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.



#17: Mobile Devices with Peter-Paul Koch

February 24, 2012 at 7:00PM • 1 hour 28 minutes

Mobile device researcher and expert PPK joins Jen Simmons to explain the mobile device landscape. What will we do trying to make websites for all these phones?


#16: Mobile Capabilities with Jason Grigsby

February 15, 2012 at 12:00PM • 1 hour 36 minutes

What can we learn from the capabilities of mobile phones to change the web as we know it? How are we in a rut when it comes to thinking about the web, because we are coming from the desktop? Mobile web strategist and author Jason Grigsby joins Jen Simmons to discuss mobile phones on the web, old design patterns, new possibilities and more, including site performance and web television.


#15: Browser Support and Polyfills with Divya Manian

February 1, 2012 at 9:00PM • 1 hour 15 minutes

When is it safe to implement all this cool new technology on your web project? Divya Manian joins Jen Simmons to talk about progressive enhancement, polyfills, collaboration, tools for developers, and the evolution of web browsers.


#14: File API with Arun Ranganathan

January 18, 2012 at 8:30PM • 1 hour 7 minutes

File API spec maintainer Arun Ranganthan joins Jen Simmons to explain what new file handling capabilities will be coming to browsers soon. They also talk about the drag & drop API, open standards, and how the sausage gets made.


#13: Education with Dan Benjamin

January 12, 2012 at 2:00PM • 1 hour 23 minutes

Dan Benjamin joins Jen Simmons to talk about how to keep up with the changing technologies of the web. Where do we learn?


#12: Michael Verdi on Video

December 20, 2011 at 9:00AM • 2 hours 25 minutes

An all-you-can eat historical and technical look at web video. What's up with HTML5 and these competing codecs? How can you use video today? Where are things going in the future? Videoblog innovator Michael Verdi joins host Jen Simmons for a double-length show on video video video.

Special guest Michael Verdi.


#11: Josh Clark on Touch

December 13, 2011 at 12:30PM • 1 hour 30 minutes

How best to design for a touch screen? How are interfaces changing with the multitude of devices at our touch? Author, speaker, consultant and expert Josh Clark explains his insights into touch design.

Special guest Josh Clark .


#10: Aarron Walter on Human Connection

December 9, 2011 at 1:45PM • 1 hour 18 minutes

How can you design something meaningful? Something that provides delight and connects people? Designer Aarron Walter joins Jen to talk about designing for emotion, what makes a great team, what it's like to get constant critical feedback, and more.

Special guest Aarron Walter.


#9: Mark Boulton on Grids

November 30, 2011 at 3:15PM • 1 hour 40 minutes

All about grid systems for the web — why and how. What makes a grid great? How do you create your own? What about responsive web design? Expert Mark Boulton explains.

Special guest Mark Boulton.


#8: Sarah Parmenter on iOS Design

November 23, 2011 at 12:00PM • 1 hour 23 minutes

Sarah Parmenter joins to talk about iOS design, web design, tools for design and more.

Special guest Sarah Parmenter.