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  1. Episode #118 • May 2, 2014

    Responsive Images, Picturefill, and Web Standards

    with Scott Jehl

    Making the W3C standard picture element work in today's browsers. Polyfills and progressive enhancement. Responsible responsive design. Shim versus polyfill; srcset versus picture.

  2. Episode #117 • April 23, 2014

    The Real Macaw: Stop Writing Code, Start Drawing It

    with Tom Giannattasio

    The founder of Macaw, answers, can we really draw semantic HTML and succinct CSS? Designing a design tool. From Kickstarter to startup. Responsive design and responsive community.

  3. Episode #116 • March 27, 2014

    The Difference Between Ideas and Products

    with Phillip Reyland and Roland Dubois

    Creating products for clients instead of yourself. Finding the right partner. Working with ad agencies. The difference between ideas and products, and how to explain it to your client.

  4. Episode #115 • March 21, 2014

    Achieving Empathy for Institutions

    with Anil Dash

    How government, media, and tech shape the world, and how we can influence them in turn. The launch of Thinkup, and a special offer exclusively for Big Web Show listeners.

  5. Episode #114 • March 14, 2014

    Designing and Developing “The Web at 25” Website

    with Mike Pick & Tim Murtaugh

    Creating the “Web at 25” website. Design, approval, and client focus. What we’d be doing if the web didn’t exist. What the W3C has in common with IndieWeb. Specialization and creativity.

  6. Episode #113 • March 7, 2014

    From Britain With Love: Front End Style Guides

    with Anna Debenham

    Code For America, starting a web career at age 14, checking websites in game console browsers, producing 24 Ways, and the delights of Spotted Dick and Victoria Sponge.

  7. Episode #112 • February 24, 2014

    Responsive Images Get Real

    with Mat Marquis

    Guidelines for responsive images in multi-device design. The history, theory, and challenges of responsive images, the path to standardization, and an announcement about what's next for browsers.

  8. Episode #111 • February 13, 2014

    Web Design Comes of Age

    with Andy Clarke

    10 years of web design, running a successful freelance design business, the importance of writing, approaches to public speaking, growing your small design studio business, responsive web design.

  9. Episode #110 • February 4, 2014

    CSS and JavaScript: Can’t We All Just Get Along?

    with Nicole Sullivan

    Running CSS Conf, building scalable systems, designing for speed & performance, learning Ruby, OOCSS, Type-o-matic, takeaways from stunt CSS, & setting aside biases when selecting conference sessions.

  10. Episode #109 • January 23, 2014

    Bring Me The Head Of Tim Berners-Lee

    with Robin Berjon

    A rational conversation about EME, DRM, the MPAA, and the W3C.

  11. Episode #108 • January 18, 2014

    Designing With Data

    with Sarah Parmenter

    Rethinking the designer's role in the era of flat design and launching a design-led business—from concept to franchising in four months.

  12. Episode #107 • January 9, 2014

    If Digg Had A Child With Google Hangouts

    with Sang Shin and David Yoon

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

  13. Episode #106 • December 19, 2013

    Two Jews Talking About Business

    with 37signals's 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.

  14. Episode #105 • November 21, 2013

    Intelligent Interfaces

    with Fantastical's Michael Simmons

    iOS 7, designing Fantastical, reinventing calendar software, staying inspired on a long-term project, how to do a huge launch with no budget, Apple's long-term design strategy, and more.

  15. Episode #104 • November 14, 2013

    Animate This!

    CSS, JavaScript, and the Freelance Life with Valerie Head

    Writing A Pocket Guide to CSS Animations; freelance projects; JavaScript vs CSS animation; the profession & people of web design; working with editors; what it takes to run a workshop; and more.

  16. Episode #103 • November 7, 2013

    Font Lover’s Pizza

    The Font Bureau's Nick Sherman on Type & The Web

    Responsive type, 21st century hinting, typefaces designed for onscreen reading, things you can't do on the web, EDID and other standards, type used in blaxploitation posters, punk rock and pizza.

  17. Episode #102 • October 31, 2013

    Sass for Designers

    with Dribbble’s Dan Cederholm

    Fear of CSS pre-processors, growing the Dribbble design community, the craft of code, and Dan Cederholm's new book, Sass For Web Designers.

  18. Episode #101 • October 24, 2013

    Let’s Kill A Few Dreams—Advertising & The Web

    with Jeremy Fuksa

    Advertising’s view of the web, the web’s view of advertising, and evolving design processes for our new screen and device overlords.

  19. Episode #100 • October 17, 2013

    Works Well With Others

    with Dan Brown

    Collaboration strategies, the path from HTML to UX, growing a design studio business, Brian Eno, and more.

  20. Episode #99 • October 9, 2013

    Where Ideas Come From

    with Naveen Selvadurai

    Mobile apps and the quantified self; the genesis of bookmarking places; how Delicious’s bookmarking helped inspire Foursquare; what was really innovative about the iPhone (it’s not what you think).

  21. Episode #98 • October 4, 2013

    On Brand And In Person

    with Debbie Millman

    A rollicking, laugh-filled hour about broadcasting, writing, teaching, publishing, learning to be happy in your own skin, and the importance of early failure to long-term success and happiness.

  22. Episode #97 • September 26, 2013

    Research For Tomorrow

    with Erika Hall

    Why funding startups nobody needs is killing innovation, how designers can use research to stop bad ideas and find great ones, Russell Brand, and the secret history of Unsuck It.

  23. Episode #96 • September 16, 2013

    Smells Like Client Services

    with Mike Monteiro

    Truthfulness and respect in the design business, the beauty of client services, The Big Web Show’s move to the Mule Radio Network, and the secret behind all great content products and applications.