Jen Simmons and I are very pleased to announce that our first guest on The Web Behind will be none other than John Allsopp.
Hailing from Sydney, Australia, John by himself has seen and done more on the web than most web teams put together. First encountering the web in the early 1990s, he built one of the very first CSS tools, Style Master, and a number of other web development tools; published a wealth of information like support charts and free courses; wrote the deeply insightful and far-seeing article “A Dao of Web Design”; influenced the course of the Web Standards Project; and founded a successful international conference series that continues to this day.
We’re incredibly excited to have John as our inaugural guest, and hope you’ll join us for the live recording this Thursday, September 20th at 6pm Eastern/3pm Pacific. That’s also Friday, September 21st at 8am Sydney time, and 2200 UTC if you want to calculate your own local offsets. The time zone dance is the reason we’re recording the first show at that particular time. Moving forward, the plan is to record on Wednesdays, usually mid-afternoon (US Eastern) but sometimes in the morning — again, depending on the time zones of our guests.
Be able to say you were there when it all started: please join us for the live recording, and subscribe to get the finished podcasts as they’re released. We already have some great guests lined up for subsequent shows — more on that as we firm up dates and times — and some interesting plans for the future. We really hope you’ll be there with us!