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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.

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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.

    117: Transforming the Shapes with Eva Ferreira

    117: Transforming the Shapes with Eva Ferreira

    Web pages are visually and technically a pile of boxes. By default, all those boxes are rectangles and squares. But they don't have to be any longer. With CSS we can now transform those rectangles into parallelograms, rhombuses, skewed boxes, circles, and elephants — or any shape we want. Eva Ferreira joins Jen Simmons to talk about what's possible and how to do it.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    116: Preserving the Architecture of the Web with Stefan Tilkov

    116: Preserving the Architecture of the Web with Stefan Tilkov

    There’s a lot of pressure these days to use a JavaScript framework to create every website. “Which one is best?” people ask, “Which one should I use?” Stefan Tilkov joins Jen Simmons to talk about the architectural style of the web, and how to understand to best create an application on the web. What is the role of each of the technologies available?

    • 1 hr 44 min
    115: Predicting the future with Rachel Andrew, Eric Meyer, and Jeffrey Zeldman

    115: Predicting the future with Rachel Andrew, Eric Meyer, and Jeffrey Zeldman

    The landscape of what's possible in web page layout is changing. Jen has a theory that this change will be a big one — perhaps the biggest change to graphic design on the web in over 15 years. Rachel, Jeffrey, and Eric join her to debate if that's true or not, and to surmise what the future might bring. This special episode was recorded live at An Event Apart Nashville.

    • 1 hr 21 min
    114: Laying Out the Future with Rachel Andrew

    114: Laying Out the Future with Rachel Andrew

    Everything about web page layout is changing. New CSS specifications will make it possible to do designs we've never seen before. Rachel Andrew joins Jen Simmons to talk about what's happening.

    • 1 hr 47 min
    113: Standing on Turtles with Husani Oakley

    113: Standing on Turtles with Husani Oakley

    Our technology has gotten really complicated. Sometimes we get so deep into our work, we lose sight of what matters. We have hundreds of choices to make — “Which tool should we use?”; “Should we change what we are doing, or stick with what we’ve got?”; “Do I keep solving this problem, or move on to the next one?” — how do we ever decide? Husani Oakley joins Jen Simmons to debate these questions and more.

    • 1 hr 23 min
    112: Imagining the Web of Things with Stephanie Rieger and Jonas Sicking

    112: Imagining the Web of Things with Stephanie Rieger and Jonas Sicking

    Talking about the Internet of Things is all the rage these days. What is it about, and why is there so much hype? Will an ecosystem of internet-connected “devices” take over our lives? What role does the web play in all this? Stephanie Rieger joins Jen Simmons to discuss. Then Jonas Sicking joins Jen for a second interview, to talk more about what how the web might be involved.

    • 1 hr 45 min

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