Einstein & Sock Monkey
By Steve & Ron
About this podcast
This podcast covers web design news for the web geeks out there as well as for those who just own or run websites. We discuss a large range of topics with an emphasis on Web Technologies, User Experience, Usability, Content Management Systems, and Social Media. Hosted by Steve Martin (User Experience Designer), and Ron Zasadzinski (web developer and owner of CodeGeek.net)
Episodes (Total: 18 / Page: 1)
Dec. 4, 2011 · 00:54:13
We’re back after a month and half break with a massive pack of mobile news! We discuss a recent Adobe acquisition, the Kindle Fire, new advances in HTML5 that promise to make mobile development better, and how shopping on the iPad means you’re gonna buy more stuff! Enjoy! - Steve & Ron News Items: PhoneGap [...]
Sept. 16, 2011 · 01:11:18
We’re joined this week by Daniel McQuillen, a Air/Flex developer here in Fort Collins who built the Air application called Simple Diagrams http://www.simplediagrams.com/, it’s a tool used by many people including UX designers, education-types, and anyone who wants to get across complex ideas with simple diagrams. We do our normal news stuff, too, but we really loved talking to [...]
Aug. 31, 2011 · 00:57:38
Now that HP’s WebOS is going away, we all have one less thing to worry about!! (for better or worse) We discussed that, among a bunch of other things, with John Wolters (@jochenwolters) who stopped by for another AWESOME guest appearance before he headed back to Germany. Since we all end up having too much [...]
Aug. 12, 2011 · 01:04:39
Another fun episode of the web design world’s most lovable podcast! We return for our crystal anniversary episode (look it up, nerds) to talk about UX research on the iPad, some important mobile news, the Iconathon, more thoughts in the “native app” vs “web app” for the mobile world, and Ron gives us some really [...]
July 27, 2011 · 01:05:10
We brought back Nick Armstrong (@IMNickArmstrong) for another awesome episode! Nick’s our resident social media expert, so we asked him to come give everyone the low-down on Google’s new social network: Google Plus! Nick had a lot of great information and even told us about features we didn’t know about. We also talked about Apple’s [...]
July 19, 2011 · 01:27:24
John Wolters (@jochenwolters) is back for round 2 – or 4 (whichever) either way, he’s awesome!  We decided to shorten the podcast just a bit and skip the “feature” section, only to wind up with the longest podcast to date!! But never fear, dear listener, it’s 1hr 27min of pure AWESOME! We go through the [...]
July 12, 2011 · 01:16:18
John Wolters (@jochenwolters) once again flies all the way from Germany JUST to grace us with his presence. Do we have good friends or WHAT? While he was here, he had great stuff to say about usability, iPhone web app prototyping, a new web image format (say it with me “weppppy”) and even got to [...]
June 2, 2011 · 01:08:32
Special guest Sarah Jane Griesemer (@savvysarahjane) joins us to chat about her love of kale (as in, the vegetable) and has a ton of great stuff to say about building communities, dealing with negative comments on your blog, and kale! We also discuss the news of the recently announced Google Wallet, YouTube turning 6, and [...]
May 20, 2011 · 01:20:49
Not only did we get to sit down for a 30 minute interview with the ineffable Cennydd Bowles (UX Designer Extraordinaire) but we have some great discussion on the “cloud” (is it the same as the internet, or not?), some interesting mobile news, what the Google I/O conference means for you, and the return of [...]
May 6, 2011 · 01:03:09
Getting good fonts on your website is easy for just about anyone – FINALLY! Ron gives a great explanation of the different ways to approach having more than “web safe fonts” on your site, and gives a review of a few of the more popular font services. Also news about Google Apps for Business, the [...]
April 23, 2011 · 01:01:01
In this episode we wonder about IE10, what’s really the top mobile OS, and have an interview with Kevin Hoffman (@kevinmhoffman), one of the Experience Directors for Happy Cog. He gives us some insights into one of the country’s best known web design firms, talks about working at the right level, and explains how to [...]
April 8, 2011 · 01:15:13
We’re BACK!! After a brief hiatus, we’re back with a great mobile-centric episode of the podcast. Featuring a great interview with Josh Clark (@globalmoxie), author of “Tapworthy: Designing Great iPhone Apps” that Steve recorded at the IA Summit in Denver. We also have news about Google dropping QR codes, the uselessness of CAPTCHAs, and more! [...]
Dec. 8, 2010 · 01:09:14
Special guest Nick Armstrong (@imnickarmstrong) joins us to talk about everything from Skittles porn to wallets. Oh, and some web design stuff as well. Enjoy!! - Steve & Ron Episode 6 Show Notes Special Guest: Nick Armstrong News: sixrevisions Blog Cartoon Web Designers vs. Web Developers iPhone 4 If you have the Video app running, [...]
Oct. 27, 2010 · 01:04:22
On this episode we learn about World Usability Day, why the new Blackberry OS matters to you, and Ron drones on and on (his words!) about Responsive Web Design. Nick Armstrong also gives us a great overview of Feedburner in his Social Media Minute, and Ron picks a surprising book for our Audible recommendation (hint: [...]
Oct. 11, 2010 · 01:15:46
On this episode we talk to the fabulous Jeremy Keith, author of HTML5 For Web Designers. Awesome book, awesome guy, awesome interview. We also have 2 additional guests: John Wolters (Usability Expert & Technical Communicator) from Aachen, Germany, and Lindsey Ogden (Designer & Drupalista) from Fort Collins, Colorado. Enjoy the podcast, and be sure subscribe [...]
Sept. 20, 2010 · 01:06:42
We discuss life with nothing but an iPad, Dark Patterns of UX design and have an AWESOME interview with Jeffrey Zeldman! Episode 3 Show Notes: News: Ron’s MacBook Pro crashed last week… Two-day turnaround from a Genius Bar appointment Two hours for a Time Machine restore, everything’s back to normal With the exception of license [...]
Sept. 3, 2010 · 00:56:58
On this episode we discuss whether “The Web Is Dead” or if it just “smells funny”, we learn about Disqus.com, how to feed your inner OCD, and more!  We also had an AWESOME special guest – John (Jochen) Wolters, all the way from Aachen, Germany. He was in town for a few weeks, so we [...]
Aug. 20, 2010
We’re excited to announce the launch of our VERY first episode of Einstein and Sock Monkey. We’d love any comments you have – good or bad. ENJOY! Steve & Ron Episode 1 Show Notes: News: Google Wave was cancelled. Primarily due to low user adoption rate Most of the features were duplicated within Google Docs [...]