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.
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.
Sponsored by Resource Guru (use code WEBAHEAD to get 3 free months on any plan) and by the In Control Conference (use coupon code ALOHAAHEAD for $100 off).
Download: MP3 Audio (28 MB)
Paste the code above into your page.
From the chatroom during the show:
“CSS Zen Garden was probably the site that got me interested in web development. I have never been a designer, but it proved sites could look good!” — ShaneHudson
“CSS Zen Garden pretty much inspired me to relaunch my career as a Web Developer.” — britinva
“Looking at CSS Zen Garden for the first time in many years, really transports me back to a time when CSS for layout was new and what it felt like to not fully understand the CSS magic which was making it all possible.” — Vectorfunk
Bandwidth for April 2021 is sponsored by CacheFly: The fastest, most reliable CDN in the business.
5by5 makes podcasts for geeks, designers, developers, gamers, entrepreneurs, and people like you, with shows hosted by people including Dan Benjamin, Merlin Mann, Horace Dediu, and Jeffrey Zeldman. Read more…
Copyright © 2009–2021 by Dan Benjamin and 5by5 Productions LLC in Austin, Texas