The Boagworld UX Show

The Boagworld UX Show

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Boagworld is a podcast about digital strategy, service design and user experience. It offers practical advice, news, tools, review and interviews with leading figures in the web design community. Covering everything from usability and design to marketing and strategy, this show has something for everything. This award-winning podcast is the longest running web design podcast with over 380 episodes.


How to Improve Your Projects With Lean User Research
Apr 28 • 71 min
We all know we should do user research, but making it happen can be hard. This post will show you ten ways you can do user research and suggest where you should focus.
Where Do We Go From Here?
Apr 2 • 59 min
On the final episode of this season, we look at the state of digital in the emerging post-corona world and ask what, if anything will need to change. What will our future look like?
How to Work From Home Effectively
Mar 26 • 71 min
This week on the Boagworld Show, we look at ways we can all be more effective working from home in the light of the Coronavirus.
How to Differentiate Yourself From The Competition
Mar 19 • 51 min
This week on the Boagworld Show, we look at how to differentiate your business from the competition and how to get management to take tech debt seriously.
Champions of Accessibility and User Centric Development
Mar 12 • 56 min
This week on the Boagworld Show, we look at becoming a user experience developer and the ongoing battle for an accessible web.
Building a User Experience Culture
Mar 5 • 55 min
This week on the Boagworld Show, we speak to two people who are trying to build a more user centric culture and robust digital teams.
The “All Aussie” Show
Feb 27 • 52 min
This week on the Boagworld Show, we discuss imposter syndrome and explore how to get clients to look at the bigger picture.
The “Almost” Development Show
Feb 20 • 55 min
This week on the Boagworld Show, we look at the UX challenges around Security, Artificial Intelligence and Data Visualisation.
Design and Launch Your Side Project
Feb 13 • 53 min
This week on the Boagworld Show, we argue about the best design tool and explore the best ways to launch that side project you have been dreaming about.
From Agency to Edge
Feb 6 • 63 min
This week on the Boagworld Show, we look at the frustration of pricing projects for agencies, what is happening in the world of web fonts and discuss everything you need to know about Microsoft Edge.
# How to Be a Sustainable Web Designer
Jan 30 • 59 min
This week on the Boagworld Show, we talk about the practicalities of going green and ask whether it is possible to be a sustainable web designer.
How to Run a Successful Digital Business
Jan 22 • 66 min
This week on the Boagworld Show, we chat about the challenges and advantages of running your own digital businesses from freelance life to managing a team. This episode of the Boagworld Show is sponsored by Frontify, Adskills and LinkedIn Jobs.
Welcome to the Meetup
Jan 16 • 62 min
This week at the Boagworld Meetup, we discuss remote working, finding meaning in our job and the terror of preparing a presentation. This episode of the Boagworld show is sponsored by Frontify and Adskills.
What Do You Need to Know About Design?
Dec 11, 2019 • 57 min
On the last episode of the current season of the Boagworld Show, we ask whether every digital professional should have at least a basic understanding of design principles and if so what that should cover?
Are You the Best Leader You Can Be?
Dec 4, 2019 • 57 min
This week on the Boagworld Show, we explore what it means to be a great leader and ask the question of whether everybody needs leadership skills, or is it okay to be a follower?
How to Make Sure the Right Work Gets Prioritised.
Nov 27, 2019 • 61 min
This week on the Boagworld Show, we discuss how we should be prioritising our workload. Should we deal with incoming jobs on a first-come, first-serve basis or is there a better way?
What Is the Next Big Thing and Is It Worth Your Attention?
Nov 20, 2019 • 66 min
This week on the Boagworld, we discuss how to keep up with the dizzying pace of change in digital. How can we tell which technologies, platforms and techniques we should invest time in and where to place our limited attention?
How to Collaborate Better without Becoming a Door Mat
Nov 13, 2019 • 63 min
This week on the Boagworld Show, we look at the importance of working collaboratively with colleagues and stakeholders. We look at why this matters and where to start improving our skills.
How to Learn the Language of Business
Nov 6, 2019 • 54 min
This week on the Boagworld Show, we learn to talk the language of business! We discuss how to speak to business executives in ways they understand and how important it is to understand basic business principles.
How to Build a Network of Contacts Online
Oct 30, 2019 • 65 min
This week on the Boagworld Show, we look at the subject of online networking. Do all digital professionals need to improve their skills in this area or is it something we can leave to marketers?
How to Embrace SEO without Losing Your Soul
Oct 23, 2019 • 56 min
This week on the Boagworld Show we talk search engine optimisation. Is this something people should care about and how much attention should we all be paying to it?
How to Get More Organised and Have an Easier Life
Oct 17, 2019 • 55 min
This week on the Boagworld Show we get organised! Whatever your role, the need to be organised is obvious, and so we explore this soft skill in-depth.
Should You Be Paying More Attention to User Research?
Oct 9, 2019 • 60 min
This week on the Boagworld Show, we explore the world of user research and ask how much attention all digital professionals should pay to it.
Do We All Have to Be Marketers to Be Successful?
Oct 2, 2019 • 58 min
This week on the Boagworld Show, we introduce you to the world of sales and marketing and discuss why it is something all digital professionals should pay attention to.
How to Use Psychology to Gain Success in Any Job
Sep 25, 2019 • 52 min
This week on the Boagworld Show, we look at the topic of psychology and why every digital professional should pay attention to it whatever their role.
Do You Have to Be Good at Presenting to Make It in Digital?
Sep 18, 2019 • 55 min
This week on the Boagworld Show, we explore why presentational skills are so crucial to any digital professional and what exactly makes an excellent presenter.
Are You Really as Good at Writing as You Think?
Sep 11, 2019 • 53 min
This week on the Boagworld Show, we look at how writing for the web is an essential skill for any digital professional and how it can improve the copy we write both online and off.
Should I Learn to Code? Is It an Essential Skill?
Sep 5, 2019 • 54 min
The Boagworld Show is back for its 24th season. In this season, we are looking at the essential skills every digital professional should have, no matter their role. We begin by asking whether all digital professionals should be able to code.
Content Stacking: The Resources and Next Steps.
Aug 15, 2019 • 31 min
Now that we’ve covered the stacking process, in the episode, I want to cover some extra resources that’ll help you. That includes equipment, software, and much more. I also want to give you some next steps, so you can get started on this right away. By…
How Seasons Can Reduce the Work & Maximise your Growth
Aug 8, 2019 • 36 min
Now you know how to create a content stack, getting so much more from every piece of content you create. Next, we’re going to amplify that through the wonder of seasons. Not just a tool for fiction or documentaries, seasons can work for everyone. They…
How to Create a Content Stack in Minimum Time, with Maximum Impact
Aug 1, 2019 • 40 min
Last week, we covered the content stack, and how it works. This week, we’ll get right into how to create it, from start to finish. If you don’t have the time to create great quality blogs, videos and Podcasts, then I’ll show you how through smart…
How Blogging, Video and Podcasting Work Together
Jul 25, 2019 • 25 min
Let’s begin with the problem. What are you struggling with in your business or your hobby content? For most, it’s two things: Reach and trust. Reach, because we want more people to find out about what we do. Trust because, once they’ve found us, that’s…
A Developers Guide to UX Design
Jul 11, 2019 • 43 min
Here is a dirty little secret a designer will never tell you, developers probably have a bigger impact on the user experience than designers. While designers tend to focus on the big picture, developers are making hundreds of decisions every day that will…
A User Centric Approach to Digital Marketing
Jun 13, 2019 • 37 min
Digital marketing campaigns are a gamble. You invest time and money into their preparation and roll the dice. Will people respond or not? But, what if you could turn your next marketing campaign into a sure thing? A user-centric approach makes that…
How Customer Journey Mapping is the Secret to an integrated marketing strategy
Jun 6, 2019 • 57 min
Whether raising awareness or encouraging action, marketing is becoming increasingly complicated as the number of channels continues to skyrocket. To address this problem, we need to understand who our audience is and what they want. Customer Journey…
How to Make a Living From Content Production
Apr 18, 2019 • 63 min
This week on the Boagworld Show we are joined by Colin Gray from The Podcast Host to talk about how he makes a living from podcasting and its role within a broader content marketing.
How to pivot your career to digital team lead
Apr 11, 2019 • 58 min
This week on the Boagworld Show we are joined by Lucy Hardy from the Ellen Macarthur Foundation to talk about how she transitioned her career into becoming a digital team lead.
How to Travel the World as a Development Trainer
Apr 4, 2019 • 53 min
This week on the Boagworld Show we are joined by Sara Soueidan who talks about her career as a developer and how it has taken her all over the world.
What Is the Reality of Life Running an Internal Digital Team?
Mar 28, 2019 • 60 min
This week on the Boagworld Show we are joined by Andrew Millar from a leading UK University to talk about his experiences running a digital team.
What Is Life Like as a User Researcher for Facebook?
Mar 21, 2019 • 62 min
This week on the Boagworld Show we are joined by Brooke Baldwin from Facebook to talk about what it is like to do user research for a worldwide audience.
How do you build a successful web app from absolutely nothing?
Mar 14, 2019 • 54 min
This week on the Boagworld Show we are joined by Kyle Racki the founder of Proposify to talk about his life as a successful entrepreneur.
How to Predict the Next Big Thing and Ride the Wave of Innovation
Mar 7, 2019 • 62 min
This week on the Boagworld Show we are joined by Jeremy Keith to talk about his uncanny ability to predict the trends that really matter in the digital field.
Could a Mentalist Improve Your Website for the Better?
Feb 28, 2019 • 61 min
This week on the Boagworld Show we are joined by Mentalist Jonathan Pritchard to discuss how UX design and magic have a lot in common.
How to Take the Next Step in Your Development
Feb 21, 2019 • 59 min
What Does an Illustrator & Photographer Do All Day?
Feb 14, 2019 • 58 min
This week on the Boagworld Show we are joined by designer, illustrator and Intragram Photographer Mike Kus.
How to Make It as an Interaction Designer
Feb 7, 2019 • 59 min
This week on the Boagworld Show we are joined by interaction designer Adam Silver whose career has taken him from Tesco and the BBC to the UK Government.
How to Build a Business as a Digital Nomad
Jan 31, 2019 • 57 min
This week on the Boagworld Show we are joined by Vitaly Friedman the Founder of Smashing Magazine to talk about his unusual role and nomadic lifestyle.
# How to Make A Living From Developers With Chris Coyier
Jan 24, 2019 • 56 min
This week on the Boagworld Show we are joined by Chris Coyier to discuss his daily work life as founder of CSS Tricks and CodePen.
What Is Involved in Running Your Own Agency?
Jan 17, 2019 • 63 min
The Boagworld show is back diving deeper into the huge variety of jobs found in the digital field. This week we ask the question that Marcus has been wanting answered for over 15 years; What does Paul do all day!?
So, where to from here?
Nov 22, 2018 • 51 min
This week on the Boagworld Show, we sum up what we have discussed this season and look at where you go from here.
Testing, Testing, Testing.
Nov 14, 2018 • 53 min
This week on the Boagworld Show, we give some tips on how to run successful usability testing and how best to introduce multivariate testing.
Continual Optimisation Using an Evolutionary Process
Nov 8, 2018 • 58 min
This week on the Boagworld Show, we discuss the case for continual optimisation and consider how this can be achieved by building an evolutionary process.
How to Best Serve Your Users Post-click and Beyond
Nov 1, 2018 • 55 min
This week on the Boagworld Show, we consider the post-click experience and how to integrate testing into projects.
How to Gain Users and Compel them to Act
Oct 25, 2018 • 62 min
This week on the Boagworld Show, we discuss how to design for maximum visibility and how to write compelling calls to action.
Are Your Users Sitting Comfortably?
Oct 18, 2018 • 60 min
This week on the Boagworld Show, we aim to create a sense of belonging and discuss how best to pick your moment to ask users to act.
Why and How to Gain the Trust of Users
Oct 11, 2018 • 51 min
This week on the Boagworld Show, we explore the importance of trust in encouraging users to act.
Do Your Users Feel Safe and Appreciated?
Oct 4, 2018 • 53 min
This week on the Boagworld Show, we explore the role of appreciation and how reducing risk can improve conversion.
Make Sure You Are Seen in a Positive Light
Sep 27, 2018 • 51 min
This week on the Boagworld Show, we discuss the dangers of persuasion and how it can undermine your brand.
How to Make Choice Feel Effortless
Sep 20, 2018 • 56 min
This week on the Boagworld Show, we ask how can we make the decision to act feel as effortless as possible for users.
How to Reduce Your User’s Cognitive Load
Sep 11, 2018 • 57 min
This week on the Boagworld Show we continue our discussion about cognitive load by asking how we can simplify our sites and match our user’s mental model.
The Science Behind Making Your Site Appealing
Sep 6, 2018 • 55 min
This week on the Boagworld Show we look at two factors that make a website appealing - its ability to solve real problems and its ease of use.
How Well Do You Really Know Your Audience?
Aug 30, 2018 • 60 min
This week on the Boagworld Show we ask how we can get to know our users and keep them in the front of mind when designing our user interfaces.
Understand How People Think and Make Decisions
Aug 23, 2018 • 61 min
This week on the Boagworld Show we look at the psychology of decision making, and how that influences whether people take action on your website.
What to Measure and How to Drive Quality Traffic
Aug 16, 2018 • 56 min
The Boagworld Show is back and on this season we ask how to improve your conversion rate without resorting to dark patterns and causing buyers remorse.
The Importance of Having a Vision and Remaining Positive
Jul 13, 2018 • 73 min
This week on the Boagworld Show, we are joined by Caroline Bell whose endless positivity and head full of plans will end this season on an inspirational high note.
What We Can Learn From Charities About Building a UX Culture
Jul 5, 2018 • 58 min
This week on the Boagworld show we are joined by James McDiarmid the head of digital at UNICEF to discover how they have put digital at the heart of their organisational approach.
How John Lewis’ UX Revolution Began in the Canteen
Jun 28, 2018 • 62 min
This week on the Boagworld Show we are joined by Danny Hearn who worked at UK retailer John Lewis. He shows us how you can build a user experience culture from the bottom up.
How to Use Design Sprints to Spark a UX Culture
Jun 21, 2018 • 75 min
This week on the Boagworld Show we are joined by Jonathan Courtney an expert in Design Sprints to talk about how they can be used to engage stakeholders and kick-start cultural change.
How to Build a Culture Focused on Overcoming User Fears?
Jun 14, 2018 • 68 min
On this week’s show, we are joined by Matt Curry from LoveHoney to discuss how they are successfully encouraging users to step out of their comfort zone.
What Can You Learn From a Digital-First Company’s Culture?
Jun 7, 2018 • 61 min
On this week’s podcast, we are joined by Molly Stevens from Uber who shares how a modern digital-first company approaches improving the experience of users.
An Insider View of IBM’s Remarkable User Experience Revolution
May 31, 2018 • 67 min
On this week’s podcast we are joined by Doug Powell who gives us an insiders view of the remarkable transformation at IBM that has put design best practice at the heart of the organisation.
The Challenges of Being User Centric in a Global Context
May 24, 2018 • 59 min
This week on the Boagworld Show we talk to Sandip Amlani from CISCO. We look at the challenges of being user-centric when trying to cater for the unique characteristics of individual country cultures.
Overcoming Cultural Legacy at the University of Dundee
May 17, 2018 • 63 min
This week on the Boagworld Show we continue our season on building a user-centric culture by talking to Andrew Millar from the University of Dundee about how they established a UX culture from scratch.
Building a UX Team at Virgin Atlantic
May 10, 2018 • 68 min
The Boagworld Show is back for a season about how you can build a more user-centric culture at your organisation. We begin our journey by talking to Martyn Reding about the culture at Virgin Atlantic.
How to Design a User Interface in an Agile World
Apr 5, 2018 • 57 min
On this episode of the Boagworld Show, we look at the challenges of integrating UI design into Agile projects.
What Is the Role of the Developer in Interface Design?
Mar 29, 2018 • 51 min
On this episode of the Boagworld Show, we look at the pivotal role that developers play in creating a great interface.
Are Your Interface Designs Compellingly Persuasive?
Mar 22, 2018 • 62 min
On this episode of the Boagworld Show, we look at how to make your designs more persuasive and how far you should go in the pursuit of conversion.
How to Test Your User Interface the Right Way
Mar 15, 2018 • 61 min
On this episode of the Boagworld Show, we look at testing your user interface and how to integrate it into your design process.
How to Build a Better Design System
Mar 8, 2018 • 58 min
How to Build a Better Design System
Embracing the Exciting Future of Grid Layout
Mar 1, 2018 • 65 min
On this episode of the Boagworld Show, we are joined by Andy Clarke to talk about the design possibilities supported by CSS Grid.
The Hidden Challenges of Effective Responsive Design
Feb 22, 2018 • 52 min
On this episode of the Boagworld Show, we look at the current state of responsive design and what the future may hold.
Are you confident you have the right design workflow?
Feb 15, 2018 • 60 min
On this episode of the Boagworld Show, we look at how we approach the design process. Are we designing in the right way to ensure the best user interface possible?
Is Now the Time to Establish Your Design Principles?
Feb 8, 2018 • 55 min
On this episode of the Boagworld Show, we discuss design principles: what are they, why do you need them and how do you make the most of them?
How to Understand the Needs of Users
Feb 1, 2018 • 58 min
On this episode of the Boagworld Show, we discuss the importance of understanding your users when designing an interface, and how to go about do exactly that.
What Makes a Perfect Interface? Defining Success.
Jan 25, 2018 • 49 min
The Boagworld Show is back for a season dedicated to making you a better user interface designer. In this first episode we ask a basic question, how do you measure success?
From Christmas 2017 to Content Marketing in 2018 and Beyond
Dec 21, 2017 • 62 min
This week on the Boagworld Show we get Christmassy, talk about tech purchases for the post-Christmas sales and look ahead to 2018.
10 ways to make better use of email and improve engagement
Dec 14, 2017 • 61 min
This week on the Boagworld Show I share with 10 ways I personally use email to ensure I am the first supplier my users turn to when they need help.
How to write superior copy people actually read
Dec 7, 2017 • 67 min
This week on the Boagworld Show we are once again joined by Ellen De Vries to discuss writing engaging copy.
How to Boost Your Content Marketing Efforts Using Video
Nov 30, 2017 • 61 min
This week on the Boagworld Show we discuss the importance of video and how to practically go about adding video content to your content marketing strategy.
How to Get Organised When Marketing Your Business
Nov 23, 2017 • 69 min
This week on the Boagworld Show we look at how I organise my marketing efforts to get the maximum return from my time.
How to get the most from your social media channels
Nov 16, 2017 • 75 min
This week on the Boagworld Show Nathan Ellering from Coschedule shares his top tips for your social media strategy.
How to grab user attention with the powerful use of imagery
Nov 9, 2017 • 64 min
This week on the Boagworld Show we talk with Mike Kus. We discuss how to create and choose the best imagery to support your content.
How to effectively collaborate on content
Nov 2, 2017 • 58 min
This week on the Boagworld Show we are joined by Ellen De Vries to talk about effectively collaborating with others on your content.
How to Find SEO Success in Your Content Marketing
Oct 26, 2017 • 63 min
This week on the Boagworld Show we explore how to develop content in a way that will improve your search engine rankings.
How to Boost Your Business Reputation With Blogging
Oct 19, 2017 • 74 min
This week on the Boagworld Show we explore the importance of blogging in building your reputation and visibility.
How to give old content new life through podcasting!
Oct 12, 2017 • 61 min
The Boagworld Show is back and asking; what is content marketing and why should you care? In this first show, we look at a crucial piece of the content marketing puzzle everybody ignores.
35 reasons to be proud of the web community
Sep 7, 2017 • 73 min
This week on the Boagworld Show we finish the season with talks on finding inspiration in the physical world, kick off checklists and overcoming the post conference blues.
5 reasons to love working with emails!
Aug 31, 2017 • 67 min
This week on the Boagworld Show we have talks on why you should love designing emails and an unusual way to get clients thinking about design.
5 techniques for growing a business from scratch
Aug 24, 2017 • 71 min
This week on the Boagworld Show we have talks on growing a business from scratch, presenting designs using screencasts and global warming!
Is your design as successful as you think?
Aug 17, 2017 • 71 min
This week on the Boagworld Show we have talks on the many layers of design and the product design playbook.
Where is the morale line in how persuasive we should be?
Aug 10, 2017 • 63 min
This week on the Boagworld Show we have talks on persuasive design and the pros and cons of in-house development.
Do users know about your site, like it, and trust it?
Aug 3, 2017 • 58 min
This week on the Boagworld Show we have talks on better communicating with clients and improving how people view your website.
How to get control over the digital chaos
Jul 27, 2017 • 50 min
This week on the Boagworld Show we have talks on digital standards and re-energising card sorting.
Is it time to take tech more seriously?
Jul 20, 2017 • 64 min
This week on the Boagworld Show we have talks on best practice in web development and the impact of technology on design.
Is it time for you to become an Entrepreneur?
Jul 13, 2017 • 69 min
This week on the Boagworld Show we have talks on productivity tips for freelancers and becoming an Entrepreneur.
Some simple secrets to improving your workflow
Jul 6, 2017 • 65 min
This week on the Boagworld Show we have talks on simplifying your workflow and better understanding the role of the Net Promoter Score.
Is your design providing significant value?
Jun 29, 2017 • 71 min
This week on the Boagworld Show we have talks on value-based design, chatbots and why software development is getting harder.
How to go from a great idea to a reliable application
Jun 22, 2017 • 61 min
This week on the Boagworld Show we have talks on design iteration, achieving design clarity and going from idea to application.
Are you putting the needs of people before pixels?
Jun 15, 2017 • 66 min
This week on the Boagworld Show we have talks on working in teams, dealing with stress and fighting for the needs of users.
Are you thinking about your business in the right way?
Jun 8, 2017 • 58 min
This week on the Boagworld Show we have talks on the enigma that are regular expressions and consider how we approach our businesses.
How to become utterly obsessed with your customers
Jun 1, 2017 • 71 min
The Boagworld Show is back with its open mic season. On the week’s show, we have talks on investing in people and becoming obsessed with your customers.
The Email and Anxiety episode
Apr 27, 2017 • 65 min
This week on the Boagworld Show we talk about dealing with workplace anxiety and better handling email management.
The Northern Invasion
Apr 20, 2017 • 62 min
This week on the Boagworld Show we talk applying UX principles to team collaboration, editorial calendars and northern cuisine.
The #pauldiesel episode
Apr 13, 2017 • 56 min
This week on the Boagworld Show we image editing, CRMs and switching to the client side.
The Andromeda Episode
Apr 6, 2017 • 55 min
This week on the Boagworld Show we talk building a user centric culture, what happens when we mess up and learning to code in 12 weeks.
The bad people episode
Mar 30, 2017 • 65 min
This week on the Boagworld Show we talk variable fonts, dealing with bad people and whether we need to reconsider CAPTCHA.
The find your voice show
Mar 23, 2017 • 60 min
This week on the Boagworld Show we talk Pixar, organising your design assets and being awesome in interviews.
The Preorder Episode
Mar 16, 2017 • 65 min
This week on the Boagworld Show we talk UX processes, deploying projects and podcasting.
The Absentee Episode
Mar 9, 2017 • 56 min
This week on the Boagworld Show we talk sales people, kickstarting transformation and managing your icons.
The Information Overload Episode
Mar 2, 2017 • 61 min
This week on the Boagworld Show we talk hiring people, selecting images, workshopping and lifelong learning.
The argumentative Andy episode
Feb 23, 2017 • 58 min
This week on the Boagworld Show we look at the challenges of presenting, super powering Sketch app and tracking the success of your blog posts.
The chatbot conversation
Feb 16, 2017 • 61 min
This week on the Boagworld Show we talk Chatbots, understanding colleagues and usability testing best practice.
The conference conversation
Feb 9, 2017 • 61 min
This week on the Boagworld Show we talk about prototyping with a flat CMS, convincing clients and image optimisation.
The client copy episode
Feb 2, 2017 • 63 min
This week on the Boagworld Show we talk getting better copy from clients, to code or not to code and following the brief.
The Winter Woes Episode
Jan 26, 2017 • 61 min
This week on the Boagworld Show we talk design history, the perfect CMS and handling support contracts.
Introducing Roundtable Recommendations
Jan 19, 2017 • 66 min
The Boagworld Show is back with tips, tricks and recommendations from our panel of experts.
The Christmas Quiz Episode
Dec 22, 2016 • 58 min
This week on the Boagworld show we celebrate the festive season by taking nine web experts and utterly humiliating them in our Christmas quiz.
The narrow minded episode
Dec 15, 2016 • 61 min
This week on the Boagworld show we look at our morale obligations and how to help clients embrace agile.
The in-house vs outsource debate
Dec 8, 2016 • 64 min
This week on the Boagworld show we ask whether the digital agency is on the decline as more organisations build their own in-house teams.
The cliff of doom episode
Dec 1, 2016 • 62 min
This week on the Boagworld show we ask a single, very important question - How do we keep the client work coming in?
The Bland Design Episode
Nov 24, 2016 • 62 min
This week on the Boagworld show we talk about bland design, testing devices and contributing to the future of the web.
The Time Episode
Nov 17, 2016 • 61 min
This week on the Boagworld show we talk time management, testing expenses and the perfect size agency.
The Imposter Episode
Nov 10, 2016 • 60 min
This week on the Boagworld show we talk Imposter Syndrome, whether designers should code, inspiration standards and making a contribution.
The Performance Episode
Nov 3, 2016 • 64 min
This week on the Boagworld show we talk growth, scoop creep, new technology and performance.
The Annoyance Episode
Oct 27, 2016 • 60 min
This week on the Boagworld show we talk annoying clients and irritating PMs. Plus, of course, a whole lot more!
The Brexit Episode
Oct 20, 2016 • 64 min
This week on the Boagworld show we talk Brexit, technology choices, co-creation and more.
An Agile Round Table
Aug 25, 2016 • 65 min
This week on the Boagworld show we are joined by Brett Harned, Sam Barnes and Holly Davis to talk Agile.
I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.
Aug 18, 2016 • 63 min
This week on the Boagworld show we are joined by Larissa Scordato to discuss a lack of knowledge, missed deadlines and unwilling project managers.
Talking money and tracking projects
Aug 11, 2016 • 62 min
This week on the Boagworld show we are joined by Natalie Semczuk to discuss talking money and tracking projects.
Dealing with difficult people, managers and quotes
Aug 4, 2016 • 57 min
This week on the Boagworld show we are joined by Meghan Wilker to talk about difficult people, managers and quotes.
How can we get people to respect our expertise?
Jul 28, 2016 • 58 min
This week on the Boagworld show we are joined by Abby Covert to discuss availability, gaining respect and the customers perspective.
Could you save time automating your workflow?
Jul 21, 2016 • 58 min
This week on the Boagworld show we are joined by Rachel Gertz to discuss workflow, automation and kick starting digital transformation.
What is the future of your digital skill set?
Jul 14, 2016 • 59 min
This week on the Boagworld show we are joined by Carson Pierce to discuss digital investment and the evolving nature of the digital skills we all need.
How to build a reputation as a digital project manager
Jul 7, 2016 • 60 min
This week on the Boagworld Show we are joined by Holly Davis to discuss profile building, building trust and sharing resources.
How to make failing fast work for your team
Jun 30, 2016 • 47 min
This week on the Boagworld Show we are joined by Chris Gollop to discuss moving away from PSDs, enforcing discipline and failing fast.
The secret to delegating and empowering your staff
Jun 23, 2016 • 56 min
This week on the Boagworld Show we are joined by Emma Manning from Headscape to discuss continuous delivery, project management skillset and delegating successfully to your team.
Is pro-bono work a good idea and how can you manage it effectively?
Jun 16, 2016 • 57 min
This week on the Boagworld Show we are joined by Pete Boston from Dootrix to discuss managing pro-bono work, finding time for collaboration and dealing with poor client communication.
Should you need to justify your price to a client?
Jun 9, 2016 • 59 min
This week on the Boagworld Show we are joined by Brett Harned to discuss justifying costs, extracting info from clients and getting everybody moving in the same direction.
How to overcome your communication challenges
Jun 2, 2016 • 59 min
The Boagworld Show is back and this season we are answering your questions on people, project and management . This week we are joined by Sam Barnes to tackle your first batch of questions.
A lesson in seizing opportunities when building your business
Apr 21, 2016 • 57 min
On this final episode of the season, we are joined by Mike Kus to discuss pivoting your career and grasping new opportunities as they arise.
How to build a career on the web
Apr 14, 2016 • 60 min
This week on the boagworld show we are going to look at how to build your web career from scratch. Who better to do that with than somebody just starting out. Introducing Katie Gillingham.
Is your age hurting your career prospects?
Apr 7, 2016 • 63 min
Andy Clarke is back on the show. This time we discuss whether age dulls your creative passion and how to stay enthusiastic about the web as you get older.
Determination and direction
Mar 31, 2016 • 59 min
This week on the Boagworld show we are joined by Ling Lim to discuss her amazing journey and the incredible difference determination can make.
A passionate community
Mar 24, 2016 • 65 min
This week on the Boagworld show we are joined by Jesse the founder of you need a budget. We discuss the benefits and challenges that come with a passionate community of users.
A passion for craftsmanship
Mar 17, 2016 • 55 min
This week on the Boagworld Show we are joined by Cameron Moll to talk about his passion for craftsmanship and his unique approach to finding time for these creative projects.
Dealing with the unexpected in your career
Mar 10, 2016 • 58 min
This week on the Boagworld Show we are joined Molly Holzschlag to talk about her amazing career and rollercoaster journey.
What is success in the agency world?
Mar 3, 2016 • 64 min
This week on the Boagworld Show we are joined by Andy Budd from Clearleft to discuss success and running a successful agency.
Staying Motivated
Feb 25, 2016 • 59 min
This week on the Boagworld Show we discuss staying motivated during the daily grind with Leigh Howells… not that I am implying Leigh Howells makes work a daily grind… um… perhaps I should record this.
Should you work for yourself or somebody else?
Feb 18, 2016 • 63 min
This week on the Boagworld Show we are joined by Jon Hicks to talk about his experiences of working as an employee compared to being an independent contractor.
Finding your elusive passion
Feb 11, 2016 • 64 min
This week on the Boagworld Show we are joined by Ryan Taylor from No Divide. He joins us to share his journey of finding a job that made him truly passionate.
A passion for the web community
Feb 4, 2016 • 60 min
This week on the Boagworld Show we are joined by Vitaly Friedman from Smashing Magazine to discuss the passion and enthusiasm at the heart of the web community.
Passion, Success and Motivation
Jan 28, 2016 • 62 min
The Boagworld show is back. In this first show of the season we going to be joined by Leigh Howells to introduce what is a departure from our normal subject material. That’s because in this season we’re going to be discussing passions, success and…
Organisational User Experience
Dec 10, 2015 • 74 min
This week on the Boagworld show we are joined by Jason Pamental to discuss how the shape of our organisations impacts the users experience.
Is user experience becoming a marketing strategy?
Dec 3, 2015 • 57 min
This week on the Boagworld show we are joined by Seth Price to discuss the impact of user experience on marketing.
The best interface is no interface
Nov 26, 2015 • 63 min
This week on the Boagworld Show we are joined by Golden Krishna to discuss the future of user interface. A future that may well involve no interface at all.
Is your intranet like chernobyl?
Nov 19, 2015 • 60 min
This week on the Boagworld Show we are joined by Gerry Mcgovern to discuss how we should be building great experiences for our employees too.
Designing for the gaps
Nov 12, 2015 • 60 min
This week on the Boagworld Show we are joined by Josh Clark to explore how users are increasingly falling between the gaps in our design processes.
Doing your user research
Nov 5, 2015 • 69 min
This week on the Boagworld Show we are joined by Leisa Reichelt to discuss what is involved in user research.
An introduction to Lean UX
Oct 29, 2015 • 63 min
This week on the Boagworld Show we explore Lean UX with Adam Pycroft and ask whether it is nothing more than shortcutting the design process.
Running a user experience workshop
Oct 22, 2015 • 70 min
This week on the Boagworld Show we are joined by James Box co-author of Undercover user experience design to talk about running a user experience workshop.
User experience for the small screen
Oct 15, 2015 • 57 min
This week on the Boagworld Show we are joined by Andrew Yates from Buffer to talk about creating a great user experience on mobile devices.
Building a business case for user experience
Oct 9, 2015 • 54 min
This week on the Boagworld Show we are joined by UX guru Jared Spool to talk about building a business case for user experience design.
What is user experience design?
Oct 1, 2015 • 69 min
The Boagworld Show is back and in this first episode of season 13 we ask a simple question - what is user experience design?
Finding a work / life balance
Aug 27, 2015 • 65 min
On the last show of season 12 we talk with Sarah Parmenter about finding the right work / life balance in our business.
Staying strategic
Aug 20, 2015 • 68 min
This week on the Boagworld Web Show we are joined by Dan Edwards from No Divide to discuss the importance of stepping back and thinking strategically.
Growing your business
Aug 13, 2015 • 73 min
This week on the Boagworld Web Show we are joined by Jeremy Keith from Clearleft to discuss growing your business.
Getting design approval
Aug 6, 2015 • 62 min
This week on the Boagworld Web Show we are joined by Leigh Howells to discuss how to get design approval.
Nurturing repeat business
Jul 30, 2015 • 54 min
This week on the Boagworld Web Show we are joined by Jonathan Stark to discuss how to nurture repeat business.
Impressing at the pitch
Jul 23, 2015 • 59 min
This week on the Boagworld Web Show we are joined by Leigh Howells to discuss impressing at the client pitch.
Writing the perfect proposal
Jul 16, 2015 • 60 min
This week on the Boagworld Web Show we are joined by Joe Leech to discuss writing the perfect proposal.
Selling your services
Jul 9, 2015 • 62 min
This week on the Boagworld Web Show we are once again joined by Dan James from Silver Orange. This time we are going to be discussing how to sell your services.
Dealing with Failure
Jul 2, 2015 • 56 min
This week on the Boagworld Web Show we are joined by Dan James from Silver Orange to talk about what to do when things go wrong.
How to market and promote your digital business
Jun 25, 2015 • 60 min
This week on the Boagworld Web Show we are joined by Donovan Hutchinson to talk about marketing and building your personal brand.
Handling your finances
Jun 18, 2015 • 56 min
This week on the Boagworld Web Show we are joined by Rob Borley from Dootrix to talk about managing your finances as a web design business.
How to decide on your offering
Jun 11, 2015 • 62 min
This week on the Boagworld Web Show we are joined by Ryan Taylor from NoDivide to talk about what services your web design business should be offer.
Should you go into business with others or do it alone?
Jun 4, 2015 • 64 min
This week on the Boagworld Web Show we are joined by the internet famous Carl Smith to talk about whether you should go solo or setup a business with others.
How to start your web design business
May 28, 2015 • 56 min
This week on the Boagworld Web Show we are joined by Headscape Alumni Chris Sanderson to talk about the process of starting your web design business.
Starting out in your web design career
May 21, 2015 • 58 min
This week on the Boagworld Web Show we are joined by Andy Clarke to talk about your web design career choices.
Become a kick ass digital project manager with Brett Harned
Apr 23, 2015 • 68 min
This week on the Boagworld Web Show we talk to Brett Harned about the value of digital project management.
Typography on the web with Mark Boulton
Apr 16, 2015 • 65 min
This week on the Boagworld Web Show we talk to Mark Boulton about the do’s and dont’s of web typography.
Designing using emotion and personality with Aaron Walters
Apr 9, 2015 • 63 min
This week on the Boagworld Web Show we talk about building your online personality with Aaron Walters.
Making sense of all mess with Abby Covert
Apr 2, 2015 • 69 min
This week on the Boagworld Web Show we are joined by Abby Covert who will redefine how you see information architecture.
Building HTML email newsletters with Fabio Carneiro
Mar 26, 2015 • 68 min
This week on the Boagworld Web Show we are joined by Fabio Carneiro who will help us through the horrors of HTML email.
Understanding your users with Leisa Reichelt
Mar 19, 2015 • 60 min
Running a web design business – With Carl Smith
Mar 12, 2015 • 64 min
This week on the Boagworld Web Show we are joined by Carl Smith to discuss the challenges of running your own web design business.
The future of HTML with Bruce Lawson
Mar 5, 2015 • 67 min
This week on the Boagworld show we talk about the future of HTML with Bruce Lawson.
Is SEO really evil? A discussion with Andy Kinsey
Feb 26, 2015 • 63 min
This week on the Boagworld show we talk with Andy Kinsey about the changing face of search engine optimisation.
Top tasks and user experience with Gerry McGovern
Feb 19, 2015 • 61 min
This week on the Boagworld Show we discuss user experience, top tasks and the role of aesthetics with Gerry McGovern.
Looking at the next generation of CSS with Jen Simmons
Feb 12, 2015 • 75 min
This week on the Boagworld Show we talk about advanced CSS techniques with Jen Simmons.
Break the time barrier with value based pricing
Feb 5, 2015 • 63 min
This week on the Boagworld Show we talk about mobile development and value based pricing with Jonathan Stark.
Becoming better icon and logo designer from Jon Hicks
Jan 29, 2015 • 60 min
This week on the Boagworld Show we talk icon and logo design with the legendary Jon Hicks.
What is content strategy really about?
Jan 22, 2015 • 73 min
This week on the Boagworld Show we chat with Kristina Halvorson about what it really means to offer content strategy.
How to launch your own product
Jan 15, 2015 • 59 min
The Boagworld show is back. And on the first episode of Season 11 we’re joined by Rachel Andrew to discuss launching your own product.
Happy Christmas from the Boagworld Show
Dec 17, 2014 • 64 min
In this Christmas special we hear stories of christmas past from Chris Coyier, Sarah Parmenter, Dan Edwards, Bruce Lawson, and many, many more.
10 ways to make the design process smoother
Nov 13, 2014 • 49 min
This week on the Boagworld Show we look at why the design process is often so painful and how to make things better.
10 considerations when working with web typography
Nov 6, 2014 • 42 min
This week on the Boagworld Show we look at how web typography can transform a site and what you need to do to get the most from it.
10 ways you can establish a healthy work/life balance
Oct 30, 2014 • 67 min
This week on the Boagworld Show we look at the stresses of being a digital professional and ask how we can improve things.
10 things to consider when building a responsive site
Oct 23, 2014 • 45 min
This week on the Boagworld show we take a close look at responsive design, and identify ten things you should consider when going responsive.
10 ways your website is more than a marketing channel
Oct 16, 2014 • 46 min
The web is often reduced to just another marketing channel. In this week’s show we explore 10 ways it can be used to transform your entire business.
10 ways animation can improve your website
Oct 9, 2014 • 40 min
This week on the Boagworld Show we highlight the growing role of animation in web design and ask “can it actually improve the user experience?’
10 common mistakes made by clients
Oct 2, 2014 • 49 min
This week on the Boagworld Show we travel back in time to September 2005 to investigate the 10 most common mistakes made by clients.
10 reasons you should be more obsessed with your users
Sep 25, 2014 • 55 min
Lots of clients and organisations pay lip service to being customer centric. In this week’s podcast we give you the arguments to convince them that lip service is not enough. Being user centric is more important than ever before.
10 gadgets every digital professional should own
Sep 18, 2014 • 56 min
This week on the Boagworld show we drool over the sexiest and most useful gadgets for any digital professional.
10 ways to make your forms a pleasure to use
Sep 11, 2014 • 50 min
This week on the Boagworld show we tackle one of the most frustrating parts of the online experience — form filling.
Ten web professionals worth your attention
Sep 4, 2014 • 58 min
This week on the Boagworld Show Paul shares the ten people who have been the biggest inspiration in shaping his view of digital.
10 reasons it is not your web designers fault!
Aug 28, 2014 • 45 min
This week on Boagworld show we argue why you can’t always blame your web designer when your site fails to live up to expectations.
10 ways to improve your mobile experience
Aug 21, 2014 • 47 min
This week on the Boagworld web show we discuss 10 ways to improve your users mobile experience.
10 tips for working with clients
Aug 14, 2014 • 56 min
On this weeks show we explore ten ways you can improve your working relationship with clients.
10 books every web professional should read
Aug 7, 2014 • 50 min
On this weeks show we look at the top ten books every web professional should read whether they are a designer, developer or website owner.
Top 10 tips for improving your calls to action
Jul 31, 2014 • 47 min
This week on the Boagworld Show we look at my top 10 tips for improving your calls to action.
Top 10 tools for better understanding users
Jul 23, 2014 • 53 min
On the first episode of season 10 we look at the top 10 tools for better understanding users. There really is no excuse not to test!
Big challenges, big organisations
Jun 19, 2014 • 71 min
On the last show of season 10 we explore the challenges of running large organisational websites in both the commercial and public sectors.
Scientific selling
Jun 12, 2014 • 54 min
This week the Boagworld show features Stuart Frisby from booking.com and vision learning, a site that teaches us the power of well designed interfaces.
Lots of insights
Jun 5, 2014 • 49 min
This week on the Boagworld show we explore the power of emotional stories and face the terror that is multi-cultural web design.
Fighting the system
May 29, 2014 • 55 min
This week on the Boagworld show we look at the challenges of working with and for large institutions.
Drugs and law
May 22, 2014 • 47 min
This week on the Boagworld Web Show we discuss clashes between business and user requirements and how we shouldn’t always fallback on using text.
Horrified and alone
May 15, 2014 • 65 min
This week on the boagworld show we look at a horror story and ask whether one person can do it all?
Migrating microsites
May 7, 2014 • 45 min
This week on the Boagworld Show, we go north of the border to talk about microsites and look at how one charity saved millions.
Hardcore Ecommerce
May 1, 2014 • 74 min
This week on the Boagworld web show talk about hardcore ecommerce with Matt Curry and building websites when the pressure is on.
Poo, wee and surgery
Apr 24, 2014 • 45 min
This week on the Boagworld web show we talk about the challenges of running a charity website and how to get busy people to contribute to your site.
Sunny coastlines and micro payments
Apr 17, 2014 • 55 min
On the first show of season nine we talk to a web developer working on a council website and discuss online donations.
A concerted campaign of education
Mar 14, 2014 • 57 min
This week on the Boagworld Show we discuss how your primary job is education and what exactly it is you should be teaching.
A customer centric culture
Feb 28, 2014 • 58 min
This week on the Boagworld web show we look at how digital has empowered customers and led to a service driven business culture.
Forming your digital team
Feb 21, 2014 • 54 min
This week on Boagworld Web Show we discuss the need for in-house digital teams and what roles they should include.
Digital Culture
Feb 14, 2014 • 47 min
This week on The Boagworld Web Show we look at creating a digitally friendly culture - including the top 10 characteristics of a digital company and what digital workers look for in an employer.
Digital Strategy
Feb 7, 2014 • 55 min
This week on Boagworld we ask do we really need a digital strategy and if so what should they contain.
Grass Roots Change
Jan 31, 2014 • 51 min
This week on the Boagworld podcast we ask whether you can make your company more digital friendly without being a senior manager and if so how.
Working with web professionals
Jan 24, 2014 • 60 min
This week on the Boagworld Podcast we discuss working with web professionals - the benefits of working side by side and how to recruit and retain good staff.
Outside influence
Jan 17, 2014 • 45 min
This week on the boagworld podcast we ask how do we get clients to take us and the web more seriously.
The Digital Divide
Jan 10, 2014 • 53 min
On the first episode of Season 8, we discuss the digital divide including how we’re going to deal with those out of touch managers and asking how significant is the web anyway.
Podcasting Christmas Crossovers
Dec 20, 2013 • 66 min
As Christmas is a time for friends, fun and frivolity, we thought we would team up with some other Great British podcasts for a special Christmas episode.
Educational Decisions
Nov 28, 2013 • 46 min
This week on the Boagworld web design podcast, should clients be the ultimate decision maker about design and is web design education failing?
Speed Education
Nov 22, 2013 • 49 min
This week on the Boagworld web design podcast, quality vs speed and what is the job of a web designer anyway?
No podcast this week
Nov 15, 2013 • 0 min
Unfortunately there will be no podcast this week, but we will be back on Friday 22nd November.
Public Business
Nov 8, 2013 • 44 min
This week on the Boagworld web design podcast, we discuss whether we should make our rates public and if business objectives are more important than user needs.
Ethical sign off
Nov 1, 2013 • 57 min
This week on the Boagworld web design podcast, we discuss whether we need design sign off and what role ethics play in our industry.
CMS intuition
Oct 25, 2013 • 52 min
This week on the Boagworld web design podcast, testing vs intuition and why only web professionals should use your CMS.
Open Mobile
Oct 18, 2013 • 51 min
This week on the Boagworld web design podcast, learning from mobile navigation and embracing open source.
Static Agile
Oct 11, 2013 • 44 min
This week on the Boagworld web design podcast, we discuss whether agile is for designers and argue that static comps have had their day.
Access CSS
Oct 4, 2013 • 50 min
This week on the Boagworld web design podcast, should we use CSS frameworks on live sites and is it okay for accessibility to hold back innovation?
Flat Mobile
Sep 27, 2013 • 44 min
This week on the Boagworld web design podcast we discuss flat design and whether we should ever be building a separate mobile website.
Responsive accreditation
Sep 20, 2013 • 45 min
This week on the Boagworld Podcast we ask whether it is time for web design to have a professional body and whether all websites should be responsive.
Code discrimination
Sep 13, 2013 • 47 min
This week on the Boagworld podcast we argue about whether Marcus should be able to code and get all sexed up.
The last of your questions
Aug 1, 2013 • 41 min
In this final episode of season 6 we talk designing for mobile, organisational challenges and traffic vs conversion.
Educating, evaluating and reputation
Jul 25, 2013 • 46 min
This week on the podcast we discuss educating clients, evaluating hosting and building your online reputation.
Web teams, podcasting and responsive navigation
Jul 18, 2013 • 56 min
This week on Boagworld we ask which department should own the web team, when to consider podcasting and how to deal with navigation on responsive sites.
Sub-contractors, briefs and resumes
Jul 11, 2013 • 46 min
This week on our little web design podcast, hiring sub contractors, writing a good brief and what to put in your resume.
Workflow, learning and responsive design
Jul 4, 2013 • 42 min
This week on Boagworld we discuss using Evernote in your workflow, keeping up-to-date and when to learn responsive design.
Support, web fonts and speculative design
Jun 27, 2013 • 45 min
This week on your favourite web design podcast we discuss providing support, using web fonts and return to the subject of speculative design.
SEO, overload and bugs
Jun 20, 2013 • 54 min
On this weeks show, Bug hunting, dealing with too much work and more on SEO.
Culture, influence and Adobe
Jun 13, 2013 • 57 min
This week on the boagworld podcast we talk about Adobe’s new attempt to fleece us, being under appreciated and creating an awesome company culture.
Data, design and honest clients
Jun 6, 2013 • 41 min
On this weeks show we look at Tabular data, design templates and how to get an honest word out of your clients.
Mobile App, high value projects and selecting an agency
May 30, 2013 • 39 min
This week on the Boagworld show we ask when to go responsive, how can you find higher value projects and where can you find reliable web agencies.
Library overload, research and marketing
May 23, 2013 • 53 min
This week on the boagworld web design podcast, we ask how best to integrate research into your projects, how to market your web app and are we using too many frameworks and libraries?
Skills, maintenance and proposals
May 16, 2013 • 49 min
This week on little web design podcast we look at the key skills every web designer should have, how to win over clients and how to manage them over the long term.
Freelancing, popups and performance
May 9, 2013 • 50 min
This week on the Boagworld podcast it’s all about the performance of your site, changing your career and discussing the fact that pop-ups just never seem to die.
Sprites, UX advice and long term clients
May 2, 2013 • 40 min
This week on the Boagworld show, awful accents asking about sprites, the thing all non ux people should know and working with long term clients.
Schemas, RSS and the beginning of all things
Apr 25, 2013 • 43 min
This week on Boagworld we talk schemas, ask whether there is still a role for RSS and talk about our first ever client.
Plagiarism, age and competition
Apr 18, 2013 • 47 min
On our first episode of season 6 we cover, what to do about stolen content, can old people work in web design and more besides.
We were right all along
Mar 14, 2013 • 53 min
On the last show of this series we ask whether the RFP is broken, look at lean usability and investigate ways of working closer with our clients. Oh yes and Marcus picks a post from the BBC (surprise, surprise).
Mumbling about mobile
Mar 7, 2013 • 54 min
This week on the most lushish web design podcast: One size fits none, nine questions about your mobile strategy and how do you hold your mobile phone?
It’s all about me
Feb 28, 2013 • 66 min
This week on Boagworld, its all about me… oh yes and Jeffrey Zeldman. We cover choice paralysis, 10 commandments of web design and the evils of email.
All apps are evil (but Mark Boulton is great)
Feb 21, 2013 • 54 min
This week on our little web design podcast; facebook breaks the internet, Mark Boulton refines the canons of design and we all queue up for mailbox.
Design differently
Feb 14, 2013 • 51 min
This week on Boagworld its all about design. Design at Google, moving beyond user centric design and designing with audio.
Blind criticism
Feb 7, 2013 • 62 min
On this week’s podcast David Ball goes blind, Christian Heilmann rants at the ranters and I widen the scope of web standards.
Everybody else is wrong
Jan 31, 2013 • 54 min
This week on boagworld we slag off sliders, call css smelly and look at cartoons about mental models.
Technological terror
Jan 24, 2013 • 38 min
This week on the world’s best podcast: responsive design turns out to be more complicated than we thought, we all get typographical and we revisit a post from the year 2000.
Welcome to the world of tomorrow
Jan 17, 2013 • 63 min
On this week’s show, we kick off a new season that focuses on inspirational posts including redesign versus realignment, what the heck is SEO, and responsive data tables.
Bug herding, brackets and dealing with multimedia
Dec 20, 2012 • 61 min
On this week’s show. A tool for bug reporting, an amazing new code editor and a news feed app that gets better over time. We also look at a couple of services which will help with the multimedia on your site.
Volia vs Skitch, Hammer vs Mixture, Mailchimp and CarTunes
Dec 13, 2012 • 57 min
This week on the boagworld show, A screen capture showdown, Hammer vs Mixture, email newsletters get even easier and I rant about my car stereo.
Pixa, Smush.it, text expanders and Gusto
Dec 6, 2012 • 51 min
This week we organise our inspiration libraries, compress our clients images and speed up customer support. We also kick the butt on Diet Coda.
Spectrum, Emmet, Qualaroo and Analytics Tiles
Nov 29, 2012 • 37 min
Something for everybody this week. A colour tool for designers, a web developers toolkit and a nice survey tool for website owners. We also have a mobile pick that everybody will love.
Lorempixel, GTMetrix, Responsibility Matrix and What the Font
Nov 22, 2012 • 52 min
Dummy images that won’t confuse clients. The ultimate performance measuring tool. A mobile app for identifying fonts and something called a responsibility assignment matrix. Not a bad line up for this week’s show.
Reflow, Transmit, Supportbee, Mention
Nov 15, 2012 • 57 min
Marcus gets excited about FTP, I enthuse about Adobe Reflow, we both pretend to care about customer support and then go ego surfing.
Solidify, Sublime, Optimise and Ideas
Nov 8, 2012 • 47 min
This week on the show we look at a new user testing tool, explore your multi-variance options, review Sublime text and get some design inspiration.
Screenflow, Starkers, Mailchimp and Photosync
Nov 1, 2012 • 59 min
On this week’s show we have screencast recording software, Wordpress starter templates, software for sending newsletters and an app for moving photos around seamlessly.
Verifyapp, FitVid, Privacy Policy Generator and Pocket
Oct 25, 2012 • 44 min
On this week’s podcast; quick and dirty user testing, and the challenges of responsive design. We also look at privacy policies and managing your reading list.
Gridset, Trello, SoundGecko and Coda vs Espresso
Oct 18, 2012 • 59 min
This week we cover a great grid tool, enjoy list nirvana, and learn to listen to our reading list. We also put Coda 2 and Espresso head to head.
TinyPNG, Twitter Boostrap, SocialSafe and Day One
Oct 11, 2012 • 50 min
Paul gets over excited about audio effects, Marcus proves clueless about Twitter bootstrap and we both think TinyPNG is the dogs bollocks.
Axure, Fireworks, LESS and IFTTT
Oct 4, 2012 • 56 min
This week I claim Axure is overpriced, @leigh explains why we should all be using Fireworks and we delve into pre-processors.
Gridlover, Codekit, Buffer and Flipboard
Sep 27, 2012 • 47 min
In our continual hunt for the best apps and tools for web designers we look at Gridlover, Codekit, Buffer and Flipboard.
ICOMoon, Adobe Shadow, Evernote and Everclip
Sep 20, 2012 • 51 min
The Boagworld Show returns for season 4. Apps reviewed include ICOMoon, Adobe Shadow, Evernote and Everclip
Managing feedback
Jun 20, 2012 • 44 min
Client centric design encourages clients to comment on the web design process. But how do you keep the client focused and encouraging the right type of feedback?
Dealing with design
Jun 6, 2012 • 56 min
Design is the subject most likely to undermine the client / designer relationship. This post focuses on how to get client and designer working together effectively over design, rather than it descending into a power struggle.
A business embedded approach
May 23, 2012 • 46 min
A big part of client centric web design is being focused on business drivers and objectives. In this post we look at how to increase your knowledge of the clients business.
Nurturing a communicative relationship
May 9, 2012 • 53 min
Too many client relationships are like something from a bad romantic comedy. In this post we look at how working with clients is much like dating. Marcus and Paul are the love doctors laying down principles for the perfect relationship.
A partnership of experts
Apr 25, 2012 • 63 min
For the client/designer relationship to work both parties need to respect the other. In this post we explore how to move the clients perception of you as a pixel pusher to that of an expert.
Introducing Client Centric Design
Apr 11, 2012 • 54 min
In the first episode of season 3 we introduce client centric design. This methodology addresses the negative attitude that exists towards client work and has the potential to transform your business.
The whys, wheres and hows of going live
Nov 9, 2011 • 43 min
If you thought building a website was hard, wait until you try to launch it. In this post we ask “when do you launch?” and “how do you launch without problems?”
Making analytics work for you
Oct 26, 2011 • 49 min
Do you get the most out of Google analytics or are you just scratching the surface? In this post we discover that analytics is about more than user sessions, page views and bounce rates.
An old guys guide to building modern websites
Oct 12, 2011 • 62 min
[S02E09] Boagworld.com is the first site I have personally coded in a long time. Things have certainly come a long way and become very exciting.
Working with WordPress
Sep 28, 2011 • 37 min
[S02E08] WordPress has come a long way since its humble beginnings as a blogging tool. It’s now a fully fledged content management system. But is it still the right choice for a site like Boagworld?
Real Life Responsive Design: Ethan Marcotte
Sep 14, 2011 • 72 min
[S02E07] We have all read articles on responsive design. However, when you put theory into practice things are never as simple as they first appear. Fortunately you can always ask Ethan Marcotte for help!
Web Accessibility in the real world
Aug 31, 2011 • 66 min
[S02E06] The accessibility of our websites is not something many of us like to think about. However, we have a legal and morale obligation to do so.
The big decisions about design and how to make them
Aug 10, 2011 • 48 min
[S02E05] Design is full of decisions from whether to design in the browser to which typeface is best. But how do you make those decisions and what factors need considering?
Helping users find content and take action
Jul 20, 2011 • 68 min
[S02E04] A successful website should enable users to find the content they require as quickly as possible, while encouraging them to complete your desired course of action. In this post I examine how to achieve these demanding objectives.
The secret power of personality
Jul 6, 2011 • 47 min
[S02E03] The design of your site should communicate something of your organisations personality as well as make a connection with users. Knowing who you are and how you communicate is a vital for a successful site.
Defining your audience and their tasks
Jun 22, 2011 • 65 min
[S02E02] This week on the boagworld show we look at defining your target audience and identifying their goals, activities and tasks.
Laying the ground work
Jun 12, 2011 • 47 min
[S02E01]: Before you can create an effective website you need to know what you are trying to achieve, how you are going to measure success and what you want from users.
Live ‘end of season one’ show
Mar 25, 2011 • 64 min
To mark the end of season one of the Boagworld Show we recorded a live special from SXSW in Austin Texas.
When driving traffic, think quality as well as quantity.
Mar 3, 2011 • 51 min
(S01:E06) As website owners how do we drive high quality traffic to our websites that will generate the return on investment we need?
Are you refining or rotting?
Feb 24, 2011 • 39 min
(S01:E05) Too many websites are just left to rot. If you want your website to generate a return on investment you need to continually refine it.
Calls to Action help users
Feb 17, 2011 • 42 min
(S01:E04) Everybody seems to go on about calls to action. They offer obvious benefits to your business, but what about your users?
Becoming user focused
Feb 10, 2011 • 36 min
(S01:E03) Although business objectives should be your sites number one goal, ignoring users would be a mistake. Happy users are a prerequisite of a successful website.
Measuring your successes and failures
Feb 3, 2011 • 39 min
(S01:E02) What is the point of making changes to your website if you have no real way to tell whether it is an improvement or not? Stop guessing. Start measuring.
Make better informed decisions about your site
Jan 27, 2011 • 31 min
(S01:E01) As website owners we like to talk about the importance of business objectives but I suspect we talk the talk, rather than walk the walk.
A podcast present
Dec 9, 2010 • 45 min
As it is Christmas we thought it was a good time to announce the return of the Boagworld podcast. In this special episode we introduce the new format being used when the show returns in January.
216. Thanks for all the fish
Jun 25, 2010 • 80 min
This week on Boagworld: Chris Coyier talks CSS and more, we say goodbye to the boagworld podcast and ask what can you listen to now?
215. Web Directions
Jun 18, 2010 • 64 min
This week on Boagworld: Emerging trends at Web Direction @Media, playful web design and death to design by committee.
214. When to hire a web designer
Jun 11, 2010 • 54 min
This week on Boagworld: When to hire a web agency, user testing on disposable websites and a need for speed.
213. Getting all emotional
May 28, 2010 • 81 min
This week on Boagworld: Stephen Anderson on emotional design, I review the iPad and we talk fonts, flash and fotos.
212. More Skills To Learn
May 21, 2010 • 49 min
This week on Boagworld: 5 new skills every web designer needs to know and how to be inspired while maintaining focus.
211. Give your users a nudge
May 14, 2010 • 69 min
This week on Boagworld: Dustin Diaz from Twitter talks about Javascript and we look at how to nudge our users in the right direction.
210. Blue Smurf
May 7, 2010 • 43 min
This week on Boagworld: Apple make their stance on Flash clear, Francisco Tolmask talks about the work he’s doing with Atlas and we review Flowplayer.
209. Uncontrolled ranting
Apr 30, 2010 • 52 min
This week on Boagworld: Don’t obsess over Google ranking, why mission statements must die and the decline of the homepage.
208. My hosting company sucks!
Apr 23, 2010 • 61 min
This week on Boagworld: Chris Lea talks hosting and customer service. Paul shares his wireframe commandments and we announce the end of Flash ;-)
207. Content isn’t compost
Apr 16, 2010 • 55 min
This week on Boagworld: The best wireframing tool available, do you need a content strategy and how to be the worse project manager ever.
206. The future of web standards
Apr 1, 2010 • 70 min
This week on Boagworld: We interview Jeffrey Zeldman and Ethan Marcotte, ask should you care about people ripping off your work and look again at the subject of the fold.
205. IE9 commeth
Mar 25, 2010 • 83 min
This week on Boagworld: The tables are turned as Paul and Marcus get interviewed. We talk about IE9 and hear a great perspective on accessibility.
204. SXSW 2010
Mar 19, 2010 • 90 min
This week on Boagworld: How to create the sxsw experience, pain free design sign off and Britt Selvitelle from Twitter talks about passion.
203. Why your blog fails
Mar 12, 2010 • 46 min
This week on boagworld: the secret of successful blogging, will Google personalisation affect your sites ranking and how to help users too busy to read.
202. Rocket Surgery Made Easy
Mar 5, 2010 • 115 min
This week on Boagworld: Steve Krug on monthly usability, Steve Marshall talks about form design and Paul rejoices over the new era for browsers in Europe.
201. Are clients stupid?
Feb 26, 2010 • 51 min
This week on Boagworld: We review the freelancing book Noded, discover a new web tool called ‘Support Details’ and Paul tells us all a story.
200. A taste of the show
Feb 19, 2010 • 76 min
This week’s show gives you a taste of the live 12 hour marathon that took place to celebrate the 200th Boagworld.
199. Time to generalise
Feb 5, 2010 • 49 min
This week on Boagworld: The changing role of web designers, Colin Firth on content and Becky Jones talks about the changes at Google.
198. jQuery goodness
Jan 29, 2010 • 61 min
This week on Boagworld: We examine ways to improve the conversion rate on your ecommerce site, review CSS Mastery 2nd Edition and take a look at Zen Coding.
197. Energise Your Ecommerce
Jan 22, 2010 • 56 min
This week on Boagworld: We examine ways to improve the conversion rate on your ecommerce site, review CSS Mastery 2nd Edition and take a look at Zen Coding.
196. Interview with Kevin Rose
Jan 15, 2010 • 57 min
This week on Boagworld: We interview the founder of Digg.com Kevin Rose, take a first look at Codeslam and plan the future of the show.
195. Christmas Cheer
Dec 11, 2009 • 70 min
On our 2009 christmas special: Your favourite tweets of the year, a review of 24 ways, gifts for geeks and web design trends for 2010.
194. Focus on User Tasks
Dec 3, 2009 • 78 min
On this week’s show: Gerry McGovern talks about user tasks, Colin Firth discusses content and we have a review of Powerpoint alternative - Prezi.
193. Get more from Google Analytics
Nov 27, 2009 • 62 min
On this week’s show: Paul and Marcus are joined by Matt Curry who shares some advanced Google Analytics techniques. We have a review of Fancy Form Design by Jina Bolton and Paul goes on endlessly about the Website Owners Manual.
192. Next Generation
Nov 18, 2009 • 68 min
On this week’s show: We have interviews with two great upcoming web designers (Jamie Rumblelow and James Proud) as well as a new segment called Elevator Pitch.
191. Ecommerce Lies
Nov 11, 2009 • 67 min
On this week’s show: Marcus explains how podcasting and blogging can support your business and Paul exposes the top ecommerce lies.
190. Become a Brand Ninja
Nov 4, 2009 • 62 min
On this week’s show: Ryan and Stanton interview Alex Hunter about managing your brand. Meanwhile Paul and Marcus look at how to speed up your website.
189. How to keep up with web innovations
Oct 28, 2009 • 76 min
On this week’s show: Paul looks at keeping up with web innovations, Marcus shares how we make the podcast and Nora Brown reviews building findable websites.
188. Clearscape or Headleft?
Oct 21, 2009 • 56 min
On this week’s show, Richard Rutter, Jeremy Keith and Andy Budd join myself and Marcus for a round table discussion.
187. Jedi Mind Tricks
Oct 13, 2009 • 57 min
On this week’s show: Paul looks at how to better communicate and we ask whether you should mask your email address to avoid spam.
186. Mobile Web
Oct 7, 2009 • 73 min
On this week’s show: Brian Suda talks about the mobile web and Marcus suggests ways of responding to email inquires.
185. Innovate
Sep 30, 2009 • 41 min
On this week’s show: We talk about Google Chrome Frame, how to be an innovator, and measuring the success of your website.
184. HTML5
Sep 23, 2009 • 60 min
On this week’s show: We interview Jeremy Keith about the truth of HTML5 and Ryan Carson shares some more advice about building your own web application.
183. Inspired
Sep 16, 2009 • 48 min
On this week’s show: Paul shares 3 ways to make your site stand out from the crowd. Matt Curry introduces us to Google website optimiser and Lyle Barras reviews Dropbox.
182. North and South
Sep 8, 2009 • 70 min
On this week’s show: Molly talks about the future of web standards. Paul explains the differences between print and the web, and Ryan asks if job titles matter.
181. Interview or death
Sep 2, 2009 • 46 min
On this week’s show: how to avoid design by committee, why you shouldn’t bother submitting to Digg and how to specialise in being a generalist.
180. Backend
Aug 25, 2009 • 86 min
On this week’s show: The Northeners are joined by the Headscape duo Craig and Dave. We talk about why you should care about .NET MVC and answer your questions about managing your code and friendly URLs.
179. Affordance
Aug 18, 2009 • 67 min
Ryan and Stanton are back yet again and we are joined by guest Mr Marcus Lillington! We talk to Dan Rubin about making your interface invisible and answer your questions about failure and working on multiple projects at the same time.
178. Bad Blogging
Aug 12, 2009 • 47 min
On this week’s show: We look at the harsh truths of corporate blogging, ask how luxury products can be sold online and discuss whether it is the role of a web designer to challenge a client’s business model.
177. Back in business
Aug 5, 2009 • 71 min
On this week’s show: Paul and Marcus talk to Brett Welch about the business of web design, and Paul chats with Ryan Taylor about creating a buzz.
176. Youth
Jul 29, 2009 • 65 min
On this week’s show: Ryan and Stanton are joined by Sarah Parmenter to answer Justin’s question about what he needs to learn to become a web designer.
175. Collaboration
Jul 22, 2009 • 59 min
On this weeks show: Ryan and Stanton take the helm, we interview Simon Collision on client collaboration and answer your questions about improving your design skills.
174. Twitterverse
Jul 15, 2009 • 58 min
On this week’s show: The entire boagworld community shares its thoughts on web design and Megan Fisher gives us practical advice on building a mobile website.
173. UX
Jul 7, 2009 • 63 min
On this week’s show: Paul talks to Leah Buley from Adaptive Path about user experience design and Marcus provides some advice on warranties and other legal stuff.
172. Hand Drawn
Jul 1, 2009 • 37 min
On this week’s show: Paul looks at the seven wonders of wireframing and Anna reviews the new micro CMS Perch.
171. Access
Jun 23, 2009 • 66 min
On this week’s show: Ryan and Paul talk to Robin Christopherson from Abilitynet about web accessibility and Dave shares Headscape’s experiences of moving to Google Apps.
170. Versus
Jun 17, 2009 • 48 min
On this week’s show: Paul talks about the conflicts surrounding design decisions, and Teifion challenges a BBC article that asks “Are the days of the web amateur numbered?”
169. Type
Jun 10, 2009 • 54 min
On this weeks show: Paul talks about the power of story telling and shares some tips for “getting in the zone” and Mark Boulton joins us to talk about web typography.
168. Personality
Jun 3, 2009 • 45 min
On this week’s show: Paul explains how to give your site real personality and Dave shares some top tips for writing secure code.
167. Beyond Technology
May 26, 2009 • 67 min
On this week’s show: Paul shares his inspiration on blog writing and we talk to Mike Kus about our obsession with technology.
166. Boldly Go
May 20, 2009 • 51 min
On this week’s show: Paul shares 10 ways to put your content in front of more people, Emily reviews Bubble Timer and we discuss the role of gender in design.
165. Creativity
May 13, 2009 • 65 min
On this week’s show: Paul shares his experiences of working on the Wiltshire Farm Foods website, we examine the role of Twitter and Ryan Carson shares some more advice on building web applications.
164: Case Study
May 6, 2009 • 55 min
On this week’s show: Paul shares his experiences of working on the Wiltshire Farm Foods website, we examine the role of Twitter and Ryan Carson shares some more advice on building web applications.
163. One year on
Apr 28, 2009 • 50 min
On this week’s show: Ryan and Stanton return due to popular demand! We are joined by none other than Elliot Jay Stocks to discuss his experience of being a freelancer for the last year, and we also ask him some of your questions from the forum.
162. Social Media (Yuck!)
Apr 21, 2009 • 76 min
On this week’s show: Paul interviews Mel Kirk about using social media for marketing. Marcus, explains why you need a thick skin as a web designer and we give you the chance to interview Elliott J Stocks.
161. In or Out
Apr 15, 2009 • 44 min
On this week’s show: Paul announces Micro-Boagworld, we discuss the pros and cons of outsourcing web work and see what recommendation the Boagworld forum has to offer.
160. Education, Education, Education
Apr 8, 2009 • 66 min
On this week’s show: We speak to Aaron Walter about teaching web standards. Ryan Carson starts a series on web applications and Paul talks about remote user testing.
159. Special Guest
Apr 1, 2009 • 63 min
On this week’s show: The northerners are back with special guest host Sarah Parmenter. We answer your questions on how to quote for projects and whether using off-the-shelf software is wrong and we have a chat with Sarah on her experiences in the industry…
158. Home
Mar 24, 2009 • 68 min
On this week’s show: We share the highlights of SXSW, discuss home working, and interview Rob Borley about project management.
157. SXSW09
Mar 18, 2009 • 61 min
On this week’s show: Andy Budd, Daniel Burka, Jeremy Keith and Joe Stump answer listener questions in a live Boagworld special from the floor of SXSW.
156. IE8
Mar 11, 2009 • 60 min
On this week’s show: Ryan talks to Andy Clarke about Internet Explorer 8, Paul looks at how to simplify your site, and Michael argues that marketing should run the company website.
155. Attitude
Mar 4, 2009 • 60 min
Boagworld is brought to by headscape.co.uk and shopify.com - a designer-friendly e-commerce solution. For information go to Shopify.com/boagworld. On this week’s show: Paul asks if web designers have a bad attitude. Marcus talks about contracts and we…
154. Top Ten
Feb 25, 2009 • 69 min
On this week’s show: Relly Annett-Baker talks about good copywriting, Paul learns how to be a more efficient designer and we look at the ultimate website launch checklist.
153. Harsh
Feb 18, 2009 • 44 min
On this week’s show: 10 harsh truths about your corporate website, Ryan reviews FreeAgent and Paul highlights the differences between print and the web.
152. War?
Feb 11, 2009 • 74 min
On this week’s show: Daniel Burka and Joe Stump from Digg discuss the supposed war between designers and developers. Paul talks about using twitter effectively and we ask ‘are you placing too much emphasis on your homepage?’
151. Budget
Feb 4, 2009 • 39 min
On this week’s show: Paul shares 5 tips for when your website budget gets slashed. We have a review of Dropbox and discuss ways to improve the typography on your site.
150. User Manipulation
Jan 28, 2009 • 65 min
On this week’s show Liz Danzico introduces us to user research, we learn 10 techniques for an effective call to action and discover how one button cost a company $300 million.
149. White Hat
Jan 21, 2009 • 44 min
On this week’s show: How to become number one on Google \*cough\*, are customer testimonials worth it and how do you create a reassuring website.
148. Recession Cheer
Jan 13, 2009 • 77 min
On this week’s show: Surviving the recession with Andy Budd, providing effective browser support and free boagworld consultancy.
147. Ho Ho Ho
Dec 10, 2008 • 64 min
This week on Boagworld: IT’S CHRISTMAS!
146. Obsessive
Dec 3, 2008 • 52 min
On this week’s show, Paul interviews Nicholas Felton about designing with data, we celebrate the return of 24Ways, and explain how community can keep users coming back for more.
145. Baby Jack
Nov 26, 2008 • 44 min
On this week’s show Paul looks at how to communicate better with your users. Marcus examines ways to improve your contracts and Ryan has a baby (not actually on the show).
144. Scale
Nov 19, 2008 • 61 min
On this week’s show Paul talks to Joe Stump from Digg about scalable websites, we review the best apps for web designers and investigate services for sending bulk emails.
143. Partnership
Nov 12, 2008 • 44 min
On this week’s show Paul and Marcus discuss how to promote your web application, ways to improve the client/designer relationship and tools for managing your font library.
142. Community
Nov 5, 2008 • 45 min
In this week’s show Ryan and Stanton cover the news in Paul’s absence, we’re joined by Mark Boulton to discuss design by community and Marcus reminds us to keep positive.
141. Feedback
Oct 29, 2008 • 57 min
In this week’s show, Paul Annett joins us to discuss how he pushes the boundaries of CSS and we look at how to improve your website through user feedback.
140. Launch
Oct 22, 2008 • 54 min
In this week’s show GetSignOff has finally launched, we talk about how to use web stats to improve your site and we answer your questions about roles with web design and should you help clients with hosting.
139. Brand
Oct 15, 2008 • 72 min
On this week’s show we’re joined by Ryan Carson to discuss building an online brand. We look at promoting your site with minimal budget and Marcus shares his views on working in an office.
138. Freeform
Oct 8, 2008 • 55 min
In this week’s show the entire boagworld production team answer listener questions.
137. Adobe
Oct 1, 2008 • 62 min
In this week’s show, Aral Balkan joins us to discuss the release of Adobe CS4 and we discuss how not to get blacklisted by Google.
136. Stagnation
Sep 24, 2008 • 49 min
In this week’s show we talk about overcoming stagnation and Ed Merritt shares a technique to achieve fixed footers without the use of javaScript.
135. Libraries
Sep 17, 2008 • 60 min
In this week’s show we talk with John Resig on javaScript libraries and address the question what is more important when we release an app: speed or quality?
134. Chrome
Sep 9, 2008 • 47 min
In this weeks show we give you advice on choosing the right hosting company, Teifion and John send us a review of dConstruct and of course we discuss the release of Google Chrome, can it topple IE?
133. Agile
Sep 3, 2008 • 58 min
In this week’s show we talk to Jackson Wilkinson about Agile and answer your questions on web design courses and showing off development work.
132. Drobo
Aug 27, 2008 • 53 min
In this weeks show Paul and Marcus return to talk about the abundance of content management systems and ask the question “Are there too many?”, as well as discussing Paul’s new Drobo and backing up.
131. Version Control
Aug 20, 2008 • 38 min
In this weeks show Ryan and Stanton return to talk about the importance of version control and answer your questions on project management and invoicing applications, download sizes and page weight.
130. Air
Aug 13, 2008 • 42 min
On this week’s show; Paul talks about better understanding disabled users. We have a tip from Jeremy about problem solving and Jonathan Snook introduces us to Adobe Air.
129. Conferences
Aug 5, 2008 • 28 min
This week’s show sees the return of Ryan and Stanton, holding the fort while Paul and Marcus sun themselves on holiday. We’ll be talking about taking your first steps into the world of conferences and answering your questions about font smoothing and…
128. Details
Jul 29, 2008 • 50 min
On this weeks show, to fill the void left by Paul, I’m accompanied by our Producer Ryan and Researcher Stanton. We Interview Dan Rubin on the Details of Design, and answer your questions on managing a bigger team and terms and conditions.
127. Context
Jul 23, 2008 • 47 min
In this week’s show we discuss taking context into consideration when designing websites and we answer your questions about video for an elderly audience and the most influential books in the industry.
126. Scaling
Jul 16, 2008 • 72 min
In this weeks show we learn lessons from the botched iPhone launch here in the UK. We chat to Jeff Veen about the designer / developer relationship and Marcus talks about adding jingles to your website.
125. Copy
Jul 9, 2008 • 66 min
In this weeks show we discuss how to give personality to your site copy and we talk with Elliot Jay Stock about going freelance.
124. HTML 5
Jul 2, 2008 • 60 min
In this weeks show we explore how to create better online surveys and Lachlan Hunt joins us to discuss HTML5
123. Plight
Jun 25, 2008 • 66 min
In this weeks show we review Textmate and the Top 5 Tips for Web Designers and we discuss the plight of in-house designers.
122. Screencasting
Jun 18, 2008 • 62 min
In this weeks show we have Ian Lloyd discussing Sitepoints HTML reference and we take a look at creating screencasts.
121. Coda
Jun 11, 2008 • 53 min
In this weeks show we discuss 5 quick fixes to accessibility, and we review the mac code editor Coda.
120. WCAG 2
Jun 4, 2008 • 70 min
In this weeks show we talk with Patrick Lauke about WCAG 2 and we discuss the perils of blindly following conventions.
119. Fluid Elastic
May 28, 2008 • 48 min
On this week’s show Ed Merritt joins us to discuss fluid, elastic layouts and we take a look at PHP Designer, a feature rich code editor.
118. geo
May 20, 2008 • 55 min
On this weeks show we look at geocoding, Tom Coates talks about Fire Eagle and find out how we achieved the tabbed menu effect on the Headscape website.
117. friendly
May 14, 2008 • 48 min
On this week’s show, we review woopra, a google analytics alternative and we explore why friendly urls are so important and what tools are out there to help you set them up.
116. Back
May 7, 2008 • 61 min
116. Back: Returning with a new site. Jeff Croft talks about his view on web standards and we discover why the personal website is dead.
115. sxsw
Mar 19, 2008 • 74 min
On show 115: Lessons learnt at SXSW, Garett Dimon on form design and how to find usability test subjects.
114. Forum
Mar 4, 2008 • 71 min
On show 114: Should designers stick to designing? What goes into a usability test script, and we talk to Alex Mogilevsky from Microsoft about Internet Explorer 8.
113. Hiring
Feb 27, 2008 • 65 min
On show 113: Christian Heilmann on common Javascript mistakes. Marcus talks about hiring new staff and Paul shares his journey into screencasting.
112. Jina
Feb 20, 2008 • 66 min
On show 112: How to be more efficient using HTML snippets, Jina Bolton on women in web design and moving to a mac.
111. Utopia
Feb 14, 2008 • 68 min
On show 111: Designer and developer work together in utopian harmony. Two great listener reviews and Aral Balkan announces the biggest online web design conference ever.
110. The mighty meyer
Feb 6, 2008 • 78 min
On Show 110: Eric Meyer on version targeting, the business benefits of usability testing and do I have to have a blog?
109. Rissington?
Jan 29, 2008 • 77 min
On Show 109. IE8 divides the web design community, Anton Peck talks about imagery, and the Rissington Podcast crew stand in for Marcus.
108. Future of
Jan 23, 2008 • 49 min
On show 108: The differences between work for an agency or being an in-house designer. Hosting bandwidth intensive content and what happens when Paul designs a web design conference.
107. Running to keep up
Jan 15, 2008 • 61 min
On show 107: What should you be learning about in 2008, Jason Beaird on web design basics and how to deal with portfolio pages.
106. Back to work blues
Jan 9, 2008 • 64 min
Paul and Marcus discuss common mistakes when creating your sites structure, we look at the future for Internet Explorer and Rachel Andrews shares her experiences of getting into web design.
105. Christmas Cheer
Dec 19, 2007 • 53 min
Paul suggests some gifts to buy the geek in your life. Marcus talks about wireframes and Matthew Paterson talks about the Email Standards Project.
104. Give us your money
Dec 12, 2007 • 55 min
Paul shares 10 tips for getting designs signed off. Marcus looks at how to present to a prospective client and Michael Slater introduces us to Ruby on Rails.
103. Bargain Basement
Dec 4, 2007 • 50 min
Paul looks at doing usability testing on a budget. Marcus explores the perfect working environment and we review writemaps an excellent online tool for creating site hierarchies.
102. Worktime blues
Nov 27, 2007 • 50 min
Paul looks at why you should have a training budget and how to spend it. Marcus looks at capturing requirements and Roo Reynolds introduces us to the possibilities of virtual worlds and their impact on web design.
101. Delusional
Nov 6, 2007 • 62 min
Paul finally looks at the subject of intranets. Marcus delvers deeper into the subject of rates and Andy Budd discusses getting design sign off.
100. Live!
Oct 30, 2007 • 58 min
The audio quality isn’t as great as it could have been, there is a lot of background noise and we are even more rambling than normal. However, this is our 100th episode and we are both proud and excited to have got this far.
99. Don’t Panic
Oct 23, 2007 • 54 min
The importance of the favicon, what to do when the work dries up and an alternative approach to storing content in your CMS.
98. flybe Farce
Oct 16, 2007 • 40 min
On this week’s show: Paul looks at the ongoing role of the website manager. Marcus looks at when to allow a loss leading project and instead of an expert section we are looking at the ultimate web design reading list.
97. FoWA
Oct 9, 2007 • 58 min
On this week’s show: Paul proposes tactics for overcoming design by committee. Marcus talks about extracting a budget from clients and Dan Cederholm compares pixels, ems and percentages.
96. Moll on Mobile
Oct 2, 2007 • 67 min
On this week’s show: Paul suggests some ways a client can pick which agencies to ask to tender. Marcus asks when is speculative design okay and Cameron Moll explaining how to get started on the mobile web.
95. In honour of the RAF
Sep 25, 2007 • 54 min
On this week’s show: Paul shares some techniques for selling your services through your online profile. Marcus discusses project time scales and Ben Hunt talks about marketing your web business.
94. Flickr Features
Sep 18, 2007 • 55 min
On this week’s show: Paul uses flickr as an example of best practice, Marcus discusses the use of client references and Patrick McNeil from Design Meltdown examines emerging design trends.
93. dconstructed
Sep 10, 2007 • 59 min
On this week’s show: Paul talks about how to make the most of the footer, Marcus explains why cold calling never works and Gary Marshall shares some great advice on writing content.
92. Royal Air Force
Sep 4, 2007 • 56 min
On this week’s show: Paul asks how much you should blog, Marcus takes a look at the state of music online and John Oxton joins Jon Hicks in discussing the benefits and drawbacks of home working.
91. God bless America
Aug 28, 2007 • 70 min
On this week’s show: Paul gets to grips with the fact that the whole world isn’t British, Marcus explains how to deal with the client from hell and Julie Howell shares her expertise on accessibility.
90. digg
Aug 14, 2007 • 48 min
This week: Marcus abandons Paul to go on holiday. Paul talks about competitive analysis and does an in-depth interview with Daniel Burka, the creative director at digg.com.
89. 404
Aug 7, 2007 • 53 min
On this week’s show: Paul talks about creating the perfect 404 page, Marcus covers some of the basics of rich media and Aral Balkan makes working with databases and APIs a whole lot easier in flash.
88. Two fat ladies
Jul 31, 2007 • 42 min
On this week’s show: Paul shares some thoughts on recording your creative ideas, Marcus discusses setting up a web design company and we review the Principles of Beautiful web design by Jason Beaird.
87. Trends
Jul 24, 2007 • 50 min
On this week’s show: Paul discusses about emerging design trends, Marcus talks about supporting existing websites and Ben Werdmuller introduces us to the open source community tool Elgg.
86. Boagworld Book
Jul 10, 2007 • 58 min
On this week’s show: Paul talks about taking a brand online, Marcus gives some advice about reviewing your information architecture and Ian Lloyd introduces us to the challenges of designing for screen readers.
85. Bulletproof
Jul 3, 2007 • 44 min
On this week’s show: Paul provides some design advice for developers, Marcus provides so post launch pointers and we review Jeremy Keith’s Bulletproof AJAX book.
84. Maybe
Jun 26, 2007 • 52 min
On this week’s show: Paul explains why Headscape does Design Testing, Marcus talks about growing your web design and Mark Buckingham provides an introduction to Search engine optimization.
83. iphone bollocks
Jun 19, 2007 • 42 min
On this week’s show: Paul talks about the importance of undo, Marcus explains the benefits of stakeholder interviews and Struan Robertson highlights some legal deathtraps waiting for us online.
82. Microsoft drones
Jun 11, 2007 • 56 min
This week on Boagworld: Paul talks about managing enquiries, Marcus asks whether you should add links to your website on client sites and Rob Borley talks about ASP .net.
81. Money Matters
May 29, 2007 • 61 min
This week on Boagworld: Paul gives advice to those who work with content management systems. Marcus finally talks about charge out rates and we talk to Dan Mall and Mark Huot about swfIR.
80. Home sweet home
May 22, 2007 • 53 min
On the show this week: Paul talks about preserving the design of your home page, Marcus takes a look at project management software and John Oxton shares his experiences of working as a freelancer for web 2.0. companies.
79. Despise the listener
May 15, 2007 • 46 min
We have a great lineup this week: Paul talks about getting things done in web design and an alternative approach to your reading list. Marcus explains the exciting area of insurance for web designers and we have Andy Clarke on the show to give us an…
78. POSH
May 8, 2007 • 53 min
This week on Boagworld: Paul casually redesigns the way clients and designers interact, Marcus asks if you really need a content management system, and we have Garrett Dimon on the show sharing his experiences of information architecture.
77. A dream?
May 1, 2007 • 44 min
On this week’s show: Paul talks about how a client’s work is never done, Marcus looks at dealing with scope creep and we review Dreamweaver CS3 (is it really worth upgrading?).
76. Clients and Agency
Apr 24, 2007 • 60 min
Marcus and Paul swap roles this week. Marcus talks about setting up a web design company in the agony uncle section while Paul talks about the role of the client in the client corner. Finally we have also have Derek Featherstone talking about making your…
75. Christian Bears
Apr 17, 2007 • 49 min
Marcus is back and talks about what to do if a client doesn’t pay. I look at clearing floats in CSS and we have Richard Rutter on the show giving us the lowdown on good web typography.
74. Marcus 2.0
Apr 11, 2007 • 44 min
This week: Is scrolling a bad thing, using frameworks to speed development, encouraging goodwill among your visitors and Marcus 2.0.
73. Drone
Apr 3, 2007 • 61 min
Marcus makes sweet love to our clients. I fiddle with my captions and our lead developer drones on about setting up a development server.
72. Neverending Beta
Mar 27, 2007 • 52 min
On this week’s show: web stats meet usability testing, Apollo and why it is important, working with corporate colour palettes and how to sell your web design services.
71. macBoag
Mar 20, 2007 • 66 min
On this week’s show Paul talks about user login and registration, Patrick Haney shares his opinions on good design and Marcus covers picking the right web design agency.
70. SXSW
Mar 13, 2007 • 62 min
This special episode of boagworld comes direct from SXSW. Paul and Marcus interview a whole host of webcelebs including the founder of Twitter, Ryan Carson and a gaggle of panelists.
69. All alone
Mar 5, 2007 • 42 min
Abandoned by Marcus, Paul struggles on alone through this week’s show. Bravely he manages to cover; the cure to hiccups, how to hunt down those pesky CSS bugs and what’s new in Photoshop CS3.
68. Tagtastic
Feb 27, 2007 • 50 min
On this week’s show; Matthew Patterson from Campaign monitor shares some handy hints on sending an email campaign, Marcus finishes his series on web design contracts and Paul looks at some interesting alternative approaches to site navigation.
67. Marcusworld?
Feb 19, 2007 • 48 min
This week on the Boagworld Podcast, Dan Rubin looks at the design fundamentals of white space and page layout. Marcus continues his series on the statement of work, while Paul explains openID and tackles the HasLayout bug in Internet Explorer.
66. Beyond HTML
Feb 6, 2007 • 58 min
We have a bit of an audio and video theme to this week’s show with Ian Forrester talking about online video and Paul sharing some advice on creating a podcast. Marcus also continues his series on client contracts by looking at “the statement of work”.
64. Hosting
Jan 30, 2007 • 48 min
This week on Boagworld we explain all you need to know about hosting , look at how to interpret other people’s CSS and review an excellent HTML email testing tool. Oh yes… and Marcus drones on about client stuff.
65. Dying (Man Flu!)
Jan 30, 2007 • 46 min
This week on the Boagworld Podcast, Paul and Marcus drag themselves from their death beds to share why you should care about Vista, which browsers you should support and introduce you to the exciting world of terms and conditions. Oh yes and Drew McLellan…
63. More than iPhone
Jan 16, 2007 • 46 min
This week on Boagworld Paul looks at whether it is possible to build HTML emails with CSS. Marcus discusses how to write a good brief and Christian Heilmann wades into the current Javascript library debate.
62. Glitches
Jan 8, 2007 • 39 min
This week sees the launch of the new format show and despite a few audio problems it worked well. We discuss handling difficult requests from clients, the upcoming boagworld meetup and when to redesign your site. Jeremy Keith also shares his thoughts on…
61. Christmas Special
Dec 11, 2006 • 52 min
In our Christmas Podcast Special; Skype murders Marcus rendition of Silent Night, Paul shares his list to Santa and they both look at the successes and failures of the web over the last year.
60. Return on investment
Dec 4, 2006 • 52 min
This week on the boagworld podcast we look at why return on investment should be at the heart of our approach to website development.
59. Community websites Part 2
Nov 27, 2006 • 61 min
This week on boagworld Paul and Marcus continue their discussion on social participation, focusing on growing a community and troubleshooting the problems that are inevitably encountered.
58. Community websites Part 1
Nov 21, 2006 • 56 min
This week a somewhat jet lagged Paul discusses virtual communities with Marcus. In particular they focus on the tools available to community builders and the business benefits of social participation.
57. Afraid of Standards?
Nov 6, 2006 • 61 min
This week Paul and Marcus are joined by Ben Henick author of an excellent article about standards found on the List Apart website. Together they have a frank and open discussion about the downsides of designing with standards.
56. To implement or not?
Oct 31, 2006 • 52 min
Despite the obscure title, this week’s show is very relevant to everybody involved in web design. We look at how to decide what techniques and technologies to implement on your site and what should motivate your decision making process.
55. Ecommerce 101
Oct 23, 2006 • 57 min
Payment gateways, secure transitions, order fulfilment. Ecommerce can be a confusing subject. In this week’s show we are joined by Eric and Ben from the eBiz Vodcast and together we endeavour to explain all you need to know in order to get started in…
54. Business Benefits of Web Standards
Oct 16, 2006 • 47 min
This week’s boagworld special focuses on the business benefits of web standards. Available both as audio, video and a PowerPoint, our hope is that you can use this episode to promote the benefits of standards to your colleagues, managers and the online…
53. Ecommerce Usability
Oct 9, 2006 • 62 min
Product information can make or break an ecommerce site. In this week’s show we look at the usability of ecommerce sites and in particular how you display your products.
52. Javascript Libraries
Oct 2, 2006 • 65 min
This week on boagworld.com we talk to Dustin Diaz about Javascript libraries, discuss other web design podcasts, launch our web design forum and help you get started with Microformats
51. Better Google Listings
Sep 26, 2006 • 61 min
We all want better listings for our sites on Google, but search engine optimisation often appears to be a dark art and a morally murky area. In this show, we explore the issue and provide some practical advice.
50. Question Time
Sep 19, 2006 • 55 min
On this 50th episode of boagworld.com we turn the tables allowing you the listener to set the agenda. Based entirely on listener submitted questions we cover the future of boagworld, top tips for podcasting, working with javascript libraries and whether…
49. d.construct and web services
Sep 10, 2006 • 46 min
This week Paul reports from the d.construct 06 web conference, which covered mysterious topics such as APIs, Microformats and web services. By interviewing the likes of Jeffrey Veen, Andy Budd, Ian Forrester and Jeremy Keith, Paul endeavours to wade…
48. Ten ways to ruin your design
Sep 4, 2006 • 59 min
In the 48th episode of Boagworld.com we look at ten ways to produce a lousy design! We also look at some of the highs and lows of the mobile web as well as review an extremely good open source forum system.
47. The mobile web
Aug 28, 2006 • 55 min
There are three times as many mobile phones than personal computers. By 2009, it is predicted that there will be 3 billion mobile phones worldwide. This week on boagworld, we discuss an evolution of the web almost as profound at the arrival of the…
46. Selling web design services
Aug 21, 2006 • 66 min
This week on Boagworld.com, we discuss how to sell your web design services, the pros and cons of HTML emails and we review the .net web design magazine.
45. The importance of art direction
Jul 31, 2006 • 42 min
This week on boagworld, we get all pretentious and arty as we talk about the need for “art direction”. We share a few tips on how to ensure your site can expand easily over time and we look at what is in the news, including Google’s plans to favour…
44. Writing for the web
Jul 23, 2006 • 48 min
This week on boagworld.com: How to write good website copy and why designers should care. Is using Dreamweaver cheating? And how to “super charge” your web feeds.
43. The business of web design
Jul 17, 2006 • 56 min
In this week’s show, we cover: running a web design agency, what employers look for when hiring a web designer, the best stats package in the world, should we stop testing in IE 5, and running multiple versions of IE on a single PC.
42. Choosing the right design
Jul 10, 2006 • 66 min
It’s not unusual to be in a position where you have to choose between more than one design for a site. Whether you are a website owner assessing the work of multiple agencies or a web designer considering different approaches, sooner or later you are left…
41. Building better forms
Jun 26, 2006 • 45 min
This week on boagworld Paul and Marcus discuss how to create better forms and how to avoid damaging your search engine rankings when launching a site redesign.
40. atMedia - Applying the lessons learnt
Jun 26, 2006 • 66 min
Paul and Marcus discuss the recent atMedia conference on web design. How do the subjects covered by the leading lights in web design apply in the real world, on websites that don’t have limitless budgets and funky web 2.0 functionality.
39. Mature Flash
Jun 18, 2006 • 51 min
This week on the boagworld podcast Paul chats with Aral Balkan, one of the leading figures in the open source flash community. Paul and Aral discuss the current state of flash development, where flash may go in the future and how flash has gone a long way…
38. Navigational Approaches
Jun 12, 2006 • 55 min
In this 38th episode of boagworld.com Paul and Marcus take a detailed look at the different types of navigation that can be used on a website. From the humble body link to the most complex site map, this episode tackles how to get the most from your sites…
37. Design Process
Jun 5, 2006 • 46 min
This week on boagworld.com, Paul and Marcus look at designing for content management systems, how to develop a design from scratch and a great introduction to standards based development.
36. Developing a site structure
May 30, 2006 • 48 min
In this week’s show, Paul gets depressed about the state of online accessibility, we debate the virtues of user testing design and discuss the basics of creating a good structure for your site.
35. An interview with Andy Budd
May 22, 2006 • 43 min
This week on boagworld.com Paul chats with Andy Budd, author of CSS mastery, founder of clear:left and “international” speaker. Paul and Andy discuss the state of web design, working with clients and a bit about Andy’s background and expertise.
34. The roles of client and web designer
May 15, 2006 • 50 min
In this weeks show Paul and Marcus discuss the sometimes problematic relationship between web design agencies and clients. They also cover how the line between web pages and the browser have been blurred, the evils of speculative work and a great new book…
33. Creating a great search facility
May 8, 2006 • 40 min
In their 33rd podcast Paul and Marcus look at how to create the most effective in-site search facility, the differences between RGB, CMYK, Pantone and HEX, and the importance of keeping up-to-date with web development techniques.
32. In-house vs. outsourcing
May 2, 2006 • 52 min
The decision of whether to develop your website in house (by taking on additional staff) or outsource it to the third party web design company can be a tricky. This week Paul and Marcus look at the pros and cons of both approaches as well as throwing in…
31. Working with style guides
Apr 25, 2006 • 47 min
Taking a corporate identity and making it work online can be a challenging process. This week Paul and Marcus look at how to take a style guide and make it work on the web.
30. The flash debate strikes back!
Apr 18, 2006 • 44 min
Last weeks show (the great flash debate) generated so much interest and so many comments that we have decided to do a follow up show looking at the feedback we have received.
29. The Great Flash Debate
Apr 9, 2006 • 45 min
Flash is one of those web technologies that always generate a lot of debate. In this episode of boagworld.com Marcus and Paul go head to head arguing the pros and cons of this controversial plug-in.
28. Understanding Accessibility Guidelines
Apr 2, 2006 • 76 min
In this weeks show we get “down and dirty” with web accessibility, including a step-by-step tutorial into the WAI guidelines. WARNING: Spot the deliberate mistake!
27. Pragmatic Accessibility
Mar 12, 2006 • 53 min
How do you make sure your site is accessible while avoiding “design compromises” and ensuring a healthy return on investment? This episode of boagworld.com focuses on applying accessibility theory to real world scenarios.
26. Technical considerations
Mar 6, 2006 • 61 min
What are the technical considerations you need to take into account before building your new website? Understanding things like the technical constraints faced by your users or inherent in your hosting environment, helps to define the functionality of…
25. Geek Dinner Special
Feb 27, 2006 • 36 min
This weeks podcast comes from a geek dinner at which Paul was the speaker. Paul covers the subject of learning together as web designers as well as answering questions on web standards, podcasting and web 2.0.
24. Selecting a content management system
Feb 20, 2006 • 63 min
With almost all clients wanting to have at least some control over their websites, the choice of content management system has become a key component in a successful website project plan.
23. Defining your project
Feb 10, 2006 • 46 min
This week on Boagworld.com Paul and Marcus discuss the need to define clearly the scope of your web project before rushing into the build. They also review some great sites about website layout and gratuitously promote Practical web design magazine.
22. How your website sells
Feb 6, 2006 • 59 min
Whatever your website is about, it has to sell something. From selling an idea to a product or service, every site has its place in the sales process. This podcast looks at what that process is and how your website plays its part.
21. Working with stats
Jan 30, 2006 • 41 min
Are you getting the most from your web stats? Are they helping you identify areas on your site that require improvement? Marcus and Paul look at how web stats can keep you informed about how users interact with your site.
20. Success Criteria
Jan 23, 2006 • 42 min
How will you judge if your new site is more successful than your old one? What do you want your site to achieve and how are you going to evaluate its success? This week Paul and Marcus discuss ” success criteria ” . What are they and how do you decide…
19. Know your users
Jan 15, 2006 • 31 min
In the second of their ongoing series on building and running a website, Paul and Marcus discuss the need to have a clear understanding of who your users are and how to go about finding out.
18. When to redesign
Jan 9, 2006 • 42 min
Well, Christmas is over and our new year ’ s resolutions are long since broken. However, it is not all doom and gloom. The Boagworld podcast is back and this week Paul and Marcus are discussing the thorny subject of when to redesign your site.
17. Christmas special
Dec 12, 2005 • 50 min
This special edition of Boagworld.com is probably the most pointless podcast ever released but at least you get to find out what the worst Christmas site ever is!
16. Design 101
Dec 5, 2005 • 47 min
However you are involved with web design, whether it is as a site owner, a developer or a content provider, sooner or later you will have to make some form of design decision. This podcast explains the basics of good design and provides some simple…
15. Project Management
Nov 28, 2005 • 39 min
Project management lies at the heart of a successful web project. This week Paul and Marcus discuss project management and look at was to ensure your web projects run smoother.
14. What is Web 2.0?
Nov 21, 2005 • 45 min
Over the past few weeks, I have written a lot about Web 2.0 on Boagworld.com However, most of what I have written consists of questions rather than answers. In this episode of the Boagworld podcast, Marcus Lillington and I try to take the characteristics…
13. Choosing a web design agency
Nov 14, 2005 • 37 min
This week we look at the selection process for choosing a web design agency. As a client, how do you pick the right company for you? Conversely, as a web design agency, how do you make yourself attractive to clients?
12. Writing an effective brief
Nov 7, 2005 • 36 min
Marcus once again joins me for this weeks show. The main subject is advising clients on how to write an effective brief and then advice to web designers on how to respond to an invitation to tender.
11. Commercial blogging
Oct 31, 2005 • 41 min
This week we look at blogging. Is it just a cheap form of therapy for those who feel a need to unburden their emotional problems, or is it a powerful marketing tool for increasing your businesses exposure.
10. Accessibility
Oct 23, 2005 • 36 min
On this life-changing episode of Boagworld.com (Okay, so I have delusions of grandeur), we look at the subject of web accessibility. What is it? Why it is important? And how to decide just how accessible your site needs to be.
9. Unobtrusive JavaScript
Oct 18, 2005 • 31 min
Jeremy Keith, author of DOM Scripting, joins Paul and introduces a new level to our web development… unobtrusive JavaScript.
8. Top Ten Design Mistakes of 2005
Oct 10, 2005 • 43 min
Jakob Nielsen, usability guru, has released his top ten web design mistakes for 2005. Marcus and Paul review these results and share their pearls of wisdom on the subject!
7. Working with content
Oct 4, 2005 • 34 min
” Content is king ” they say. Why then do we give it so little attention? This week we look at content; why it is important, how to make it accessible, how to write it effectively and how to manage it online.
6. Future of the web
Sep 27, 2005 • 44 min
So what does the future of the internet have in store? How will this affect your website? This week Paul and Marcus look at emerging technologies and how you can use them on your own site. All without techno babble!
5. Usability Testing
Sep 19, 2005 • 39 min
This week on boagworld.com Paul and Marcus cover the basics of usability testing. They cover the financial benefits of testing, how to test and the different types of testing available. Paul also reviews Dreamweaver 8.
4. Search Engine Optimization
Sep 13, 2005 • 24 min
This week on Boagworld.com Paul looks at the subject of search engine optimization and how to improve your sites listing. He also reviews SEO Elite, a program dedicated to improving your sites position.
3. Classic Web Design Mistakes
Sep 3, 2005 • 41 min
This week on Boagworld.com Paul is joined by Marcus Lillington to discuss classic web development mistakes made by clients and designers alike. We also look at the latest news in web design including the improved W3C website and the Macromedia Podcasts.
2. Web Standards
Aug 28, 2005 • 35 min
This week on Boagworld.com we look at how web standards provide a better way to build web sites. We review Dreamweaver 8 and comment on the re-emergence of two old dates, what is accessibility and should a design be fluid or fixed width?
1. Working with PDF documents
Aug 22, 2005 • 23 min
Welcome to the first ever Boagworld.com podcast. In this episode we cover PDF documents and their associated problems. We also look at a couple of revamps of well known web design related sites and review a great WYSIWYG editor called Xstandards.