Smashing Podcast

Smashing Podcast

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An interview show from your friends at Smashing Magazine.


What is TypeScript? with Stefan Baumgartner
Oct 19 • 53 min
We’re talking about TypeScript. What is it, and how can it help us write better JavaScript? Drew McLellan talks to expert Stefan Baumgartner to find out.
What’s new in Vue 3.0? with Natalia Tepluhina
Oct 5 • 50 min
We’re talking all about VueJS. What’s new in the 3.0 release, and how hard will it be to migrate? Drew McLellan talks to core team member Natalia Tepluhina to find out.
What Is RedwoodJS? with Anthony Campolo
Sep 21 • 47 min
We’re talking about RedwoodJS. What exactly does it mean to be a full-stack Jamstack framework? Drew McLellan talks to community champion Anthony Campolo to find out.
What is SVG Animation? with Cassie Evans
Sep 7 • 39 min
We’re talking about SVG Animation. How can vector images, JavaScript and CSS all work together to provide engaging motion graphics? Drew McLellan talks to SVG expert Cassie Evans to find out.
What is Next.js? with Guillermo Rauch
Aug 25 • 44 min
We’re talking about Next.js. What is it, and where might it fit into our web development workflow? Drew McLellan talks to co-creator Guillermo Rauch to find out.
What is Serverless? with Chris Coyier
Aug 10 • 56 min
We’re talking about Serverless architectures. What does that mean, and how does it differ from how we might build sites currently? Drew McLellan talks to Chris Coyier to find out.
Are Modern Best Practices Bad For The Web? with Chris Ferdinandi
Jul 27 • 61 min
We’re asking if modern best practises are bad for the web? Are modern frameworks taking us down the wrong path? Drew McLellan speaks to Lean Web expert Chris Ferdinani to find out.
What is Gatsby? with Marcy Sutton
Jul 13 • 44 min
We’re talking about Gatsby. What is it and how does it fit into your web development stack? Drew McLellan talks to expert Marcy Sutton to find out.
What is CUBE CSS? with Andy Bell
Jun 29 • 51 min
We’re talking about CUBE CSS. What is it, and how does it differ from approaches such as BEM, SMACSS, and OOCSS? Drew McLellan talks to its creator, Andy Bell, to find out.
How Can I Learn React? with Mina Markham
Jun 15 • 37 min
We’re talking about learning React. What’s the React like to work with, and how can experienced developers get started? Drew McLellan chats to Mina Markham to find out.
What’s New In Drupal 9? with Angie Byron
Jun 1 • 49 min
We’re taking a look at what’s new in Drupal 9. What are the major upcoming changes to this nearly 20-year-old open source project? Drew McLellan talks to Drupal core committer Angie Byron to find out.
How Can I Optimize My Home Workspace? with Ben Frain
May 18 • 46 min
We’re talking about shaping our physical spaces when working from home. What can you do to take a step up from working at your kitchen table? We talk to workspace geek Ben Frain to find out.
How Can I Build An App In 10 Days? with Phil Smith
May 4 • 43 min
We’re talking about building apps on a tight timeline. How can you quickly turn around a project to respond to an emerging situation like COVID-19? Drew McLellan talks to Phil Smith to find out.
How Can I Run Online Workshops? with Rachel Andrew
Apr 20 • 34 min
We’re talking about running online workshops. How can a traditional event adapt when participants can’t attend in person? Drew McLellan talks to Rachel Andrew to find out.
What is Online Privacy? with Laura Kalbag
Apr 6 • 44 min
We’re talking about online privacy. What should web developers be doing to make sure the privacy of our users is maintained? Drew McLellan talks to an expert on the subject, Laura Kalbag, to find out.
What is Conversion Optimisation? with Paul Boag
Mar 23 • 49 min
We’re talking about the user experience around converting site visitors into customers. Can our selling techniques leave customers feeling cheated? And how can that be avoided? Drew McLellan talks to conversion optimisation specialist Paul Boag to find…
What is Sourcebit? with Eduardo Bouças
Mar 9 • 33 min
We’re talking about an interesting open source tool called Sourcebit. How can it help our content workflow with JAMstack sites? Drew McLellan speaks to developer Eduardo Bouças to find out.
What Is Ethical Design? with Trine Falbe and Martin Michael Frederiksen
Feb 24 • 44 min
We’re talking about Ethical Design. What does it mean for a design to be ethical, and how do we make improvements in our own projects? Drew McLellan speaks to Trine Falbe and Martin Michael Frederiksen to find out.
How Can I Work With UI Frameworks? with Stéphanie Walter
Feb 10 • 49 min
We’re taking a look at UI Frameworks. How can the custom needs of a highly usable application be met with a set of-off-the shelf tools? We speak to UX Designer Stéphanie Walter to find out.
What’s new in Microsoft Edge? with Stephanie Stimac and Aaron Gustafson
Jan 27 • 39 min
We’re taking a look at the brand new version of Microsoft Edge and its Chromium based rendering engine. What does that change mean for web developers, and how does the death of Microsoft’s own rendering engine impact the web? Drew McLellan talks to…
What is a Government Design System? with Amy Hupe
Jan 13 • 41 min
We’re taking a look at the UK Government’s design system. How are design systems used within government? Is it any different to how we might work in the commercial sector? Drew McLellan talks to design systems advocate Amy Hupe.
What are Micro-Frontends? with Luca Mezzalira
Dec 30, 2019 • 37 min
We’re talking about micro-frontends. What is a micro-frontend and what how is that different from the sort of approach we might be taking at the moment? Drew McLellan finds out from micro-frontend pioneer, Luca Mezzalira.
What are Variable Fonts? with Jason Pamental
Dec 16, 2019 • 47 min
In this episode we’re talking about variable fonts. What are they, how do they differ from regular fonts, and how can they help in the design and performance of our websites? Drew McLellan talks to a font of knowledge on the matter, Jason Pamental.
What are Inclusive Components? with Heydon Pickering
Dec 2, 2019 • 38 min
In this episode we’re talking about Inclusive Components. What does it mean to be inclusive, or a component? And what has that got to do with accessibility? We talk to author Hayden Pickering to find out.
What are Design Tokens? with Jina Anne
Nov 18, 2019 • 31 min
In this episode of the Smashing Podcast, we’re talking about Design Tokens. What are they, what problem do they solve, and how to they be used within an existing Design System? Drew McLellan talks to someone who is much more than a token expert, Jina Anne.
What’s so great about freelancing? with Liz Elcoate
Nov 4, 2019 • 42 min
What does it mean to be a freelance designer or developer? In this episode of the Smashing Podcast, Drew McLellan talks to experienced freelance brand designer Liz Elcoate to find out more.
What is Art Direction? with Andy Clarke
Oct 29, 2019 • 36 min
We’re taking a look at Art Direction. What is it? And how can it be applied to our web design projects. Drew McLellan talks to an expert on the matter, Andy Clarke.