The Big Web Show

The Big Web Show

About the show

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 138: An Infrastructure For Websites, with Pantheon’s Josh Koenig

    November 13th, 2015  |  1 hr 1 min

    Josh Koenig, Co-Founder & Head of Product for Pantheon Website Management Platform, is Jeffrey Zeldman's guest in "An Infrastructure For Websites," Episode 138 of The Big Web Show ("Everything Web That Matters.")

  • Episode 137: The Law is an Ass: Digital Law & Web Design with Heather Burns

    October 23rd, 2015  |  1 hr 16 mins

    Digital law specialist Heather Burns is Jeffrey Zeldman’s guest. Heather is the author of The Web Designer’s Guide to the Consumer Rights Directive, a “recovering web designer,” and the founder of a monthly ebulletin with digital law and policy news you

  • Episode 136: Designed With Web Standards: USA! USA! featuring Maya Benari

    October 9th, 2015  |  37 mins 47 secs

    Jeffrey Zeldman’s Big Web Show guest is front-end designer Maya Benari (@mayabenari), a leading contributor to the U.S. Web Design Standards.

  • Episode 135: How Does Your Brand Live in Motion? Web Animation with Val Head

    September 23rd, 2015  |  1 hr 1 min

    Designer/developer Val Head (@vlh) is Jeffrey Zeldman's guest. Val is the co-founder of the Web Design Day conference, co-host with Cennydd Bowles of the Motion and Meaning podcast, and more!

  • Episode 134: This Machine Kills Pixels: Khoi Vinh on Design & Design Tools

    September 16th, 2015  |  1 hr 3 mins

    Khoi Vinh is Jeffrey Zeldman's guest this week. The two designers discuss the surprising results of Khoi's recent design tools survey; being creative on the iPad; the inspiration behind Adobe Comp CC; and more.

  • Episode 133: The Truth about Facebook Likes, with Sarah Parmenter

    August 28th, 2015  |  1 hr 8 mins

    Sarah Parmenter (@sazzy) and Jeffrey Zeldman discuss social media, the truth about Facebook Likes, growing your design business, getting bigger clients, sucking the joy out of web design, how the industry is changing, hair care for manly men, and more.

  • Episode 132: Modern Layouts with Jen Simmons

    June 25th, 2015  |  1 hr 9 mins

    Jeffrey Zeldman’s guest is Jen Simmons (@jensimmons) of The Web Ahead. The two long-time web designers discuss moving beyond cookie-cutter layouts on the web, the ins and outs of podcasting, designing a website, learning from your users, and more!

  • Episode 131: Life After Typekit with Jeff Veen

    April 16th, 2015  |  42 mins 23 secs

    Jeffrey Zeldman’s guest is web pioneer Jeff Veen (@veen), cofounder of Typekit and Adaptive Path, co-creator of Measuremap, author of The Art & Science of Web Design and Hot Wired Style, ex-Google, ex-Adobe, now with True Ventures capital investment firm.

  • Episode 130: Progressive Enhancement FTW with Aaron Gustafson

    March 19th, 2015  |  1 hr 11 secs

    Jeffrey Zeldman's guest is web developer and long-time standards evangelist Aaron Gustafson (@AaronGustafson), author of Adaptive Web Design. The two web design and development veterans discuss web design then and now; why Flipboard's 60fps web launch is

  • Episode 129: I’m an Entrepreneur, And You Can Too: FounderDating cofounder Jessica Alter

    March 10th, 2015  |  52 mins 25 secs

    Today’s guest is Jessica Alter (@jalter), Cofounder & Chief Connector of FounderDating, “a Linkedin for entrepreneurs.” Jessica and @zeldman discuss growing an online community while maintaining quality and avoiding spam and anti-patterns; how to become a

  • Episode 128: How He Does It: Designer Khoi Vinh

    February 19th, 2015  |  52 mins 2 secs

    Khoi Vinh (@khoi) is a web and graphic designer, blogger, and former design director for The New York Times, where he worked from January 2006 until July 2010. Prior to that, Khoi co-founded and was design director for Behavior, an NYC web design studio.

  • Episode 127: Those Who Can Teach: Big Web Show 127 with Jared Spool

    February 12th, 2015  |  55 mins 28 secs

    Jared Spool (@jmspool) of User Interface Engineering and Jeffrey Zeldman (@zeldman) discuss the goals and workings of Center Centre, a new school Jared cofounded with Dr. Leslie Jensen Inman to create the next generation of industry-ready UX designers.