Non Breaking Space Show


Lainey Feingold — Structured Negotiation for Accessibility
Episode 111 • Published Mar 24, 2017
Lainey Feingold is the author of *Structured Negotiation* published by the American Bar Association that explores an alternative dispute resolution process she’s used throughout her work as a disability rights lawyer. Through structured negotiation, she has collaborated with Target, CVS, Major League Baseball, Wal-Mart, and many other organizations in representing disabled people seeking full participation that our society has to offer.

Kristofer Layon — UX Design (Live from SXSW)
Episode 110 • Published Mar 17, 2017
Kristofer Layon is the Principal Interaction Designer at Honeywell. Before then, Kristofer directed the MinneWebCon in 2008 until 2011.

Steve Portigal — User Research War Stories
Episode 109 • Published Mar 07, 2017
Steve Portigal is the founder and principal of Portigal Consulting, a boutique firm that brings together user research, design and business strategy. Steve is the author of Interviewing Users: How to Uncover Compelling Insights and Doorbells, Danger, and Dead Batteries: User Research War Stories.

Steve Krug — Advanced Common Sense Approach to Web Usability
Episode 108 • Published Feb 28, 2017
A highly sought-after speaker, Steve Krug is a usability consultant who has more than 20 years of experience as a user advocate for companies like Apple, Netscape, AOL, Lexus, and others. He is best known for his book Don't Make Me Think about human-computer interaction and web usability. His second book, Rocket Surgery Made Easy, is a DIY guide for Finding and fixing usability problems.

Hugh Forrest — Growing the SXSW Mega-Conference
Episode 107 • Published Feb 20, 2017
Director at South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Festival, Hugh Forrest has overseen it from its inception in the mid-90s to see it turn into a mega-conference, hosting a sitting President of the United States as keynote speaker.

Dudley Storey — Using SVG
Episode 106 • Published Feb 13, 2017
Dudley Storey is a Smashing Magazine contributing editor, teacher and speaker, his new book _Using SVG with CSS3 and HTML5_ is scheduled to be released later this Spring.

Jonathan Stark — Charging Clients What You're Actually Worth
Episode 105 • Published Feb 07, 2017
The author of Hourly Billing is Nuts, Jonathan Stark, joins us to about charging clients what your worth or, what could be more beneficial, charging what the work is worth to your clients.

Simon St. Laurent — Top (2n-1) News Stories
Episode 104 • Published Jan 31, 2017
Twitter filled with Star Wars Bots; Amazon wants storefronts in virtual reality, the pain of numbering software releases, shady UX practices, and the most popular tech skills for the year, and the current asking price for 30 seconds of the Super Bowl™.

Brad Frost — Atomic Design
Episode 103 • Published Jan 25, 2017
Brad Frost is the web designer who created the mental model of Atomic Design. He’s a sought-after designer, speaker, and consultant about responsive design. His new book Atomic Design explains the concept of modular design as well as how to position it in a workflow for multi-device web developers.

CSS Dev Conf 2016 Wrap Up Panel — Open Source, Designers vs. Devs, Hiring, Job Seeking, and More
Episode 102 • Published Dec 15, 2016
For our 2016 wrap-up episode, we’re presenting an exclusive recording of the traditional CSS Dev Conf 2016 Wrap Up Panel. As hour filled with lots of great questions from the audience for the incredible array of speakers.

Lauren Golembiewski — Creating Conversational Smart Bots
Episode 101 • Published Dec 07, 2016
Product Design Director Lauren Golembiewski is co-founder of Voxable which builds conversational bots and voice interfaces.

Mat Marquis — JavaScript for Web Designers
Episode 99 • Published Nov 22, 2016
Mat Marquis is Chair of the Responsive Issues Community Group, technical editor at A List Apart, a former member of the jQuery Mobile team, and editor of the W3C HTML5 specification. His book, JavaScript for Web Designers, was recently published by A Book Apart.

Matt Vanderpol — Online Craftsman
Episode 98 • Published Nov 16, 2016
Matt Vanderpol helps companies and agencies craft custom WordPress themes with an emphasis on content maintainability, performance, and responsive behavior.

Simon St. Laurent and Chris Enns — Top (2n-1) News Stories
Episode 100 • Published Nov 02, 2016
Vine is shutting down, who should buy Twitter, the story of Christopher dancing as Chewbacca, the cons of a MacBook Pro, CSS Devconf recap, Stranger Things and binging on Netflix, and walking away from The Walking Dead.

ATX Web Series Film Q&A — Bridging the Gender Gap
Episode 97 • Published Oct 12, 2016
A special Non Breaking Space episode: Live Q&A session from the first ever ATX Web Film Series presentation. ATX Web Film Series aims to provide thought- and discussion-provoking films about the Web, Design, and Technology.

Nick Pettit — Indie VR Game Developer
Episode 96 • Published Sep 27, 2016
From Austin, Texas, I’m Christopher Schmitt and on this episode, I’m joined with Nick Pettit. Nick is a teacher at Treehouse, an online web education company. He is also an independent virtual reality (VR) game developer. On November 15th, he releases his first major game called “Neptune Flux,” which can be experienced on VR headsets like the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and PlayStation VR. There are also non-VR variations of the game that can be played on PC, Mac, and PlayStation 4.

Peter Olson — Creative Technologist
Episode 95 • Published Sep 20, 2016
From Austin, Texas, I’m Christopher Schmitt and on today’s show I’m joined with Peter Olson, Director and Creative Technologist at IDEO. Before he joined IDEO, Peter was founder of and served as a Vice President of Technology for Marvel Entertainment’s Digital Media Group.

Q&A Panel from the World Movie Premiere of “What Comes Next is the Future”
Episode 94 • Published Sep 14, 2016
For this episode, we have the Q&A panel after the world premiere of Matt Griffin’s documentary, “What Comes Next is the Future.” The premiere took place at Code & Supply’s Abstraction conference in Pittsburgh, PA on August 18th. Panelists included Matt Griffin, Jeffrey Zeldman, Mat “Wilto” Marquis, and Val Head.

Cecy Correa — From Project Managing to Coder
Episode 93 • Published Sep 07, 2016
In this episode, Christopher Schmitt is joined by Cecy Correa, who is an Associate Software Engineer at Return Path and is a co-organizer for Refresh Austin, a monthly web and mobile design and development meetup.

Glenda Sims — Web and Mobile Accessibility + ARIA
Episode 92 • Published Aug 30, 2016
In this episode, Christopher Schmitt is joined once again by Glenda Sims. Glenda is the Accessibility Practice Manager at Deque Systems helping to define accessibility and lead over 50 experts on staff.

Dan Jurgens — Killing Superman, Saving Worlds
Episode 91 • Published Aug 23, 2016
In this episode, Christopher Schmitt is joined by Dan Jurgens. Jurgens has been involved with writing and drawing comics for over 30 years including Superman, Green Arrow, Spider-Man, Thor, Captain America, and countless more as well as managing fellow creatives working on their own books for mammoth crossover events.

Chris Coyier — Practical SVG
Episode 90 • Published Aug 17, 2016
In this episode, Christopher Schmitt is joined again by Chris Coyier. Publisher of the CSS Tricks community site, Coyier recently authored Practical SVG from A Book Apart.

Wes Bos — ReactJS for Beginners
Episode 89 • Published Aug 09, 2016
In this episode, Christopher Schmitt speaks with Wes Bos. Wes is a site and web applications’ Designer, Developer, Speaker, and Teacher — probably most recognizable for his online courses such as Sublime Text Power User and React For Beginners.

Simon St. Laurent — Top 6 Tech News Countdown Returns
Episode 88 • Published Aug 03, 2016
In this episode, Christopher Schmitt is joined with Simon St. Laurent. We’re talking the CSS Containment property, SVG book by Chris Coyier, Pokemon Go, Telsa’s new masterplan, ComicCon, and the Star Trek: Beyond movie.

Dr. Christine Corbett — Astrophysics in Antartica
Episode 87 • Published Jul 26, 2016
In this episode, Christopher Schmitt talks with Dr. Christine Corbett. Dr. Corbett works on the South Pole Telescope on-site at the South Pole in Antarctica for January-November 2016 with the University of Chicago.

Dave Olsen — Pattern Lab 2
Episode 86 • Published Jul 18, 2016
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.

Ben Brown — The Revenge of Bots
Episode 85 • Published Jul 05, 2016
Ben Brown stops by the show for an update on bots as well as some news on a conference for bot enthusiasts to check out or submit a talk to coming up in Austin, Texas.

Scott McCloud — Media and Their User Interfaces
Episode 84 • Published Jun 28, 2016
Scott McCloud joins the show to talk about his new book, Sculpture, movies he’s enjoyed lately, his upcoming book on visual communications, presentation styles, old media vs. new media, and how comic book writing and design has changed.

Bruce Floyd & Todd Sanders — Social Media
Episode 83 • Published Jun 21, 2016
While social media replaced the cultural tradition of inviting friends over for dinner and then subjecting them to a slide show of your vacation, it’s more than that to organizations and companies. It’s communication, promotion, boasting, customer service, brand awareness, and more. Bruce Floyd is the Social Media Manager at University of Florida Athletic Association and Todd Sanders is Director of Social Media at University of Florida. While one covers student athletics and the other covers academia and campus life respectfully, together they cover largest portions of the University of Florida’s social media brand. We ask how they handle social media for two similar, but distinctly different parts of Gator Nation.

Rachel Andrew — The Future of CSS Layouts
Episode 82 • Published Jun 15, 2016
Rachel Andrew returns as our guest. She’s an author, international speaker, product is a web developer, speaker, co-founder of CMS Perch. She’s recently been writing and speaking about the future of web design layouts: CSS Grids and Flexbox.

Matt Griffin — What Comes Next is the Future
Episode 81 • Published Jun 06, 2016
Based in Pittsburgh, Matt Griffin is a designer and founder of the web design consultancy Bearded. He’s a speaker, writer, educator, and an avid advocate for collaboration in design. His writing has been published by net magazine and A List Apart, where he writes the regular column on “How We Work.” Matt is the director of the upcoming documentary film What Comes Next Is the Future, the definitive documentary about the web as told by the people who build it each day. The film premiers August 2016.

Simon St. Laurent — Top 6 Tech News Countdown
Episode 80 • Published May 31, 2016
Simon St. Laurent from O'Reilly Media joins us for a look at the past week as get caught up on technology news, web building resources, and social commentary. Making our countdown list for what we found interesting in the world this week - Google I/O fallout, Instagram logo redesign, making CSS great again, saving your life with typography, WordPress is a teenager, and conference advice!

Dr. Leslie Jensen-Inman — Learning UX Design
Episode 79 • Published May 25, 2016
Dr. Leslie Jensen-Inman is a designer, speaker, author, educator, and co-founder of Center Center, a user experience design school based in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Leslie shares her research and thoughts on design, learning, leadership, and community through writing and speaking. Leslie is creative director and co-author of the book, InterACT with Web Standards: A Holistic Approach to Web Design. She writes articles for publications such as A List Apart, The Pastry Box, Ladies in Tech, and .net Magazine. She speaks at events such as Build, Converge, SXSWi, Madison+, Blend, UXCamp DC, In Control, Fronteers, A Web Afternoon, and Web Directions South.

Bright Umbrella — Thriving a Business
Episode 78 • Published May 17, 2016
The co-founders of Bright Umbrella, a web design and development agency, are Emily Lewis and Lea Alcantara. We talk about THRIVING a business—going BEYOND superficial marketing and sales language to talk about what worked and what did not as they grew profitable and happier.

Wren Lanier — Designing for New Media
Episode 77 • Published May 10, 2016
Wren Lanier is a senior product designer, speaker, and writer based out of Durham, North Carolina. Designer and strategist with a passion for creating beautiful digital products, Wren specializes in mobile design, user interface design, lean UX, information architecture, team leadership, and product strategy.

Sean Vanaman — Making of Firewatch
Episode 76 • Published May 03, 2016
Sean Vanaman is a video game designer, writer, and podcast host. He was the co-project leader and lead writer of The Walking Dead,and Puzzle Agent 2. He also wrote the third episode of Tales of Monkey Island, and was the designer of Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Adventures, and the writer of the third episode, Muzzled. He is one of the regular hosts of the Idle Thumbs podcast. Sean co-founded the new video game company, Campos Santo, and their first game, Firewatch, is an emotional first person adventure that centers around the character, Henry, a man whose love life is in free fall. He takes a job as fire lookout in the Shoshone National Forest as a way to isolate himself and numb him from his problems. His only contact with the outside world is through a walkie talkie to his supervisor, Deliah, another lookout on a tower many, many miles away. Within the lush, stytlized, and expansive forest they unravel mysteries that could endanger their lives.

PixelJam — Indie Game Developers
Episode 75 • Published Apr 26, 2016
Based out of Asheville, NC, Miles Tilmann and Rich Grillotti make up the leadership of PixelJam, an indie game development company. Since 2005, they’ve created their own video games mostly in the retro pixelation format that defined the look and feel of 1980s console games such as Gamma Bros., Dino Run, and PotatoMan Seeks The Troof. However, some games have other visual styles like Glorkian Warrior, show they can shed the retro feel and still make an engaging game. They’ve also produced mobile games for late night cable station, Adult Swim, such as Hipster Kickball and Pizza City.

Micah Godbolt — Frontend Architecture for Design Systems
Episode 74 • Published Apr 18, 2016
Micah Godbolt is a frontend architect, trainer, and speaker based out of Portland, Oregon. Micah has a book that has been recently published by O’Reilly Media called Frontend Architecture for Design Systems.

Tammy Everts — Web Performance
Episode 73 • Published Apr 05, 2016
Tammy Everts has spent the past two decades obsessed with the many factors that go into creating the best possible user experience. As a senior researcher and evangelist at SOASTA, she researches the technical, business, and human aspects of web/application performance.

Arianne Stiles — Submitting Talks to Conferences
Episode 72 • Published Mar 29, 2016
From Austin, Texas, we talk with Arianne Stiles, ½ of Environments for Humans. Environments for Humans produces over a dozen of virtual front-end and UX design conferences every year as well as the first web builder conference for CSS, CSS Dev Conf, which is coming up this October in San Antonio, Texas.

Simon St. Laurent - SXSW Interactive, Fluent Conf
Episode 71 • Published Mar 22, 2016
While Christopher Schmitt endures the SXSW Interactive invasion of Ausin, Texas, Simon St. Laurent returns from this year’s Fluent Conf. They both talk about tech trends they saw from their respective points of view.

Zell Liew - Responsive Typography
Episode 70 • Published Mar 08, 2016
Zell Liew is a writer, freelance web designer & developer based in Singapore. His down-to-earth articles — especially those recently published on the topic of responsive typography — make it easier to understand for both designers and developers.

Allison Wagner - Career Path to UX Developer
Episode 69 • Published Mar 01, 2016
Allison <3’s CSS. She has worked at Happy Cog as a UX developer for over 6 years, building sites for high-profile clients such as Nintendo, MTV, Harvard, Ben & Jerry’s, and Shopify. She specializes in architecting custom front-end frameworks designed to scale and integrate. She lives in Philadelphia and enjoys traveling, outdoor running, and #konmarie in her spare time.

Chris Enns - Podcasting
Episode 68 • Published Feb 23, 2016
This week we talk to Chris Enns, a freelance web designer and podcaster. He runs his own solo web shop Lemon Productions from Saskatoon, Canada, as well as produce shows for the GoodStuff.fm podcast network.

Simon St. Laurent - Building the Greatest Everlasting Sandcastle
Episode 67 • Published Feb 16, 2016
Simon St. Laurent is back to talk about #Snowpocalypse, camera drones in NYC, the legacy of our work, and owning your own stuff —except for those conversations we have on Facebook. We take a look at what we saw this past month in the web space (and more) and what we think is happening on the horizon as we slip further into 2016.

SVG Summit 2016 - Building with SVG Q+A Round Table
Episode 66 • Published Feb 09, 2016
The Round Table from the SVG Summit has hosted by CSS Tricks’ Chris Coyier. It’s both a recap of the SVG Summit talks that happened before it and a Q+A panel with some special guests from the SVG community.

Brenda Storer - Making It and SVG
Episode 65 • Published Feb 02, 2016
Brenda Storer is a Designer & Front End Developer at ThoughtBot and Instructor at Girl Develop It.

Jeffrey Zeldman - Web Design History
Episode 64 • Published Jan 26, 2016
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, Zeldman.com.

Sarah Drasner - SVG and Animation
Episode 63 • Published Jan 18, 2016
Sarah Drasner is an award-winning Senior UX Engineer at Trulia and a staff writer at CSS Tricks. Recently, she won Best Presentation at CSS Dev Conf 2015 aboard the Queen Mary.

CSS Dev Conf 2015 Wrap Up Panel - Tools, Browsers, CSS Specs, Polyfills, and More
Episode 62 • Published Jan 01, 2016
For our 2015 wrap-up we’re presenting a special recording of the CSS Dev Conf 2015 Wrap Up Panel with lots of great questions from the audience for the amazing array of speakers.

The End of the Year Holiday Special
Episode 61 • Published Dec 23, 2015
We gather together to share some figgy pudding and talk about the things we’re proud of from 2015 with special guest stars: Ethan Marcotte, Greg Storey, and Molly E. Holzschlag!

Simon St. Laurent - JavaScript, SVG, and The Web
Episode 60 • Published Dec 14, 2015
Simon St. Laurent is back to talk about the rise of JavaScript, SVG, and we take a look at what we saw this past month in the web space (and more) and what we think is happening on the horizon as we slip into the new year.

Rachel Ober - Crafting Valuable Conferences
Episode 59 • Published Dec 07, 2015
Rachel Ober is a developer who specializes in Front End and Ruby on Rails. She’s also the co-founder of Write/Speak/Code, whose mission is to empower women software developers to become thought leaders, conference speakers, and open source contributors.

Jonathan Cutrell - CSS Attribute Design and Level 4 Selectors
Episode 58 • Published Nov 30, 2015
Jonathan Cutrell is Director of Technology at Whiteboard, an interactive design and development firm. He also hosts of Developer Tea podcast. We talked about his experience speaking at CSS Dev Conf, his podcasts, and Whiteboard.

Annette Priest - UX Tools and Gadgets
Episode 57 • Published Nov 23, 2015
Annette Priest is a UX strategist and experienced designer and researcher. Her work spans device types and industries: mobile, IoT, health, travel, communications, security, finance, and government. She stops by the show to talk tips for UX research and tools you should have along.

Ben Brown - Bots and Slack
Episode 56 • Published Nov 12, 2015
Ben Brown from Austin, Texas joins us to talk about Howdy - a bot he’s building for the popular Slack communications tool.

Simon St. Laurent - Tech, Drama News
Episode 55 • Published Nov 06, 2015
This week we have Simon St. Laurent, Chair of the Fluent Conference. We talk about about latest news in the web building world and anything else that’s caught our eye.

Elyse Holladay - SassConf and Other Nerdy Things
Episode 54 • Published Oct 29, 2015
This episode we have Elyse Holladay. Elyse’s been at Sass Summit and also a local Austenite—very glad to get a chance to talk to her today. We talked about organizing a physical conference, how she got into the web, of course, passion for work, and diversity in conferences, new speakers, a lot of topics.

Matt McGee - SEO
Episode 52 • Published Oct 15, 2015
Matt is the Editor-in-Chief at Marketing Land & Search Engine Land so we pick his brain about all things SEO - the white hat side SEO. And what’s up with all those Pandas that Google keeps releasing?

Matt McGee - SEO
Episode 52 • Published Oct 15, 2015
Matt is the Editor-in-Chief at Marketing Land & Search Engine Land so we pick his brain about all things SEO - the white hat side SEO. And what’s up with all those Pandas that Google keeps releasing?

Margot Bloomstein - Brand & Content Strategy
Episode 51 • Published Oct 09, 2015
Margot Bloomstein joins Christopher and Sam to talk about content strategy for your brand, website, or new corporate marketing white papers.

Dramatic Readings by Programmers of Bug Reports (Live at SXSW)
Episode 50 • Published Sep 30, 2015
For our special 50th episode, we provide you with the amazing team-up of the wonderful Sam Richard, UI Architect Watson at IBM Corporation, and your host, Christopher Schmitt. Sam and Christopher had the privilege of speaking at SXSW! They took on infamous bug reports and forum discussions around the Web the only way one can : dramatic reenactments!

Simon St. Laurent - Ad Blockers and the Web
Episode 49 • Published Sep 24, 2015
Simon St. Laurent joins Christopher to talk about content blocking, cookies, and publishing on the web in 2015 all prompted by the recent additions to iOS 9 on iPhones and iPad and El Capitan on the Mac.

Micah Godbolt and Front-end Architecture
Episode 48 • Published Feb 23, 2015
A regular code contributor and speaker at worldwide open source events, Micah Godbolt is highly involved in teaching and training new developers, sometimes as a guest lecturer at local colleges. He leads a Sass and front-end meetup in Portland and publishes a weekly video blog called Sass Bites.

Steve Fisher
Episode 47 • Published Apr 01, 2014
Our talk with Steve Fisher covers the gamut of content strategy, project discovery and open source projects. Sam gets lost in Encarta and Christopher has issues with Canadian pronunciations of words.

Jen Simmons
Episode 46 • Published Feb 06, 2014
Our guest for this episode is Jen Simmons and your hosts Christopher Schmitt and Sam Kap talk with her about where we’ve come from and where we’re going with the web. It’s changed a lot and it continues to change.

2013 Year End Spectacular with Dave Rupert
Episode 45 • Published Dec 20, 2013
For our annual year end spectacular we invited Dave Rupert, 1/3 of Paravel, over to chat with Christopher and Sam about what they saw in 2013 and what we can expect in 2014. We also check in with a couple of past guests, Rachel Nabors and Jonathan Snook, about the year that was and the year that will be. Pour yourself some rum and eggnog, find a mistletoe and kiss your podcast player while you bask in the 2013 Year End Spectacular from The Non-Breaking Space Show.

Jeremy Keith
Episode 44 • Published Nov 19, 2013
Our talk with Jeremy runs the gamut of the web - progressive enhancement, depending on a database, sirens, the death of web services, the telegraph, transcriptions, CERN and preparing for a great talk.

Jared Spool
Episode 43 • Published Nov 05, 2013
Jared Spool is a writer, researcher, speaker, educator, and an expert on the subjects of usability, software, design, and research. He is the founding principal of User Interface Engineering, a research, training, and consulting firm specializing in website and product usability, and the largest usability research organization of its kind in the world.

Karen McGrane
Episode 42 • Published Oct 08, 2013
If the internet is more awesome than it was in 1995, Karen would like to claim a very tiny piece of the credit. For more than fifteen years Karen has helped create more usable digital products through the power of user experience design and content strategy. She founded Bond Art + Science in 2006, and has led content strategy and information architecture engagements for The Atlantic, Fast Company, Franklin Templeton, and Fidelity. Previously, Karen helped build the User Experience practice at Razorfish, hired as the very first information architect and leaving as the VP and national lead for user experience. There she led major design initiatives for The New York Times, Condé Nast, Disney, and Citibank, and managed a diverse team of information architects, content strategists, and user researchers. Karen teaches Design Management in the MFA in Interaction Design program at the School of Visual Arts in New York, which aims to give students the skills they need to run successful projects, teams, and business...

Shawn O’Keefe
Episode 41 • Published Sep 17, 2013
Shawn Michael O’Keefe is at the forefront of emerging technologies as a producer for the South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas. Beginning his passionate journey into technology at the University of Texas at Austin, he focused on convergent media in the innovative and unconventional Advanced Communications Technologies Laboratory (ACTLab) before joining the SXSW team in the year 2000.

Jonathan Snook
Episode 40 • Published Sep 03, 2013
Jonathan Snook is a web designer and developer who is currently a product manager at Shopify. Before Shopify, he worked at Yahoo! as part of the team that redesigned and rebuilt the communication suite of products: Mail, Messenger, Calendar, and more. Before that, he freelanced for almost 5 years working with fantastic clients on fun projects doing design, front-end development, and back-end development.

Christian Heilmann
Episode 39 • Published Aug 15, 2013
Christian Heilmann is a geek and hacker by heart. He’s been a professional web developer for about eleven years and worked his way through several agencies up to Yahoo where he delivered Yahoo Maps Europe and Yahoo Answers. He’s written two and contributed to three books on JavaScript, web development and accessibility, lead distributed teams as a manager and made them work with one another and released dozens of online articles and hundreds of blog posts in the last few years. He’s been nominated standards champion of the year 2008 by .net magazine in the UK and currently sports the fashionable job title “Principal Developer Evangelist” spending his time going from conference to conference and university to university to speak and train people on systems provided by Yahoo and other web companies that want to make this web thing work well for everybody. We talked with Christian usability, accessibility, running a conference, tips on becoming an evangelist and mailing floppy disks around the world. And they...

Val Head
Episode 38 • Published Jul 30, 2013
Our guest for this episode is Val Head who is a designer and consultant based in Pittsburgh where she works with agencies and small businesses to make fun and effective web sites.

Scott Kellum
Episode 37 • Published Jul 16, 2013
Our guest for this episode is Scott Kellum who is a designer at VOX Media creating beautiful features for The Verge and also worked on SB Nation and Polygon.

Matt May
Episode 36 • Published Jul 02, 2013
Our guest for this episode is Matt May who is a developer, technologist, and accessibility advocate at Adobe. Matt May is a developer, technologist, and accessibility advocate who is responsible for working internally and externally with Adobe product teams and customers to address accessibility in Adobe products, ensure interoperability with assistive technologies, and make customers aware of the many accessibility features that already exist in Adobe products. Prior to joining Adobe, May worked for W3C/WAI on many of the core standards in web accessibility, led the Web Standards Project’s Accessibility Task Force, helped to architect one of the first online grocery sites, HomeGrocer.com, and co-founded Blue Flavor, a respected web and mobile design consultancy. May is an accomplished speaker, having presented at dozens of conferences including Web 2.0 Expo, SXSW Interactive, CSUN Conference on Technology and Persons with Disabilities, Podcast and Portable Media Expo, and the International World Wide W...

Daniel Ryan - Obama Re-Election Campaign Technology Strategy
Episode 35 • Published Jun 18, 2013
Daniel has been working in the web industry since 1997 and currently consulting, open sources, and speaking at various conferences.

Rachel Nabors
Episode 34 • Published Jun 04, 2013
Rachel Nabors is self-employed front-end developer and UI engineer. She works on bringing the insights of comics and cartoons into the field of web development.

Giovanni DiFeterici
Episode 33 • Published May 13, 2013
Gio has a BFA in painting and has completed a degree in graphic design. He is an accomplished illustrator and designer. He’s a designer at Period Three, a web design firm in Columbia, South Carolina. He also helps organize the web conference, ConvergeSE, and has is own podcast, Draft. He’s also the author of The Web Designer’s Roadmap from Sitepoint.

Glenda Sims
Episode 32 • Published Apr 30, 2013
Glenda Sims is an accessibility consultant, speaker, author and trainer for Knowbility, a non-profit whose mission is “barrier free IT”. She works at Deque where she is a Senior Accessibility Consultant. There she shares her expertise and passion for the open web with government, educational institutions, small businesses and Fortune 500 companies. She performs hands on web accessibility assessments, develops accessibility roadmaps and strategies, and consults with developers and designers.

Dan Mall
Episode 31 • Published Apr 02, 2013
Dan is an award-winning designer from Philadelphia, an enthralled husband and dad. He’s the founder & Design Director at SuperFriendly, co-founder of Typedia, and co-host of The Businessology Show – a podcast about the business of design and the design of business. Dan was formerly the Design Director at Big Spaceship, Interactive Director at Happy Cog, and a technical editor for A List Apart. He writes about design and other issues on Twitter and danielmall.com.

Jon Rohan
Episode 30 • Published Mar 14, 2013
Jon is an Engineer and Designer at GitHub. He recently spoke at CSS Dev Conf in Hawaii on Github CSS Performance.

Estelle Weyl
Episode 29 • Published Mar 05, 2013
Estelle started her professional life in architecture, then managed teen health programs. In 2000, she took the natural step of becoming a web standardista. She has consulted for Apple, Yahoo! and Kodakgallery, among others. Estelle provides CSS3, HTML5 and JavaScript tutorials and detailed grids of browser support in her at standardista.com. She is the author of Mobile HTML5 and HTML5 and CSS3 for the Real World. While not coding, she works in construction, de-hippifying her 1960’s throwback abode.

Ryan Irelan
Episode 28 • Published Feb 14, 2013
Ryan is presently the Vice President of Technology at Happy Cog. He’s also the owner of Mijingo, a publisher of training materials for web people. Ryan is also the publisher of EE Insider.com, a news and information website about Expression Engine. He’s also the author of ExpressionEngine 2: A Quick-Start Guide.

Gene Crawford and Carl Smith of Bizcraft
Episode 27 • Published Jan 31, 2013
Our guests for this episode are the hosts of the BizCraft, the podcast about the business side of web design, Carl Smith of nGen Works and Gene Crawford of UnmatchedStyle. Gene Crawford is the Editor for unmatchedstyle.com, organizer of convergese.com. President AIGA South Carolina and he also runs Period Three. Carl Smith is the founding member of nGen Works. He has worked with some great teams that won the New York Art Directors Award for Interactive Development, The Hospitality Industry’s Best of Show Award, and two National C.A.S.E. awards for Educational Web Development. Featured in Kelly Goto’s best-selling book, Web Redesign: Workflow That Works.

Jennifer Robbins
Episode 26 • Published Jan 17, 2013
Jennifer Robbins has been a Web designer since 1993. She designed the web’s first commercial site, O'Reilly’s Global Network Navigator. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Robbins is the author of Web Design in a Nutshell, Learning Web Design, and HTML and XHTML Pocket Reference. She has also written corporate identity style guides for clients such as Harcourt Publishing, Americanexpress.com, and Orange Imagineering. Since 2000, Jennifer has lived in Providence, Rhode Island, where she has worked as a freelance designer, teacher, lecturer and consultant through her company Littlechair, Inc. Jennifer has taught at Johnson & Wales University and at the Massachusetts College of Art and is now a product designer for O'Reilly Media.

Chris Coyier
Episode 25 • Published Dec 27, 2012
Chris is well known for his screencasts and tutorials at CSS Tricks.com. Previously he worked for Wufoo and Survey Monkey.

Dan Cederholm
Episode 24 • Published Dec 13, 2012
Dan is a designer, author, speaker, husband, and father living in Salem, Massachusetts. He is the Founder and Principal of SimpleBits, LLC, a tiny web design studio, and co-founder and designer of Dribbble, a vibrant community for sharing screenshots of your work. Dan is a recognized expert in the field of standards-based web design and has worked with YouTube, Microsoft, Google, MTV, ESPN, and others. He has authored four books including “CSS3 For Web Designers”, “Handcrafted CSS”, “Bulletproof Web Design”, and “Web Standards Solutions”. In early 2012, he received a TechFellow award for Product Design & Marketing. Dan enjoys sharing his simplistic approach to web design while spreading the word on the standards-based markup and style techniques he’s collected by speaking at conferences and events around the globe.

Veerle Pieters
Episode 23 • Published Nov 29, 2012
Veerle is a Belgian web and graphic designer, known throughout the world for her elegantly designed web projects, her tutorials promoting CSS, and her articles and blog posts on graphic design, web design, and modern home design. In 2000, she founded Duoh! with Geert Leyseele. They choose their projects based on how well they connect with a company, and have worked on everything from ExpressionEngine 2.0’s GUI to innovative, creative projects for the Library of Congress and sites for businesses large and small.

Tab Atkins
Episode 22 • Published Nov 16, 2012
Tab Atkins works for Google on the Chrome team, claiming that his position is “Web Standards Hacker”. Previously, he was a web developer for for a software company in Texas. Tab is also a member of the CSS Working Group, and participates in several other W3C groups as either a member or a contributor, including the HTML and Fonts Working Groups.

Jessica Hische
Episode 21 • Published Nov 01, 2012
Jessica Hische is a letterer, illustrator, and self-described “avid inter netter”. Jessica has become as well known for her side projects as she has for her client work. She’s created several educational micro-sites including Mom This is How Twitter Works, Should I Work for Free? and Don’t Fear the Internet, each as entertaining as they are helpful. Jessica’s clients includes Wes Anderson, Tiffany & Co., The New York Times, Penguin Books, Target, Leo Burnett, American Express, and Wired Magazine. She is currently serving on the Type Directors Club Board of Directors and divides her time fairly evenly between San Francisco, Brooklyn, and airports en route to design and illustration conferences.

Jina Bolton - Live from ConvergeFL
Episode 20 • Published Oct 18, 2012
Jina Bolton is an interactive designer and artist, working and residing in Silicon Valley. She co-authored The Art & Science of CSS (SitePoint Books) Jina has consulted for various agencies and organizations including the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative and Mass.gov. She holds a BFA in Computer Arts and Graphic Design from Memphis College of Art. Jina enjoys traveling, is learning Italian, and considers herself a sushi enthusiast.

Matt Griffin
Episode 19 • Published Oct 04, 2012
Matt is a designer and one of the founders of Bearded. He has a great love for letterpress printing, and is an advocate for collaboration in design, and has been published in A List Apart and .net magazine. Matt’s one of the creators of Wood Type Revival, a successfully Kickstarter-funded project which seeks out lost historic wood type and converts it into digital fonts for modern designers.

John Ferrara
Episode 18 • Published Sep 20, 2012
John has worked as a user experience practitioner since 1999 and began designing video games in 2001. His nutrition education game Fitter Critters was a top prizewinner in the 2010 Apps for Healthy Kids contest sponsored by Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!” campaign, and it is currently being tested in public elementary schools. John is the author of “Playful Design: Creating Game Experiences in Everyday Interfaces”

Mat Marquis
Episode 17 • Published Sep 07, 2012
Mat works at The Filament Group in Boston, a company that designs engaging sites and apps for mobile, tablet, and desktop platforms. He is a designer and a developer who occasionally works independently with big-time clients like The Boston Globe. Mat also regularly writes articles for the A List Apart blog. He is a member of the jQuery Mobile team, and also an active member of the open space community at movethewebforward. In addition, Mat chairs the Responsive Images Community Group.

Jason Grigsby
Episode 16 • Published Aug 24, 2012
Jason is a Mobile Web Strategist. He’s the co-Founder of CloudFour where they live, breathe, and dream the mobile web and Mobile Portland, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating, promoting and supporting the mobile technology community. Jason is also the Co-Author of Head First Mobile Web.

Nicole Sullivan — CSS, OOCSS, and Frameworks
Episode 15 • Published Aug 09, 2012
Nicole is passionate about CSS, web standards, and scalable front-end architecture for sites with large numbers of pages and visitors. She speaks about performance at conferences around the world, most recently at Ajax Experience, ParisWeb, and Web Directions North. She has enjoyed working on large commercial sites including; Facebook, Yahoo!, Club Med, Accor, Renault, and La Poste. She writes on her blog as well as other developer sites such as YDN, Opera, and YUI Blog.

Lou Rosenfeld
Episode 14 • Published Jul 26, 2012
Lou is an independent information architecture consultant, and founder and publisher of Rosenfeld Media, a publishing house focused on user experience books. He has been instrumental in helping establish the fields of information architecture and user experience, and in articulating the role and value of librarianship within those fields.

Samantha Warren
Episode 13 • Published Jul 12, 2012
Samantha Warren is an experienced designer, speaker, and writer who leverages a diverse background in artistic mediums to create compelling and functional web experiences. Currently Samantha is the Communications designer at Twitter. In her personal time she talks about design and the web on her blog, BadAssIdeas.com and spends time with her cross-eyed cat, Grace.

Eric Meyer
Episode 12 • Published Jun 29, 2012
Eric has been working with the web since late 1993 and is an internationally recognized expert on the subjects of HTML, CSS, and web standards. A widely read author, he is the founder of Complex Spiral Consulting, which counts a wide variety of corporations, educational institutions, and government agencies among its clients. Eric, along with Jeffrey Zeldman, is the co-founder of An Event Apart.

Brian Hoff
Episode 11 • Published Jun 14, 2012
Brian is a graphic designer living in Brooklyn, New York who loves creating compelling and useful websites and memorable interactions across the web. When he’s not designing, he can be found writing, speaking and occasionally part-time teaching at colleges — all on the subject of design.

Aarron Walter
Episode 10 • Published May 31, 2012
Aarron has been building websites professionally since 1999, and taught interactive design courses at colleges including Temple University, The University of Georgia, and The Art Institute of Atlanta since 2002. In 2007 he joined “The Web Standards Project”, and for three years lead the development of the InterACT curriculum project – an open curriculum designed to bridge the gap between the Web industry and education. Aarron is the lead user experience designer at The Rocket Science Group – makers of MailChimp, and is the author of “Building Findable Website” and “Designing for Emotion.”

Kristina Halvorson
Episode 9 • Published May 15, 2012
Kristina lives in St. Paul, Minnesota with her two young children, whom she often quotes on Twitter. She is the founder and CEO of Brain Traffic, a world-renowned content strategy consultancy. She’s also the author of Content Strategy for the Web (2009)– recently out in its 2nd Edition, and is the founder of “Confab The Content Strategy Conference”. Kristina is widely recognized as the industry’s leading advocate for content strategy. In 2009, she curated the first Content Strategy Consortium to facilitate a national dialogue about this emerging discipline. Today, Kristina speaks regularly to audiences around the world and is well known for her energetic, often humorous talks.

Rachel Andrew
Episode 8 • Published May 03, 2012
Our guest for this episode is Rachel Andrew. Rachel is a web developer, speaker and prolific author. Her new book, the CSS3 Anthology was just released by Sitepoint. She’s also the founder of the web development agency, edgeofmyseat.com.

Brad Frost
Episode 7 • Published Apr 19, 2012
Brad is a mobile web strategist and front-end designer at the digital advertising agency R/GA in New York. He’s also the creator of a Mobile Web Best Practices site, and one of the creative minds behind WTFMobileweb.com and wtfqrcodes.com.

Greg Storey
Episode 6 • Published Apr 05, 2012
Greg is the president of Happy Cog, an industry-leading, diverse group of problem-solving superstars, united under the common goal of making the web a better place to think, work and play. Greg writes on his own blog as well as Happy Cog’s Cognition about business practices, design and the intersection of the two in the real & digital world.

Jeff Croft
Episode 5 • Published Mar 21, 2012
Our guest for today’s show is Jeff Croft, a designer and developer working out of his home in Seattle. He works at the web agency nGen Works and he’s also a blogger, speaker, critic, and industry thought leader. Jeff is the co-founder of the popular eBook sharing community, Lendle.me, he’s co-authored two books, Pro CSS Techniques, and Web Standards Creativity. He has been working on the web full-time since 1995. While Jeff does plenty of programming, his true passion lies in design, user experience, communication, and social media.

Chris Coyier and Dave Rupert (ShopTalk Crossover)
Episode 4 • Published Mar 06, 2012
Our guests for our fourth episode are Chris Coyier and Dave Rupert, the hosts of the popular web design podcast Shoptalk. Chris is well known for his prolific posts and screencasts at CSS-Tricks.com. He’s a designer for Wufoo.com, speaker on all things web. Dave Rupert is the lead developer for Paravel, a web design and branding agency located in Austin, Texas.

Emily Lewis
Episode 3 • Published Mar 02, 2012
Our guest for episode 3 is Emily Lewis. Emily creates beautiful, accessible, standards-based web sites from her web design and development studio based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. As part of her ongoing quest to spread the good word about standards, she writes about web design on her blog, A Blog Not Limited, and is the author of Microformats Made Simple and a contributing author for the HTML5 Cookbook.

Paul Irish
Episode 2 • Published Feb 08, 2012
Paul is a front end developer and works on the Chrome Developer relations team at Google. He’s a member of the jQuery team, and a lead developer on Modernizr and HTML5 Boilerplate. He’s also the creator of the sites MotherEffingHSL, MotherEffingTextShadow, and a bunch of mother effing other sites.

Ethan Marcotte
Episode 1 • Published Jan 23, 2012
Ethan is a web designer & developer who lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He’s also the author several web design books including Responsive Web Design, a book that’s helped revolutionize the way websites are built. He frequently speaks on web standards and responsive web design at conferences and tweets about it @beep and @rwd.