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
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.
116: Preserving the Architecture of the Web with Stefan Tilkov
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Jen Simmons is great!
Having been at An Event Apart and able to have the pleasure of hear Jen speak and hold a workshop, I am super glad to have stumbled across her podcast! If you're in the field of web development or the web, period... The Web Ahead is a "must have" on your podcast listening list. It is on mine!
Very Informative for the Latest in Web Design Practices
The host has a great resume of Web design and finds others in the field who are just as qualified. These are intelligent conversations about the latest practices. I love listening but the shows don't come out regularly enough!
A welcome talk about all that the web is
Pretty new to The Web Ahead. I really appreciate the breadth and depth of various discussions. I'm quite enjoying it and look forward to more.