Kevin Kelly: The next 5,000 days of the web
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Tantek Çelik talks about creating Internet Explorer 5 for Mac, doctype switching, a bit about semantic data formats, and much more.
Jen Robbins talks about the very early days of web design, O’Reilly, GNN, wrestling with the technology and more.
We riff about design process and tools, but I start off talking about public speaking, the destructive effects of cynical criticism and I issue a challenge to those who complain about regular conference speakers.
5by5 - The Web Ahead #33: Back to Basics with Jen Robbins
The web at it’s basics is HTML and CSS. If you want to learn these fundamentals, where do you start? Jen Robbins joins Jen Simmons to lay out a road map.
Jennifer Robbins has been a Web designer since 1993. She designed the web’s first commercial site, O’Reilly’s Global Network Navigator (GNN).
5by5 - The Web Ahead #38: Game Console Browsers with Anna Debenham
People are accessing the web from all kinds of devices these days, and will be from many more in the future. Anna Debenham joins Jen Simmons to talk about game consoles, both portable games and consoles that go with a television set, and the browsers they run. How might you want to adjust your website to work on these devices?
Anna Debenham is a freelance front-end developer living in Brighton in the UK. She specializes in sites and web apps used in the education sector.
Resources: Testing Websites in Game Console Browsers (http://www.alistapart.com/articles/testing-websites-in-game-console-browsers/)
The Web Behind: Episode Three with Dave Shea
Dave Shea joins Eric Meyer and Jen Simmons for the third episode of in The Web Behind series. They talk about the CSS Zen Garden, a website Dave created in 2003 which showed the world how radically-different designs could be with just CSS. Dave also reflects on the origins and lasting effects of the CSS Sprites technique he introduced to the world, and reminisces about the web design community of a decade ago.
Dave Shea is a Canadian web designer and co-author of The Zen of CSS Design: Visual Enlightenment for the Web. He is known for his work in web-standard development—from his design community project CSS Zen Garden to his active contributions at the Web Standards Project (WaSP). Shea is also a writer “for a large global audience of web designers and developers on his popular weblog, "Mezzoblue" and is the founder and creative director of Bright Creative in Vancouver, BC.
In this second episode of The Web Behind series with Eric Meyer, guest Steven Champeon talks about predecessors to HTML, the webdesign-L online community, the birth of the web standards project, how he coined the term "progressive enhancement" and much more.
John Allsopp joins Eric Meyer and Jen Simmons for this first episode in our “web behind” series — a look back at where the web came from and the people who created it. They talk about early web design tools, community groups that shaped the web, thinkers from the mid-20th century who shaped ideas about hypertext, and much more.
Hailing from Sydney, Australia, John Allsopp by himself has seen and done more on the web than most web teams put together. First encountering the web in the early 1990s, he built one of the very first CSS tools, Style Master, and a number of other web development tools; published a wealth of information like support charts and free courses; wrote the deeply insightful and far-seeing article “A Dao of Web Design”; influenced the course of the Web Standards Project; and founded a successful international conference series that continues to this day.
Responsive web design creates a new set of development demands. How should we best implement complex sites to load quickly and meet the needs of a wide range of devices? Scott Jehl joins Jen Simmons to talk about the South Street toolset and other Filament Group discoveries of best practices.
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