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CSS in Depth — Keith J. Grant
Episode 144 • Published Aug 05, 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
Episode 143 • Published 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
Episode 142 • Published 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
Episode 141 • Published 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)
Episode 140 • Published May 07, 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
Episode 139 • Published 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 Institute (LTI); and Director of the Intelligent Vehicles and Systems Research Group. Paul Schmitt is Director of Automated Vehicles at MassRobotics and an invited expert to the White House on Autonomous Vehicles.

Brenda Storer — Practical CSS Grids
Episode 138 • Published 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
Episode 137 • Published Nov 06, 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
Episode 136 • Published 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 trackers while you are surfing the web on Safari browser on the iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

Jason Pamental — Variable Fonts & The Future of Web Typography
Episode 135 • Published 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
Episode 134 • Published 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; how Dan Jurgens and DC Comics created international news by killing off Superman, the first time; what the Big Bang looks like with Dr. Christine Corbett Moran; and learn why to avoid hourly billing in your business by Jonathan Stark.

Simon St. Laurent — Discovery doesn't get Star Trek, iPhone X's Notch, Jeff Koons in Snapchat
Episode 133 • Published 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
Episode 132 • Published 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
Episode 131 • Published 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
Episode 130 • Published 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 events worldwide. Co-hosting this week is Micah Godbolt, Senior Design Developer at Microsoft.

Laura Kalbag — Accessibility for Everyone
Episode 129 • Published 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 by A Book Apart.

Peter Nowell — SVG Sketch Workflows
Episode 128 • Published 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
Episode 127 • Published 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 to focus on building up his skills as a front-end engineer and find the right team.

Jina Anne and Micah Godbolt — The State of Design Systems
Episode 126 • Published 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
Episode 125 • Published 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
Episode 124 • Published Jul 04, 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 presentation.

Simon St. Laurent — Amazon's Best Week Ever, Apple's Self-Driving Cars, and Boeing's Self-Flying Planes
Episode 123 • Published 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?
Episode 122 • Published 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
Episode 121 • Published 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
Episode 120 • Published 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
Episode 119 • Published 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 Animations. She’s formerly Manager of UX Design & Engineering at Trulia (Zillow). Last year Sarah won CSS Dev Conf’s “Best of Best of Award” as well as “Best Code Wrangler” from CSS Design Awards.

Nicole Hallberg and Martin Schneider — Sexism in the Tech Industry
Episode 118 • Published May 08, 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 be done to improve the place of work.

J.M. DeMatteis — Burying Spider-Man, Building Worlds
Episode 117 • Published May 03, 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 years, and the services he provides to help other writers.

Oliver Lindberg — Editing the Web Industry
Episode 116 • Published 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
Episode 115 • Published 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
Episode 114 • Published 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
Episode 113 • Published 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
Episode 112 • Published Apr 03, 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 About People.

Lainey Feingold — Structured Negotiation for Accessibility
Episode 111 • Published 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 collaborated with Target, CVS, Major League Baseball, Wal-Mart, and many other organizations in representing disabled people seeking full participation that our society has to offer.

Kristofer Layon — UX Design (Live from SXSW)
Episode 110 • Published 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
Episode 109 • Published Mar 07, 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 Dead Batteries: User Research War Stories.

Steve Krug — Advanced Common Sense Approach to Web Usability
Episode 108 • Published 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 human-computer interaction and web usability. His second book, Rocket Surgery Made Easy, is a DIY guide for Finding and fixing usability problems.

Hugh Forrest — Growing the SXSW Mega-Conference
Episode 107 • Published 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
Episode 106 • Published 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?
Episode 105 • Published Feb 07, 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
Episode 104 • Published 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
Episode 103 • Published 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 a workflow for multi-device web developers.

CSS Dev Conf 2016 Wrap Up Panel — Open Source, Designers vs. Devs, Hiring, Job Seeking, and More
Episode 102 • Published 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
Episode 101 • Published Dec 07, 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
Episode 100 • Published Dec 02, 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
Episode 99 • Published 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 Apart.

Matt Vanderpol — Online Craftsman
Episode 98 • Published 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
Episode 97 • Published 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
Episode 96 • Published 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 first major game called “Neptune Flux,” which can be experienced on VR headsets like the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and PlayStation VR. There are also non-VR variations of the game that can be played on PC, Mac, and PlayStation 4.

Peter Olson — Creative Technologist
Episode 95 • Published 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”
Episode 94 • Published 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 Griffin, Jeffrey Zeldman, Mat “Wilto” Marquis, and Val Head.

Cecy Correa — From Project Managing to Coder
Episode 93 • Published Sep 07, 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
Episode 92 • Published 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
Episode 91 • Published 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 creatives working on their own books for mammoth crossover events.

Chris Coyier — Practical SVG
Episode 90 • Published 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
Episode 89 • Published Aug 09, 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
Episode 88 • Published Aug 03, 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
Episode 87 • Published 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
Episode 86 • Published 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
Episode 85 • Published Jul 05, 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
Episode 84 • Published 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
Episode 83 • Published 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 service, brand awareness, and more. Bruce Floyd is the Social Media Manager at University of Florida Athletic Association and Todd Sanders is Director of Social Media at University of Florida. While one covers student athletics and the other covers academia and campus life respectfully, together they cover largest portions of the University of Florida’s social media brand. We ask how they handle social media for two similar, but distinctly different parts of Gator Nation.

Rachel Andrew — The Future of CSS Layouts
Episode 82 • Published 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
Episode 81 • Published Jun 06, 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 he writes the regular column on “How We Work.” Matt is the director of the upcoming documentary film What Comes Next Is the Future, the definitive documentary about the web as told by the people who build it each day. The film premiers August 2016.

Simon St. Laurent — Google I/O Fallout, Instagram Logo, WordPress' age, and More
Episode 80 • Published 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 fallout, Instagram logo redesign, making CSS great again, saving your life with typography, WordPress is a teenager, and conference advice!

Dr. Leslie Jensen-Inman — Learning UX Design
Episode 79 • Published 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 through writing and speaking. Leslie is creative director and co-author of the book, InterACT with Web Standards: A Holistic Approach to Web Design. She writes articles for publications such as A List Apart, The Pastry Box, Ladies in Tech, and .net Magazine. She speaks at events such as Build, Converge, SXSWi, Madison+, Blend, UXCamp DC, In Control, Fronteers, A Web Afternoon, and Web Directions South.

Bright Umbrella — Thriving a Business
Episode 78 • Published 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 profitable and happier.

Wren Lanier — Designing for New Media
Episode 77 • Published 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, information architecture, team leadership, and product strategy.

Sean Vanaman — Making of Firewatch
Episode 76 • Published May 03, 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 person adventure that centers around the character, Henry, a man whose love life is in free fall, takes a job as a fire lookout in the Shoshone National Forest.

PixelJam — Indie Game Developers
Episode 75 • Published 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 1980s console games such as Gamma Bros., Dino Run, and PotatoMan Seeks The Troof. However, some games have other visual styles like Glorkian Warrior, show they can shed the retro feel and still make an engaging game. They’ve also produced mobile games for late night cable station, Adult Swim, such as Hipster Kickball and Pizza City.

Micah Godbolt — Frontend Architecture for Design Systems
Episode 74 • Published 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
Episode 73 • Published Apr 05, 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 web/application performance.

Arianne Stiles — Submitting Talks to Conferences
Episode 72 • Published 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 is coming up this October in San Antonio, Texas.

Simon St. Laurent — SXSW Interactive, Fluent Conf
Episode 71 • Published 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
Episode 70 • Published Mar 08, 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
Episode 69 • Published Mar 01, 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 scale and integrate. She lives in Philadelphia and enjoys traveling, outdoor running, and #konmarie in her spare time.

Chris Enns — Podcasting
Episode 68 • Published 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
Episode 67 • Published 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) and what we think is happening on the horizon as we slip further into 2016.

SVG Summit 2016 — Building with SVG Q+A Round Table
Episode 66 • Published Feb 09, 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
Episode 65 • Published Feb 02, 2016

Brenda Storer is a Designer & Front End Developer at ThoughtBot and Instructor at Girl Develop It.

Jeffrey Zeldman — Web Design History
Episode 64 • Published 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
Episode 63 • Published 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
Episode 62 • Published Jan 01, 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
Episode 61 • Published 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
Episode 60 • Published 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
Episode 59 • Published Dec 07, 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
Episode 58 • Published 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
Episode 57 • Published 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 tools you should have along.

Ben Brown — Bots and Slack
Episode 56 • Published 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
Episode 55 • Published Nov 06, 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
Episode 54 • Published 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 diversity in conferences, new speakers, a lot of topics.

Sam Richard — Sass, Front-end Development
Episode 53 • Published 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 World Economic Forum which instilled a great love for Open Source, Open Government, and an Open World, which caries on to this day.

Matt McGee — Search Engine Optimization
Episode 52 • Published 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
Episode 51 • Published Oct 09, 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)
Episode 50 • Published 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 infamous bug reports and forum discussions around the Web the only way one can : dramatic reenactments!

Simon St. Laurent — Ad Blockers and the Web
Episode 49 • Published 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
Episode 48 • Published 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 publishes a weekly video blog called Sass Bites.

Steve Fisher
Episode 47 • Published Apr 01, 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
Episode 46 • Published Feb 06, 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
Episode 45 • Published 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, about the year that was and the year that will be. Pour yourself some rum and eggnog, find a mistletoe and kiss your podcast player while you bask in the 2013 Year End Spectacular from The Non-Breaking Space Show.

Jeremy Keith
Episode 44 • Published 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
Episode 43 • Published Nov 05, 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 website and product usability, and the largest usability research organization of its kind in the world.

Karen McGrane
Episode 42 • Published Oct 08, 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 strategy. She founded Bond Art + Science in 2006, and has led content strategy and information architecture engagements for The Atlantic, Fast Company, Franklin Templeton, and Fidelity. Previously, Karen helped build the User Experience practice at Razorfish, hired as the very first information architect and leaving as the VP and national lead for user experience. There she led major design initiatives for The New York Times, Condé Nast, Disney, and Citibank, and managed a diverse team of information architects, content strategists, and user researchers. Karen teaches Design Management in the MFA in Interaction Design program at the School of Visual Arts in New York, which aims to give students the skills they need to run successful projects, teams, and busin...

Shawn O’Keefe
Episode 41 • Published 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 convergent media in the innovative and unconventional Advanced Communications Technologies Laboratory (ACTLab) before joining the SXSW team in the year 2000.

Jonathan Snook
Episode 40 • Published Sep 03, 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. Before that, he freelanced for almost 5 years working with fantastic clients on fun projects doing design, front-end development, and back-end development.

Christian Heilmann
Episode 39 • Published 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 contributed to three books on JavaScript, web development and accessibility, lead distributed teams as a manager and made them work with one another and released dozens of online articles and hundreds of blog posts in the last few years. He’s been nominated standards champion of the year 2008 by .net magazine in the UK and currently sports the fashionable job title “Principal Developer Evangelist” spending his time going from conference to conference and university to university to speak and train people on systems provided by Yahoo and other web companies that want to make this web thing work well for everybody. We talked with Christian usability, accessibility, running a conference, tips on becoming an evangelist and mailing floppy disks around the world. And t...

Val Head
Episode 38 • Published 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
Episode 37 • Published 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
Episode 36 • Published Jul 02, 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 teams and customers to address accessibility in Adobe products, ensure interoperability with assistive technologies, and make customers aware of the many accessibility features that already exist in Adobe products.

Prior to joining Adobe, May worked for W3C/WAI on many of the core standards in web accessibility, led the Web Standards Project’s Accessibility Task Force, helped to architect one of the first online grocery sites,, and co-founded Blue Flavor, a respected web and mobile design consultancy.

May is an accomplished speaker, having presented at dozens of conferences including Web 2.0 Expo, SXSW Interactive, CSUN Conference on Technology and Persons with Disabilities, Podcast and Portable Media Expo, and the In...

Daniel Ryan — Re-electing Obama
Episode 35 • Published 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
Episode 34 • Published Jun 04, 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
Episode 33 • Published 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, and has is own podcast, Draft. He’s also the author of The Web Designer’s Roadmap from Sitepoint.

Glenda Sims
Episode 32 • Published 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 open web with government, educational institutions, small businesses and Fortune 500 companies. She performs hands on web accessibility assessments, develops accessibility roadmaps and strategies, and consults with developers and designers.

Dan Mall
Episode 31 • Published Apr 02, 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 business. Dan was formerly the Design Director at Big Spaceship, Interactive Director at Happy Cog, and a technical editor for A List Apart. He writes about design and other issues on Twitter and

Jon Rohan
Episode 30 • Published 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
Episode 29 • Published Mar 05, 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 and JavaScript tutorials and detailed grids of browser support in her at She is the author of Mobile HTML5 and HTML5 and CSS3 for the Real World. While not coding, she works in construction, de-hippifying her 1960’s throwback abode.

Ryan Irelan
Episode 28 • Published 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 also the author of ExpressionEngine 2: A Quick-Start Guide.

Gene Crawford and Carl Smith of Bizcraft
Episode 27 • Published 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 President AIGA South Carolina and he also runs Period Three. Carl Smith is the founding member of nGen Works. He has worked with some great teams that won the New York Art Directors Award for Interactive Development, The Hospitality Industry’s Best of Show Award, and two National C.A.S.E. awards for Educational Web Development. Featured in Kelly Goto’s best-selling book, Web Redesign: Workflow That Works.

Jennifer Robbins
Episode 26 • Published 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 HTML and XHTML Pocket Reference. She has also written corporate identity style guides for clients such as Harcourt Publishing,, and Orange Imagineering.

Since 2000, Jennifer has lived in Providence, Rhode Island, where she has worked as a freelance designer, teacher, lecturer and consultant through her company Littlechair, Inc.

Jennifer has taught at Johnson & Wales University and at the Massachusetts College of Art and is now a product designer for O’Reilly Media.

Chris Coyier
Episode 25 • Published 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
Episode 24 • Published 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 your work. Dan is a recognized expert in the field of standards-based web design and has worked with YouTube, Microsoft, Google, MTV, ESPN, and others. He has authored four books including “CSS3 For Web Designers”, “Handcrafted CSS”, “Bulletproof Web Design”, and “Web Standards Solutions”. In early 2012, he received a TechFellow award for Product Design & Marketing. Dan enjoys sharing his simplistic approach to web design while spreading the word on the standards-based markup and style techniques he’s collected by speaking at conferences and events around the globe.

Veerle Pieters
Episode 23 • Published 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 Duoh! with Geert Leyseele. They choose their projects based on how well they connect with a company, and have worked on everything from ExpressionEngine 2.0’s GUI to innovative, creative projects for the Library of Congress and sites for businesses large and small.

Tab Atkins
Episode 22 • Published 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 W3C groups as either a member or a contributor, including the HTML and Fonts Working Groups.

Jessica Hische — Letterer and Illustrator
Episode 21 • Published Nov 01, 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 publishers her own micro-sites that include Mom This is How Twitter Works, Should I Work for Free? and Don’t Fear the Internet.

Jina Bolton — Live from ConvergeFL
Episode 20 • Published 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 holds a BFA in Computer Arts and Graphic Design from Memphis College of Art.

Matt Griffin
Episode 19 • Published Oct 04, 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, a successfully Kickstarter-funded project which seeks out lost historic wood type and converts it into digital fonts for modern designers.

John Ferrara
Episode 18 • Published 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!” campaign, and it is currently being tested in public elementary schools. John is the author of “Playful Design: Creating Game Experiences in Everyday Interfaces”

Mat Marquis
Episode 17 • Published Sep 07, 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 also regularly writes articles for the A List Apart blog. He is a member of the jQuery Mobile team, and also an active member of the open space community at movethewebforward. In addition, Mat chairs the Responsive Images Community Group.

Jason Grigsby
Episode 16 • Published 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 also the Co-Author of Head First Mobile Web.

Nicole Sullivan — CSS, OOCSS, and Frameworks
Episode 15 • Published Aug 09, 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. She writes on her blog as well as other industry developer sites.

Lou Rosenfeld — Information Architecture and User Experience
Episode 14 • Published 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 experience, and in articulating the role and value of librarianship within those fields.

Samantha Warren — Style Tiles and Designing with Web Typography
Episode 13 • Published 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 design and the web on her blog,, and spends time with her cross-eyed cat, Grace.

Eric Meyer — CSS Evangelist
Episode 12 • Published 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 corporations, educational institutions, and government agencies among its clients. Eric, along with Jeffrey Zeldman, is the co-founder of An Event Apart.

Brian Hoff
Episode 11 • Published Jun 14, 2012

Brian is a graphic designer living in Brooklyn, New York who loves creating compelling and useful websites and memorable interactions across the web. When he’s not designing, he can be found writing, speaking and occasionally part-time teaching at colleges — all on the subject of design.

Aarron Walter
Episode 10 • Published 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 Project, and for three years lead the development of the InterACT curriculum project – an open curriculum designed to bridge the gap between the Web industry and education. Aarron is the lead user experience designer at The Rocket Science Group – makers of MailChimp, and is the author of Building Findable Website and Designing for Emotion.

Kristina Halvorson — Content Strategy
Episode 9 • Published 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)– recently out in its 2nd Edition, and is the founder of “Confab The Content Strategy Conference”. Kristina is widely recognized as the industry’s leading advocate for content strategy. In 2009, she curated the first Content Strategy Consortium to facilitate a national dialogue about this emerging discipline. Today, Kristina speaks regularly to audiences around the world and is well known for her energetic, often humorous talks.

Rachel Andrew
Episode 8 • Published May 03, 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
Episode 7 • Published 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
Episode 6 • Published Apr 05, 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 business practices, design and the intersection of the two in the real & digital world.

Jeff Croft
Episode 5 • Published 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 sharing community,, he’s co-authored two books, Pro CSS Techniques, and Web Standards Creativity. He has been working on the web full-time since 1995. While Jeff does plenty of programming, his true passion lies in design, user experience, communication, and social media.

Chris Coyier and Dave Rupert — ShopTalk Crossover
Episode 4 • Published Mar 06, 2012

Our guests for our fourth episode are Chris Coyier and Dave Rupert, the hosts of the popular web design podcast Shoptalk. Chris is well known for his prolific posts and screencasts at He’s a designer for, speaker on all things web. Dave Rupert is the lead developer for Paravel, a web design and branding agency located in Austin, Texas.

Emily Lewis
Episode 3 • Published Mar 02, 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 writes about web design on her blog, A Blog Not Limited, and is the author of Microformats Made Simple and a contributing author for the HTML5 Cookbook.

Paul Irish
Episode 2 • Published Feb 08, 2012

Paul is a front end developer and works on the Chrome Developer relations team at Google. He’s a member of the jQuery team, and a lead developer on Modernizr and HTML5 Boilerplate. He’s also the creator of the sites MotherEffingHSL, MotherEffingTextShadow, and a bunch of mother effing other sites.

Ethan Marcotte
Episode 1 • Published 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 and responsive web design at conferences and tweets about it @beep and @rwd.