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Weekly podcast seeking out the best, brightest, and smartest creatives to find out why they do what they do and how they did it. Free trial plan, no CC required.

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Weekly podcast seeking out the best, brightest, and smartest creatives to find out why they do what they do and how they did it. Free trial plan, no CC required.

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Love this show

By Manidf - Oct 11 2014
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Years on this show is still great! thanks guys!

Great Web Stuff

By rtvenge - Mar 21 2014
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Love the web dev/design stuff they talk about every episode. Always great guests.

iTunes Ratings

31 Ratings
Average Ratings
28
1
0
0
2

Love this show

By Manidf - Oct 11 2014
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Years on this show is still great! thanks guys!

Great Web Stuff

By rtvenge - Mar 21 2014
Read more
Love the web dev/design stuff they talk about every episode. Always great guests.

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Weekly podcast seeking out the best, brightest, and smartest creatives to find out why they do what they do and how they did it. Free trial plan, no CC required.

Rank #1: Steve Krug — Advanced Common Sense Approach to Web Usability

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A highly sought-after speaker, Steve Krug is a usability consultant who has more than 20 years of experience as a user advocate for companies like Apple, Netscape, AOL, Lexus, and others. He is best known for his book Don’t Make Me Think about human-computer interaction and web usability. His second book, Rocket Surgery Made Easy, is a DIY guide for Finding and fixing usability problems.


This episode of Non Breaking Space Show is sponsored by:
  • SVG Summit — A full-day, virtual UX design conference on SVG that you can attend online on February 15th. Free recordings with registration at SVG Summit. Use discount code NONBREAKINGSPACESHOW for 20% off.
  • CSS Dev Conf — Conference dedicated to CSS and its super friend technologies like JavaScript, Sass, NPM, and more. A limited supply of Early Bird Tickets go on sale soon. Register now!
  • UX Design Newsletter — A weekly free newsletter containing a collection of tutorials, articles, and videos about frontend design and development, plus tips on how to bring better engagement to the multi-device world curated by Christopher Schmitt.
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Jump to a conversation on…

  • 7:25 Introduction of Steve’s books
  • 8:25 A discussion of mobile first
  • 10:55 Did responsive design hurt web design?
  • 16:20 Weatherbug as an example of a good app.
  • 18:55 Double tapping on an article instead of responsive design as Steve Jobs intended.
  • 21:00 Why don’t more people do usabilty testing?
  • 26:00 Failed prediction: usability will never get to be a line item on budgets.
  • 29:00 Reasons why you can’t predict the future.
  • 30:15 6 maxims from Steve’s book
  • 34:00 Making usability tests a spectator sport
  • 35:10 How do I get buy in from my boss?
  • 38:20 Making sure to have good snacks for usability testing.
  • 39:10 What qualifies as a good snack for usability testing?
  • 39:50 Focus ruthlessly on a smaller number of problems.
  • 42:40 When faced with problems, do the least you can do.
  • 44:50 Dealing with legacy sites.
  • 48:15 Brundlefly
  • 49:15 Getting lost in Home Depot
  • 51:25 How difficult it is to keep a blog up to date.
  • 54:05 Contributing to the walled garden of Facebook vs blogging
  • 56:00 Where to find Steve Krug online.
  • 57:10 LinkedIn dark pattern annoyance.

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Feb 28 2017

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Rank #2: Dr. Leslie Jensen-Inman — Learning UX Design

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Dr. Leslie Jensen-Inman is a designer, speaker, author, educator, and co-founder of Center Center, a user experience design school based in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Leslie shares her research and thoughts on design, learning, leadership, and community through writing and speaking. Leslie is creative director and co-author of the book, InterACT with Web Standards: A Holistic Approach to Web Design. She writes articles for publications such as A List Apart, The Pastry Box, Ladies in Tech, and .net Magazine. She speaks at events such as Build, Converge, SXSWi, Madison+, Blend, UXCamp DC, In Control, Fronteers, A Web Afternoon, and Web Directions South.


This episode of Non Breaking Space Show is sponsored by:

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May 25 2016

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Rank #3: Micah Godbolt — Frontend Architecture for Design Systems

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Micah Godbolt is a frontend architect, trainer, and speaker based out of Portland, Oregon. Micah has a book that has been recently published by O’Reilly Media called Frontend Architecture for Design Systems.


This episode of Non Breaking Space Show is sponsored by:

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Apr 18 2016

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Rank #4: Sean Vanaman — Making of Firewatch

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Sean Vanaman is a video game designer, writer, and podcast host. He was the co-project leader and lead writer of The Walking Dead, and Puzzle Agent 2. Sean co-founded the new video game company, Campos Santo, and their first game, Firewatch, is a first person adventure that centers around the character, Henry, a man whose love life is in free fall, takes a job as a fire lookout in the Shoshone National Forest.


This episode of Non Breaking Space Show is sponsored by:

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May 03 2016

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Rank #5: Harry Roberts — The Tools of a CSS Front-end Architect

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Harry Roberts is an award-winning Consultant Front-end Architect, writer, and speaker from the UK. Roberts is often asked for his advice by web teams to help make their CSS better organized and more efficient.


This episode of Non Breaking Space Show is sponsored by:
  • CSS Dev Conf — Conference dedicated to CSS and its super friend technologies like JavaScript, Sass, npm, and more. A limited supply of Early Bird Tickets now on sale. Register now!
  • UX Design Newsletter — A weekly free newsletter containing a collection of tutorials, articles, and videos about front-end design and development, plus tips on how to bring better engagement to the multi-device world curated by Christopher Schmitt. Sign up now!

Jump to a conversation on…

  • 3:40 Becoming a Google Developer Expert
  • 5:30 What type of work do you normally do?
  • 6:40 What does it mean to thrash things off?
  • 7:40 When does someone hire an outside consultant?
  • 8:30 Are you doing a lot of coding on projects?
  • 11:11 What type of issues are clients calling you about?
  • 14:10 What tips do you have to scale engineers to be able to understand CSS?
  • 16:34 Only tell people what they want to hear.
  • 18:10 What tools do you use?
  • 21:40 Any tips on becoming a master of Chrome Dev Tools?
  • 24:10 Can you have Canary and regular Chrome on one computer?
  • 25:10 What does it mean to have CSS in Javascript?
  • 31:15 What are web components and how can people benefit from them?
  • 38:15 Your views on Sass vs Post-CSS?
  • 39:35 Do most companies have responsive websites now?
  • 42:45 Any advice for people who want to market themselves?
  • 44:45 If you don’t have a blog, people cannot read your work at all.

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Jun 13 2017

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Rank #6: Rachel Andrew — The New CSS Layout Technologies

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Rachel Andrew returns! Rachel is a sought out expert on web design layout technologies like CSS Grid and Flexbox, an invited expert to CSS Working Group, and author of several books. Her latest book, The New CSS Layout, is out now from A Book Apart.


This episode of Non Breaking Space Show is sponsored by:
  • UX Design Newsletter — A weekly free newsletter containing a collection of tutorials, articles, and videos about front-end design and development, plus tips on how to bring better engagement to the multi-device world curated by Christopher Schmitt. Sign up now!

Time Jumps

  • 2:05 Why did you write The New CSS Layout?
  • 4:30 What do you think of CSS display table layout in 2017?
  • 6:50 Any 3rd party item probably solves problems you’re not dealing with.
  • 10:00 Are people not learning or writing CSS these days?
  • 15:30 The challenges with CSS Grid.
  • 17:38 Where should developers go for help?
  • 20:00 What is a block formatting context?
  • 24:50 Using CSS multi-columns.
  • 28:00 Doing design without media queries
  • 30:00 Source Order vs. Display Order
  • 33:00 Views on fallbacks, feature queries
  • 35:50 Future of non-rectangular grid elements
  • 38:00 CSS Round display coming in the future
  • 39:10 What is Perch CMS and how might people use it?

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Nov 06 2017

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Rank #7: Jason Grigsby

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Jason is a Mobile Web Strategist. He’s the co-Founder of CloudFour where they live, breathe, and dream the mobile web and Mobile Portland, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating, promoting and supporting the mobile technology community. Jason is also the Co-Author of Head First Mobile Web.


Aug 24 2012

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Rank #8: Nathan Curtis — Deep Foundations of Design Systems

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Nathan Curtis co-founded EightShapes in 2006 and is passionate about interaction design, information architecture, and front-end development. He specializes in design systems consulting for teams large and small, regularly writing about and speaking at events worldwide. Co-hosting this week is Micah Godbolt, Senior Design Developer at Microsoft.


This episode of Non Breaking Space Show is sponsored by:
  • CSS Dev Conf — Conference dedicated to CSS and its super friend technologies like JavaScript, Sass, npm, and more. A limited supply of Early Bird Tickets now on sale. Register now!
  • UX Design Newsletter — A weekly free newsletter containing a collection of tutorials, articles, and videos about front-end design and development, plus tips on how to bring better engagement to the multi-device world curated by Christopher Schmitt. Sign up now!

Time Jumps

  • 2:44 An introduction to Nathan’s background on the web.
  • 3:50 Design systems are just catching.
  • 4:50 What kind of deliverables would you give to clients back in the 2000’s?
  • 7:20 What’s the next step in design systems?
  • 9:40 It seems like we’re going to start quantifying everything we do inside a design system.
  • 10:30 Automation helping generate code from design systems.
  • 13:20 Working with the various javascript frameworks has changed design systems.
  • 14:40 In the future we won’t have design system, we’ll have a system of systems.
  • 19:30 Sharing design systems across large organizations with common components vs niche apps or websites.
  • 21:30 Designers don’t have as much experience working collaboratively in a community environment.
  • 25:00 Designers tend to be silod - what has been your experience?
  • 29:50 In professional settings, designers with seasoning struggle when they aren’t made aware of the design systems.
  • 31:34 Designers are looking to do the right thing.
  • 33:00 Defending the designers.
  • 36:10 Who’s actually controlling the knobs and dials?
  • 38:30 It works but have you tested it on users yet?
  • 45:50 Adding a research tab to the design system that’s available to everyone.
  • 47:20 Sometimes you have to realize one team might have a completely different user base.
  • 50:00 What goes into a system or not?
  • 53:20 What are your tips for people who want to get a design system going?
  • 56:40 How can people find you on the internet and get in design system conversations?

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Aug 30 2017

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Rank #9: Micah Godbolt — Front-End Architecture

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A regular code contributor and speaker at worldwide open source events, Micah Godbolt is highly involved in teaching and training new developers, sometimes as a guest lecturer at local colleges. He leads a Sass and front-end meetup in Portland and publishes a weekly video blog called Sass Bites.


This episode of Non Breaking Space Show is sponsored by:

Campaign Monitor


Feb 23 2015

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Rank #10: Sarah Drasner — The Guide to Designing SVG Animations

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Sarah Drasner is an award-winning speaker, consultant, and staff writer at CSS-Tricks. Sarah is also the co-founder of Web Animation Workshops, with Val Head. She’s given a Frontend Masters Workshop on Advanced SVG Animations and is the author of SVG Animations. She’s formerly Manager of UX Design & Engineering at Trulia (Zillow). Last year Sarah won CSS Dev Conf’s “Best of Best of Award” as well as “Best Code Wrangler” from CSS Design Awards.


This episode of Non Breaking Space Show is sponsored by:
  • CSS Dev Conf — Conference dedicated to CSS and its super friend technologies like JavaScript, Sass, npm, and more. A limited supply of Early Bird Tickets now on sale. Register now!
  • UX Design Newsletter — A weekly free newsletter containing a collection of tutorials, articles, and videos about front-end design and development, plus tips on how to bring better engagement to the multi-device world curated by Christopher Schmitt. Sign up now!

Jump to a conversation on…

  • 2:50 Talking goats. Animating goats.
  • 5:40 Explaining viewbox over Twitter
  • 9:00 Learning what’s going on under the hood so you can troubleshoot it.
  • 10:40 As long as people have maintenance as their core idea.
  • 13:20 Both sides seems to think the other side is a junior developer.
  • 15:40 One size fits all doesn’t work on the web very well.
  • 18:30 Generalists to specialists to micro-specialists.
  • 20:01 When I was starting you couldn’t just be the designer.
  • 26:05 I remember a time when browsers could fit on a floppy disk.
  • 27:49 Performance is what gets me so excited about SVG.
  • 32:00 The importance of SVG and how it helps solve our problems.
  • 34:50 You redid your site while you had the flu?
  • 38:20 Are we allowed to talk about above the fold?
  • 40:00 Why a performance budget of under 2s?
  • 44:01 Chances are what you see someone put out isn’t their first attempt.
  • 45:20 Sarah does not poop things from her brain.
  • 46:01 How do you keep up with things that change on the web so quickly?
  • 51:30 I was striving to make sure you have a few options when animating SVG.
  • 55:00 How can people find Sarah Drasner on the internet?

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May 16 2017

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Rank #11: Brenda Storer — Practical CSS Grids

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Brenda Storer returns! Brenda is a Front End Developer and Designer at thoughtbot. She recently won Best Presentation at CSS Dev Conf 2017 New Orleans. Her talk focused on the topic of practical CSS grid layouts.


This episode of Non Breaking Space Show is sponsored by:
  • UX Design Newsletter — A weekly free newsletter containing a collection of tutorials, articles, and videos about front-end design and development, plus tips on how to bring better engagement to the multi-device world curated by Christopher Schmitt. Sign up now!

Time Jumps

  • 1:40 Winning best of at CSS Dev Conf
  • 4:50 Prepping for a talk on CSS Grid
  • 11:00 What’s the difference between CSS Grid and Flexbox?
  • 17:10 Do we need to use Bootstrap anymore?
  • 26:25 CSS isn’t intuitive and CSS Grid helps make it easier to maintain.
  • 33:20 Solving real problems with Grid first.
  • 34:50 Pushing and testing the boundaries of CSS Grid
  • 40:12 What tools did you use to help construct Grid?
  • 41:25 Any complaints or issues with CSS Grid?
  • 47:20 Any final suggestions for CSS Grid?
  • 53:20 How can people find you on the internet?

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Nov 21 2017

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Rank #12: Rachel Nabors — Web Animations API Tools

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Rachel Nabors has worked with Mozilla, the W3C, and Salesforce. Currently, Rachel is a Program Manager on the Microsoft Edge Team representing Web design and animation communities.


This episode of Non Breaking Space Show is sponsored by:
  • CSS Dev Conf — Conference dedicated to CSS and its super friend technologies like JavaScript, Sass, npm, and more. A limited supply of Early Bird Tickets now on sale. Register now!
  • UX Design Newsletter — A weekly free newsletter containing a collection of tutorials, articles, and videos about front-end design and development, plus tips on how to bring better engagement to the multi-device world curated by Christopher Schmitt. Sign up now!

Time Jumps

  • 1:50 What’s cool about web animation API?
  • 6:20 Does anyone still use SASS?
  • 10:10 What is After Effects used for in web design?
  • 17:24 Did we have Flash?
  • 18:40 Comparing Greensock to the Web Animation API.
  • 26:15 Does web animations have browser support?
  • 28:55 Are there polyfills we can reach for?
  • 30:00 Where should we be using animations?
  • 34:35 The Only Coin example of animation.
  • 44:40 What tools do you recommend for people getting into animation?
  • 47:10 Where can people learn more about your books and courses?

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Aug 31 2017

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Rank #13: Jason Pamental — Variable Fonts & The Future of Web Typography

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Jason Pamental is the author of Responsive Typography from O’Reilly Media. He recently won one of the Best Of awards for his web typography talk at the annual CSS Dev Conference 2017.


This episode of Non Breaking Space Show is sponsored by:
  • UX Design Newsletter — A weekly free newsletter containing a collection of tutorials, articles, and videos about front-end design and development, plus tips on how to bring better engagement to the multi-device world curated by Christopher Schmitt. Sign up now!

Time Jumps

  • 1:29 How was your CSS Dev Conf 2017 experience?
  • 6:20 Is there a sequel to Responsive Typography coming?
  • 7:30 Congrats on winning best of at CSS Dev Conf 2017
  • 9:00 Can you explain what variable fonts are?
  • 13:30 How do the savings come about using this technique?
  • 17:00 Is variable fonts a separate, new file format?
  • 20:20 Is a variable font a designation within WOFF2 or WOFF?
  • 22:30 Can I export variable font from an existing font?
  • 31:00 Building on the work of Rachel Andrew and Jen Simmons
  • 37:20 What’s browser support like for variable fonts?
  • 41:50 Is @supports the key?
  • 43:15 Anything else you’re excited about with variable fonts?
  • 45:30 How can people get in touch with you if they have questions about variable fonts?

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Oct 23 2017

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Rank #14: Lou Rosenfeld — Information Architecture and User Experience

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Lou is an independent information architecture consultant, and founder and publisher of Rosenfeld Media, a publishing house focused on user experience books. He has been instrumental in helping establish the fields of information architecture and user experience, and in articulating the role and value of librarianship within those fields.


Jul 26 2012

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Rank #15: Samantha Warren — Style Tiles and Designing with Web Typography

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Samantha Warren is an experienced designer, speaker, and writer who leverages a diverse background in artistic mediums to create compelling and functional web experiences. Currently, Samantha is the Communications designer at Twitter. She talks about design and the web on her blog, BadAssIdeas.com, and spends time with her cross-eyed cat, Grace.


Jul 12 2012

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Rank #16: Laura Kalbag — Accessibility for Everyone

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Laura Kalbag is a designer from the UK. She’s one-third of Ind.ie, a tiny social enterprise working for social justice in the digital age. At Ind.ie, Laura works on a web privacy tool called Better. Her first book, Accessibility for Everyone, is published by A Book Apart.


This episode of Non Breaking Space Show is sponsored by:
  • CSS Dev Conf — Conference dedicated to CSS and its super friend technologies like JavaScript, Sass, npm, and more. A limited supply of Early Bird Tickets now on sale. Register now!
  • UX Design Newsletter — A weekly free newsletter containing a collection of tutorials, articles, and videos about front-end design and development, plus tips on how to bring better engagement to the multi-device world curated by Christopher Schmitt. Sign up now!

Time Jumps

  • 2:30 How’d the idea for your book come about?
  • 4:25 Is it an introduction to accessibility?
  • 6:50 It’s more than just good HTML and CSS on websites.
  • 11:00 Any techniques for convincing a team or manager to push for accessibility?
  • 12:30 Diversity helps us understand that people use the web differently than us.
  • 15:34 What other ways do people use the web?
  • 18:40 Accessibility can be expensive but there are so many things you can do that are free.
  • 20:38 Learning HTML better is a basic way to help accessibility.
  • 21:48 A number of sites that rely on Javascript to click a link.
  • 24:10 Websites taking over the browser scroll bar.
  • 25:10 CSS is so easy to style elements like website buttons.
  • 27:20 What services and tools are out there to help people with accessibility testing?
  • 29:25 In order to have good UX, you need to have good accessibility.

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Aug 22 2017

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Rank #17: Aarron Walter

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Aarron has been building websites professionally since 1999, and taught interactive design courses at colleges including Temple University, The University of Georgia, and The Art Institute of Atlanta since 2002. In 2007 he joined The Web Standards Project, and for three years lead the development of the InterACT curriculum project – an open curriculum designed to bridge the gap between the Web industry and education. Aarron is the lead user experience designer at The Rocket Science Group – makers of MailChimp, and is the author of Building Findable Website and Designing for Emotion.


May 31 2012

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Rank #18: Kristina Halvorson — Content Strategy

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Kristina lives in St. Paul, Minnesota with her two young children, whom she often quotes on Twitter. She is the founder and CEO of Brain Traffic, a world-renowned content strategy consultancy. She’s also the author of Content Strategy for the Web (2009)– recently out in its 2nd Edition, and is the founder of “Confab The Content Strategy Conference”. Kristina is widely recognized as the industry’s leading advocate for content strategy. In 2009, she curated the first Content Strategy Consortium to facilitate a national dialogue about this emerging discipline. Today, Kristina speaks regularly to audiences around the world and is well known for her energetic, often humorous talks.


May 15 2012

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Rank #19: Rachel Andrew

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Our guest for this episode is Rachel Andrew. Rachel is a web developer, speaker and prolific author. Her new book, the CSS3 Anthology was just released by Sitepoint. She’s also the founder of the web development agency, edgeofmyseat.com.


May 03 2012

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