Creating interesting podcasts for web designers is challenging. There’s been a few that I've enjoyed that have come and gone, such as Boagworld, which promises to be reborn next year with a much more focused format. My favorite web design podcast this year has been the Big Web Show, created by Dan Benjamin and Jeffery Zeldman.
The web is a publishing and marketing medium unlike any that has existed before. I would think this would go without saying, except for the attitudes and behaviors we see all the time, which reveal that many site owners don't really get it.
HTML5 has been receiving an extraordinary amount of attention, thanks in part to active support and promotion by Google, Apple, and Mozilla, among others. Despite its high profile, however, the HTML5 specification isn't even complete, much less officially blessed or broadly supported by browsers, and there are only a few pieces that are of immediate practical value.
Since launching our Design Partner Program in the spring, we've been steadily bringing new partners on board and adding customization options.
Readers of books expect to find a table of contents and page numbers to help them navigate. Viewers of web sites expect to find headers, footers, and persistent navigation. If you don't provide it, you significantly increase the chances visitors will get lost, or frustrated, and give up.
As we've noted in previous posts, we're fans of the hosted CMS approach. There are times, however, when you need a self-hosted system whose code you can modify—especially if you need to add your own server-side logic.