Non Breaking Space Show

Non Breaking Space Show
Weekly podcast seeking out the best, brightest, and smartest creatives to find out why they do what they do and how they did it. Free trial plan, no CC required.

CSS in Depth — Keith J. Grant
Aug 5, 2018
Keith J. Grant stops by to talk with Christopher about his new book, CSS in Depth, and what he’s discovered about the design language of the web during the writing process.
Comic-Con, Scutoids, and Burnt Out Millennials
Jul 31, 2018
Simon St. Laurent stops by the show to discuss with Christopher the winners of Comic-Con San Diego, the finding of a new shape, and the bittersweet tanking of social media companies Twitter and Facebook failing to grow revenue off our data.
Erika Hall — Conversational Design
Jun 21, 2018
Co-founder of Mule Design, Erika Hall, joins Christopher to talk about her new book, Conversational Design, and also about how Mule Design works with teams to communicate and design better and more collaboratively.
Simon St. Laurent — GDPR n’ Roses
May 30, 2018
Simon St. Laurent joins Christopher Schmitt to discuss Amazon recording personal conversations, Uber closing self-driving operations, the rise of GDPR, the new “Solo” Star Wars movie, and Twitter mixing it up with politics.
Simon St. Laurent — The Last Infinity Jedi Avengers (Deleted Scenes)
May 7, 2018
Christopher Schmitt and Simon St. Laurent talk about your cousin’s DNA and the legal system, Apple getting out of routers, Avengers Infinity War, getting off Google Analytics and Facebook, and Flickr getting bought by Smugmug.
Dr. Sean Brennan and Paul Schmitt — The Technology & Ethics of Self-Autonomous Vehicles
Nov 28, 2017
Joined with Simon St. Laurent in talking with Dr. Sean Brannon and Paul Schmitt. Dr. Brannon is Professor from the Dept. of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University; affiliated faculty to the Thomas D. Larson Transportation…
Brenda Storer — Practical CSS Grids
Nov 21, 2017
Brenda Storer returns! Brenda is a Front End Developer and Designer at thoughtbot. She recently won Best Presentation at CSS Dev Conf 2017 New Orleans. Her talk focused on the topic of practical CSS grid layouts.
Rachel Andrew — The New CSS Layout Technologies
Nov 6, 2017
Rachel Andrew returns! Rachel is a sought out expert on web design layout technologies like CSS Grid and Flexbox, an invited expert to CSS Working Group, and author of several books. Her latest book, The New CSS Layout, is out now from A Book Apart.
Aral Balkan — Certain Unalienable Cyborg Rights
Oct 31, 2017
Joined with Simon St. Laurent in talking with Aral Balkan. Aral is a cyborg rights activist and one-third of, a small non-profit organization working for social justice in the digital age. At, he works on Better, a privacy tool that stops…
Jason Pamental — Variable Fonts & The Future of Web Typography
Oct 23, 2017
Jason Pamental is the author of Responsive Typography from O’Reilly Media. He recently won one of the Best Of awards for his web typography talk at the annual CSS Dev Conference 2017.
Best of NBSPtv — Volume 2
Oct 19, 2017
The Internet’s Christopher Schmitt is out, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the Best of Non Breaking Space Show. In this volume, hear about Matt Griffen landing Tim Berners-Lee as a guest star in his web documentary, What Comes Next is the Future;…
Simon St. Laurent — Discovery doesn’t get Star Trek, iPhone X’s Notch, Jeff Koons in Snapchat
Oct 11, 2017
Discovery doesn’t get Star Trek or maybe it’s the biggest con since Star Trek II? Meanwhile, iPhone X’s Notch changes how we view web design and more in this week’s Top (n+1) News Stories of the Week!
Best of NBSPtv — Volume 1
Sep 26, 2017
Christopher Schmitt is out, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the time Nicole Sullivan talked about how she read W3C specs for fun, Lou Rosenfeld trying not to start a war between IA vs. UX, and how Jessica Hische became a success.
Rachel Nabors — Web Animations API Tools
Aug 31, 2017
Rachel Nabors has worked with Mozilla, the W3C, and Salesforce. Currently, Rachel is a Program Manager on the Microsoft Edge Team representing Web design and animation communities.
Nathan Curtis — Deep Foundations of Design Systems
Aug 30, 2017
Nathan Curtis co-founded EightShapes in 2006 and is passionate about interaction design, information architecture, and front-end development. He specializes in design systems consulting for teams large and small, regularly writing about and speaking at…
Laura Kalbag — Accessibility for Everyone
Aug 22, 2017
Laura Kalbag is a designer from the UK. She’s one-third of, a tiny social enterprise working for social justice in the digital age. At, Laura works on a web privacy tool called Better. Her first book, Accessibility for Everyone, is published…
Peter Nowell — SVG Sketch Workflows
Aug 15, 2017
Peter Nowell is an independent designer, whose clients include Apple, Flinto, and Juice Shop. Peter is also the creator of Sketch Master, a set of online video courses for learning Sketch app.
Dan Denney — JavaScript Developer Training
Jul 31, 2017
Since 2008, Dan Denney has worked closely with designers and writing HTML, CSS and JavaScript. He also founded the Front End Design Conference in St. Petersburg, FL. After working as a front-end developer at Code School, Dan is currently unemployed so as…
Jina Anne and Micah Godbolt — The State of Design Systems
Jul 19, 2017
Jina Anne and Michah Godbolt are back on the show, but together for the first time, to talk about design systems, how they are using design systems at their respective jobs, and what is the state of design systems.
Kirupa Chinnathambi — Animating the Web
Jul 11, 2017
Kirupa Chinnathambi works as a Program Manager in the Web Platform team at Microsoft. His latest book, Creating Web Animations published by O’Reilly Media, examines how animations are made in today’s user interfaces.
Lara Hogan — Public Speaking Training
Jul 4, 2017
Lara Hogan is an engineering director at Etsy and the author of Designing for Performance and the coauthor of Building a Device Lab. Her latest book, Demystifying Public Speaking, tackles every step involved in taking the podium and delivering the killer…
Simon St. Laurent — Amazon’s Best Week Ever, Apple’s Self-Driving Cars, and Boeing’s Self-Flying Planes
Jun 28, 2017
Amazon has the best week ever. Meanwhile, we’re not good enough for Apple Maps, so Apple’s making self-driving cars? What could go wrong and more in this week’s Top (n+1) News Stories of the Week!
Dan Mall — What is Your Hourly Rate?
Jun 21, 2017
Dan Mall returns! Dan is the director of SuperFriendly, a design collaborative, and author of a new book about the approaches professionals can take to valuing their project rates called Pricing Design, which published by A Book Apart.
Harry Roberts — The Tools of a CSS Front-end Architect
Jun 13, 2017
Harry Roberts is an award-winning Consultant Front-end Architect, writer, and speaker from the UK. Roberts is often asked for his advice by web teams to help make their CSS better organized and more efficient.
Dan Brown — UX Design Consultant
May 31, 2017
Dan Brown is co-founder of EightShapes, a UX design discovery shop that serves clients in healthcare, education, not-for-profit and high-tech. He’s recently written a book called, Practical Design Discovery, published by A Book Apart.
Sarah Drasner — The Guide to Designing SVG Animations
May 16, 2017
Sarah Drasner is an award-winning speaker, consultant, and staff writer at CSS-Tricks. Sarah is also the co-founder of Web Animation Workshops, with Val Head. She’s given a Frontend Masters Workshop on Advanced SVG Animations and is the author of SVG…
Nicole Hallberg and Martin Schneider — Sexism in the Tech Industry
May 8, 2017
Nicole Hallberg and Martin Schneider swapped email address for a couple of weeks. Guess what happened? Join Nicole and Martin as they to talk about their experiences in dealing with and recognizing sexism in the tech workplace and suggestions for what can…
J.M. DeMatteis — Burying Spider-Man, Building Worlds
May 3, 2017
J.M. DeMatteis is an Eisner award-winning writer and editor with more than thirty years experience in comic books, graphic novels, television, film, and prose. He stops by the show to talk about his process, how things have changed in comics over the…
Oliver Lindberg — Editing the Web Industry
Apr 27, 2017
Oliver Lindberg is a freelance editor and content consultant, founder of the new Pixel Pioneers conference, co-founder and curator of Generate Conference, and former editor of Net magazine.
Simon St. Laurent — The Last Jedi Trailer, Burger King Hacking, Life in Space, and More
Apr 18, 2017
The state of Angular, Apple’s self-driving vehicles, parking spaces in space, American Dream is stuck in a rut, and The Last Jedi teaser trailer reaching over 20 million views.
Whitney Quesenbery — Design as a Civic Responsibility
Apr 11, 2017
Whitney is Co-Director of Civic Design and is an expert in user research, user experience, and usability, with a passion for clear communication. She’s the author of three books: A Web for Everyone, Storytelling in User Experience, and Global UX.
Val Head — Designing Interface Animation
Apr 10, 2017
Val Head is a web animation expert and author with a talent for getting designers and developers alike excited about the power of animation. She’s the author of Designing Interface Animation and teaches CSS Animation on
Susan Weinschenk, Ph.D. — How To Get People To Do Stuff
Apr 3, 2017
Dr. Susan Weinschenk is a behavioral psychologist who has been working in the field of design and user experience. She is the author of How To Get People To Do Stuff, Neuro Web Design: What Makes Them Click? and 100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know…
Lainey Feingold — Structured Negotiation for Accessibility
Mar 24, 2017
Lainey Feingold is the author of Structured Negotiation published by the American Bar Association that explores an alternative dispute resolution process she’s used throughout her work as a disability rights lawyer. Through structured negotiation, she has…
Kristofer Layon — UX Design (Live from SXSW)
Mar 17, 2017
Kristofer Layon is the Principal Interaction Designer at Honeywell. Before then, Kristofer directed the MinneWebCon in 2008 until 2011.
Steve Portigal — User Research War Stories
Mar 7, 2017
Steve Portigal is the founder and principal of Portigal Consulting, a boutique firm that brings together user research, design and business strategy. Steve is the author of Interviewing Users: How to Uncover Compelling Insights and Doorbells, Danger, and…
Steve Krug — Advanced Common Sense Approach to Web Usability
Feb 28, 2017
A highly sought-after speaker, Steve Krug is a usability consultant who has more than 20 years of experience as a user advocate for companies like Apple, Netscape, AOL, Lexus, and others. He is best known for his book Don’t Make Me Think about…
Hugh Forrest — Growing the SXSW Mega-Conference
Feb 20, 2017
Director at South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Festival, Hugh Forrest has overseen it from its inception in the mid-90s to see it turn into a mega-conference, hosting a sitting President of the United States as keynote speaker.
Dudley Storey — Using SVG
Feb 13, 2017
Dudley Storey is a Smashing Magazine contributing editor, teacher and speaker, his new book Using SVG with CSS3 and HTML5 is scheduled to be released later this Spring.
Jonathan Stark — How Much Should I Charge Clients?
Feb 7, 2017
The author of Hourly Billing is Nuts, Jonathan Stark, joins us to about charging clients what your worth or, what could be more beneficial, charging what the work is worth to your customers.
Simon St. Laurent — Twitter Bots, Amazon VR Stores, and More
Jan 31, 2017
Twitter filled with Star Wars Bots; Amazon wants storefronts in virtual reality, the pain of numbering software releases, shady UX practices, and the most popular tech skills for the year, and the current asking price for 30 seconds of the Super Bowl™.
Brad Frost — Atomic Design
Jan 25, 2017
Brad Frost is the web designer who created the mental model of Atomic Design. He’s a sought-after designer, speaker, and consultant about responsive design. His new book Atomic Design explains the concept of modular design as well as how to position it in…
CSS Dev Conf 2016 Wrap Up Panel — Open Source, Designers vs. Devs, Hiring, Job Seeking, and More
Dec 15, 2016
For our 2016 wrap-up episode, we’re presenting an exclusive recording of the traditional CSS Dev Conf 2016 Wrap Up Panel. As hour filled with lots of great questions from the audience for the incredible array of speakers.
Lauren Golembiewski — Creating Conversational Smart Bots
Dec 7, 2016
Product Design Director Lauren Golembiewski is co-founder of Voxable which builds conversational bots and voice interfaces.
Simon St. Laurent and Chris Enns — Vine Closing, Twitter Buyer, Stranger Things, and More
Dec 2, 2016
Vine is shutting down, who should buy Twitter, the story of Christopher dancing as Chewbacca, the cons of a MacBook Pro, CSS Devconf recap, Stranger Things and binging on Netflix, and walking away from The Walking Dead.
Mat Marquis — JavaScript for Web Designers
Nov 22, 2016
Mat Marquis is Chair of the Responsive Issues Community Group, technical editor at A List Apart, a former member of the jQuery Mobile team, and editor of the W3C HTML5 specification. His book, JavaScript for Web Designers, was recently published by A Book…
Matt Vanderpol — Online Craftsman
Nov 16, 2016
Matt Vanderpol helps companies and agencies craft custom WordPress themes with an emphasis on content maintainability, performance, and responsive behavior.
ATX Web Series Film Q&A — Bridging the Gender Gap
Oct 12, 2016
A special Non Breaking Space episode: Live Q&A session from the first ever ATX Web Film Series presentation. ATX Web Film Series aims to provide thought- and discussion-provoking films about the Web, Design, and Technology.
Nick Pettit — Indie VR Game Developer
Sep 27, 2016
From Austin, Texas, I’m Christopher Schmitt and on this episode, I’m joined with Nick Pettit. Nick is a teacher at Treehouse, an online web education company. He is also an independent virtual reality (VR) game developer. On November 15th, he releases his…
Peter Olson — Creative Technologist
Sep 20, 2016
Peter Olson is Director and Creative Technologist at IDEO. Before he joined IDEO, Peter was the founder of and served as a Vice President of Technology for Marvel Entertainment’s Digital Media Group.
Q&A Panel from the World Movie Premiere of “What Comes Next is the Future”
Sep 14, 2016
For this episode, we have the Q&A panel after the world premiere of Matt Griffin’s documentary, “What Comes Next is the Future.” The premiere took place at Code & Supply’s Abstraction conference in Pittsburgh, PA on August 18th. Panelists included Matt…
Cecy Correa — From Project Managing to Coder
Sep 7, 2016
In this episode, Christopher Schmitt is joined by Cecy Correa, who is an Associate Software Engineer at Return Path and is a co-organizer for Refresh Austin, a monthly web and mobile design and development meetup.
Glenda Sims — Web and Mobile Accessibility + ARIA
Aug 30, 2016
In this episode, Christopher Schmitt is joined once again by Glenda Sims. Glenda is the Accessibility Practice Manager at Deque Systems helping to define accessibility and lead over 50 experts on staff.
Dan Jurgens — Killing Superman, Saving Worlds
Aug 23, 2016
In this episode, Christopher Schmitt is joined by Dan Jurgens. Jurgens has been involved with writing and drawing comics for over 30 years including Superman, Green Arrow, Spider-Man, Thor, Captain America, and countless more as well as managing fellow…
Chris Coyier — Practical SVG
Aug 17, 2016
In this episode, Christopher Schmitt is joined again by Chris Coyier. Publisher of the CSS Tricks community site, Coyier recently authored Practical SVG from A Book Apart.
Wes Bos — ReactJS for Beginners
Aug 9, 2016
In this episode, Christopher Schmitt speaks with Wes Bos. Wes is a site and web applications’ Designer, Developer, Speaker, and Teacher — probably most recognizable for his online courses such as Sublime Text Power User and React For Beginners.
Simon St. Laurent — Pokémon Go Mania, Telsa’s Masterplan, CSS, and SVG
Aug 3, 2016
In this episode, Christopher Schmitt is joined with Simon St. Laurent. We’re talking the CSS Containment property, SVG book by Chris Coyier, Pokemon Go, Telsa’s new masterplan, ComicCon, and the Star Trek: Beyond movie.
Dr. Christine Corbett — Astrophysics in Antartica
Jul 26, 2016
In this episode, Christopher Schmitt talks with Dr. Christine Corbett. Dr. Corbett works on the South Pole Telescope on-site at the South Pole in Antarctica for January-November 2016 with the University of Chicago.
Dave Olsen — Pattern Lab 2
Jul 18, 2016
In this show, Christopher Schmitt talks with Dave Olsen, programmer/ project manager with West Virginia University, about the recent release of Pattern Lab 2. Pattern Lab helps teams build thoughtful, pattern-driven UIs using atomic design principles.
Ben Brown — The Revenge of Bots
Jul 5, 2016
Ben Brown stops by the show for an update on bots as well as some news on a conference for bot enthusiasts to check out or submit a talk to coming up in Austin, Texas.
Scott McCloud — Media and Their User Interfaces
Jun 28, 2016
Scott McCloud joins the show to talk about his new book, Sculpture, movies he’s enjoyed lately, his upcoming book on visual communications, presentation styles, old media vs. new media, and how comic book writing and design has changed.
Bruce Floyd & Todd Sanders — Social Media
Jun 21, 2016
While social media replaced the cultural tradition of inviting friends over for dinner and then subjecting them to a slide show of your vacation, it’s more than that to organizations and companies. It’s communication, promotion, boasting, customer…
Rachel Andrew — The Future of CSS Layouts
Jun 15, 2016
Rachel Andrew returns as our guest. She’s an author, international speaker, product is a web developer, speaker, co-founder of CMS Perch. She’s recently been writing and speaking about the future of web design layouts: CSS Grids and Flexbox.
Matt Griffin — What Comes Next is the Future Documentary
Jun 6, 2016
Based in Pittsburgh, Matt Griffin is a designer and founder of the web design consultancy Bearded. He’s a speaker, writer, educator, and an avid advocate for collaboration in design. His writing has been published by net magazine and A List Apart, where…
Simon St. Laurent — Google I/O Fallout, Instagram Logo, WordPress’ age, and More
May 31, 2016
Simon St. Laurent from O’Reilly Media joins us for a look at the past week as get caught up on technology news, web building resources, and social commentary. Making our countdown list for what we found interesting in the world this week - Google I/O…
Dr. Leslie Jensen-Inman — Learning UX Design
May 25, 2016
Dr. Leslie Jensen-Inman is a designer, speaker, author, educator, and co-founder of Center Center, a user experience design school based in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Leslie shares her research and thoughts on design, learning, leadership, and community…
Bright Umbrella — Thriving a Business
May 17, 2016
The co-founders of Bright Umbrella, a web design and development agency, are Emily Lewis and Lea Alcantara. We talk about THRIVING a business—going BEYOND superficial marketing and sales language to talk about what worked and what did not as they grew…
Wren Lanier — Designing for New Media
May 10, 2016
Wren Lanier is a senior product designer, speaker, and writer based out of Durham, North Carolina. Designer and strategist with a passion for creating beautiful digital products, Wren specializes in mobile design, user interface design, lean UX,…
Sean Vanaman — Making of Firewatch
May 3, 2016
Sean Vanaman is a video game designer, writer, and podcast host. He was the co-project leader and lead writer of The Walking Dead, and Puzzle Agent 2. Sean co-founded the new video game company, Campos Santo, and their first game, Firewatch, is a first…
PixelJam — Indie Game Developers
Apr 26, 2016
Based out of Asheville, NC, Miles Tilmann and Rich Grillotti make up the leadership of PixelJam, an indie game development company. Since 2005, they’ve created their own video games mostly in the retro pixelation format that defined the look and feel of…
Micah Godbolt — Frontend Architecture for Design Systems
Apr 18, 2016
Micah Godbolt is a frontend architect, trainer, and speaker based out of Portland, Oregon. Micah has a book that has been recently published by O’Reilly Media called Frontend Architecture for Design Systems.
Tammy Everts — Web Performance
Apr 5, 2016
Tammy Everts has spent the past two decades obsessed with the many factors that go into creating the best possible user experience. As a senior researcher and evangelist at SOASTA, she researches the technical, business, and human aspects of…
Arianne Stiles — Submitting Talks to Conferences
Mar 29, 2016
From Austin, Texas, we talk with Arianne Stiles, ½ of Environments for Humans. Environments for Humans produces over a dozen of virtual front-end and UX design conferences every year as well as the first web builder conference for CSS, CSS Dev Conf, which…
Simon St. Laurent — SXSW Interactive, Fluent Conf
Mar 22, 2016
While Christopher Schmitt endures the SXSW Interactive invasion of Ausin, Texas, Simon St. Laurent returns from this year’s Fluent Conf. They both talk about tech trends they saw from their respective points of view.
Zell Liew — Responsive Typography
Mar 8, 2016
Zell Liew is a writer, freelance web designer & developer based in Singapore. His down-to-earth articles — especially those recently published on the topic of responsive typography — make it easier to understand for both designers and developers.
Allison Wagner — Career Path to UX Developer
Mar 1, 2016
Allison <3’s CSS. She has worked at Happy Cog as a UX developer for over 6 years, building sites for high-profile clients such as Nintendo, MTV, Harvard, Ben & Jerry’s, and Shopify. She specializes in architecting custom front-end frameworks designed to…
Chris Enns — Podcasting
Feb 23, 2016
This week we talk to Chris Enns, a freelance web designer and podcaster. He runs his own solo web shop Lemon Productions from Saskatoon, Canada, as well as produce shows for the podcast network.
Simon St. Laurent — Building the Greatest Everlasting Sandcastle
Feb 16, 2016
Simon St. Laurent is back to talk about #Snowpocalypse, camera drones in NYC, the legacy of our work, and owning your own stuff —except for those conversations we have on Facebook. We take a look at what we saw this past month in the web space (and more)…
SVG Summit 2016 — Building with SVG Q+A Round Table
Feb 9, 2016
The Round Table from the SVG Summit has hosted by CSS Tricks’ Chris Coyier. It’s both a recap of the SVG Summit talks that happened before it and a Q+A panel with some special guests from the SVG community.
Brenda Storer — Making It and SVG
Feb 2, 2016
Brenda Storer is a Designer & Front End Developer at ThoughtBot and Instructor at Girl Develop It.
Jeffrey Zeldman — Web Design History
Jan 26, 2016
Web designer and author, Jeffrey Zeldman, publishes A List Apart Magazine, A Book Apart, co-produces An Event Apart, and hosts the Big Web Show. He writes at his blog,
Sarah Drasner — SVG and Animation
Jan 18, 2016
Sarah Drasner is an award-winning Senior UX Engineer at Trulia and a staff writer at CSS Tricks. Recently, she won Best Presentation at CSS Dev Conf 2015 aboard The Queen Mary.
CSS Dev Conf 2015 Wrap Up Panel - Tools, Browsers, CSS Specs, Polyfills, and More
Jan 1, 2016
For our 2015 wrap-up we’re presenting a special recording of the CSS Dev Conf 2015 Wrap Up Panel with lots of great questions from the audience for the amazing array of speakers.
The End of the Year Holiday Special 2015
Dec 23, 2015
We gather together to share some figgy pudding and talk about the things we’re proud of from 2015 with special guest stars: Ethan Marcotte, Greg Storey, and Molly E. Holzschlag!
Simon St. Laurent — JavaScript, SVG, and The Web
Dec 14, 2015
Simon St. Laurent is back to talk about the rise of JavaScript, SVG, and we take a look at what we saw this past month in the web space (and more) and what we think is happening on the horizon as we slip into the new year.
Rachel Ober — Crafting Valuable Conferences
Dec 7, 2015
Rachel Ober is a developer who specializes in Front End and Ruby on Rails. She’s also the co-founder of Write/Speak/Code, whose mission is to empower women software developers to become thought leaders, conference speakers, and open source contributors.
Jonathan Cutrell — CSS Attribute Design and Level 4 Selectors
Nov 30, 2015
Jonathan Cutrell is Director of Technology at Whiteboard, an interactive design and development firm. He also hosts of Developer Tea podcast. We talked about his experience speaking at CSS Dev Conf, his podcasts, and Whiteboard.
Annette Priest — UX Tools and Gadgets
Nov 23, 2015
Annette Priest is a UX strategist and experienced designer and researcher. Her work spans device types and industries: mobile, IoT, health, travel, communications, security, finance, and government. She stops by the show to talk tips for UX research and…
Ben Brown — Bots and Slack
Nov 12, 2015
Ben Brown from Austin, Texas joins us to talk about Howdy - a bot he’s building for the popular Slack communications tool.
Simon St. Laurent — Tech, Drama News
Nov 6, 2015
This week we have Simon St. Laurent, Chair of the Fluent Conference. We talk about about latest news in the web building world and anything else that’s caught our eye.
Elyse Holladay — SassConf and Other Nerdy Things
Oct 29, 2015
This episode we have Elyse Holladay. Elyse’s been at Sass Summit and also a local Austenite—very glad to get a chance to talk to her today. We talked about organizing a physical conference, how she got into the web, of course, passion for work, and…
Sam Richard — Sass, Front-end Development
Oct 22, 2015
Sam Richard, UI Architect for IBM Watson, part of the awesome design team, where he waxes philosophical about Sass+Compass, Responsive Web Design, Drupal, Photography, and, on occasion, bacon. Richard got his start with the New York State Senate and the…
Matt McGee — Search Engine Optimization
Oct 15, 2015
Matt is the Editor-in-Chief at Marketing Land & Search Engine Land so we pick his brain about all things SEO - the white hat side SEO. And what’s up with all those Pandas that Google keeps releasing?
Margot Bloomstein — Brand & Content Strategy
Oct 9, 2015
Margot Bloomstein joins Christopher and Sam to talk about content strategy for your brand, website, or new corporate marketing white papers.
Dramatic Readings by Programmers of Bug Reports (Live at SXSW)
Sep 30, 2015
For our special 50th episode, we provide you with the amazing team-up of the wonderful Sam Richard, UI Architect Watson at IBM Corporation, and your host, Christopher Schmitt. Sam and Christopher had the privilege of speaking at SXSW! They took on…
Simon St. Laurent — Ad Blockers and the Web
Sep 24, 2015
Simon St. Laurent joins Christopher to talk about content blocking, cookies, and publishing on the web in 2015 all prompted by the recent additions to iOS 9 on iPhones and iPad and El Capitan on the Mac.
Micah Godbolt — Front-End Architecture
Feb 23, 2015
A regular code contributor and speaker at worldwide open source events, Micah Godbolt is highly involved in teaching and training new developers, sometimes as a guest lecturer at local colleges. He leads a Sass and front-end meetup in Portland and…
Steve Fisher
Apr 1, 2014
Our talk with Steve Fisher covers the gamut of content strategy, project discovery and open source projects. Sam gets lost in Encarta and Christopher has issues with Canadian pronunciations of words.
Jen Simmons
Feb 6, 2014
Our guest for this episode is Jen Simmons and your hosts Christopher Schmitt and Sam Kap talk with her about where we’ve come from and where we’re going with the web. It’s changed a lot and it continues to change.
2013 Year End Spectacular with Dave Rupert
Dec 20, 2013
For our annual year end spectacular we invited Dave Rupert, 1/3 of Paravel, over to chat with Christopher and Sam about what they saw in 2013 and what we can expect in 2014. We also check in with a couple of past guests, Rachel Nabors and Jonathan Snook,…
Jeremy Keith
Nov 19, 2013
Our talk with Jeremy runs the gamut of the web - progressive enhancement, depending on a database, sirens, the death of web services, the telegraph, transcriptions, CERN and preparing for a great talk.
Jared Spool — UX and Design Thinking
Nov 5, 2013
Jared Spool is a writer, researcher, speaker, educator, and an expert on the subjects of usability, software, design, and research. He is the founding principal of User Interface Engineering, a research, training, and consulting firm specializing in…
Karen McGrane
Oct 8, 2013
If the internet is more awesome than it was in 1995, Karen would like to claim a very tiny piece of the credit. For more than fifteen years Karen has helped create more usable digital products through the power of user experience design and content…
Shawn O’Keefe
Sep 17, 2013
Shawn Michael O’Keefe is at the forefront of emerging technologies as a producer for the South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas. Beginning his passionate journey into technology at the University of Texas at Austin, he focused on…
Jonathan Snook
Sep 3, 2013
Jonathan Snook is a web designer and developer who is currently a product manager at Shopify. Before Shopify, he worked at Yahoo! as part of the team that redesigned and rebuilt the communication suite of products: Mail, Messenger, Calendar, and more.…
Christian Heilmann
Aug 15, 2013
Christian Heilmann is a geek and hacker by heart. He’s been a professional web developer for about eleven years and worked his way through several agencies up to Yahoo where he delivered Yahoo Maps Europe and Yahoo Answers. He’s written two and…
Val Head
Jul 30, 2013
Our guest for this episode is Val Head who is a designer and consultant based in Pittsburgh where she works with agencies and small businesses to make fun and effective web sites.
Scott Kellum
Jul 16, 2013
Our guest for this episode is Scott Kellum who is a designer at VOX Media creating beautiful features for The Verge and also worked on SB Nation and Polygon.
Matt May
Jul 2, 2013
Our guest for this episode is Matt May who is a developer, technologist, and accessibility advocate at Adobe. Matt May is a developer, technologist, and accessibility advocate who is responsible for working internally and externally with Adobe product…
Daniel Ryan — Re-electing Obama
Jun 18, 2013
Daniel has been working in the web industry since 1997 and currently consulting, open sources, and speaking at various conferences.
Rachel Nabors
Jun 4, 2013
Rachel Nabors is self-employed front-end developer and UI engineer. She works on bringing the insights of comics and cartoons into the field of web development.
Giovanni DiFeterici
May 13, 2013
Gio has a BFA in painting and has completed a degree in graphic design. He is an accomplished illustrator and designer. He’s a designer at Period Three, a web design firm in Columbia, South Carolina. He also helps organize the web conference, ConvergeSE,…
Glenda Sims
Apr 30, 2013
Glenda Sims is an accessibility consultant, speaker, author and trainer for Knowbility, a non-profit whose mission is “barrier free IT”. She works at Deque where she is a Senior Accessibility Consultant. There she shares her expertise and passion for the…
Dan Mall
Apr 2, 2013
Dan is an award-winning designer from Philadelphia, an enthralled husband and dad. He’s the founder & Design Director at SuperFriendly, co-founder of Typedia, and co-host of The Businessology Show – a podcast about the business of design and the design of…
Jon Rohan
Mar 14, 2013
Jon is an Engineer and Designer at GitHub. He recently spoke at CSS Dev Conf in Hawaii on Github CSS Performance.
Estelle Weyl
Mar 5, 2013
Estelle started her professional life in architecture, then managed teen health programs. In 2000, she took the natural step of becoming a web standardista. She has consulted for Apple, Yahoo! and Kodakgallery, among others. Estelle provides CSS3, HTML5…
Ryan Irelan
Feb 14, 2013
Ryan is presently the Vice President of Technology at Happy Cog. He’s also the owner of Mijingo, a publisher of training materials for web people. Ryan is also the publisher of EE, a news and information website about Expression Engine. He’s…
Gene Crawford and Carl Smith of Bizcraft
Jan 31, 2013
Our guests for this episode are the hosts of the BizCraft, the podcast about the business side of web design, Carl Smith of nGen Works and Gene Crawford of UnmatchedStyle. Gene Crawford is the Editor for, organizer of…
Jennifer Robbins
Jan 17, 2013
Jennifer Robbins has been a Web designer since 1993. She designed the web’s first commercial site, O’Reilly’s Global Network Navigator. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Robbins is the author of Web Design in a Nutshell, Learning Web Design, and…
Chris Coyier
Dec 27, 2012
Chris is well known for his screencasts and tutorials at CSS Previously he worked for Wufoo and Survey Monkey.
Dan Cederholm — Dribbble and Design
Dec 13, 2012
Dan is a designer, author, speaker, husband, and father living in Salem, Massachusetts. He is the Founder and Principal of SimpleBits, LLC, a tiny web design studio, and co-founder and designer of Dribbble, a vibrant community for sharing screenshots of…
Veerle Pieters
Nov 29, 2012
Veerle is a Belgian web and graphic designer, known throughout the world for her elegantly designed web projects, her tutorials promoting CSS, and her articles and blog posts on graphic design, web design, and modern home design. In 2000, she founded…
Tab Atkins
Nov 16, 2012
Tab Atkins works for Google on the Chrome team, claiming that his position is “Web Standards Hacker”. Previously, he was a web developer for for a software company in Texas. Tab is also a member of the CSS Working Group, and participates in several other…
Jessica Hische — Letterer and Illustrator
Nov 1, 2012
With client list that includes Wes Anderson, Tiffany & Co., The New York Times, Target, American Express, and Wired Magazine, Jessica Hische is a letterer, illustrator, and self-described “avid inter netter”. Always pushing for side projects, Jessica’s…
Jina Bolton — Live from ConvergeFL
Oct 18, 2012
Jina Bolton is an interactive designer and artist, working and residing in Silicon Valley. She co-authored The Art & Science of CSS. Jina has consulted for various agencies and organizations including the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative and She…
Matt Griffin
Oct 4, 2012
Matt is a designer and one of the founders of Bearded. He has a great love for letterpress printing, and is an advocate for collaboration in design, and has been published in A List Apart and .net magazine. Matt’s one of the creators of Wood Type Revival,…
John Ferrara
Sep 20, 2012
John has worked as a user experience practitioner since 1999 and began designing video games in 2001. His nutrition education game Fitter Critters was a top prizewinner in the 2010 Apps for Healthy Kids contest sponsored by Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!”…
Mat Marquis
Sep 7, 2012
Mat works at The Filament Group in Boston, a company that designs engaging sites and apps for mobile, tablet, and desktop platforms. He is a designer and a developer who occasionally works independently with big-time clients like The Boston Globe. Mat…
Jason Grigsby
Aug 24, 2012
Jason is a Mobile Web Strategist. He’s the co-Founder of CloudFour where they live, breathe, and dream the mobile web and Mobile Portland, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating, promoting and supporting the mobile technology community. Jason is…
Nicole Sullivan — CSS, OOCSS, and Frameworks
Aug 9, 2012
Nicole Sullivan is passionate about CSS, web standards, and scalable front-end architecture for sites with large numbers of pages and visitors. She speaks about performance at conferences around the world and has enjoyed working on large commercial sites.…
Lou Rosenfeld — Information Architecture and User Experience
Jul 26, 2012
Lou is an independent information architecture consultant, and founder and publisher of Rosenfeld Media, a publishing house focused on user experience books. He has been instrumental in helping establish the fields of information architecture and user…
Samantha Warren — Style Tiles and Designing with Web Typography
Jul 12, 2012
Samantha Warren is an experienced designer, speaker, and writer who leverages a diverse background in artistic mediums to create compelling and functional web experiences. Currently, Samantha is the Communications designer at Twitter. She talks about…
Eric Meyer — CSS Evangelist
Jun 29, 2012
Eric has been working with the web since late 1993 and is an internationally recognized expert on the subjects of HTML, CSS, and web standards. A widely read author, he is the founder of Complex Spiral Consulting, which counts a wide variety of…
Aarron Walter
May 31, 2012
Aarron has been building websites professionally since 1999, and taught interactive design courses at colleges including Temple University, The University of Georgia, and The Art Institute of Atlanta since 2002. In 2007 he joined The Web Standards…
Kristina Halvorson — Content Strategy
May 15, 2012
Kristina lives in St. Paul, Minnesota with her two young children, whom she often quotes on Twitter. She is the founder and CEO of Brain Traffic, a world-renowned content strategy consultancy. She’s also the author of Content Strategy for the Web (2009)–…
Rachel Andrew
May 3, 2012
Our guest for this episode is Rachel Andrew. Rachel is a web developer, speaker and prolific author. Her new book, the CSS3 Anthology was just released by Sitepoint. She’s also the founder of the web development agency,
Brad Frost — Responsive Web Design
Apr 19, 2012
Brad is a mobile web strategist and front-end designer at the digital advertising agency R/GA in New York. He’s also the creator of a Mobile Web Best Practices site, and one of the creative minds behind and
Greg Storey
Apr 5, 2012
Greg is the president of Happy Cog, an industry-leading, diverse group of problem-solving superstars, united under the common goal of making the web a better place to think, work and play. Greg writes on his own blog as well as Happy Cog’s Cognition about…
Jeff Croft
Mar 21, 2012
Our guest for today’s show is Jeff Croft, a designer and developer working out of his home in Seattle. He works at the web agency nGen Works and he’s also a blogger, speaker, critic, and industry thought leader. Jeff is the co-founder of the popular eBook…
Emily Lewis
Mar 2, 2012
Our guest for episode 3 is Emily Lewis. Emily creates beautiful, accessible, standards-based web sites from her web design and development studio based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. As part of her ongoing quest to spread the good word about standards, she…
Ethan Marcotte
Jan 23, 2012
Ethan is a web designer & developer who lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He’s also the author several web design books including Responsive Web Design, a book that’s helped revolutionize the way websites are built. He frequently speaks on web standards…