ExplicitWeb

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ExplicitWeb is a regularly recorded podcast all about the front lines of website design and development. These typical half-hour shows are made up of hosts Rob, Hannah and John discussing the finer points of the industry, as well as sharing helpful tips and information for the savvy web professional.

Season 2 Episode 7 [direct link] - Season Finale

ExplicitWeb is hosted by PearSpace and endorsed by Rode Microphones.

In the last episode of the season we take a look at how the Web industry has progressed over the years, particulalrly in regards to the specialisation of services and skillsets.

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Season 2 Episode 6 [direct link] - Symphony CMS

ExplicitWeb is hosted by PearSpace and endorsed by Rode Microphones

In this episode we welcome special guest Craig Zheng, the project lead at Symphony CMS, to discuss the wicked little piece of software that is Symphony CMS. If you’re looking for a true CMS so WordPress doesn’t fit the bill, and you find Drupal too over the top and clunky, Symphony might just be the CMS for you.

Dive in to this episode with an open mind and your thinking caps on, journey through a world of XSLT, XPATH and other crazy acronyms. It’s intense, and we hope you enjoy the ride!

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Season 2 Episode 5 [direct link] - Browser Based Winning

ExplicitWeb is hosted by PearSpace, endorsed by Rode Microphones, and this episode was brought to you by VirtualHostX - easiest way to setup MAMP and Apache virtual hosts on your Mac. 

In this episode, Rob gets a new job, John talks about being accosted by WordPress fans in Spain and most importantly, we welcome a very special guest in the form of the god-like Martin Beeby. Martin is a Technical Evangelist for Microsoft and came along to talk about the future of browsers, he’s otherwise known as The Beebs - follow him on twitter, he is so worth it!.

This episode focuses on the past/present/future of browsers and web standards, trends in new standards adoption, changes in browser update mechanisms and other important issues surrounding the future of the web.

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Season 2 Episode 4 [direct link] - Open Web technologies

ExplicitWeb is hosted by PearSpace, endorsed by Rode Microphones, and this episode was brought to you by VirtualHostX - easiest way to setup MAMP and Apache virtual hosts on your Mac. See below for details of our VirtualHostX giveaway.

In this episode, Rob presents us with the open web technologies dilemma. Is it still possible to protect our work when using open technologies, and should we be able to? Do the benefits of open technologies outweigh the downsides? Can we legitimately sell open technology services and is it possible to be profitable?

Also this week we have another VirtualHostX giveaway, along with some cheeky discount codes for Moo and BioThemes.

Here’s some links to stuff we mentioned in the show:


VirtualHostX Giveaway.

We have 1 more license for VirtualHostX to giveaway. For a chance to win, make sure you’re following @ExplicitWeb on twitter and send us a tweet with the message outlined in this episode.

ExplicitWeb is co-hosted by:

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Season 2 Episode 3 [direct link] - Sensible Social Networking

ExplicitWeb is hosted by PearSpace, endorsed by Rode Microphones, and this episode was brought to you by VirtualHostX - easiest way to setup MAMP and Apache virtual hosts on your Mac. See below for details of our VirtualHostX giveaway.

In this episode, Hannah Wolfe talks about Social Networking. We discuss the issue of privacy and responsibility when publishing content online, the current obsession with documenting everything and how it can get you into trouble. We share our experiences of the best and worst of customer services on twitter and finally talk about data mining, twitter sentiment analysis and the future of the information age.

Here’s some links to stuff we mentioned in the show:

VirtualHostX Giveaway.

We have 2 licenses for VirtualHostX to giveaway. For a chance to win, make sure you’re following @explicitweb on twitter and send us a tweet telling us that you love us and that you want a VirtualHostX license.

ExplicitWeb is co-hosted by:

Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, we’d love to hear your feedback! You can also subscribe to the podcast via iTunes.

We had a great time at the Net Awards on Thursday, it was awesome to have the whole team in the same place at the same time. Aren’t we a beautiful bunch?

We had a great time at the Net Awards on Thursday, it was awesome to have the whole team in the same place at the same time. Aren’t we a beautiful bunch?

Season 2 Episode 2 [direct link] - Chris Spooner, Jack Osborne, and Gavin Strange 

ExplicitWeb is brought you by our lovely host, PearSpace.

In this week’s episode, John O’Nolan takes the reigns and steps things up a level with 3 amazing guests. First up in Chris Spooner of SpoonGraphics fame, giving us a modest insight into his meteoric rise within the Web industry. Following Chris, we talk to Jack Osborne from HTML5 Doctor about how he got involved in the site and his thought on the state of HTML5. Last but not least, we have Gavin Strange from JamFactory and Aardman Digital (yes, the same people that invented Wallace and Gromit!). Gavin infects the ExplicitWeb team with his humour and tells us about how awesome it is to work at Aardman, as well as sharing some great pieces of advice learnt from his successful career in design.

Here’s some links to stuff we mentioned in the show:

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Season 2 Episode 1 [direct link] - Staying ahead of the game 

ExplicitWeb is now brought you by PearSpace.

In this week’s episode, Rob Hawkes presents “Staying ahead of the game” focusing on the following questions:

  • What things are you most excited about for the next year or so?
  • How do you make sure your skills don’t become obsolete?
  • How do you know what’s worth learning and what’s not worth your time?
  • How do you keep track of the new things happening in the industry?

Here’s some links to stuff we mentioned in the show:

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Season 2 - Episode 0 [direct link- Introducing the New Season of ExplicitWeb

This week Hannah, John O’Nolan & Rob Hawkes talk about what they’ve been up to, and more importantly what’s coming in Season 2 of ExplicitWeb.

Some important news:

We’re pleased to announce that ExplicitWeb is now brought you by PearSpace.

We’ve been nominated for podcast of the year! Please vote for us at The Net Awards

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Episode 8 - Google Analytics, Twitter Content & The IE6 Debate [direct link]

On this week’s show Hannah introduces Google Analytics, Rob talks about the use of Twitter as a content distribution network and John creates the big debate: Should we still be supporting IE6?

Part 1 - Presented by Hannah @erisds
Google Analytics - More than just statistics

Part 2 - Presented by Rob @robhawkes
Twitter: A Content Distribution Nightmare

Part 3 - Presented by John @johnonolan
IE6: The Big Debate

Thanks for listening, don’t forget to tune in again in 2 weeks. Our next episode is due to be released 26th July.

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