The Big Web Show

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.

Hosted by Jeffrey Zeldman.

#67: Special Message for Big Web Show Video Subscribers

April 24, 2012 at 2:00PM • • Computer Video

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#66: David Sleight

March 8, 2012 at 7:00PM • 55 minutes

In Big Web Show Episode No. 66, Jeffrey Zeldman interviews veteran web designer and publishing creative director David Sleight about how traditional publishers can transition to creating successful digital experiences, and the (mostly conceptual) obstacles they will have to overcome to do so.

Topics discussed in this episode include: why publishers alternately blame technology and treat it as a savior; the downside for magazine publishers of Apple's new retina display; why content thieves may be your best customers in waiting; content-focused responsive design versus printed page emulation; and much more.

#65: Tim Brown

March 2, 2012 at 7:00AM • 47 minutes

Jeffrey Zeldman interviews Tim Brown of Typekit and Nice Web Type on where we are with web fonts, real web type in real web context, using Dribbble to develop a tone of voice, how saving small snippets of other people's content can turn you into a blogger, Samantha Warren's Style Tiles, molten leading orbital content, pages versus chunks, the type-driven design, web font fallbacks, the connection between leading and font family, transitioning from university work to Typekit, and much more.

#64: Jenn Lukas

February 24, 2012 at 11:00AM • 49 minutes

Jeffrey Zeldman interviews front-end developer Jenn Lukas about how to tell if you're a designer or coder; in-house versus product development versus consulting; Girl Develop It, a code teaching activity for budding women web developers; the designer/developer collaboration; tabs or spaces; jumping on the SASS bandwagon; staying sane during #siteweek; maintaining an active roster of side projects; the importance of writing; and more.

#63: Michael Surtees

February 17, 2012 at 9:30AM • 37 minutes

Jeffrey Zeldman interviews Michael Surtees, founding partner and creative director at Gesture Theory, co-creator of Deckpub ("the future of publishing on iPad"), and author of Design notes. The two designers discuss managing a small, nimble design practice; getting clients; balancing client services work with product development and blogging; Michael's journey from employee to entrepreneur; avoiding static comps and wireframes; and much more.

#62: Kristofer Layon

February 10, 2012 at 9:00AM • 48 minutes

Jeffrey Zeldman is joined by Kristofer Layon to discuss his book, Mobilizing Web Sites: Strategies for Mobile Web Implementation, and more.

#61: Khoi Vinh

December 21, 2011 at 7:30AM • 45 minutes

Jeffrey Zeldman speaks with Mixel co-creator Khoi Vinh.

#60: Josh Williams

December 19, 2011 at 4:00PM • 36 minutes

Jeffrey speaks with Josh Williams, co-founder of Gowalla.

#59: Mike Monteiro

December 2, 2011 at 11:30AM • 54 minutes

Jeffrey Zeldman talks with Mike Monteiro of Mule Design.

Special guest Mike Monteiro.

#58: Double Release

October 20, 2011 at 2:00PM • 60 minutes

Jeffrey Zeldman and Dan Benjamin talk about lost offices, working from home, A Space Apart, A Book Apart's new books: Designing for Emotion and Mobile First, future friendly, police sirens, Steve Buscemi, and more.