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Design Pillars pt. 3: Layout with Nathan Ford of Monotype

On today's episode of The Dirt we sit down with Nathan Ford, Product Manager at Monotype and original conspirator behind Gridset. We take a look at the mysteries of content-out layout, the complications inherent to building great grids, and why all those damned kids love the 960 Grid System so much.

Direct download: 134-nathan-ford.mp3
Category:tech -- posted at: 8:37am EDT

Open Source pt. 3: The Open Web with Bruce Lawson of Opera

 

To (maybe) close out our series on Open Source, Steve and I sit down with the great, Bruce Lawsonof Opera! Bruce schools us on why the Open Web is so important to the past and future of our industry. We also chat about the accessibility of Web components, standards and making sausages.

Direct download: 134-lawson.mp3
Category:tech -- posted at: 9:05am EDT

Design Pillars pt. 2: Typography with Dave Crossland Google Fonts

Today on The Dirt join us for an interview with Dave Crossland, instructor at Crafting Type and consultant to Google Fonts. Join us as we discuss Dave's background and his move to creating typefaces, his open source motivations, and the reasoning behind the existence of Google Fonts.

Direct download: 132-crossland.mp3
Category:tech -- posted at: 1:03pm EDT

Design Pillars pt. 1: Color Theory with Dave Alonzo of Adobe

Today on The Dirt we sit down with Dave Alonzo, Senior Experience Designer at Adobe and member of the Adobe Color CC team. We discuss the Color app for mobile, its evolution from the old days when it was named Kuler, and Adobe's embrace of mobile as an extension of our creative workspace.

Direct download: 131-alonzo.mp3
Category:tech -- posted at: 10:30am EDT

 

Today on The Dirt, we finally wrangle the gentleman hosts of BizCraft into the studio. Tune in for a discussion of the death of originality in web design, commoditization of the low end of our market, the actual starting time of beer ‘o’ clock in Florida, and how our profession has responded to a proliferation of high quality and cheap design options.

Direct download: 130-bizcraft.mp3
Category:tech -- posted at: 8:57am EDT

Open Source pt.2: Licensing Matters with Gabe Levine

Today on The Dirt, join us as we discuss the mystical art of open source licensing with super lawyer Gabe Levine, Esquire. Why should you license your projects? What happens if you don't? Listen in to find out.

Direct download: 129-levine.mp3
Category:tech -- posted at: 2:38pm EDT

Open Source pt.1: Maintaining Open Source Projects with Jenn Schiffer

On The Dirt today, please welcome Jenn Schiffer of Bocoup. We talk about the details of contributing to and maintaining open source projects, including: setting maintenance expectations; guidelines for being a good contributor; and how to ignite Jenn's ire by nitpicking her build files.

Direct download: 128-schiffer.mp3
Category:tech -- posted at: 2:20pm EDT

Educating the Web pt. 4 with Paul Jarvis

This week on The Dirt we sit down with web designer, best-selling author & gentleman of adventure Paul Jarvis. Paul gives us the background on his career and how he got into writing and educating as part of his professional offering.

Direct download: 127-jarvis.mp3
Category:tech -- posted at: 8:31am EDT

This week on The Dirt we welcome Dudley Storey, instructor at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, to defend the side of higher education in our ongoing series on education in the web profession. Join us as Dudley fills us in on how web dev education works at his institute and makes us all immediately wish we'd attended college in Canada.

Direct download: 127-storey.mp3
Category:tech -- posted at: 4:31pm EDT

Today on the show we take a look at our internal methods of professional development at Fresh Tilled Soil. Join us as we discuss our apprenticeship program, the now defunct FTS Labs program, designer/developer knowledge sharing, and the UXpert program.

Direct download: 126-prof-dev.mp3
Category:tech -- posted at: 9:24am EDT