Software How-To

The Back to Front Show

Keir Whitaker and Kieran Masterton discuss web design, web development and startups

The Back to Front show was started in 2013 by web industry veterans Keir Whitaker and Kieran Masterton. Over the first 40 episodes they have discussed everything from web design and development to startups and dog related tech. Today the focus has shifted and includes topics including remote working, working in the web industry, productivity, hipster beards and much more. Released irregularly but always produced with passion The Back to Front Show runs for around 40 minutes per episode and comes to you from the beautiful West Country in the UK. Thanks for listening.

Episodes

Kieran’s Big Red Button
00:43:18
2017-09-22 13:57:18 UTC 00:43:18
Kieran’s Big Red Button

It’s hard to believe it’s only been one week, no really, since our last confession. Where does the time go? In this episode we catch up on what’s happened in our lives in the last seven days, discuss the latest goings on at Medium, ponder why the Guardian doesn’t write listicles and end on probably the best API in the world! * [Shopify Plus](https://shopify.com/plus) * [Canada 150](http://canada.pch.gc.ca/eng/1468262573081) * [Medium Membership](https://medium.com/membership) * [Biz is Back at Twitter](https://medium.com/@biz/whats-happening-with-me-73e0192c54e8) * [BreweryDB](http://www.brewerydb.com/about) If you like listening to our West Country ramblings don’t forget you can support our astronomical Amazon S3 (Unlike Whole Foods Bezos isn’t reducing these prices) costs by becoming an exclusive member of the [Back to Front Show Club](http://backtofrontshow.com/club/)!

Back Stories with Oliver Lindberg
00:34:52
2017-09-22 13:57:18 UTC 00:34:52
Back Stories with Oliver Lindberg

In this episode of Back Stories, Keir chats with [Oliver Lindberg](https://oliverlindberg.com/)— founder of the new [Pixel Pioneers](https://pixelpioneers.co/) web conference series and all round content guru. Topics covered include how to find speakers for your conference, the role of a good editor, how to improve your writing skills, and how to pitch to an editor. ### Oliver Online * [Oliver’s personal web site](https://oliverlindberg.com/) * [Oliver on Twitter](https://twitter.com/oliverlindberg) * [Pixel Pioneers](https://pixelpioneers.co/) — Oliver’s conference series * [The Lindberg Interviews](https://medium.com/the-lindberg-interviews) — Oliver’s interviews

The Future of Medium?
00:47:07
2017-09-22 13:57:18 UTC 00:47:07
The Future of Medium?

Happy New Year to you all! Rather unsurprisingly we missed our end of year review but the outline was probably one of our best. Maybe we’ll do it next year! This episode we catch up on Kieran’s move behind the camera, argue over what exactly constitutes a pair of Daps and delve into the future of Medium in light of Ev Williams recent announcement. * [Colonna Brewing Guide Video](https://vimeo.com/199295294) * [What are Daps?](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plimsoll_shoe) * [Renewing Medium’s Focus](https://blog.medium.com/renewing-mediums-focus-98f374a960be#.5gjjn4z1l) * [Joe Polastre at Canvas Conference 2015](https://vimeo.com/144750828) * [Venture Capital is going to Murder Medium](https://m.signalvnoise.com/venture-capital-is-going-to-murder-medium-656cbccf4829#.m3dcuepl2) * [Dear Medium … Why Didn’t You Ask Us?](https://m.signalvnoise.com/venture-capital-is-going-to-murder-medium-656cbccf4829#.m3dcuepl2) * [Long Medium](https://500ish.com/long-medium-b9ddfe2c3a0a#.t7eod0hle) * [Drew Wilson’s Cave Week](http://caveweek.com/) If you like the show don’t forget you can support our astronomical S3 costs by becoming an exclusive member of the [Back to Front Show Club](http://backtofrontshow.com/club/)!

We Don’t Need no Education
00:56:12
2017-09-22 13:57:18 UTC 00:56:12
We Don’t Need no Education

I’ll say this — time off between episodes certainly gives us plenty to talk about. In our 45th, almost hour–long, outing behind the mics we welcome new members to “[the club](http://backtofrontshow.com/club/)“, discuss Kieran’s move into the world of coffee capsule commerce, ponder on new forms of web education, and learn more what Kieran receives in the post! * [David McCann](http://backtofrontshow.com/club/#david-mccann) * [Matt Wilmott](http://backtofrontshow.com/club/#matt-willmott) * [Colonna Coffee](https://colonnacoffee.com/) * [Oliver Lindberg](https://oliverlindberg.com/) * [The New Digital School](https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1437234252/the-new-digital-school-an-alternative-to-design-ed) * [Lecture In Progress](http://lectureinprogress.com) * [Lecture In Progress Kickstarter](https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/hudsonbecgroup/lecture-in-progress) * [Web Teaching Day](http://webteaching.today/) * [How to Survive as a Web Designer Beyond 2020](http://www.creativebloq.com/advice/how-to-survive-as-a-web-designer-beyond-2020)

Back Stories with Kurt Elster
00:38:12
2017-09-22 13:57:18 UTC 00:38:12
Back Stories with Kurt Elster

In this episode of Back Stories, Keir chats with [Kurt Elster](http://kurtelster.com/) — founder of ecommerce agency [Ethercycle](https://ethercycle.com/), host of the popular [Ecommerce Hacks Weekly](http://wcommercehacksweekly.com/) video series, author of [Ecommerce Bootcamp](http://ecommerce-bootcamp.com/ "Ecommerce Bootcamp - The Step-by-Step Shopify Marketing Playbook"), and the host of [The Unofficial Shopify Podcast](http://www.unofficialshopifypodcast.com/ "The Unofficial Shopify Podcast"). Topics include the benefits of the “peacock” jacket, naming your company, specialisation, automating inbound leads, productised consulting, and much more. ### Kurt Online * [Kurt’s personal web site](http://kurtelster.com/) * [Kurt on Twitter](https://twitter.com/kurtinc) * [“Ecommerce Bootcamp”](http://ecommerce-bootcamp.com) — Kurt’s book * [The Unofficial Shopify Podcast](http://unofficialshopifypodcast.com) — Kurt’s podcast * [Ethercycle](http://ethercycle.com) — Kurt’s company * [Ecommerce Hacks Weekly](http://wcommercehacksweekly.com/) — Kurt’s newsletter

Back Stories with Craig Lockwood
00:36:39
2017-09-22 13:57:18 UTC 00:36:39
Back Stories with Craig Lockwood

Welcome to the second episode of [Back Stories](http://backtofrontshow.com/about#back-stories) — a new series of one on one interviews hosted by Keir Whitaker (one-half of the team behind [The Back to Front Show](http://backtofrontshow.com/about/)). In this episode, Keir is joined by [Craig Lockwood](http://www.craiglockwood.co.uk/) — long time friend of the show and the man behind endeavours including software, events, co-working spaces, and more. In this very open and honest account of his work and life, Craig shares his experiences of working in the web and tech industry. ### Craig Online * [Craig’s personal web site](http://www.craiglockwood.co.uk/) * [Craig on Twitter](https://twitter.com/craiginwales) * [Shopish](http://www.shopish.co.uk) — Craig’s day job * [Fit Stat](http://www.myfitstat.com) — Craig’s side project

Back Stories with Marc Thiele
00:30:33
2017-09-22 13:57:18 UTC 00:30:33
Back Stories with Marc Thiele

Welcome to [Back Stories](http://backtofrontshow.com/about#back-stories) — a new series of one on one interviews hosted by Keir Whitaker (one-half of the team behind [The Back to Front Show](http://backtofrontshow.com/about/)). Each episode, unlike the usual show, will come in at 30 minutes and will attempt to delve into the interesting lives of people working in the web, design, tech, publishing, and creative industries. In this first episode, Keir chats with [Marc Thiele](https://marcthiele.com/) — long-time friend and the man behind the [Beyond Tellerrand](https://beyondtellerrand.com/) series of web conferences. There’s plenty of ground covered including the early 8 bit days, Flash, events, and more. ### Marc Online * [Marc’s personal web site](https://marcthiele.com/) * [Marc on Twitter](https://twitter.com/marcthiele) * [Beyond Tellerrand](https://beyondtellerrand.com/) * [Twumble](http://twumble.com/) — Marc’s mostly German language podcast * [Marc’s interview with Keir on Twumble](http://twumble.com/episodes/time-for-bed-mit-keir-whitaker)

The Super Lit, Fam, Dope, En Flique Episode
00:53:53
2017-09-22 13:57:18 UTC 00:53:53
The Super Lit, Fam, Dope, En Flique Episode

It feels like only last week that the two “K Units” got behind the Samson [CO1UPRO](http://amzn.to/2cR3aGW)‘s and recorded episode [#43](http://backtofrontshow.com/episode-43/). So close in fact, that we even manage to think we are still actually recording episode #43! In this short 53 minute episode, we catch up on recent life goings on, learn that Kieran has been “tamping hard” in his role as “Digital Guy” at the bespoke artisanal [coffee roasting company](https://colonnacoffee.com/), discuss language used by people under the age of 30, announce our new [club](http://backtofrontshow.com/club/), and round out with a chat about Kickstarter. There may even be a mention of earphones! * [Colonna Coffee](https://colonnacoffee.com/) * [Sir Gavin Ballard](http://gavinballard.com/) (see also [Episode #42](http://backtofrontshow.com/episode-42/)) * [Yorkshire Fat Rascal](https://www.instagram.com/p/BJWMWuXjdpa/) * [The Get Along Gang](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Get_Along_Gang) * [Sport Billy](http://www.childofthe1980s.com/2008/10/06/sport-billy/) * [Super Lit Cat](https://twitter.com/oh_cat) * [En Flique](http://definithing.com/en-flique/) * [8 Faces Collected](https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/elliotjaystocks/8-faces-collected) * [Origin – The Ultimate Coffee Brew Stand](https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/neilmacqueen/origin-the-ultimate-coffee-brew-stand) * [Woodbuds](https://woodbuds.com/)

Lost with Lindberg
00:40:22
2017-09-22 13:57:18 UTC 00:40:22
Lost with Lindberg

This week we celebrate the internet’s very own [Oliver Lindberg](https://twitter.com/oliverlindberg) as we get [#lostwithlindberg](https://twitter.com/hashtag/lostwithlindberg?src=hash). Given our distinct lack of direction for this episode, it seemed only right and proper that our favourite editor of the internet takes this week’s naming rights. If you are ever lost, and if you can find him, maybe you can also get “lost with Lindberg”. Cue the [music](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MVonyVSQoM). We might not be a crack commando unit but we did our best to highlight a few choice topics from the internet underground. In this week’s show, we speak out in favour of the new Instagram logo, welcome the Lord of the .io domain to the UK’s most hipster city, discuss a big man with a new big book, see the sunset on sunrise, and finally get all excited about our new startup! * [Instagram redesign their logo!](https://medium.com/search?q=instagram%20logo) * [Bath now more Hipster than Dalston](http://metro.co.uk/2016/05/04/bath-is-now-more-hipster-than-dalston-and-heres-the-photographic-proof-5857952) * [Pretty Much Everything by Aaron James Draplin](http://ddcbook.com/) * [Goodnight Sunrise](http://blog.sunrise.am/post/144196642739/its-almost-time-to-say-goodbye) * [Startpup Contest](http://wistia.com/blog/startpup-contest)

The Gavin Ballard Special
01:00:43
2017-09-22 13:57:18 UTC 01:00:43
The Gavin Ballard Special

This episode is dedicated to our favourite Australian [Gavin Ballard](http://gavinballard.com) — all round good guy, world traveller, bon viveur and last but by no means least [Shopify Expert](https://www.discolabs.com/). Gavin is a long time listener (we still aren’t sure why) and friend of the show. If we had a pin badge and sticker “care package” he’d be the first recipient! Topics covered in this mega-length show include the weather in the South West, Skype video, our favourite NYC diners, the use of technology in the bathroom, career paths for developers, and more. * [Gavin Ballard](http://gavinballard.com) * [Skype Etiquette](http://www.reuters.com/article/us-etiquette-skype-idUSBRE9AA09920131111) * [RIP The Market Diner](http://ny.eater.com/2015/10/27/9620208/market-diner-closing) * [Modern stock photography](https://modstock.co/) * [The Vazoo Video Keir Forgot](http://vooza.com/videos/meal-replacement-drink/) * [Being A Developer After 40](https://medium.freecodecamp.com/being-a-developer-after-40-3c5dd112210c#.scm6j3s3s) If you would like a show dedicated to you please let us know via the comment link below and we’ll undoubtedly make it happen.

Free Content Forever?
00:43:23
2017-09-22 13:57:18 UTC 00:43:23
Free Content Forever?

In this week’s episode, we turn our gaze to the topic of ad-blockers and paid content. We discuss Vitaly from Smashing Magazine’s recent post looking at how they are funding their content strategy and discuss our own views on paying for digital content. As always we book end the show with some “bants” including heartfelt thanks to some of our favourite supporters and a nod to a Cornish brewing companies new site. * [Keir’s controversial “Grilled Cheese” post](https://fiveandlime.com/the-love-of-a-grilled-cheese-b965dde7c3c8) * [The Grilled Cheese Hipster Revival](http://www.dallasnews.com/lifestyles/food-wine/food-wine-headlines/20150310-grilled-cheese-sandwiches-are-getting-their-hipster-revival.ece) * [Vitaly’s article on Ad-Blockers](https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2016/03/never-ending-story-ad-blockers/) * [Verdant Brewing Co](http://verdantbrewing.co)

The Big 40!
00:56:28
2017-09-22 13:57:18 UTC 00:56:28
The Big 40!

Three years ago we started this little adventure called The Back to Front Show. Since then we’ve somehow managed to record 39 shows. Not the best of averages but who’s counting? In our milestone 40th show, we discuss the cake that never happened, Keir’s favourite new TV show, standing desks and end with a discussion that starts with Sarah Parmenter’s recent blog post and ends with thoughts on specialisation. You may also be pleased to hear that our “and finally” section returns this week and features a great satire on our industry. * Waitrose Caterpillar Cake * Tattoo Fixers * The $25 Oristand Standing Desk * [The Elephant in the Room](http://www.sazzy.co.uk/the-elephant-in-the-room/) * [Vitaly from Smashing Magazine’s response](https://www.smashingmagazine.com/smashing-newsletter-issue-154) * [The Passable Designer](http://thepassabledesigner.com/)

Moving Away from the Code Face
00:51:34
2017-09-22 13:57:18 UTC 00:51:34
Moving Away from the Code Face

Like a phoenix from the flames, we have risen. Our year long retreat for slightly overweight tech men from the South West of England is officially over. We’ve eaten the kale, cleansed ourselves, got the glow and are now itching to get back behind the mics. It’s out with the Yeti’s and in with a spanking new steed for Kieran and a less than great “Madonna” mic for Keir. In this week’s episode, we discuss where on earth we’ve been for the last 13 months, chat about how we’ve moved away from the code face and share experiences of a life away from daily development. Finally, we announce the winner of the longest competition in Back to Front Show history! It’s good to be back.

The Joys & Perils of Remote Working
00:55:55
2017-09-22 13:57:18 UTC 00:55:55
The Joys & Perils of Remote Working

In a change to the announced billing, an impromptu early morning phone call made us think a chat about remote working might be in order. As many of us fight the January blues, and inevitable bout of illness that the new year often brings, it felt a timely opportunity to discuss the good, and the bad, aspects of working from a distance. Topics we discuss include: * How does working remotely affect us? * What we both like and dislike about it * How much real work you achieve per day * The importance of “banter” * Is the reality like the dream? * A typical day for remote working? * Do we put extra pressure on ourselves to output more as we are not in the office? * How to feel part of the company you work for And finally for those Nabaztag doubters out there you can read the full history of the internet enabled rabbit on [Wikipedia](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nabaztag)! ### Five Simple Steps Giveaway To be in with a chance of winning one of the two sets of [Five Simple Step’s Pocket Guide Collection 3](http://www.fivesimplesteps.com/products/the-pocket-guide-series-collection-three) all you have to do it answer one of the following two questions correctly. Kieran’s decision will be final (he’s a harsh judge): 1. **Q:** What was Matthew Lillard’s handle in the cult-classic 1995 film Hackers? 2. **Q:** In the same year Sandra Bullock played a Systems Analyst in the film The Net. During the course of the film her identity is changed by cyber criminals but what is the name they gave her? To enter just send a tweet to [@backtofrontshow](http://twitter.com/share?url=a&text=@backtofrontshow%20re:&hashtags=btfs038) with your answer. We’ll announce winners on the next episode.

Around the Web
00:42:51
2017-09-22 13:57:18 UTC 00:42:51
Around the Web

Happy 2015! We are back for the new year with a look at four links that caught our attention over the holiday season. We also spill the beans on some of the topics we’ll be covering this year. Featured in this weeks episode: * [TechCrunch Cribs](http://techcrunch.com/video/dogs-rule-at-barkbox-hq-tc-cribs/518330994/) * [12 Startups in 12 Months](http://blog.thinkapps.com/entrepreneurship/pieter-levels-founder-building-startup/) * [Just Try and do a Good Job](http://css-tricks.com/just-try-and-do-a-good-job/) * [Moonpig Vulnerability](http://www.ifc0nfig.com/moonpig-vulnerability/) If you like our little show we’d very much appreciate a [review on iTunes](https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-back-to-front-show/id594631752) if you have time. Thanks!

The 2014 BAFTAS
00:49:07
2017-09-22 13:57:18 UTC 00:49:07
The 2014 BAFTAS

It’s that time of the year when we look back on the past 12 months and dish out our (cough, cough) highly prized awards! This year in the 2014 BAFTAS we have eight categories and round off the show with a little bit of crystal ball gazing in which we both make our predictions for 2015. Without further ado here are the categories and winners: 1. **The award for not being a very good year in the industry:** 2014 2. **Conference/event of the year:** [Web Teaching Day](http://webteachingday.wordpress.com/) & [Beyond Tellerrand Berlin](http://beyondtellerrand.com/berlin-2014/) 3. **Podcast of the year:** [Startup](http://gimletmedia.com/show/startup/) 4. **Most hyped app of the year:** [Slack](https://slack.com/) 5. **Man of the year:** [Sean McCabe](http://seanwes.com/) 6. **Woman of the year:** [Rachel Andrew](http://rachelandrew.co.uk/) 7. **Trend of the year:** Privacy & Security 8. **Foo Bar of the year:** [#VATMOSS](https://twitter.com/hashtag/vatmoss) Happy holidays to our all listeners. We really do appreciate including us in your weekly audio listening. See you in 2015.

That VAT Thing
0:41:22
2017-09-22 13:57:18 UTC 0:41:22
That VAT Thing

This week Keir tries to speak “Somerset” and no surprises for guessing the outcome of that one. Once that’s done and dusted we take a look at the rise in [Markdown](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Markdown) based writing apps, examine a new ebook service from [Liberio](http://liber.io), try and fail to work out the implications of the new [EU VAT place of supply rule](https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/vat-supplying-digital-services-and-the-vat-mini-one-stop-shop/vat-supplying-digital-services-and-the-vat-mini-one-stop-shop) for digital services and finally round it out with a chat about at a new comms tool. * [Typed](http://realmacsoftware.com/typed) * [Whiskey](http://usewhiskey.com/) * [Liberio -“eBooks to go”](http://liber.io/blog/introducing-the-ebooks-to-go) * [Cat Noone interview on Smashing Magazine](http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2014/10/10/interview-with-cat-noone/) * [Sendowl and the VAT question](https://www.sendowl.com/blog/np-eu-vat-2015-proof-of-address.html) * [Rachel Andrew on the VAT rules](http://rachelandrew.co.uk/archives/2014/11/30/how-the-eu-vat-rules-make-eu-startups-and-digital-businesses-uncompetitive-in-a-global-market/) * [Wire](https://www.wire.com/)

Hacker not Cracker
00:39:25
2017-09-22 13:57:18 UTC 00:39:25
Hacker not Cracker

We are back once again (albeit a few days weeks late). Illness, travel and house moves put things on hold but we’ll be back in full force in the run up to the holiday season. This week we welcome in our new logo courtesy of Sean Johnson and pick out four links and topical stories we found of interest over the last few weeks. * [Sean Johnson](http://www.seanjohnson.net/) * [Nomad Community](http://hashtagnomads.com/?ref=nomadlist.io) * [Yandex Browser](http://browser.yandex.com/) * [Bittorrent bundles](http://nofilmschool.com/2015/11/creators-will-make-90-sales-bittorrent-bundles-paygates) * [Sony Hack](http://fusion.net/story/31116/inside-sony-pictures-employees-are-panicking-about-their-hacked-personal-data%20& http://www.wired.com/2014/12/sony-hack-what-we-know/)

Back behind the Yeti’s
00:53:16
2017-09-22 13:57:18 UTC 00:53:16
Back behind the Yeti’s

Back from our travels we retrun behind the Yeti’s to discuss everything from the hunt for the perfect email app to the sartorial elegance of modern tech CEO’s. This episode also features a rather spledid retreat venue only four hours from Spokane. * [The Web Is](http://theweb.is/) * [Beyond Tellerrand Berlin](http://beyondtellerrand.com/berlin-2014/) * [Punctuation Tips](https://medium.com/@wwnorton/punctuation-tips-a5e0d4a5e990) * [Google Inbox](http://www.google.com/inbox/) * [Define the CTO](https://blog.gregbrockman.com/figuring-out-the-cto-role-at-stripe) * [Business casual has become a little too casual](http://www.canadianbusiness.com/blogs-and-comment/business-casual-has-become-too-casual/) * [Dog Bark Park Inn](http://dogbarkparkinn.com/)

The Club Sandwich Special
00:27:41
2017-09-22 13:57:18 UTC 00:27:41
The Club Sandwich Special

Due to logistical issues Kieran was unable to join the party today. Thankfully [Marc](https://twitter.com/marcroberts) and [Ben](https://twitter.com/bbodien) from [Neutron Creations](http://neutroncreations.com/) kindly joined Keir for a chat over lunch (literally). This week we discuss the recent [web.is](theweb.is) conference in Cardiff put together by our good friend [Mr. Craig Lockwood](http://www.craiglockwood.co.uk/). * [The Web Is](http://backtofrontshow.com/theweb.is) * [Christopher Murphy](http://christophermurphy.org/) * [Benjamin Hollway](http://nothingrandom.com/) * [David Hieatt](http://hiutdenim.co.uk/) * [Managing Oneself](http://www.amazon.co.uk/Managing-Oneself-Harvard-Business-Classics/dp/142212312X)

Episode 31
2017-09-22 13:57:18 UTC
Episode 31

.--- title: Live with a Flat White date: 2014-10-24T12:00:00+00:00 layout: default permalink: /episode-31/ media: http://audio.backtofrontshow.com/backtofrontshow-031.mp3 length: 22348731 duration: "00:28:23" image: /img/hero-episode-031.jpg --- This week Kieran joins us live via a pair of Apple headphones from [Coffee #1](http://www.coffee1.co.uk/our-locations/wells/). Complete with baristas creating flat whites and the chitter chatter of remote workers typing away we throw audio fidelity to the wind and freestyle over a few links from [Keir’s web site](http://keirwhitaker.com/links/). * [Codebase](http://www.codebasehq.com/) * [Deploy](http://www.deployhq.com/) * [Dial 9](http://www.dial9.co.uk/) * [Sirportly](http://sirportly.com/) * [Keir’s 404 page](http://keirwhitaker.com/plug) * [MAMP Pro Apache Failed to Start on OS X Yosemite](http://wpshed.com/quick-tip-mamp-pro-apache-failed-start-os-x-yosemite/) * [Print media queries not working?](http://lawrencenaman.com/optimisation/print-media-queries-not-working/) * [Briefly](http://vimeo.com/107567840) * [A Brief Look at Texting and the Internet in Film](http://vimeo.com/103554797) * [Warmduscher](http://en.bab.la/dictionary/german-english/warmduscher)

So Entitled?
00:47:18
2017-09-22 13:57:18 UTC 00:47:18
So Entitled?

As we reach the ripe old age of 30 we sit back and chat about a topic we often come back to over an artisinal flat white – why do people think everything on the web “should” be free? We discuss some possible causes, the backlash against app developers charging for previously free tools and ponder if the rise of big VC has played it’s part too. Oh and yes there’s yet more microphone drama. All will be explained next week. As always we do apologise for the disruption to the service. If you like our show please feel free to [leave us a review on iTunes](https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-back-to-front-show/id594631752?mt=2).

Around The Web
00:50:05
2017-09-22 13:57:18 UTC 00:50:05
Around The Web

This week it’s our links show in which we ask the question “does having a beard make you a better dev” as well as discuss a very meta podcast and a new team collaboration tool. You may notice a slight audio disparity towards the end. Unfortunately, Kieran’s Yeti cable fell out (professional to the end) a new mic is on order! * [Mendip Hills](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mendip_Hills) * [Somerset Levels](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somerset_Levels) * [How to Beard](https://medium.com/@vanschneider/how-to-beard-6e1aa75ec379) * [Talko](http://www.talko.com/) * [Hear Startup](http://hearstartup.com/) * [Tesco to sell Blinkbox](http://www.n3rdabl3.co.uk/2014/10/tesco-planning-either-sell-close-blinkbox) * [Inside the company that rebuilt Digg](http://www.vox.com/2014/9/18/6154205/how-digg-was-rebuilt-betaworks) * [Archive Today](https://archive.today/) If you like our show please feel free to [leave us a review on iTunes](https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-back-to-front-show/id594631752?mt=2).

Domains
00:43:23
2017-09-22 13:57:18 UTC 00:43:23
Domains

Behind every great idea lies a great domain, or is it the other way round? This week we discuss the domains we keep renewing in the hope of one day using, the original ideas behind them and whether or not they will ever see the light of day. * [80’s Weetabix adverts](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-3pJCVFIkk) * [Comedians in cars getting coffee](http://comediansincarsgettingcoffee.com/) * [MK Geek Night](http://mkgeeknight.co.uk/) * [Break Conf](http://breakconf.org/) * [Mr.Cool from Happy Days](http://wiw.org/~jess/wp-content/uploads/2006/09/fonzgang.jpg) If you like our show please feel free to [leave us a review on iTunes](https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-back-to-front-show/id594631752?mt=2).

Around The Web
00:42:58
2017-09-22 13:57:18 UTC 00:42:58
Around The Web

After discussing Kieran’s classic 90’s Peugeot 306 Turbo Diesel we turn our focus back to six cuts from our web travels. This week featuring the finest in USB protection and 15 of the best productivity hacks money can’t buy. * [USB Condom](http://boingboing.net/2014/08/25/usb-condom-charge-your-device.html) * [1 Year as a Digital Nomad – How to Build a Business by the Beach](http://yongfook.com/1-year-as-a-digital-nomad-how-to-build-a-business-by-the-beach.html) * [iPhone ATM PIN code hack](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Vc-69M-UWk) * [Improving Smashing Magazines Performance: A Case Study](http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2014/09/08/improving-smashing-magazine-performance-case-study/) * [Can I use?](http://caniuse.com/) * [15 Instant Productivity Hacks Every Professional Needs to Know](http://www.inc.com/jayson-demers/15-instant-productivity-hacks-every-professional-needs-to-know.html?cid=sf01002) If you like our show please feel free to [leave us a review on iTunes](https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-back-to-front-show/id594631752?mt=2).

Conferences
00:53:58
2017-09-22 13:57:18 UTC 00:53:58
Conferences

In this episode we discuss all things relating to web conferences from the different style of events, costs and benefits, the long tail value of meeting like minded people and what you can expect if you are attending your first event. * [Beyond Tellerrand](http://beyondtellerrand.com/) * [Break](http://breakconf.org/) * [Reasons to be Creative](http://reasons.to/) * [MK Geek Night](http://mkgeeknight.co.uk/) * [Second Wednesday](http://www.secondwednesday.org.uk/) If you like our show please feel free to [leave us a review on iTunes](https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-back-to-front-show/id594631752?mt=2).

Around The Web
00:45:00
2017-09-22 13:57:18 UTC 00:45:00
Around The Web

In the first of our bi-weekly links shows we chat about the latest news on the Editorially team, have some friendly banter about startup culture and Kieran delves into the world of devices. * [Editorially team goes to Vox Media](http://stet.editorially.com/articles/editorially-joins-vox-media/) * [The 10 Things You Should Do When You Have Your Next Web Idea](http://www.sitepoint.com/10-things-need-next-web-idea) * [How Startup Funding Really Works (Infographic)](http://www.inc.com/laura-montini/infographic/how-startup-funding-works-infographic.html) * [Disney Engineers Invented an Algorithm That Automatically Edits Multi-Cam Footage](http://nofilmschool.com/2014/08/disney-engineers-invented-algorithm-edits-footage/) * [By-pass App Store QA with Rollout](https://www.rollout.io/) * [Connect SDK](http://connectsdk.com/) If you have a link for us feel free to get in touch on [Twitter](http://twitter.com/backtofrontshow) and [Facebook](https://www.facebook.com/backtofrontshow).

Transitioning
00:49:01
2017-09-22 13:57:18 UTC 00:49:01
Transitioning

Just when you thought you could delete us from your podcatcher we are back and with a distinct lack of excuses for our absence. This week we discuss our new weekly formats and chat extensively about “transitioning”. Over the last few months both of us have found our main focuses shifting and as a result the way we present ourselves online has changed, or had to change, too. We revisit our discussion on “flowery Twitter bios” and look at ways in which our friends, colleagues and heroes represent themselves online – through the blog posts they write, links they curate and share and other output including podcasts and videos. We touch on expectations, schedules and much more in our first episode back behind the Yeti’s. * [Sean Wes](http://seanwes.com/) * [The Sean Wes Podcast: Episode 92](http://seanwes.com/podcast/092-4-keys-to-growing-an-audience-when-you-feel-like-youre-not-getting-recognition/) * [Daniel Howells on Twitter](https://twitter.com/howells) * [Gary Vee](https://twitter.com/garyvee) * [Gary Vee on YouTube](https://www.youtube.com/user/GaryVaynerchuk) We’d love to hear about your experiences of transitioning. Get in touch on [Twitter](http://twitter.com/backtofrontshow) and [Facebook](https://www.facebook.com/backtofrontshow).

Excuses, what Excuses
00:52:16
2017-09-22 13:57:18 UTC 00:52:16
Excuses, what Excuses

No it’s not a mirage, this really is #023 of our occasional podcast. We must do better! Excuses are in abundance after which we discuss a whole raft of topics – some even web related! * [Beyond Tellerrand](http://2014.beyondtellerrand.com/) * [Web Teaching Day](http://webteachingday.wordpress.com/) * [New pricing for The Web.IS](http://www.craiglockwood.co.uk/blog/the-web-is-responsive) * [Mike Kus designed a t-shirt for Shopify](http://mikekus.com/portfolio/shopify) * [Cakebrew](https://www.cakebrew.com/) * [Bringing Pan Am Back To Life](http://fstoppers.com/bringing-pan-am-back-to-life-photographing-and-lighting-the-first-class-cabin-of-a-747) * [Figuring Out Responsive Images](http://css-tricks.com/video-screencasts/133-figuring-responsive-images) * [Oozled](http://oozled.com/) * [Normalising designs for better quality CSS](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldx4ZFxMEeo&hd=1) * [Dog Tech is back!](http://www.mydogsvoyce.com/)

Getty goes Free
00:58:49
2017-09-22 13:57:18 UTC 00:58:49
Getty goes Free

Six links and just under one hour of chat, what are we playing at? Variety is the name of the game this week. We discuss Kieran’s new event, Getty Images big news, magazine web sites, Netflix, coding standards, text editors and round off with the Mark Cuban’s best ever investment. * [The Web Is](http://theweb.is/) * [Indie Direct](http://ind.ie/direct) * [Getty Images goes Free](http://www.theverge.com/2014/3/5/5475202/getty-images-made-its-pictures-free-to-use) * [Digest Magazine](http://readdigest.com/) * [Uppercase Magazine](http://uppercasemagazine.com/) * [Netflix 2014 European Expansion](http://variety.com/2014/digital/news/netflix-makes-plans-to-move-into-europe-but-it-faces-fights-from-local-competitors-1201125910/) * [Code Guide by @mdo](http://mdo.github.io/code-guide/) * [Atom](https://atom.io/) * [Huvr](http://huvrtech.com/)

Happy New Year
00:49:03
2017-09-22 13:57:18 UTC 00:49:03
Happy New Year

Like the proverbial phoenix, we have risen! Kieran is back and we finally wish each other a happy new year. This episode we try and get to the bottom of why we weren’t nominated for a Net Award, this as you might imagine takes a while. We ask the other burning question of the week, that being is Harry Roberts (the one and only CSS Wizard) really under 25. We also manage to chat about some of the recent happenings in the web industry – no really we do. It’s good to be back. * [Net Awards](https://thenetawards.com/) * [Goodbye Editorially](http://stet.editorially.com/articles/goodbye/) * [37signals becomes Basecamp](https://37signals.com/) * [The Profitable Side Project](http://rachelandrew.co.uk/books/the-profitable-side-project) * [MK Geek Night All Dayer](http://alldayer.mkgeeknight.co.uk/) * [Twitter for Machines](https://dweet.io/) * [Ownercamp](http://ownercamp.com/) * [Flappy Birds MMO](http://flapmmo.com/)

The One with Marc
00:58:16
2017-09-22 13:57:18 UTC 00:58:16
The One with Marc

In our first episode of 2014 I am joined by new guest co-host Marc Roberts of Neutron Creations. After a lengthy chat about his rather special coat we moved onto more web related links and finished up with a discussion on node.js. Big thanks for Marc for taking the time to come on the show. * [MKGN All Dayer](http://alldayer.mkgeeknight.co.uk/) * [EJS on being less social](http://elliotjaystocks.com/blog/this-is-not-2013-in-review/) * [I can smell your CMS](http://www.lukew.com/ff/entry.asp?1815) * [Bitcoins explained in terms a 5 year old can understand](https://medium.com/p/73b4257ac833) * [Letterboxd 2013 review](http://letterboxd.com/2013/) * [Cameron Moll’s “typo”](http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cameronmoll/the-brooklyn-bridge-in-letterpress-type/posts/704856) * [node.js](http://nodejs.org/) * [Express web application framework for node](http://expressjs.com/) * [The Particle Lab](http://www.theparticlelab.com/) * [showterm](http://showterm.io/)

Annual Awards Special
01:17:12
2017-09-22 13:57:18 UTC 01:17:12
Annual Awards Special

It’s the end of year Back to Front Show awards special. An opinonated, and occasionally tongue in cheek, look back over the last year in which we celebrate the events, the trends, the people, the apps, the podcasts, the magazines and the books that have made 2013 a great year. We also have details of our first ever guest co-host who will be joining Keir in December! ### Award Categories Winners will be linked up in a few weeks time * * Conference/event of the year * Side project of the year * Podcast of the year * Magazine of the year * Book of the year * “Blogger who you wished blogged more” of the year * Hipster Web Site of the year (AKA the moustache wax award for web ingenuity) * Dog related tech product of the year * Team of the year * Man of the year * Woman of the year * Trend of the year * “And finally…” of the year _* We really want you to listen to find out!_

How to Work Remotely
01:06:25
2017-09-22 13:57:18 UTC 01:06:25
How to Work Remotely

We are back after a what can only be termed a travel enforced sabbatical. This week we chat about two new books focusing on remote working, Kieran regales us with more eco-living tales and we discuss why our industry seems obsessed on building businesses to flip. * [Brooklyn Beta](http://brooklynbeta.org/) * [Build](http://2013.buildconf.com/) * [Handheld](http://handheldconf.com/) * [Wood Grenade](http://imagehost.vendio.com/a/28304091/aview/grenade_2.jpg) * [Automate Your Responsive Images With Mobify.js](http://mobile.smashingmagazine.com/2013/10/24/automate-your-responsive-images-with-mobify-js/#mobile-navigation) * [Remote by 37signals](http://37signals.com/remote/) * [Year Without Pants](http://scottberkun.com/yearwithoutpants/) * [Knock to Unlock](http://www.knocktounlock.com/) * [Anatomy of a Password Disaster](http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2013/11/04/anatomy-of-a-password-disaster-adobes-giant-sized-cryptographic-blunder/) * [The Death of Everpix](http://www.theverge.com/2013/11/5/5039216/everpix-life-and-death-inside-the-worlds-best-photo-startup) * [Warby Barker](http://warbybarker.com/)

Frost on Speaking
00:58:18
2017-09-22 13:57:18 UTC 00:58:18
Frost on Speaking

This weeks episode is kindly supported by Squarespace, the all-in-one platform that makes it fast and easy to create your own professional website or online portfolio. For a free trial and a massive 10% off, go to squarespace.com and use offer code Backtofront10. In this episode we discuss Google’s foray into the IDE land, Brad Frost’s great post on speaking, Ace Hotel’s unique approach to web marketing and finish with the first use of the word p**n on the show. Rest assured it’s 100% SFW. * [Hyper Island](http://hyperisland.se/) * [Kieran’s wood burner](http://instagram.com/p/e9y924Br2G/) * [Overcast](http://www.engadget.com/2013/09/22/overcast-podcast-app/) * [Google Web Designer (Beta)](https://www.google.com/webdesigner/) * [Valve release Steam OS & Steam Machines](http://store.steampowered.com/livingroom/) * [Squarespace Stories](http://www.squarespace.com/stories) * [On Speaking by Brad Frost](http://bradfrostweb.com/blog/post/on-speaking/) * [Jam Factory](http://news.jam-factory.com/) * [Ace Hotel’s Thoughtful E-commerce Curation](http://blog.mailchimp.com/ace-hotels-thoughtful-e-commerce-curation/) * [Cabin Porn](http://cabinporn.com/) * [Cabin Porn Supplies](http://supplies.cabinporn.com/) * [Brooklyn Beta](http://brooklynbeta.org/)

Mixed Bag
00:48:32
2017-09-22 13:57:18 UTC 00:48:32
Mixed Bag

Episode #016 sees us discussing the recent Generate Conference in London, Shopify’s amazing Build a Business annual contest, faces for apps, Happy Cog giving us insights into their workflow and a couple of revisits including Editorially and Draft. * [Generate Conf](http://www.generateconf.com/) * [Distrify](http://distrify.com/) * [Shopify: Build A Business](http://www.shopify.com/build-a-business) * [The Dribbblisation of Design](http://insideintercom.io/the-dribbblisation-of-design/) * [Facebox.io](http://facebox.io/) * [UI Faces](http://uifaces.com/) * [Pimping mail.app](http://mac.appstorm.net/how-to/internet-howto/turning-mail-app-into-the-best-mac-email-app/) * [The Happy Cog Way](http://happycog.com/way/) * [Box Notes](http://content.box.com/?elqPURLPage=211) * [Editorially out of Beta](http://blog.editorially.com/post/60769345200/doors-are-open) * [Draft’s Hemingway mode](http://ninjasandrobots.com/draft-announcements-hemingway-mode-wordgoogle-docs-support-kindle-exports-and-more)

Proving your App
00:41:25
2017-09-22 13:57:18 UTC 00:41:25
Proving your App

Episode #015 is brought to you in partnership with Squarespace, the all-in-one platform that makes it fast and easy to create your own professional website or online portfolio. For a free trial and a massive 20% off (valid for September 2013), go to squarespace.com and use offer code Backtofront9. In this week’s micro edition we look at six great articles including a Medium post on proving your app idea with existing technology, the art of great support, Grunt, advances in wi-fi technology, Kieran’s latest bling accessory and a great post by our Texan friend Mr. Trent walton. * [From a Mailchimp email and Wufoo form to $25k in 3 months](https://medium.com/who-what-why/c744d79a6e76) * [Support Ops](http://supportops.co/) * [Automating with Grunt](http://bluegg.co.uk/web-talk-automating-with-grunt/) * [Mile-wide wireless](http://qz.com/120270/a-new-alternative-to-wi-fi-has-a-range-of-nearly-a-mile-and-wont-drain-your-battery/) * [The Nymi bracelet](http://www.theverge.com/2013/9/3/4688162/bionym-nymi-could-replace-all-your-passwords) * [Human Interest](http://trentwalton.com/2013/08/12/human-interest/)

Back to School
00:39:32
2017-09-22 13:57:18 UTC 00:39:32
Back to School

Kieran goes back to school this week and in between setting assignments for his new cohort we manage to discuss Keir’s recent trip to Brighton for the rather good Reasons to be Creative event, a tool for getting your clients content in order, speed tips, Ken and Ryu and end with a discussion on the dream startup team. * [Reasons to be Creative](http://reasons.to/) * [Lanyrd acquired by Eventbrite](http://blog.eventbrite.com/eventbrite-acquires-eventioz-and-lanyrd/) * [Speed Awareness Month](http://www.speedawarenessmonth.com/) * [Gather Content](https://www.gathercontent.com/) * [I Am Street Fighter](http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gZBITO5GwI) * [Enter the Seller Founder](https://medium.com/on-startups/1308a8f17137) * [Garmin Astro](http://www.blessthisstuff.com/stuff/living/misc-living/garmin-astro-dog-tracking-system/)

Six Choice Cuts
00:13:59
2017-09-22 13:57:18 UTC 00:13:59
Six Choice Cuts

Episode #013 is brought to you in association with [Squarespace](http://squarespace.com/backtofront), the all-in-one platform that makes it fast and easy to create your own professional website or online portfolio. For a free trial and 10% off, go to [squarespace.com](http://squarespace.com/backtofront) and use offer code **Backtofront8**. This week there’s a change to our format as we strive to go weekly. In our new “8bit-minified-compressed” format we discuss six choice cuts found around the web including Google and Uber, Local Tunnel and the trend of coffee cups in web marketing. * [Google invest in Uber](http://techcrunch.com/2013/08/22/google-ventures-puts-258m-into-uber-its-largest-deal-ever/) * [Failed products](http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=b5af47765edbd2fc173dbf27a&id=267bbb0346&e=34c0101748) * [Namebox.io](http://namebox.io/) * [Blind Browser](http://blindbrowser.com/) * [Local Tunnel](http://progrium.com/localtunnel/) * [They’re Using it at Coffee Shops](http://usingitatcoffeeshops.tumblr.com/) Thanks again to [Squarespace](http://squarespace.com/backtofront) for supporting the show

Back to the Code Face
01:02:09
2017-09-22 13:57:18 UTC 01:02:09
Back to the Code Face

Episode #012 goes back to the code face with a good chat about some new online services, the hard topic of what to call yourself and an in-depth discussion about the often contentious idea of charging for software and online services. * [One Last Scare](http://onelastscare.com/) * [Digest](http://readdigest.com/) * [Webby Podcasts](http://webbypodcasts.co.uk/) * [Coffitivity](http://www.coffitivity.com/) * [Clipping Magic](http://clippingmagic.com/) * [Kraken](https://kraken.io/) * [We are Makers](http://wearemakers.org/) * [Web industry job titles](http://css-tricks.com/job-titles-in-the-web-industry/) * [Twitter Uni](https://blog.twitter.com/2013/twitter-university-building-a-world-class-engineering-organization) * [Petzila](http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/petzila-connect-interact-and-reward-your-dog-from-anywhere-at-anytime)

How Not to Run a Competition
0:54:25
2017-09-22 13:57:18 UTC 0:54:25
How Not to Run a Competition

In the 11th instalment of our artisanal hand-crafted high-fidelity podcast we prove that despite being able to bring up a LAMP stack in under 12 minutes we are utterly incapable of running a competition. Listen in and find out who the two, yes two, winners of Keir’s lunchbox are! We also discuss Keir’s (and Elliot’s) latest publication called Digest, chat about a new design trend, shine a light on a new screencasting service and ask if online comments are dead. * [Digest](http://keirwhitaker.com/archive/print-is-dead-long-live-print) * [The Freelance Web](http://www.thefreelanceweb.com/) * [Hired podcast](http://hired.fm/episode/10) * [Sound Studio](http://felttip.com/ss) * [Hindenburg Systems](http://hindenburgsystems.com/) * [Quickcast](http://quickcast.io/) * [Should all web professionals be able to code?](http://boagworld.com/dev/should-web-professionals-all-be-able-to-code) * [Appropriate design](http://www.cxpartners.co.uk/cxblog/appropriate-design) * [Disqus](http://disqus.com/) * [Hipster logo](http://hipsterlogo.com/)

The Problem of Overfunding on KickStarter
01:03:23
2017-09-22 13:57:18 UTC 01:03:23
The Problem of Overfunding on KickStarter

As the web appears to have gone on holiday we present a mixed bag of goodness on Episode 010. We lament the loss of one of our zero’s, Kieran brings forth the news and the funny and we engage in a almost academic level of discourse on the issues associated with overfunding on crowdfunding platforms. Also included – a bit of Startup talk, a new Mac code editor, the new Royal baby and our first ever competition. * [Our new about page](http://backtofrontshow.com/about) * [An Event Apart lunchboxes](https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=an+event+apart+lunchbox&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=od_wUZ_9C4ziO6j7gfgO&ved=0CAkQ_AUoAQ&biw=1920&bih=909#tbm=isch&sa=1&q=an+event+apart+lunch+box&oq=an+event+apart+lunch+box&gs_l=img.3...0.0.5.454592.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0..0.0....0.0..1c..20.img.yfgot5nbc8w&bav=on.2,or.r_cp.r_qf.&bvm=bv.49784469%2Cd.d2k%2Cpv.xjs.s.en_US.MpiVkF51mpA.O&fp=9e894c3c56d64dbf&biw=1920&bih=865&imgdii=_) * [Keir on his Tom Cruise box](http://d.pr/i/NCyZ) * [Insites: ConfShop](http://viewportindustries.com/confshop) * [Macaw](http://macaw.co/peek/) * [Pixeli.st](http://www.pixeli.st/) * [Startupland](http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/76065318/startupland-a-documentary-series) * [Crowdfunding sites should ban over-funding](http://filmmakermagazine.com/73126-should-crowdfunding-sites-ban-overfunding/) * [Man Vs Raccoon](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHN-f6xTzsY) * [Royally Desperate](http://royallydesperate.tumblr.com/) ### Lunchbox Competition To enter the Back to Front Show lunchbox giveaway simply [tweet](https://twitter.com/intent/tweet?text=@backtofrontshow) the answer to the following question before Friday 2nd August 2013. All correct answers will be entered into the draw. If nobody guesses correctly the closest response will win. **Question:** What is the height difference in inches between Kieran and Keir?

New Flickr, New Digg!
00:52:51
2017-09-22 13:57:18 UTC 00:52:51
New Flickr, New Digg!

We are back behind the Yeti’s to discuss Keir’s trip to Beyond Tellerrand, the new Flickr subscription model, Digg Reader, Prism and our recent Mac email client woes. We round out the show with quite possibly the best use of technology we have come across – intrigued? You should be! * [Beyond Tellerrand](http://beyondtellerrand.com/) * [Marc Thiele](http://marcthiele.com/) * [Jonny Belmont (Reasons to be Creative)](http://reasons.to/) * [Josh Brewer at Beyond Tellerrand](https://vimeo.com/67897293) * [James Victore](http://www.jamesvictore.com/) * [The Secret Handshake](http://learnthesecrethandshake.com/) * [Flickr](http://flickr.com/) * [Mark Jaquith on Prism](https://medium.com/prism-truth/82a1791c94d3) * [Digg Reader announcement](http://blog.digg.com/post/53203926175/digg-reader-update) * [Sparrow](http://sparrowmailapp.com/) * [Postbox](http://www.postbox-inc.com/) * [Airmail](http://airmailapp.info/) * [Whistle](http://www.whistle.com/)

Celebrities on KickStarter
00:47:34
2017-09-22 13:57:18 UTC 00:47:34
Celebrities on KickStarter

This weeks show is kindly supported by Insites: ConfShop — A unique one day event for web workers focused on openness, sharing and learning taking place in London on Friday July 5th. Tickets are limited to 100 and are available for £125. In this episode we tell you about our new “studio”, discuss the route to inner nirvana (no really), the “problem” of celebrities on KickStarter and ask whether Ghost is the future of blogging as we know it. * [Insites: ConfShop](http://viewportindustries.com/) * [JonM](http://twitter.con/joncarlmatthews) * [Vimeo on Demand](http://vimeo.com/ondeamnd) * [8 Things Really Successful People Do](http://www.inc.com/kevin-daum/8-things-really-successful-people-do.html) * [Kwikset Kivo](http://appleinsider.com/articles/13/05/08/unikey-kevo-aims-to-turn-apples-iphone-into-the-ultimate-secure-wireless-house-key) * [Celebrities on KickStarter](http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2013-05/1/zach-braff-kickstarter) * [Rockford Files Titles](http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXtpoO_DlDM) * [Ghost: Just a Blogging Platform](http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/johnonolan/ghost-just-a-blogging-platform) * [Coffitivity](http://www.coffitivity.com/) Thanks again to Insites: ConfShop for supporting this weeks episode.

Online Collaboration
0:53:08
2017-09-22 13:57:18 UTC 0:53:08
Online Collaboration

But for pesky technical gremlins, this would certainly be our best episode yet. Apologies in advance for the background noise. Pre-recording testing was good, however it appears that an intermittent issue with a USB connector has caused us a few problems that can’t be edited out. Now we know we’ll do better next time. Moving on this week’s show focuses on online document collaboration, discusses GMail’s 9th birthday, a new JS gem from Dave Rupert and much more. * [MK Geek Night](http://mkgeeknight.co.uk/) * [Lessons learned in a year on my own](http://destroytoday.com/blog/lessons-learned-in-a-year-on-my-own/) * [Gmail is 9](http://gmailblog.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/gmail-9-years-and-counting.html) * [timeJump.js](http://davatron5000.github.io/TimeJump/) * [Wired UK](http://www.wired.co.uk/) * [Editorially](https://editorially.com/) * [Draft](https://draftin.com/) * [Edit Flow](http://editflow.org/) * [Giphy](http://giphy.com/)

All Things Startup
00:51:19
2017-09-22 13:57:18 UTC 00:51:19
All Things Startup

Skype wasn’t kind to us this week so sincere apologies for the sound quality. We are instigating new audio fiedlity procedure moving forward! This week we discuss Teux Deux moving to a payment model, the demise of Google Reader, startup media icons and Kieran manages to top all previous “and finally” items. * [MK Geek Night](http://mkgeeknight.co.uk/) * [The Startup Legitimizer](http://thestartuplegitimizer.com/) * [Where 7 web companies started](http://www.inc.com/ss/francesca-fenzi/where-7-web-companies-got-started) * [Clarity](https://clarity.fm/) * [Neux Teux Deux](http://www.swiss-miss.com/2013/03/an-all-new-teuxdeux.html) * [Beware the free, invisible service](http://elliotjaystocks.com/blog/beware-the-free-invisible-service/) * [Good riddance Google Reader](http://techcrunch.com/2013/03/17/good-riddance-google-reader/) * [Laura Kalbag](http://laurakalbag.com/) * [Pack](http://packlove.com/)

Remote No More!
0:50:06
2017-09-22 13:57:18 UTC 0:50:06
Remote No More!

Thanks again to [Handheld Conference](http://www.handheldconf.com/) for supporting this week’s episode. It’s a conference focusing on “big ideas for small devices” taking place in Cardiff, UK on November 27th – 28th. Grab your ticket today. This week we focus on Yahoo!’s decision to ban remote working, executing ideas, deep dish pizza and automagical open source cocktails. * [Handheld Conference](http://www.handheldconf.com/) * [Richard Wiggins](https://twitter.com/richardwiggins) * [Shopify workshops and meetups](http://backtofrontshow.com/meetups.shopify.com) * [Keir’s Responsive Day Out roundup](http://keirwhitaker.com/archive/responsive-day-out-2013/) * [Responsive Day Out audio](http://adactio.com/journal/6091/) * [Responsive GA](http://maigruen.netzkern.de/responsive-web-design-and-google-analytics-introducing-responsive-tracking) * [Enquire.js](http://wicky.nillia.ms/enquire.js/) * [Contents data protection](http://contentsmagazine.com/data/) * [DHH on Yahoo! remote working](http://37signals.com/svn/posts/3453-no-more-remote-work-at-yahoo) * [Daniel Howells on Yahoo! remote working](http://howells.ws/posts/view/178/remote-working-and-corporate-culture) * [The Yahoo! yodel](http://www.wavplanet.com/wavs.php?cat=2&subcat=387) * [Execute book](http://executebook.com/) * [Drew Wilson](http://drewwilson.com/) * [Josh Long](http://joshlong.me/) * [Pictos](http://pictos.cc/) * [Spacebox](https://spacebox.io/) * [Sanebox](http://www.sanebox.com/) * [Patxi’s San Francisco](http://www.patxispizza.com/) * [Pabst Blue Ribbon](http://www.pabstblueribbon.com/) * [Aaron Robbs](http://www.aaronrobbs.com/) & [Mark DiCristina](https://twitter.com/markdicristina)  – Pizza enthusiasts * [Bartendro](http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/partyrobotics/bartendro-a-cocktail-dispensing-robot?ref=category) * [Diffords Guide to cocktails](http://www.diffordsguide.com/cocktails)

He Who Dares Pays
00:48:48
2017-09-22 13:57:18 UTC 00:48:48
He Who Dares Pays

Episode #004 is kindly supported by [Handheld](http://www.handheldconf.com/) – a conference focusing on “big ideas for small devices” taking place in Cardiff, UK on November 27th – 28th. Early bird tickets are a snip at £99 + VAT (regular price £139 + VAT). Read [Craig’s post](http://www.craiglockwood.co.uk/mobile/introducing-handheld-2013/) announcing the conference for more details. And yes, there’s a band! * [Handheld Conference](http://www.handheldconf.com/) * [Niice](http://niice.co/) * [Jordan Moore Membership](http://www.jordanm.co.uk/members) * [Myo](https://getmyo.com/) * [VHX](http://vhx.tv/) * [Harvest](http://getharvest.com/) * [Xero](http://xero.com/) * [Basecamp Personal](https://basecamp.com/personal) * [Codebase](http://codebasehq.com/) * [Gauges](http://get.gaug.es/) * [Github](http://github.com/) * [FreeAgent](http://freeagent.com/) * [Google Apps](http://www.google.com/intl/en_uk/enterprise/apps/business/) * [Rails Casts](http://railscasts.com/) * [Plaid Maker](http://plaidmaker.com/) * [Stachist](http://stachist.com/) Thanks again to [Handheld Conf](http://www.handheldconf.com/) for supporting this episode

WordPress 3.6
00:44:12
2017-09-22 13:57:18 UTC 00:44:12
WordPress 3.6

Schedules, who needs schedules! In this episode we chat about a few interesting stories and sites we have stumbled across and discuss some of the upcoming features destined to appear in WordPress 3.6. Now with added music! * [Modern IE](http://www.modern.ie/cross-browser-best-practices) * [Those Who Make](https://vimeo.com/channels/thosewhomake) * [HD Live](http://2012.hd-live.co.uk/) * [Made by Hand](http://thisismadebyhand.com/) * [Wooden Specs Studio](https://vimeo.com/54647235) * [Unresponsive Design](https://gocardless.com/blog/unresponsive-design/) * [Front-end Performance for Web Designers and Front-end Developers](http://csswizardry.com/2013/01/front-end-performance-for-web-designers-and-front-end-developers/) * [WordPress 3.6](http://www.webdesignerdepot.com/2013/02/what-we-can-expect-from-wordpress-3-6/) * [Edit Flow](http://editflow.org/) * [Fixie Bike Index](http://blog.priceonomics.com/post/16013457968/the-fixie-bike-index?a147bcb0)

Development Tools
00:40:34
2017-09-22 13:57:18 UTC 00:40:34
Development Tools

Better late than never. We are back with a full packed episode discussing a wide range of development tools we use on a daily basis. Also featured are Graham Smith and his baked goods, our micro review of New Adventures and the delights of a Premier Inn continental breakfast. * [Colonna and Smalls speciality coffee](http://www.colonnaandsmalls.co.uk/) * [Aeropress coffee maker](http://www.aeropresscoffee.co.uk/) * [New Adventures](http://2013.newadventuresconf.com/) * [Premier Inn Nottingham](http://www.premierinn.com/en/hotel/NOTMTI/nottingham-city-centre-goldsmith-street) * [Wayne Hemingway](http://www.hemingwaydesign.co.uk/) * [Seb Lee-Delisle](http://seb.ly/) * [ICE Code](http://icecoder.net/) * [Sublime Text 2](http://www.sublimetext.com/2) * [Sublime Text 3 Preview on NetTuts+](http://net.tutsplus.com/articles/news/sublime-text-3-beta-released) * [Text Mate 2](http://blog.macromates.com/2011/textmate-2-0-alpha/) * [Sublime Text 2 NetTuts+ Tutorial](http://net.tutsplus.com/articles/news/perfect-workflow-in-sublime-text-free-course/) * [Emmet](http://docs.emmet.io/) * [Text Expander for Mac](http://smilesoftware.com/TextExpander/index.html) * [VI](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vi) * [VIM](http://www.vim.org/) * [Adam Cooke](https://twitter.com/adamcooke) * [Nano](http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/42980/the-beginners-guide-to-nano-the-linux-command-line-text-editor/) * [Selector](http://selectorapp.net/) * [Secure Shell AKA SSH](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secure_Shell) * [Git](http://git-scm.com/) * [GitHub](https://github.com/) * [Sass](http://sass-lang.com/) * [Open Indie](http://openindie.com/) * [Graham Smith and the best beard in web](http://www.flickr.com/photos/miekd/6736257305/) * [The legendary Graham Smith baked goods](http://www.flickr.com/photos/hellogeri/6138709730/) * [Greg A on Twitter](http://twitter.com/greg_a) * [Mixture](http://mixture.io/) * [Codekit for Mac](http://incident57.com/codekit/) * [Hammer for Mac](http://hammerformac.com/) * [Compass](http://compass-style.org/) * [Bourbon](http://bourbon.io/) * [MAMP Pro](http://www.mamp.info/en/mamp-pro/index.html) * [PHP local server in 5.4+](http://php.net/manual/en/features.commandline.webserver.php) * [PHP interactive shell](http://php.net/manual/en/features.commandline.interactive.php) * [Ruby IRB](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interactive_Ruby_Shell) * [Ruby on Rails](http://rubyonrails.org/) * [WEBrick](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WEBrick) * [Pow](http://pow.cx/) * [Ruby Version Manager AKA RVM](https://rvm.io/) * [Anvil for Mac](http://anvilformac.com/) * [Bundler](http://gembundler.com/) * [Heroku](http://www.heroku.com/) * [Slim Framework for PHP](http://www.slimframework.com/) * [Skeleton for Slim](https://github.com/codeguy/Slim-Skeleton) * [Sinatra](http://www.sinatrarb.com/) * [Composer for PHP](http://getcomposer.org/) * [ImageOptim](http://imageoptim.com/) * [PHP Shell](http://phpshell.sourceforge.net/) * [Elliot Jay Stocks’ cloud centric Mac setup](http://elliotjaystocks.com/blog/the-cloud-centric-mac-set-up-8-months-on/)

The Difficult First Episode
00:42:30
2017-09-22 13:57:18 UTC 00:42:30
The Difficult First Episode

In our very first episode we discuss the difficulty of writing your own online biography, the pros and cons of co-working, the move towards flat file site generation, the upcoming New Adventures in Web Design conference, the shiny new Rode iXY microphone and end with bespoke fixed gear bikes. * [The Back to Front Show on Twitter](http://twitter.com/backtofrontshow "http://twitter.com/backtofrontshow") * [Site44](http://www.site44.com/ "http://www.site44.com/") * [Jekyll](http://jekyllrb.com/ "http://jekyllrb.com/") * [Kirby](http://getkirby.com/) * [Perch](http://grabaperch.com/) * [WP Super Cache](http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-super-cache/ "http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-super-cache/") * [Codekit for Mac](http://incident57.com/codekit/ "http://incident57.com/codekit/") * [Mixture](http://mixture.io/ "http://mixture.io/") * [Mixture multiple device demo](http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ER-la4wunyo&hd=1 "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ER-la4wunyo&hd=1") * [Fast Company article on co-working](http://www.fastcompany.com/3004788/future-coworking-and-why-it-will-give-your-business-huge-edge "http://www.fastcompany.com/3004788/future-coworking-and-why-it-will-give-your-business-huge-edge") * [The Rode iXY Mic](http://www.ixymic.com/ "http://www.ixymic.com") * [New Adventures in Web Design](http://2013.newadventuresconf.com/ "http://2013.newadventuresconf.com/") * [BÖIKZMÖIND](http://www.boikzmoind.com/) * [Mango Bikes](http://www.mangobikes.co.uk/ "http://www.mangobikes.co.uk/") * [The Zombie Stomper](http://www.statebicycle.co.uk/product_p/zombiestomper.htm)