner joins Jen Simmons to talk about how CMSes provide — or fail to provide — a platform for publishing content everywhere. How can we design & build a website that will publish everywhere and last long term?


#19: Internet in Your Pocket with Luke Wroblewski

March 8, 2012 at 6:00PM • 1 hour 4 minutes

Luke Wroblewski joins Jen Simmons to talk about mobile, mobile first, mobile web — but what is mobile really anyway? How is it that these devices are changing our lives?

Special guest Luke Wroblewski.


#18: CSS with Eric Meyer

March 2, 2012 at 8:00AM • 2 hours

CSS is central to the web. What happening with it these days? Author and expert Eric Meyer joins Jen Simmons to talk about the past, present and future of Cascading Style Sheets.

Special guest Eric Meyer.