27 episodes

Jon Hicks and John Oxton-King, broadcasting from deep inside the Cotswolds, UK. Think of this as a web-geek version of Gardeners Question Time. We also have regular(ish) spots such as typeface of the 'week', UX techniques we like and any geek/technology thing we care to talk about.
We are your expert panellists, agony aunts and general life-gurus, so visit the website to send us your questions, we are all ears, and the space inbetween them.

The Rissington Podcast Jon Hicks & John Oxton-King

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    • 5.0, 4 Ratings

Jon Hicks and John Oxton-King, broadcasting from deep inside the Cotswolds, UK. Think of this as a web-geek version of Gardeners Question Time. We also have regular(ish) spots such as typeface of the 'week', UX techniques we like and any geek/technology thing we care to talk about.
We are your expert panellists, agony aunts and general life-gurus, so visit the website to send us your questions, we are all ears, and the space inbetween them.

    Episode 24 - "You'd be good at glassblowing!"

    Episode 24 - "You'd be good at glassblowing!"

    We recorded this episode just after the UK General Election in December 2019, so our moods were a little sombre. Answering your lovely questions helped us forget all that though! We knew we wouldn't get it edited before Christmas, so this is "The New Year" episode.



    Font of the week is Infini
    UX Technique of the week is the KJ Technique for establishing priorities


    In the questions we talk about:



    Hobbies for relaxation
    Dream clients to work for
    Jobs that never came to fruition, and the time Jon nearly made a website for an upmarket sex shop
    Favourite, and least favourite, design trends
    What job we wanted to have when we were growing up
    When is the right time to allow your kids to have a phone, and strategies for managing the potential hell it unleashes
    Links:
    A Call to ARMS: Apple Remote Management Service UDP Reflection/Amplification DDoS Attacks | NETSCOUT — The vulnerability that was used to attack Corbyn's websiteEvery Noise at OnceMusic Genre-ator — Make up your own music genres!What Is “Escape Room” And Why Is It One Of My Top Genres On Spotify? — A detailed explanation of how Spotify's weird music genre algorithm worksInfini typeface by Sandrine Nugue | CNAP — Font of the week!Sandrine Nugue — The French designer that created Infini, and that Jon had a hard time pronouncingThe KJ-Technique: A Group Process for Establishing Priorities — UX Articles by UIE — UX technique of the week!Luke Dorny☕ (@luxuryluke) • Instagram photos and videosCream Co (@creamltdco) • Instagram photos and videos — Luxury Lukes Leatherwork!Mat Irvine - HomePage Frameset — Who Jon wanted to be when he grew upHome | Resolve to Save Lives — The health charity that Jon is working for.Rationalist Association — One of John's favourite clientsThe Audience Agency | The Audience Agency — John's current clientCoco de Mer — The job that never wasCanonical | The company behind Ubuntu — Ubuntu, Ubuntu they drink it in the CongoHumans of Flat Design (@HumansOfFlat) / Twitter — A twitter feed where people moan about a particular fashionBrutalist WebsitesKirby - The file-based content management systemA Showcase of 50 Skeuomorphic Designs — In case you've already forgotten what it looked like

    • 53 min
    Episode 23 - If you see someone without a smile

    Episode 23 - If you see someone without a smile

    Two days, two dinners and two locations later, this time we cover design systems, UX science, Greggs sausage rolls, the future of the web and biscuits.
    Links:
    A Candle for Fucking Meetings — Meetings, the icing on the arsenic cake that is any weekday morning, afternoon or evening.Children of Men Official TrailerDoug Stanhope on nationalism — Explicit! Carolyn Wood — Copywriting and Content StrategyThe Inter typeface family — Inter is a typeface carefully crafted & designed for computer screens.The Birth of InterFigma — The collaborative interface design toolHellvetica — Kern in hellDavid CarsonSocial model of disability — The social model of disability is a way of viewing the world, developed by disabled people.Microsoft's Inclusive DesignInsider Insight™Soho Farmhouse — Members Club & Hotel in OxfordshireFred Dibnah — Laddering a chimney (Part 1)The Design Sprint 2.0The Fox Inn, Great Barrington — Cotswolds Inn & RestaurantMaterial DesignLightning Design System — Salesforce's design systemVoice and Tone — Mailchimp Content Style GuideNew Identity for iHasco — Jon's work on the iHasco identityGreggs sausage rollGoodbye, Google — (from 2009) Yes, it’s true that a team at Google couldn’t decide between two blues, so they’re testing 41 shades between each blue to see which one performs better100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People — This article, from UX magazine, introduces a sample chapter from the authors’ new book, 100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People.cufón — Fonts for the peopleAMP — a web component framework to easily create user-first web experiencesProgressive web apps — Progressive web apps use modern web APIs along with traditional progressive enhancement strategy to create cross-platform web applications. These apps work everywhere and provide several features that give them the same user experience advantages as native apps. This set of docs tells you all you need to know about them.Fathom — Simple analytics for bloggers & businessesShipston Secret Supper Club — John's one off secret supper clubToast of London — "Yes" Clip Chipping Norton Recording Studio Awarded PlaqueRationalist Association/New HumanistGrayson Perry on TwitterBeing John Malkovich - TrailerButter cookies — The bit about Danish butter cookiesSablé (biscuit)Rich tea biscuitPeter kay - HobnobsWispa — Cadbury Wispa Bite: an aerated milk chocolate bar with a caramel and biscuit layer. Launched 2000 and discontinued 2003.Twix — Twix is a chocolate bar made by Mars, Inc., consisting of a biscuit applied with other confectionery toppings and coatings (most frequently caramel and milk chocolate)

    • 56 min
    Episode 22 - Bonus - Mental health

    Episode 22 - Bonus - Mental health

    We recorded lots of little experimental sections for episode 22 to see if anything stuck. Many of them probably won't see the light of day but we did just want to share a bit where we talk about mental health issues.
    Links:
    Bird TherapyThe SimpleBits Show — Start with a t-shirt: Jake Nickell, Founder and CEO of ThreadlessThe Threadless Book by Jake NickellJonathan Pie (@JonathanPieNews)Eddie Izzard "Do You Have a Flag?" — Sketch From "Dress to Kill"

    • 17 min
    Episode 22 – It's bulb time!

    Episode 22 – It's bulb time!

    Attempts to improve the audio this time but still a few plosives in places. Pop!


    It's all the usual gubbings: Housekeeping; Font of the Week; UX Technique of the Week and of course Listener Questions. If we didn't answer yours this time, we'll probably get to it next time.


    Happy listening and remember, send us your questions (Link to the form in the episode links list).
    Links:
    Get in touch — Send us your questions, answers and podcast recommendations via the Google FormGrant for the Web — Grant for the Web is a $100M fund to boost open, fair, and inclusive standards and innovation in web monetization.Fortunately... with Fi and JaneOlder and Wider PodcastThe SimpleBits ShowSam HardacreBrendan DawesSalome from Atipo foundryTimes New Bastard — It's Times New Roman but every seventh letter is jarringly sans serifInsider Insight — Listen to Mona Patel talking about Insider Insight Dustin Wilson's Polar BearIE PNG FixBibendum restaurantThe morning regime tweetDesign Club Plex MusicWalking in the Air – Aled JonesDaddy or Chips?Figma — The collaborative interface design toolAffinity Designer — Professional graphic design software for desktop and iPadLinea — Drawing tools for your iPad and iPhoneSketch - The digital design toolkitAxel Scheffler's official websiteJon's cover art for In RainbowsListen to Radiohead’s OK Computer & In Rainbows togetherThe Fleece in WitneyHow to make the perfect aranciniGinsters Buffert Bar (Scroll the page!)Send us your questions — We're alway hungry for questions, ask us anything.

    • 43 min
    Episode 21 - Housekeeping & warming up after a 10 year break

    Episode 21 - Housekeeping & warming up after a 10 year break

    10 years of housekeeping is discussed, whilst John OK fails to concentrate on anything but the recording process and practicing his heavy breathing routine. Fortunately Mr. Hicks holds it all together, consummate professional that he is. That is right until the end when Jon (short for Jonathan) makes a revelation that will rock the design industry to its very core. Clickbait? You betcha!
    Links:
    Send us your question or your moment of fail! — This is the form to submit your 'Moment of Fail' and/or your question for Episode 22Zadok the Priest — Delusions of grandeur? Zadok the Priest played by The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic OrchestraCalling all workers - Eric Coates — The opening titles to the podcastKingsbridge Pub and RestaurantBourton on the Water — "Venice of the Cotswolds"... apparentlyWhat Are Design Tokens? — Probably a better explanation of what Design Tokens actually areWhich has a better First Meaningful Paint time? — That HTML versus React tweetBoagworld PodcastAdam Buxton podcastRHLSTPOff Menu Podcast — The Off Menu podcast with James Acaster and Ed Gamble99% Invisible — The 99% Invisible podcastPresentable — Jeff Veen's podcastUI Breakfast PodcastThe Elastic Brand — A podcast which explores the art of creating outstanding brand identities for a digital world.CSS Zen Garden — The Beauty of CSS DesignGravity beer — The Beer Jon was drinkingBack in Stock — Jon's back in stock illustration from 2016Variable Fonts — Mind blowing variable fontsHK Grotesk — Jon's font of the 'week'HK Grotesk Pro — The pro version of Jon's font of the weeksIFR — This is how we did typography in the old days, with Flash of course!Hill House font — Jon's Hillhouse fontFontself — "The easiest way to make your own fonts" Illustrator and Photoshop pluginCrufts: The World's Greatest Dog ShowZilla Slab — Mozilla's fontPriority Guides: A Content-First Alternative to Wireframes – A List ApartTextpattern CMS — Glad to see Textpattern is still going strongSeason 1 archive of The Rissington PodcastOpera Browser — The Opera Jon talks about in his moment of failCold by Jorge Mendez — The track accompanying Jon's moment of failBBC Radio 5 live - Outriders — Continuity announcer at the end of the episode is from a interview we did for the BBC many years ago

    • 45 min
    2019 - Preflight checks

    2019 - Preflight checks

    Jon Hicks and John Oxton-King, broadcasting from deep inside the Cotswolds, UK. Think of this as a web-geek version of Gardeners Question Time. We also have regular(ish) spots such as typeface of the 'week', UX techniques we like and any geek/technology thing we care to talk about.


    We are your expert panellists, agony aunts and general life-gurus, so send us your questions we are all ears, and the space inbetween them.

    • 1 min

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