Web design podcast episode 2

Paul Boag

Back by a lack of popular disapproval, comes the second boagworld.com podcast. This weeks podcast covers, my failing to be American, an introduction to web standards, arguments over accessibility, rumours of Photoshop CS3 and a review of Dreamweaver 8.

To download the latest podcast click here.

Well here it is, somewhat early due to a British Bank Holiday and a client meeting on Tuesday.

Below is a brief outline of the things covered in this week’s podcast as well as links to some of the articles mentioned:

Thanks for all the emails

Thanks to everybody that has taken the time to contact me, encouraging me to continue podcasting. Don’t forget, if you have any comments, questions or suggestions please email them to me. Or even better, record them as MP3 files and then email them to me. That way you don’t have to just listen to my voice droning on!

I mention that I have been listening to some other technical podcasts and so here they are:

  • Diggnation (Absolutely brilliant, if only I was half as funny as these guys)
  • WebDevDesign (Yes there is another web design podcast and damn him he is good)
  • This week in tech(general ramblings on technology. Very entertaining)

A better way to build websites

What are web standards? Why should I bother with them? Why I shouldn’t be smug if I already build with them.

Check out my article on the subject


Accessibility vs. Availability

There has been an argument going around for a while about web accessibility. Is it about meeting the needs of disabled users or about meeting the needs of all users no matter their disability, device or browser? This article gives a very balanced view on the subject…read accessibility vs. availability


In Britain this is a floor cleaner, but for the rest of the world it is an exciting methodology that brings together JavaScript, XML, CSS to allow web pages to update without reloading (among other things). Read my article on AJAX

A listapart fuels fixed vs. fluid debate

Should websites be fixed width or fill the browser window? The launch of the new listapart site has caused some to restart this long standing argument. Read one of the more balanced responses.

Photoshop CS3

Rumours have emerged about the next version of Photoshop only months after the previous version has been released. Read some of the proposed features.

Review: Dreamweaver 8

Very nice indeed‘. Macromedia are currently talking about a UK release date of the 17th September.

See the complete feature list