Just the two of us

In episode #21 of the excellent Big Web Show, Dan Benjamin and Jeffrey Zeldman interview each other.

Both of these guys have been inspirational to me for years and it is good to hear them talk about their careers. Also the idea of interviewing each other is a nice one (normally they interview other folk in the web industry).

If you are looking for a new podcast show that covers a wide range of topics and people then look no further.

Eventstreams

A web service that allows you to quickly knock together a site for your upcoming events without much hassle. Currently in a limited testing phase that I have been happy to test and give my two pennies to.

My first impressions are nothing but positive – quick, easy and one assumes affordable (?!) service that covers all of the essentials for those on a budget and/or limited resources who don’t need a complicated bespoke event site. I managed to build an event site in minutes.

I identified some initial niggles which I have fed back to the team which I am sure were already on their list.

I look forward to the upcoming updates and then the launch which can’t be far away.

Visit Eventstreamsapp

Web design: the most important thing is simply to start

Many people ask me, “How can I get started in web design?” or, “What skills do I need to start making web applications?” While it would be easy to recommend stacks of books, and dozens of articles with 55 tips for being 115% better than the next guy, the truth is that you don’t need learn anything new in order to begin. The most important thing is simply to start.

http://37signals.com/svn/posts/2538-the-first-step-is-to-start

My first gig was for a small charity that I was doing summer admin for and they didn’t have a site.. so I just went for it.