December 12, 2016 at 12:30PM •
1 hour 11 minutes
Host Jeffrey Zeldman chats with front-end developer extraordinaire Brad Frost, author of the new book Atomic Design. In a freewheeling romp through a wonderland of design and technology references, the two web pros discuss Pattern Lab and style guides, being there for the iPad launch, working with big brands, how to say no and make the client happy you said it, avoiding antipatterns, mobile versus “the real web” in 2009, dressing for success, contributing to open source projects, building a community, the early days of Brad’s career, and that new book of his.
November 14, 2016 at 12:00PM •
1 hour 1 minute
Host @zeldman checks in with frequent guest @sazzy to discuss blogging, design, social media consulting, Britain, America, speaking, travel, and, oh, yes, that election.
October 13, 2016 at 2:15PM •
Jeremy Osborn is the Academic Director of Aquent Gymnasium, an innovative MOOC for designers, developers and marketing professionals, and the author of popular books on web technology and design software, including his latest, HTML5 Digital Classroom. He and Jeffrey Zeldman discuss the rapidly changing landscape of modern web design; how to keep learning and stay inspired; remembering the human being you're designing for, and the joy of stress cases.
September 8, 2016 at 12:15PM •
Kate O’Neill is a tech humanist, author, keynote speaker, consultant, web design veteran, former Nashville songwriter, and the author of Pixels and Place: Connecting Human Experience Across Physical and Digital Spaces.
Kate and Jeffrey Zeldman discuss Integrated Human Experience Design; the biggest opportunities for innovation, for profit, and for moving culture forward; working at Netflix; conversion optimization; Peter Drucker in the 21st century; and whether she has seen Daredevil in her adopted neighborhood of Hell’s Kitchen, NYC.
August 3, 2016 at 3:15PM •
Glenn Davis is the creator of Cool Site of the Day; cofounder of Project Cool; and cofounder, Executive Committee member, and essayist for The Web Standards Project, which he also hosted. Glenn was a leading force behind Liquid Design, an approach that predates Responsive Web Design by about 20 years. He taught everyone how to do “DHTML” via his Project Cool tutorials. In the Silicon Valley from 1994 through the early 2000s, Glenn was a huge creative force.
In a lively hour, Glenn and host Jeffrey Zeldman discuss life before the animated GIF; “perceived bandwidth;” building their first websites; getting from Gopher to the web; SLIP and PPP connections; discovering UNIX; the story behind Cool Site of the Day; the battle for standards in our browsers; the web then versus the web now; and much, much more.
July 15, 2016 at 4:45PM •
Art director June Kim and host Jeffrey Zeldman discuss the newly launched, search-focused redesign of Epicurious.com. Approaching design through the lens of utility. Looking outside your own product category when researching for a redesign. Quick view and other functions. What Netflix has to do with a recipe site. The founding of Epicurious as a website in 1995. How Instagram, Pinterest, and mobile devices have changed the way people interact with web content. The view from the 33rd floor of One World Trade Center. Finding inspiration in unexpected places.
April 21, 2016 at 5:15PM •
Eric Meyer (@meyerweb), co-author of Design For Real Life, is Jeffrey Zeldman’s guest. Edge cases versus stress cases, identifying your assumptions, design pre-mortems, QA’ing for emotion, and more.
March 30, 2016 at 8:30PM •
Aarron Walter and Jeffrey Zeldman discuss launching a design education initiative at InVision, building a UX practice at MailChimp, putting design at the heart of strategy, managing teams, the secret life of Walt Disney, and more. Aarron is the VP of Design Education at InVision. He founded the UX practice at MailChimp and is the author of Designing for Emotion and other books about design.
January 21, 2016 at 11:15AM •
Jeffrey Zeldman’s guest is Abby Covert, Information Architect; curator of IA Summit; co-founder of World IA Day; president of IA Institute; teacher in the Products of Design MFA program at New York’s School of Visual Arts; and author of How To Make Sense of Any Mess, a “brilliant introduction to information architecture” (Peter Morville) that is frequently purchased at Amazon with Don’t Make Me Think and The Design of Everyday Things, the two classics of usable design.
Discussed: why IA matters now more than ever, the difference between IA and content strategy (IA is building the vehicle, CS is putting fueling it and making sure it won’t run out of gas), writing and designing a book, building agreement among stakeholders, “not having opinions, not having ideas of one’s own,” IA’s origins in language and structure, the fun of the IA Summit, the creation and growth of World IA Day, the joy of teaching, and more.
January 11, 2016 at 3:15PM •
1 hour 5 minutes
Rachel Andrew—longtime web developer and web standards champion, co-founder of the Perch CMS, and author of Get Ready For CSS Grid Layout—is Jeffrey Zeldman’s guest. Topics include working with CSS Grid Layout, how Grid enables designers to “do something different” with web layout, why designers need to start experimenting with Grid Layout now, how front-end design has morphed into an engineering discipline, learning HTML and CSS versus learning frameworks, and the magical self-reinventions of David Bowie, RIP.