Smashing Podcast

Smashing Podcast
An interview show from your friends at Smashing Magazine.

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.