SitePoint Podcast #12: 41 Shades of Blue

Episode 12 of The SitePoint Podcast is now available! This week your hosts are Patrick O’Keefe (@ifroggy), Stephan Segraves (@ssegraves), and Kevin Yank (@sentience), with special guests Elliot Jay Stocks (@elliotjaystocks) and Jina Bolton (@sushimonster).

Elliot Jay Stocks is the author of SitePoint’s latest book, Sexy Web Design. Jina Bolton provided the Preface to this book, and also co-wrote SitePoint’s The Art & Science of CSS.

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Episode Summary

Here are the topics covered in this episode:

Internet Explorer 8 Released

Google Summer of Code 2009 student applications close today

Google Portable Contacts Standard

Facebook user base hits 200 million. Will Microsoft buy Facebook?

Twitter Advertising Twitter-based Apps for Free

Doug Bowman Leaves Google Complaining of Impossible Conditions for Designers

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  • redcrew

    A suggestion: Rather than providing links to sites mentioned in the podcast, can you provide a transcript? That way, there’s another option for users who prefer to scan the transcript for the highlights rather than listening to a 20 to 45 minute podcast for the 2 or 3 items they are interested in.

    I’ve noticed more podcasts are simply providing a resource link to articles/sites mentioned in their podcast now, rather than providing a transcript.

    I would need another 48 hours in a day, or a dozen more sets of ears to hear all the podcasts.

    I find that if there’s no transcript for a podcast, I rarely follow through on downloading the podcast.

  • http://www.ifroggy.com iFroggy

    Hello redcrew,

    Thanks for the comment.

    Kevin mentioned on the comment thread for the last show that transcription is on the way: http://www.sitepoint.com/blogs/2009/03/20/sitepoint-podcast-11-interview-with-microsoft%E2%80%99s-chris-wilson/#comment-900384

    Hard to say when it will be, but it is on the table. :)

    Thanks,

    Patrick

  • http://www.historycommons.org/ Black Max

    Patrick, count my vote for transcripts as well. :)

  • http://www.ifroggy.com iFroggy

    Thanks, Black Max. It’ll come when it comes! :) We appreciate the feedback. :)

    Patrick

  • Kevin Fox

    Thanks for mentioning my post in your podcast. Without getting into the broader discussion about the comparative roles of aesthetic design and functional design in tool sites vs experiential sites, I would like to mention that virtually every consumer-facing project at Google has one or more designers working on it.

    Google has a huge number of Interaction Designers whose roles encompass functional and aesthetic design. In my post I referred to the *visual design* group as more consolidated instead of distributed among all projects, but that is not to say that designers aren’t deeply involved in Google’s products.

    Interaction Design at Google is considered a superset of aesthetic, visual, functional and cognitive design. The fact that a designer skilled in both cognitive science and fine arts and is labeled an Interaction Designer is not to say that the products they work on suffer for not having a Visual Designer on the team because those skills are well represented.

  • http://www.ifroggy.com iFroggy

    Thanks for stopping by, Mr. Fox.

  • http://www.leapbrowser.com leapbrowser

    Great information. Podcasts are links of the future. Does search engines count these links?

  • http://www.ifroggy.com iFroggy

    Thanks for the kind words. Do you mean the links in the blog post? If so, yes.

    Thanks,

    Patrick