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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.

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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.

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Zeldman is great but

By Biobaaabi - May 28 2019
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But I don’t think interviewing is a skill he owns :)

Great resource

By terriantk - Feb 09 2015
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A great source for many of my projects. It’s given me a lot of ideas as well.

iTunes Ratings

357 Ratings
Average Ratings
303
31
13
7
3

Zeldman is great but

By Biobaaabi - May 28 2019
Read more
But I don’t think interviewing is a skill he owns :)

Great resource

By terriantk - Feb 09 2015
Read more
A great source for many of my projects. It’s given me a lot of ideas as well.
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The Big Web Show

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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.

Rank #1: 175: Meeting Design with Kevin Hoffman

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Kevin M. Hoffman, VP Design at Capital One, and author of Meeting Design, is Jeffrey Zeldman’s guest. “Design is not the end result.” How to assert control when you feel powerless. This one weird trick that can resolve conflict in difficult meetings. The relationship between meetings and change. Hacking your meetings, hacking your company culture. Five kinds of bad meetings. Escaping our biases, assumptions, and patterns. How illustration changes writing. A Jeff Veen joint. Designing an environment that lets people succeed. How design is like music and why you are not Prince. A new way of writing a book.

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Mar 26 2018
1 hour
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Rank #2: 31: Jim Coudal

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Jeffrey Zeldman and Dan Benjamin are joined by Jim Coudal to discuss the phenomenon that is Layer Tennis, his presentation “secrets,” and firing clients to work for yourself.

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Sponsored by GitHub and Harvest.

Dec 16 2010
33 mins
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Rank #3: 161: Cultivating a Creative Culture with Justin Dauer

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As designers, we create human-centered interactions and experiences. Empathetic purpose drives our every decision. This same mentality, turned inward, forms the cornerstone of something amazing: a creative culture. Jeffrey Zeldman interviews designer, creative director, iconist, and author Justin Dauer (@pseudoroom) about his new book, Cultivating a Creative Culture—now available everywhere.

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Jul 14 2017
1 hour 2 mins
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Rank #4: 172: Design Grows Up (and that gives us all the feelings) with Mike Essl

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Mike Essl, Dean at Cooper Union School of Art in New York, is Jeffrey Zeldman’s guest.

Topics: The designer as hobbyist. “I was an expert witness for the Associated Press.” Design is a machine. Working in a comic book store. The Cooper Union coincidences. Web design in 1995 versus today. New York design versus San Francisco design. Systems making versus picture making. Kind of Bloop.

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Mar 12 2018
50 mins
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Rank #5: 59: Mike Monteiro

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Jeffrey Zeldman talks with Mike Monteiro of Mule Design.

Sponsored by TinyLetter and Reinvigorate.

Dec 02 2011
54 mins
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Rank #6: 67: Special Message for Big Web Show Video Subscribers

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If you are a subscriber to the video version of Big Web Show, please subscribe to the audio version of the podcast. We are no longer publishing a video version of the show.

Apr 24 2012
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Rank #7: 168: Design Evolution Revolution with Jen Simmons

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Jen Simmons (@JenSimmons), Designer Advocate at Mozilla, creators Layout Land, host of The Web Ahead, and driving force with Rachel Andrew behind CSS Grid in our browsers, is Jeffrey Zeldman’s guest. Free speech, Libertarianism, and doxxing. The CSS Grid Inspector and other tools coming our way—including Flexbox Inspector and Shape Path editor, Variable Fonts tooling, and tools for font features. #metoo and #blacklivesmatter. Video blogging’s unheralded heroes. Rough consensus and running code. Layout Land and modern layouts. Team teaching with Rachel Andrew. What goes into a great instructional video.

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Jan 26 2018
55 mins
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Rank #8: 166: Floating Words and the Mechanics of Delight – with designer Michael Simmons

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Michael Simmons, designer and CEO of Flexibits (makers of Fantastical and Cardhop) is Jeffrey Zeldman’s guest. Designing “professional but not professional boring” experiences. Usefulness versus “garnish.” How animation can convey brand values. Creating experiences instead of feature sets. Instagram vs Snapchat. “The car that sells itself” and marketing by letting the product speak for itself.

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Nov 13 2017
1 hour 1 min
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Rank #9: 174: Planning for Everything with Peter Morville

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UX and IA pioneer Peter Morville, founder of Semantic Studios and author of four major design books discusses his latest, Planning For Everything, with host Jeffrey Zeldman. When Peter Met Lou, “Peak chaos,” belief bubbles, why the dichotomy between planning and doing is false, how to plan a family vacation swimming with sharks, striking a balance between planning and improvisation, and more.

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Mar 23 2018
1 hour
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Rank #10: 165: Webfont Festival with Bram Stein

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Host Jeffrey Zeldman interviews Bram Stein, Typekit’s director of web fonts and author of the Webfont Handbook (A Book Apart, 2017). The two designers discuss creating great font stacks, optimizing web font performance, FOUT versus FOIT, the horror of fallback fonts, and new technology including variable fonts and font-display: FOUT or FOIT.

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Oct 30 2017
59 mins
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Rank #11: 167: “Can Celebrities Save the Internet?” with Sarah Parmenter

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Designer, entrepreneur, and social media consultant Sarah Parmenter is Jeffrey Zeldman’s guest. Working with celebrities, the wrong way to save a troubled brand, using social media is not the same as consulting on social media, design ten years ago and now, can one web designer do it all?

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Dec 08 2017
1 hour 13 mins
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Rank #12: 30: Jason Santa Maria

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Jeffrey Zeldman and Dan Benjamin are joined by Jason Santa Maria and discuss mitigating the isolation of working in your underwear by reaching out to the community, avenues for creativity, struggling with the line between good enough and perfection, focus, why speaking and teaching are important, and why sometimes the distraction of working with other people is worth it.

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Sponsored by An Event Apart.

Dec 09 2010
45 mins
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Rank #13: 29: Matt Mullenweg

Dec 02 2010
55 mins
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Rank #14: 28: Finding Your People

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Jeffrey Zeldman and Dan Benjamin talk about what they're thankful for, awards, visibility and public speaking (and why you should do it), Pub Standards, meetups (and why you should start or join one), and how to make a change.

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Nov 25 2010
42 mins
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Rank #15: 50: Jen Robbins

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O’Reilly author, interviewer of rock stars, and longtime web and UX designer Jen Robbins joins Jeffrey Zeldman and Dan Benjamin to discuss the web of present and past, book writing, print design, method, style, process, and more.

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Sponsored by iStockphoto and MailChimp.

Jun 02 2011
50 mins
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Rank #16: 49: Popularity

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Dan Benjamin and Jeffrey Zeldman discuss the intersection of community and popularity on the web and in terms of podcasts and social media.

Sponsored by Harvest and Sound Studio 4.

May 27 2011
44 mins
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Rank #17: 48: Pennies Shining Each Other

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Jeffrey Zeldman and Dan Benjamin discuss the state of the web, the evolution of Web Standards, the recent Boston AEA conference, and more.

Sponsored by Webtrends and MailChimp.

May 05 2011
59 mins
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Rank #18: 47: Alexa Andrzejewski

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Alexa Andrzejewski joins Jeffrey Zeldman and Dan Benjamin to talk about Foodspotting and the path from user-centered design to the idea of seeing where Anthony Bourdain ate to a shipping product and the decision to take investment money on the way.

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Sponsored by Worldview and Intuit.

Apr 28 2011
1 hour
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Rank #20: 45: Tim Murtaugh

Apr 14 2011
56 mins
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