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  1. Agency Leadership with Andy Budd of Clearleft

    In this episode, we explore many agency leadership issues such as what it takes to solve large business problems with clients. One example you’ll hear is how Clearleft transformed Penguin Books recently.

    We also explore:

    • what is an agency,

    • why the CEO should be the least talented person in the agency,

    • finding the right team,

    • documenting your agency’s core values,

    • how to allow the client to become an engaged part of your agency’s team, and

    • how to grow slowly.

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  2. Laying Out the Future with Rachel Andrew | The Web Ahead

    Everything about web page layout is changing. New CSS specifications will make it possible to do designs we’ve never seen before. Rachel Andrew joins Jen Simmons to talk about what’s happening.

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  3. What is success in the agency world?

    This week on the Boagworld Show we are joined by Andy Budd from Clearleft to discuss success and running a successful agency.

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  4. Inside the Rise of Responsive Web Design: An Interview with its founder, Ethan Marcotte

    Measuring 3,000 private school websites in our report, Private School Digital Insights (August 2014), uncovered lots of interesting statistics about website navigation and design.

    But one stat, in particular, answered some questions that I think many of us were curious about:

    With the rise of mobile devices, how are private school websites adapting? More specifically, are they utilizing responsive web design (RWD)?

    Our research revealed that 22% of private schools sites (August 2014) utilized responsive web design — meaning their designs responded to whatever device was accessing it — mobile, tablet or desktop.

    We took another look at this group in early 2015 and saw a 9% jump to 31%. Here we are a year later, and I think it’s fair to assume another significant leap in RWD adoption.

    Here’s the takeaway — schools understand that they need to display their content in the best possible way across all devices, both in front of and behind the password.

    Just imagine a parent visiting the admission section of a non-RWD site via their phone? What kind of an impression does that leave?

    But have you ever wondered about the origins of responsive design and how it became a standard in such a short time? Who had the foresight to see the need for a better, more flexible way to display web content across the ever increasing range of devices?

    Joining me to talk about the birth and rise of responsive design is the man who founded the concept, Ethan Marcotte. Ethan is a designer, developer, author, and podcast host in Boston, MA, who unveiled the idea of responsive web design in a blog post on a list apart in May 2010.

    From that simple article, a more flexible approach to design has been adopted by a huge range of sites including the Boston Globe, Time Magazine, CNN, Starbucks, and of course 31% of all private school sites! His approach has redefined the way we all interact with websites today.

    Episode notes:

    So let’s get into a time machine and head back to 2010. Ethan talks about the days, weeks, months leading up to his blog post for a list apart. What was going through his head at that time? How & why did his thinking about web design land on the concept of responsive?

    Ethan introduced the approach, but lots of concepts get introduced every day. Hear how RWD emerged from an idea to design standard.

    Learn how has responsive web design matured from 2010-2016.

    “What does it feel like to know that you’ve changed the way people all over the world access websites?” A big question, hear his answer.

    Let’s get tactical, according to Pew, 64% of Americans own a smartphone, plus the usage stats are interesting.  Knowing this, there’s a growing movement to design mobile first.  Ethan shares his take.

    In his new book (, Ethan talk about the future of RWD — hear his take on what the future holds for RWD.

    Let’s get prescriptive. For someone about to jump into the process of creating a new site design to replace a non-RWD site, Ethan offers advice.

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  5. Imagining the Web of Things with Stephanie Rieger and Jonas Sicking | The Web Ahead

    Talking about the Internet of Things is all the rage these days. What is it about, and why is there so much hype? Will an ecosystem of internet-connected “devices” take over our lives? What role does the web play in all this? Stephanie Rieger joins Jen Simmons to discuss. Then Jonas Sicking joins Jen for a second interview, to talk more about what how the web might be involved.

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  6. Part 1: Una Kravets (@Una)

    In today’s episode, I interview Una Kravets, developer at IBM and prolific open source advocate.

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  7. Revision 250: Achtung Baby! | Working Draft

    For our 250th episode, we managed to get our greedy hands on no one less than Bruce Lawson from Opera. Having barely returned from a trip to Asia and still dizzy from his jetlag, we managed to extract a whole bunch of classified information on CSS Houdini out of him (also thanks to our German interview style).

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  8. Non Breaking Space Show #64: Jeffrey Zeldman - Web Design History - Goodstuff FM

    Web designer and author, Jeffrey Zeldman, publishes A List Apart Magazine, A Book Apart, co-produces An Event Apart, and hosts the Big Web Show. He writes at his blog,

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  9. 200: Rapidfire 54 - ShopTalk


    We mouth blog a few thoughts on our episode 200: How we set up the site to live stream, the mice we use, podcast fame, using different font libraries, using a grid, encouraging empathy on the web, home servers, and self-teaching.

    Q & A

    4:35 We really like how you have your site setup so people can listen live and talk about the podcast. I was hoping you might be able to point me in the right direction for doing something similar.

    12:27 How has podcast-fame changed your lives? Is it difficult to do things like shop for groceries with throngs of ravenous teenagers tearing at your clothes?

    15:12 Can you use two different font libraries at once?

    19:31 When using a grid system, is it better to separate the layout classes from the element you wish to style, or combine them to save on markup?

    25:15 What mouse do you use?

    30:00 Why does Chris end each show in a monotone voice?

    31:31 What are some of the ways we can support, apply, and encourage empathy in our relatively young community? What are the biggest issues we can focus on fixing as a community?

    39:00 What do you guys think about this new super duper awesome thing called PostCSS?

    47:38 UX is used to describe many different activities, what does UX mean to you in your design process?

    53:33 What do you think about making home servers for websites? Should I use a hosting company it should I build my own Linux server and install lamp on it?

    56:03 What are your thoughts on the increase in self-teaching among aspiring devs? Do you think this is a strength, weakness, or a bit of both, and why?

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  10. How to make websites more accessible for people who are deaf - Spark with Nora Young | CBC Radio

    This time on Spark we’re looking at designing for connection, learning and accessibility. But what does accessibility online look like? Joe Dolson is a web developer who specializes in accessible web design.

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