A fireside chat with Jeffrey Zeldman and Jen Simmons on the Past, Present, and Future of Web & Interaction Design. Jen is Designer Advocate at Mozilla and host of "The Web Ahead", among other pursuits. Jeffrey’s writing and work has helped shape the web as we know it.
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I talk about using a combination of your own CMS, RSS feed and something like IFTTT to post it for you. I use IFTTT for posting articles to Surf the Dream, saving images from Facebook, posting news articles to Facebook… although now I’m trialling Zapier.Speaking of Wordpress, I also delve into some issues that I recently came across with a clients site.changing URLs - why that can be badLinks don’t workno natively support 301 redirectsPage templates failing
In this show, Christopher Schmitt talks with Dave Olsen, programmer/ project manager with West Virginia University, about the recent release of Pattern Lab 2. Pattern Lab helps teams build thoughtful, pattern-driven UIs using atomic design principles.
Benches in parks, train stations, bus shelters and other public places are meant to offer seating, but only for a limited duration. Many elements of such seats are subtly or overtly restrictive. Arm rests, for instance, indeed provide spaces to rest arms, but they also prevent people from lying down or sitting in anything but a prescribed position. This type of design strategy is sometimes classified as "hostile architecture," or simply: "unpleasant design."
Gordan Savičić and Selena Savić, co-editors of the book Unpleasant Design, are quick to point out that unpleasant designs are not failed designs, but rather successful ones in the sense that they deter certain activities by design.
Original video: https://soundcloud.com/roman-mars/219-unpleasant-design
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A bit of follow up from last episode on static site generators vs CMS’s. Then Chris and Dave recap their experience at Web Design Day including re-answering questions and the Hot or Not audience polls.
Q & A
20:05 Any advice for people who feel design challenged when designing a website?
25:34 Frameworks vs learning semantic code. What do you think of frameworks? Are developers not really learning HTML and CSS?
32:08 What is the best way to manage the styles in a robust CSS file used in hundreds of websites?
37:50 What are the best resources for people to enter the industry from who have zero experience?
Mike Davidson, formerly VP of Design at Twitter, recently published a retrospective on his time at Twitter and in the Bay Area. Three Years in San Francisco is a must-read for anyone involved in product management or design leadership. Our conversation dives deeper into some of the key points in his article including diversity, employment happiness, individuals contributors vs. managers, and the decision-making of that crazy final play in the 2015 Super Bowl.
Special guest and old friend Jason Santa Maria joins the show to talk typography. We discuss what typefaces the cool kids are using, dig into licensing and subscription pricing, and geek out over web fonts and browser hacks.
Wilson Miner is the Director of Digital Design for The California Sunday Magazine. His career has spanned Facebook, Apple, and the now-defunct Rdio. We discuss highlights from Wilson’s career, his famous “When We Build” talk, why design alone couldn’t save Rdio’s illustrious streaming music service. (Photo by Monica Semergiu.)
Jeffrey Zeldman inspires us to not underestimate our users by always testing our assumptions–because we’re often wrong. He reminds us of the tremendous value of writing and synthesizing our thoughts. He teaches us to never underrate our gut instincts. He also encourages us to stay enchanted in our work.
Jeffrey Zeldman is the Godfather of Web Design, and unquestionably the greatest friend of the Web. He’s a guy behind highly esteemed Web Design content initiatives such as A List Apart, An Event Apart and A Book Apart. He’s a prolific speaker and heavily influential blogger. He’s the Author of the our industry’s staple: Designing with Web Standards. He’s the host of one of my favorite design podcasts: The Big Web Show. He’s also the founder of renown Web Design studio Happy Cog. Back in the day, he played synth and Casiotone with The Insect Surfers, a DC post-punk techno-surf band.
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