As an industry professional, you don’t need us to tell you that the web is in a constant state of evolution, nor does it take a genius to work out that if you’re to continue to flourish in this ever-changing climate, it pays to keep well informed of what’s going on. Whether you are a complete professional or a beginner starting their first blog.
That’s where podcasts really come into their own; presenting the perfect opportunity to tap into the mind of industry experts whilst on the go. The best part? There’s plenty of awesome web design podcasts out there, each one offering a unique take on both where the industry is at today, and where it’s likely to be going forward.
The good news is that the web itself offers no shortage of industry analysis, how-to guides, and thought pieces on emerging trends. The bad news is that most of us are often so busy developing new designs for our clients that we simply don’t have the time to sit down and read the best of what’s out there.
Below, we’ve picked out just five of the best web design podcasts currently being broadcast in 2016.
The Design Details Podcast by Bryn Jackson and Brian Lovin
Updated each week, Design Details provides a great look into the thought process of leading designers from top companies like Google, Apple, and Facebook.
Despite the interviews churning out a mass of great ideas, useful info, and a feast of food for thought, Design Details is a very entertaining listen and is certainly a must-hear podcast for anyone who ever wanted to pick the brains of the industry’s finest.
Listen at: http://spec.fm/podcasts/design-details
A responsive Web Design Podcast by Karen McGrane and Ethan Marcotte
Regularly topping charts of the best web design podcasts around, this weekly show sees the hosts interviewing those responsible for putting together some of the most attractive responsive websites on the net.
It’s insightful,well presented, and in my own experience serves as a great source of ideas and inspiration.
- Listen at: http://responsivewebdesign.com/podcast/
The Web Ahead by Jen Simmons
A truly captivating show that will no doubt have you plowing back through previous episodes once you’ve heard it for the first time, The Web Ahead sees design expert Jen Simmons chatting with industry thought leaders about the ever-changing state of the web, and more importantly – what lies ahead for the future of digital design.
New episodes are released monthly, and make great, can’t-miss listening for anyone looking to keep up-to-date with both emerging trends and the current state of the web.
Businessology by Jason Blumer and Dan Mall
A great one for freelancers or those running their own web development agency, Businessology focuses on what they call “the business of design, and the design of business.”
Recent episodes have covered subjects such as agency leadership, how to set fair and accurate pricing, and the most tricky of situations – explaining design decisions to your customers.
It’s chock full of tips and suggestions and is one that’s definitely worth checking out.
- Listen at: http://www.businessology.biz/show/
Unfinished Business by Andy Clarke
If you couldn’t get enough of talk about the business side of web design and development, then Unfinished Business is certainly worth checking out.
Every fortnight, Clarke posts conversations with all manner of industry experts about developing and managing a business in the creative industries. As wildly entertaining as it is informative, Unfinished Business is one of the more enjoyable podcasts out there, and a personal favorite of your writer.