30+ Podcasts for Web Designers, Developers and Freelancers

by Steven Snell

November 23, 2009 in Resources

Most designers and developers follow at least a few blogs from the design industry, but podcasts and video podcasts offer even more opportunities for learning and for staying up-to-date in the industry. In this post we’ll feature more than 30 podcasts and video podcasts that are excellent resources for designers, developers and freelancers.

Boagworld
A popular weekly podcast from Paul Boag that covers a variety of topics relevant to designers and developers.

Boagworld

Freelance Radio from Freelance Switch
Covers a wide range of topics related to freelancing.

Freelance Radio from Freelance Switch

Web Axe
Podcast and blog on practical web design accessibility tips.

Web Axe

dConstruct 2009
All of the sessions from dConstruct 2009 (from Clearleft) are available via podcast.

dConstruct 2009

CreativeXpert
A podcast series featuring interviews with web designers & other creatives.

CreativeXpert

Unmatched Style
Design gallery that includes podcasts and designer interviews.

Unmatched Style

SitePoint
The SitePoint blog includes a category for podcasts.

SitePoint

Lullabot
A podcast for Drupal users and developers.

Lullabot

Outlaw Design Blog
Web and graphic design blog from Danny Outlaw that includes podcasts.

Outlaw Design Blog

User Interface Engineering Podcast
Podcast from a leading research, training, and consulting firm specializing in web site and product usability.

User Interface Engineering Podcast

Typeradio
Podcast dedicated to type and design.

Typeradio

Read Between the Leading
Podcast from two design students.

Read Between the Leading

Design Matters
Podcast from Design Observer that profiles industry-leading graphic designers, change agents, artists, writers and educators.

Design Matters

Six Pixels of Separation
A podcast that covers new media, digital marketing and personal branding.

Six Pixels of Separation

The Rissington Podcast
A podcast from John Oxton and Jon Hicks. Only one new episode has been posted in 2009, but the archives contain some good content.

The Rissington Podcast

Video Podcasts and Screencasts:

Layers TV
Video tutorials for Adobe’s Creative Suite.

Layers TV

PixelPerfect
Photoshop tutorials from Bert Monroy.

PixelPerfect

PSDtuts Videos
Popular Photoshop tutorial blog includes video tutorials.

PSDtuts Videos

Nettuts Videos
Popular web development blog includes video tutorials.

Nettuts Videos

CSS Tricks Screencasts
Chris Coyier’s web design blog includes a number of helpful screencasts.

CSS Tricks Screencasts

Lost in the Woods
ThemeForest’s blog includes a category for screencasts.

Lost in the Woods

From the Couch
Video blog from David and Marc Perel that covers topics related to design, development and marketing.

From the Couch

jQuery for Designers
Helpful jQuery video tutorials.

jQuery for Designers

WordPress.tv
A great resource for WordPress users and developers.

WordPress.tv

Tubetorial
Video tutorials related to running and marketing a website.

Tubetorial

Photoshop User TV
A leading video podcast that includes Photoshop news, step-by-step tutorials, interviews and tips from the leading designers.

Photoshop User TV

Adobe Creative Suite Video Podcast
Video tutorials for the Adobe products, such as Photoshop and Illustrator.

Adobe Creative Suite Video Podcast

Lynda.com
Video podcast from a leader in online tutorials and learning resources.

Lynda.com

Photoshop Killer Tips
Photoshop tips, tutorials, and shortcuts from Matt Kloskowski.

Photoshop Killer Tips

.net Magazine
Popular magazine includes a video podcast for designers.

.net Magazine

This is Aaron’s Life
Aaron Irizarry’s blog includes frequent videos related to design and development.

This is Aaron's Life

Railscasts
Video tutorials for working with Ruby on Rails.

Railscasts

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  • designfollow

    Nov 23rd

    great

    thank you

  • Marcell Purham

    Nov 23rd

    Great list! All very good sites and can teach you a ton

  • xRommelx

    Nov 23rd

    thank you so much =D
    ill be busy this week

  • Accessible Twitter

    Nov 23rd

    Great list, thanks! I’ve been a big fan of Web Axe and Boagworld, and will definitely check out some of the others. Cheers.

  • Jay Philips

    Nov 23rd

    What a great list. I’ll definitely have to get my headphones out and start listening to them.

  • liz

    Nov 23rd

    great list! do you know about the live training videos at creativetechs.com/training? You should check those guys out they’re making some great content!

  • Eric E. Anderson

    Nov 23rd

    Thanks for the mention – we hope everyone has a chance to listen… be sure snag our two latest shows! One recorded live with Jeffery Zeldman & Ethan Marcotte on Designing With Web Standards 3rd Edition, and the other with Scott Thomas on Designing Obama.

  • Mike Chanter

    Nov 24th

    Great list – thanks!

  • Sam Brewer

    Nov 24th

    You forgot two of the largest developer specific podcasts I know of and that is:

    http://deepfriedbytes.com

    and

    http://dotnetrocks.com

    These are both high quality well respected shows in the community (at leat my community). How they are left off the list just shows that this list *really* isn’t for developers.

  • Josh Stauffer

    Nov 25th

    Love it. Thanks for the list!

  • Zine Creative

    Nov 25th

    Thanks for the list! Amazing.

  • Podcast Student

    Nov 25th

    Great list. I love web dev podcasts. I plan to link to this post on my website freeinternetmarketingaudio.com. Check out my site for a few that aren’t mentioned here.

  • Chris from 'Freelance For Money'

    Nov 27th

    Great resource thank you. I think we have a great profession as designers when we can be working and learning (listening to podcasts).

  • Podcast Video FILMgauge

    Jan 11th

    Nice resources for Podcast Video. Thanks for that!

  • Dave Harper

    Jul 10th

    You didn’t mention The Big Web Show, hosted by Dan Benjamin and Jeffrey Zeldman. This is a relatively new podcast show compared to some on your list, but it is definitely relevant and well done. Check it out:
    http://5by5.tv/bigwebshow

  • vuitton

    Aug 8th

    nice so`

  • Reply SMS Hindi

    Nov 3rd

    In celebration of its 5th anniversary, Dennis and Ross discuss the history of Web Axe and several memorable moments. Then, nine special guests provide excellent insight and information relating to web accessibility including Paul Boag and Bruce Lawson.

  • Website designing company india

    Dec 22nd

    Since I’ve just recently got myself the new iPod, I’ve become an addict to finding gems in the podcast library. Apparently I’ve missed a few.

  • Sheffield Website Design

    Mar 3rd

    Awesome list here, Thanks for sharing – I will now have something to listen to whilst travelling :)

    @mgpwr

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