186 episodes

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.

The Big Web Show 5by5

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    • 4.7 • 356 Ratings

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.

    Episode 187: On beyond Pantsuit with Mina Markham

    Episode 187: On beyond Pantsuit with Mina Markham

    Front-end architect and speaker Mina Markham is Jeffrey Zeldman’s guest. Mina discusses her career path, her work at as a senior engineer at Slack, how she came to create the Hillary Clinton UI pattern library “Pantsuit,” her time at IBM, helping others and inviting women of color into STEM fields, becoming a public speaker in spite of deep introversion, a recent South African safari, air travel, conferences, the joys of visiting Italy, and more. Enjoy a relaxed and illuminating glimpse into the life of a private and highly creative person.


    Links for this episode:
    Mina Markham, Developer
    Mina Markham on Twitter (@minamarkham)
    Mina Markham on GitHub
    Mina Markham on Linkedin
    Sassy Starter
    Front Porch Conference
    Slack
    Slack on Twitter
    Mina’s story
    Building Pantsuit – the Hanselminutes Podcast by Scott Hanselman
    Black Girls Who Code
    Girl Develop It
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    • 57 min
    Episode 186: Tantek Çelik—web standards, toolchains, and the decentralized web

    Episode 186: Tantek Çelik—web standards, toolchains, and the decentralized web

    Legendary computer scientist, web standards pioneer, and indie-web proponent Tantek Çelik is Jeffrey Zeldman’s guest.


    The secret history of standards in our web browsers. How web standards moved from academic ideas that sometimes couldn’t even be implemented to the foundation of our modern web. The rift between standards-oriented, CSS-and-accessibility-loving web developers and those who rely on powerful and sophisticated toolchains: can it be bridged?


    The Flash years and today. Indieweb tools and the independent web community: what it’s about and how to get started. Readers versus social readers. Taking back privacy and the ownership of our content.


    Links for this episode:
    Tantek Çelik (@t) | Twitter
    Tantek Çelik
    Tantek Çelik - Wikiwand
    5by5 | The Big Web Show
    IndieWeb
    Micro.blog
    Microsub - IndieWeb
    reader - IndieWeb
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    Blockstack (The Blockstack ecosystem is hard at work and we’d love to have you, learn more and get started at blockstack.org/bigwebshow).

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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Episode 185: Design is a Relationship Business, with Joe Rinaldi

    Episode 185: Design is a Relationship Business, with Joe Rinaldi

    Founder and business development consultant Joe Rinaldi (That Was Clutch, Philamade, Bureau of Digital) is Jeffrey Zeldman’s guest. Agency and freelance networking, mining contacts for work, honesty in client services, what they don’t teach in design school, the value of having worked in service.


    Links for this episode:
    @joerinaldi on Twitter
    Joe Rinaldi on LinkedIn
    That Was Clutch
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    Honeybook (Visit Honeybook.com and enter promo code BIGWEBSHOW to get 50% off your first year).

    Green Chef (For $50 off your first box of Green Chef, go to GreenChef.us/bigwebshow).

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Episode 184: Accessibility is not a “nice to have” – with Derek Featherstone

    Episode 184: Accessibility is not a “nice to have” – with Derek Featherstone

    Why do companies de-prioritize accessibility? Making a digital map accessible to the blind. Pros and cons of the straw test. Why simulating a disability is not the same as working with disabled people. Using Twitter threads to prototype book chapters. How diversity (including neurodiversity and diversity of ability) makes for a better product. Changing small habits in your life leads to changing big ones.


    Links for this episode:
    Derek Featherstone (@feather) | Twitter
    Level Access - Digital Accessibility Software, Services, Training - Level Access
    Extreme Design by Derek Featherstone—An Event Apart Video
    Accessibility for Web Design
    UX Foundations: Accessibility
    Gucci blackface sweater: Gucci removes $890 "blackface" sweater, apologizes after receiving backlash - CBS News
    Transcript for Big Web Show Episode #184 with Derek Featherstone (MS Word)
    Transcript for Big Web Show Episode #184 with Derek Featherstone (Accessible PDF)
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    Honeybook (Visit Honeybook.com and enter promo code BIGWEBSHOW to get 50% off your first year).

    Robinhood (Robinhood is giving you FREE stock like Apple, Ford, or Sprint to help you build your portfolio. Sign up at bigwebshow.robinhood.com).

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Episode 183: Open Source, Google, and WordPress 5.0 with Matt Mullenweg

    Episode 183: Open Source, Google, and WordPress 5.0 with Matt Mullenweg

    Coder, writer, composer, and founding developer of WordPress Matt Mullenweg is Jeffrey Zeldman’s guest.


    Open Source will save us. The WordPress 5.0 rollout. When Matthew met Jeffrey. Browsers in the age of Blink. AMP & HTML. Gutenberg: blocks and key commands. IE5. Box models. Google: still doing no evil?


    Links for this episode:
    Matt Mullenweg (@photomatt) | Twitter
    Matt Mullenweg – Unlucky in Cards
    Blog Tool, Publishing Platform, and CMS — WordPress
    Automattic
    Blog — WordPress
    Bringing UX to an open source platform: Redesigning WordPress - studio.zeldman
    Progressive Web Apps  |  Web  |  Google Developers
    AMP on Google  |  Google Developers
    The State of Web Browsers – Ferdy Christant (late 2018)
    The State of Web Browsers – Ferdy Christant (2019)
    The Tail End - Wait But Why
    Browser diversity starts with us. | Zeldman on Web & Interaction Design
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    Honeybook (Visit Honeybook.com and enter promo code BIGWEBSHOW to get 50% off your first year).

    • 52 min
    Episode 182: It Doesn’t Have to be Crazy at Work, with Jason Fried

    Episode 182: It Doesn’t Have to be Crazy at Work, with Jason Fried

    Basecamp founder, New York Times best-selling author, and web software pioneer Jason Fried is Jeffrey Zeldman’s guest. The two discuss Jason’s latest book (co-authored with David Heinemeier Hannson), It Doesn’t Have to be Crazy at Work, which The Economist called “by far the best thing on management published this year.” Also: the secrets of Basecamp, the magic of sleep, the sameness of agencies’ portfolio sites, why Basecamp doesn’t user test, and more.


    Note: We apologize for Jeffrey's audio quality in this episode, but Jason Fried says so many smart things we decided we had to share this conversation anyway. It's worth it!


    Links for this episode:
    Jason Fried (@jasonfried) | Twitter
    Basecamp: Project Management & Team Communication Software
    It Doesn't Have to Be Crazy at Work: Jason Fried, David Heinemeier Hansson: 9780062874788: Amazon.com: Books
    The 37signals Manifesto (our original site from 1999)
    Jason Fried – Medium
    Signal v. Noise
    Jason Fried (Author of Rework)
    Jason Fried | Speaker | TED
    Amazon.com: Remote: Office Not Required eBook: Jason Fried, David Heinemeier Hansson: Kindle Store
    Rework: Jason Fried, David Heinemeier Hansson: 9780307463746: Amazon.com: Books
    Getting Real: The Smarter, Faster, Easier Way to Build a Successful Web Application: Jason Fried, David Heinemeier Hansson, Matthew Linderman: 9780578012810: Amazon.com: Books

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
356 Ratings

356 Ratings

KelseyWaara ,

Incredibly helpful

I've been listening to this podcast every day! I'm a web design student, and Jeffrey and his guests provide endless resources and knowledge to help me in my design journey. I love it! Thank you Jeffrey!

Kilimanjaro47 ,

That’s a shame, Jeffrey!

Jeffrey, man, listen to what people say here! Learn how to be a good host, don’t interrupt guests, and for god’s sake record ads separately, don’t do it live! You can paste them later. It’s really hard and funny to listen how you try to read the ad over and over, having trouble with spelling words.

Biobaaabi ,

Zeldman is great but

But I don’t think interviewing is a skill he owns :)

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