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 114: Designing and Developing "The Web at 25" Website

    March 14th, 2014  |  46 mins 23 secs

    Mike Pick & Tim Murtaugh talk about creating a “Web at 25” website. Design, approval, and client focus. Working for geniuses. What we’d be doing if the web didn’t exist. Keeping the web open. The web today: more powerful, more empowering.

  • Episode 113: From Britain with Love: Front End Style Guides

    March 7th, 2014  |  57 mins 51 secs

    Anna Debenham on Code For America, starting a web career at age 14, checking websites in game console browsers, producing 24 Ways, what comes after winning young developer of the year, and the delights of British cuisine.

  • Episode 112: Responsive Images Get Real

    February 27th, 2014  |  1 hr 50 secs

    Mat Marquis, chair of the W3C Responsive Images Community Group, sits down with Zeldman to discuss guidelines for responsive images in multi-device design.

  • Episode 111: Web Design Comes of Age

    February 13th, 2014  |  57 mins 57 secs

    Andy Clarke and Zeldman discuss 10 years of web design history, running a successful freelance design business, the importance of writing, approaches to public speaking, CSS3 easter eggs, growing your small design studio business, and much more.

  • Episode 110: CSS and JavaScript: Can't We All Just Get Along?

    February 4th, 2014  |  51 mins 29 secs

    Nicole Sullivan talks about running CSS Conf, building scalable systems that won’t break, designing for speed and performance, learning Ruby, Object Oriented CSS, a CSS Style Guide, Type-o-matic, and much more.

  • Episode 109: Bring Me the Head of Tim Berners-Lee

    January 23rd, 2014  |  52 mins 44 secs

    Robin Berjon and Jeffrey Zeldman have a rational conversation about EME, DRM, the MPAA, and the W3C.

  • Episode 108: Designing with Data

    January 18th, 2014  |  58 mins 14 secs

    Sarah Parmenter talks about rethinking the designer’s role in the era of flat design; launching a design-led business—from concept to franchising in four months; misbehaving Fusion Drives, cracked Retina screens and other digital-age delights.

  • Episode 107: If Digg Had a Child with Google Hangouts

    January 9th, 2014  |  52 mins 49 secs

    Sang Shin and David Yoon, co-creators of Been, discuss social bookmarking and the failure of cookies with host Jeffrey Zeldman.

  • Episode 106: Two Jews Talking About Business

    December 19th, 2013  |  1 hr 5 mins

    Jason Fried, the notoriously private designer/writer/entrepreneur opens up about love, marketing, product design, and the secret behind The New York Times Bestseller list.

  • Episode 105: Intelligent Interfaces

    November 21st, 2013  |  55 mins 47 secs

    Michael Simmons, co-creator of the Fantastical app (#1 Apple Store app), talks with host Jeffrey Zeldman about artificial intelligence and machine learning, the design of Fantastical (and Fantastical 2), and the Apple ecosystem.

  • Episode 104: Animate This!

    November 14th, 2013  |  48 mins 37 secs

    Designer/developer Val Head @vlh and host Jeffrey Zeldman discuss the writing of A Pocket Guide to CSS Animations; running freelance projects and working as a hired gun; JavaScript and CSS animation compared; and more.

  • Episode 103: Font Lover's Pizza

    November 7th, 2013  |  55 mins 50 secs

    Type nerds, unite! Nick Sherman (The Font Bureau, Webtype, Fonts In Use, A List Apart) and Jeffrey Zeldman geek out on responsive type, 21st century hinting, typefaces designed from scratch for onscreen reading at small sizes, and much more.