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Young Guns Show

Young Guns Show

By Galen Gidman
The Young Guns Show aims to feature and inspire the young guns in the web industry — the guys and gals that aren't waiting for "someday" to do amazing things.
JavaScript and Writing with Jack Franklin
Jack Franklin shares his thoughts and fears about writing, explains why it's important to learn *real* JavaScript as well as jQuery and talks about his experience writing a book.
April 29, 2013
Making, Breaking and Doing with Tom Ashworth
On today's episode, Tom Ashworth and I talk about how he got his start programming robots, what it's like to work for Remy Sharp, his various side projects, building tools for and staying confident in yourself as a designer and developer.
April 15, 2013
Product Ponderings with Trevan Hetzel
I couldn't think of a better person to head up the return of the Young Guns Show than Trevan Hetzel. Trevan and I chat about the in and outs of building products, convincing small town clients of the value of a website, the growing midwest startup scene and motocross.
March 29, 2013
Design is for All with Gannon Burgett
Today I talk with writer, photographer and designer Gannon Burgett about being an overall creative, the psychological aspect of design, the importance of finding a niche, and his recent battle with cancer.
November 23, 2012
Learning from Failure with Chris Wallace
Today, Chris Wallace and I chat about his journey into design, freebie sites and how to do them right, running a design agency, pricing and billing strategies, and his theme shop, UpThemes.
November 02, 2012
All About Velodroming with Luke Jones
I think you guys are going to love this one. Luke Jones and I sit down and have a great chat about the constantly-evolving web industry, what makes a good portfolio, how to market yourself as a freelancer and why the Nexus 7 is better than the iPad. Also, velodroming!
October 19, 2012
A Selfie with Galen Gidman
Due to a last-minute change of plans, I found myself without a guest for this episode just hours before it was supposed to be posted — on my birthday no less. But hey, what's that saying about life, lemons and making lemonade? Anyway, here you go — me, being interviewed on my 18th birthday by my dad, @cravelight.
October 05, 2012
Features and Products with Jared Erondu
In episode 15, Jared Erondu and I discuss how he got his start in design and writing, startups, the difference between a feature and a product, what it's been like growing The Industry and his awesome workspace.
September 21, 2012
Scalable CSS with Harry Roberts
Today I talked to Harry Roberts (Mr. CSS Wizardry himself) about how he got his start, the Smashing Magazine Expert's Panel, faavorite, breaking good CSS habits and best-practices, how to write scalable and usable CSS and preprocessors.
September 07, 2012
Make all the Things with Drew Wilson
Sometimes I get a guest that's just plain fun, and Drew Wilson is certainly one of those guys. In the second Gunslinger Edition episode, we talk about Drew's numerous projects, the importance of passive income, how to learn and the future of Dialoggs.
August 24, 2012
Being Real with Yourself with Toni Gemayel
This time around we talked to Toni Gemayel about WordPress, his insane number of startups, balancing your time and being real with yourself.
August 10, 2012
Skipping College with Alex Mangini
In today's episode, Alex Magini and I get down and dirty with how he got into design, the Thesis theme for WordPress, blogging, responsive web design, what it takes to "safely" skip college, making more money than your friends and the upcoming NFL season.
July 27, 2012
Reasoned Visual Simplicity with Derek Jensen
Today's guest is a writer and great proponent of visual simplicity. We talk with Derek Jensen about the writing/design overlap, how to become a better writer, his new project, the problems Microsoft faces and even manage to fit in the show's first ever hair related question.
July 13, 2012
Design Professionalism with Andy Rutledge
I decided to mix things up this time around and interview a seasoned industry professional in the first airing of a new episode format I've dubbed, Young Guns Show [Gunslinger Edition]. Andy Rutledge and I discuss education, the advantages and disadvantages of freelancing versus agency work, design professionalism, and what the client/designer relationship should look like. Also, you hear Andy's thoughts on if he'd rather never design again or be clean shaven for the rest of his life.
June 29, 2012
Gaining Confidence as a Designer with Rachel Shillcock
You're really going to love this one guys. In what may end up being our longest episode ever, Tim and I talk with designer, developer and author Rachel Shillcock about exposure, personal branding and Dribbble.
June 15, 2012
Designers Talk Too Much with Jonathan Ogden
In today's episode, Jonathan Ogden, new co-host Tim Smith and I talk about what it's like to work for an agency, the benefits of side projects, designers that talk too much and Jonathan's music project, Rivers and Robots.
June 01, 2012
Designin' and Podcastin' with Tim Smith
Tim Smith and I talk all about his journey in the design industry, what it really means to be a designer and the importance of education. We also chat about his podcast, The East Wing, and learn his middle name.
May 18, 2012
All about Expression Engine with Kyle Cotter
Today, Kyle Cotter and I talk about high-school web courses, ExpressionEngine, and how to get the job you've always dreamed of.
May 04, 2012
Designer Education with Janna Hagan
In today’s episode, Janna Hagan and I talk in-depth about what inspires her as a designer, how to get the most out of Twitter, and the pros, cons, and things to consider when going to college to learn design.
April 20, 2012
Collaboration and Open-Source with Dan Eden
Today’s guest was the ever-terrific, Dan Eden. Dan is a beer-drinking, checked-shirt-wearing web designer and student from Manchester. We talked about whether designers should code, collaborating with others on projects, the Forrst buyout and open source.
April 06, 2012
Why We Do What We Do with Paul Adam Davis
This week I was privileged to have as my guest Paul Adam Davis. Paul is a 21-year-old developer, designer and the 2011 .net Magazine Young Developer of the Year. We talked about getting started, building web apps, the advantages and disadvantages of code frameworks and about how he got his .net Magazine award.
March 23, 2012
Gettin’ Goin’ with Dan Philibin
In the first ever episode of the Young Guns Show, Dan Philibin and I talk WordPress, entrepreneurship, getting started in the web industry and the importance of education. Also, you may or may not find out if Dan is a coffee or tea person.
March 09, 2012