Paul Boag just had the 200th episode of his podcast, Boagworld, which is the longest running podcast of its kind. It was this past Friday, February 12th and it truly was, as people have said, a one day web design conference. It lasted 12 hours and was broadcast live from boagworld.com with a live message board and a multi-camera feed. Although I only caught the tail-end of it, it was truly fantastic.
It was stacked with some of my favorite people in the web design industry. Some were interviewed via video chat while most others sat across from each other at a huge conference table, each staring into the screens of their MBPs.
There was, however, some trouble in paradise. Apparently, there were a couple of morons on the message board that were making personal attacks on some the guest designers. These idiots received way more attention than they deserved. This triggered an arsenal of very interesting, retaliating blog posts from many of the designers. Still, way more attention than they deserved.
Anyway, the whole point to this post was to give praise to Paul Boag on the effort and energy he put forth in creating the special 200th episode of Boagworld. Every time I listen to his shows, he never fails to inspire me and give me new perspectives to look at in web design and design in general. He and Marcus Lillington (co-host of Boagworld) are almost always in a cheerful mood, that’s contagious. I would also like to thank all of the designers that took the time to take part in the podcast, especially the ones that made the journey to “the Barn” which is the Headscape office in rural Dorset. I hope they are able to put the majority of the live show in a podcast format so that I listen to all twelve hours of it (in bits and pieces, of course).
Keep up the great work, Paul and Marcus. You guys do a wonderful job.