Kevin began developing for the Web in 1995 and is a highly respected technical author. Kev is a world-renowned author, speaker and JavaScript expert. He has a passion for making web technology easy to understand by anyone. Yes, even you!

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  1. SitePoint Podcast #102: Dumb Quotes

    The team is back with another news and commentary show! This week: HTML5 is ready to use, WordPress 3.1 is out, and some languages make developers swear more than others.

  2. SitePoint Podcast #100: Our Live Anniversary Show

    A special two-hour 100th anniversary podcast this week, recorded live with a parade of guests from the early days of the SitePoint Podcast. Miles Burke talks about handing his company over to his employees; Alex Payne shares his thoughts on Twitter’s use of hashbang URLs; Jina Bolton decides the secret to CSS workflow is to put someone in charge of it; Jeffrey Veen says fonts will never be perfect on the Web, and that’s okay; Matt Mullenweg hints at what’s next for WordPress; and Chris Wilson talks about life after Microsoft. It’s our biggest show ever—don’t miss a minute!

  3. SitePoint Podcast #100 LIVE!

    The SitePoint Podcast #100 will be broadcast live Sunday February 13th from 4PM PST. Visit this post at that time to watch the show live and participate in the chat room!

  4. SitePoint Podcast #100 LIVE this Sunday!

    This Sunday evening, the SitePoint Podcast celebrates its 100th episode by recording LIVE for two hours! Tune in to watch Kevin Yank, Patrick O’Keefe, Brad Williams, and Stephan Segraves as they record #100 live, and join in on the live chat to be a part of the fun! Read the full story for all the details.

  5. SitePoint Podcast #96: The Plug-in Wars

    Google Chrome drops H.264 video, Firefox 4 nears release, and how to avoid tainted WordPress themes. All this, plus a free gigabyte of extra storage for your Dropbox account in this week’s SitePoint Podcast!

  6. SitePoint Podcast #94: Appy New Year!

    This week, the podcast team discusses whether server-side JavaScript is destined to be the web technology of 2011, or just a lot of empty hype. Also: what can the Web learn from today’s thriving app ecosystems, and is RSS finished as a mass-market feature in web browsers? All this, plus our host spotlights, in the first SitePoint Podcast of 2011.

  7. SitePoint Podcast #93: The Zombies of Christmas Past

    In the last SitePoint Podcast for 2010, Brad, Kevin, Patrick, and Stephan reflect on the year that was: the shifting meaning of HTML5, the rise of Google Chrome, Flash vs Apple, and lots, lots more! Listen in now for all this, plus our final host spotlights for the year.

  8. SitePoint Podcast #92: BlogWorld Interviews, Part 4

    Patrick O’Keefe, Stephan Segraves, Brad Williams and Kevin Yank share their fourth and final batch of interviews from BlogWorld Expo 2010 in Las Vegas. This week on the show: UnMarketing’s Scott Stratten; TriOut’s Wayne Sutton; and from the Ask a Ninja Podcast, Kent Nichols!

  9. SitePoint Podcast #91: The Best Site of All Time

    On the SitePoint Podcast news & commentary show this week, the Chrome App Store makes its debut, we discuss the future of XML on the Web, and thing-a-day mania is everywhere! All this, plus our host spotlights—one of which is the best site of all time!

  10. SitePoint Podcast #90: BlogWorld Interviews, Part 3

    The SitePoint Podcast this week features our third batch of interviews from BlogWorld Expo 2010 in Las Vegas! The three interviews this week all have to do with WordPress, which means our resident WordPress expert Brad Williams takes the lead in our interviews with Grant Griffiths (Headway Themes), Syed Balkhi (WPBeginner), and Joshua Strebel (

  11. SitePoint Podcast #89: Podcast of the Year

    This week on the show, the guys celebrate winning .net Magazine’s Podcast of the Year award! Oh, and there’s a load of news: Google’s big security hole; an online book for web newbies built in HTML5; testing spinners and perceived performance; exploring the idea of keyboard-driven tooltips; and Internet Explorer 9 apparently cheats on a JavaScript benchmark.

  12. SitePoint Podcast #88: BlogWorld Interviews, Part 2

    Our second batch of interviews from BlogWorld Expo 2010 in Las Vegas: Don McAllister, the man behind ScreenCastsOnline; Jay Baer and Amber Naslund, the co-authors of The Now Revolution; and Paul Thompson, one of the fine folks behind Southwest Airlines’ social media presence.

  13. SitePoint Podcast #87: MeltSheep and FireRock

    In this jam-packed show, the podcast team discusses the importance of SSL encryption in light of new easy-to-use hacking tools like Firesheep. Also: Copyright meets cooking, Microsoft cast a new light on the future of Silverlight, and a new browser called RockMelt.

  14. SitePoint Podcast Special: .net Awards Announcement

    The SitePoint Podcast is one of the three finalists for Podcast of the Year at the .net Magazine Awards 2010! The team would like to send podcast host Kevin Yank to the awards ceremony in London, UK on November 18th, 2010, but to do so we need the support of you, our loyal listeners!

  15. SitePoint Podcast #86: BlogWorld Interviews, Part 1

    This week, the first batch of interviews from BlogWorld Expo 2010: accessibility expert Derek Featherstone on blogging and business; Team Lijit on their free site search and advertising service; and Chris Garrett on the Pillars of ProBlogging.

  16. SitePoint Podcast #85: Back to the Future

    A Google engineer disconnects from Facebook; extensions come to Opera 11; and a dramatic drop in traffic hints at a major Google algorithm change. This week on the SitePoint Podcast, regular hosts Patrick O’Keefe, Stephan Segraves, Brad Williams, and Kevin Yank are joined by special guest Kristen Holden, author of the SEO Business Guide.