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.



#47: Jen Robbins

January 15, 2013 at 6:15PM • 1 hour 6 minutes

Jen Robbins joins Eric Meyer and Jen Simmons for another episode in The Web Behind series. They talk about the early days of web design, O'Reilly, GNN, wrestling with technology and more.

Special guests Eric Meyer & Jennifer Robbins.


#46: Tantek Çelik

December 20, 2012 at 9:45AM • 1 hour 35 minutes

Tantek Çelik joins Eric Meyer and Jen Simmons for another episode in The Web Behind series. They talk about OpenDoc, Internet Explorer 5 for Mac, doctype switching, semantic data formats, and much more.

Special guest Eric Meyer.


#45: Web Design with Andy Clarke

December 7, 2012 at 10:30PM • 2 hours 1 minute

Designer, speaker and author Andy Clarke joins Jen Simmons to talk about the process of web design. Andy starts with a rant about online criticism, and goes on to talk about techniques, tools and more.

Special guest Andy Clarke.


#44: Tom Bruce

November 28, 2012 at 7:00PM • 1 hour 3 minutes

Tom Bruce joins Eric Meyer and Jen Simmons to talk about the very earliest days of the web, writing the first Windows web browser, inventing 'marquee', and taking a road trip to NCSA with Tim Berners-Lee.

Special guest Eric Meyer.


#43: Chris Wilson

November 15, 2012 at 3:30PM • 1 hour 8 minutes

Chris Wilson joins Eric Meyer and Jen Simmons to talk about the origins of the Mosaic Browser and his work on Internet Explorer 3 and 4.

Special guest Eric Meyer.


#42: Internet Explorer 10 with Rey Bango

November 8, 2012 at 7:00PM • 1 hour 26 minutes

Internet Explorer 10 is out. What's new with one of the most popular browsers? How is the support for HTML5, CSS3, and new Javascript APIs? What do people who create the web need to know?


#41: Molly Holzschlag

November 2, 2012 at 11:15AM • 1 hour 15 minutes

Molly Holzschlag has been working on the web from the very beginning of its invention. She joins Eric Meyer and Jen Simmons to talk about those days, and what it was like to be online in the time of BBSes, Gopher, and the text-only web. They discuss accessibility, the blink tag, the Web Standard Project, how Microsoft started embracing web standards and much more.

Special guest Eric Meyer.


#40: Git with John Albin Wilkins

October 26, 2012 at 7:00PM • 2 hours 22 minutes

The Git version control system has become incredibly popular, with many people using it to collaborate on shared projects. John Albin Wilkins joins Jen Simmons to explain what Git is, how it works and how to use it.

Special guest John Albin Wilkins .


#39: Dave Shea

October 17, 2012 at 6:15PM • 60 minutes

Dave Shea joins Eric Meyer and Jen Simmons for the third episode of in The Web Behind series. They talk about the CSS Zen Garden, a website Dave created in 2003 which showed the world how radically-different designs could be with just CSS. Dave also reflects on the origins and lasting effects of the CSS Sprites technique he introduced to the world, and reminisces about the web design community of a decade ago.

Special guest Eric Meyer.


#38: Game Console Browsers with Anna Debenham

October 9, 2012 at 6:15PM • 1 hour 12 minutes

People are accessing the web from all kinds of devices these days, and will be from many more in the future. Anna Debenham joins Jen Simmons to talk about game consoles, both portable games and consoles that go with a television set, and the browsers they run. How might you want to adjust your website to work on these devices?