Boagworld Podcast

Web & Digital Advice

Digital and web advice from Headscape and the addled brain of Paul Boag... tell me more

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Every Thursday Paul Boag and Marcus Lillington are joined by a variety of guests to discuss a range of web design related topics. The show is fun, informative and quintessentially British! With content for designers, developers and website owners, you can be sure it will have something for everybody no matter their experience.

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Poo, wee and surgery

Being released on Thursday, April 24, 2014

This week on the Boagworld web show we talk about the challenges of running a charity website and how to get busy people to contribute to your site.

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People & Projects (Season 9)

Season 9 of the Boagworld Show focuses on people and projects. Not web celebs or ground breaking internet startups. We are going to talk to real people working on everyday websites. People like you.

Featured: Sunny coastlines and micro payments

On the first show of season nine we talk to a web developer working on a council website and discuss online donations.


Digital Adaptation (Season 8)

Season 8 of the Boagworld Show takes a look at the bigger picture. It's no longer enough for an organisation to have a website and Facebook page. We are moving away from the industrial era into a new digital economy. But what does that mean for business and how does it effect us as web professionals?

Featured: A customer centric culture

This week on the Boagworld web show we look at how digital has empowered customers and led to a service driven business culture.


The great debates (Season 7)

Season 7 of the Boagworld show focuses on the great debates raging in the web design community. Whether it be responsive design vs native apps or flat design vs skeuomorphism, we are going to investigate the facts and discuss the options.

Featured: Podcasting Christmas Crossovers

As Christmas is a time for friends, fun and frivolity, we thought we would team up with some other Great British podcasts for a special Christmas episode.


Get your questions answered (Season 6)

Season 6 of the Boagworld show is all about your questions. From questions about dealing with senior management to advice about the latest design technique, we are here to help. If we can’t answer a question, then we will find somebody who can.

Featured: Skills, maintenance and proposals

This week on little web design podcast we look at the key skills every web designer should have, how to win over clients and how to manage them over the long term.


Pick of the Posts (Season 5)

Season 5 of the boagworld show highlights the best web design advice out there. From posts that have become timeless classics to the latest innovations, each Thursday we will highlight articles worthy of your attention and share our thoughts on each.

Featured: Mumbling about mobile

This week on the most lushish web design podcast: One size fits none, nine questions about your mobile strategy and how do you hold your mobile phone?


Awesome apps, terrific tools (Season 4)

There are great apps and tools being released everyday to help those involved in the web do their job better. With so much out there, its hard to find the best tool for the job. That is why season 4 focuses on awesome apps and terrific tools. Vote now, for apps you want to see featured.

Featured: Lorempixel, GTMetrix, Responsibility Matrix and What the Font

Dummy images that won’t confuse clients. The ultimate performance measuring tool. A mobile app for identifying fonts and something called a responsibility assignment matrix. Not a bad line up for this week’s show.


Client Centric Web Design (Season 3)

Client Centric Web Design will propose a different model for building websites, one where the web designer and client work in a collaborative relationship. This introduction to an alternative approach to web design results in better sites, more satisfying projects and happier clients.

Featured: Nurturing a communicative relationship

Too many client relationships are like something from a bad romantic comedy. In this post we look at how working with clients is much like dating. Marcus and Paul are the love doctors laying down principles for the perfect relationship.


Case study in best practice (Season 2)

In this season we turn the theoretical into the practical when we take all we have learn't in the past and apply it to the rebuild of

Featured: Making analytics work for you

Do you get the most out of Google analytics or are you just scratching the surface? In this post we discover that analytics is about more than user sessions, page views and bounce rates.


Building sites for return on investment (Season 1)

In this season of Boagworld we explore ways that your website can begin to pay for itself. We look at how to move your site from being a drain on resources to a key component in your business strategy. Subjects include: developing business objectives, measuring successes, creating positive user experiences, implementing calls to action, refining your site and marketing effectively.

Featured: Make better informed decisions about your site

(S01:E01) As website owners we like to talk about the importance of business objectives but I suspect we talk the talk, rather than walk the walk.


The original podcast (Classic)

The original Boagworld Podcast ran for over 200 episodes and was the first podcast on web design. Aimed at those who design, develop and run websites, it won many awards and grew rapidly from its humble beginnings in 2005. We reinvented the show in 2010 but the old episodes have been kept online and redefined as ‘classic episodes’.

Quick Audio Bites

As well as the full podcast, Paul also records frequent audio tips that last only a few minutes. These quick audio bites will get you thinking and keep your website in the front of your mind. Why not subscribe to them?