Let’s break it down point by point:
What do you like about it?
I love the spirit of the whole thing. The tone is set by Nelson, and the guests are (usually) helpful.
What do you think could be better?
There are some missed opportunities for power users. There seems to be a divide between two types of webcast participants: (1) power users and (2) beginner designers. I’m not sure of the exact participant stats, but I feel there can be a LOT more for power users.
A good example of a missed opportunity for power users was the the Q&A with Mat Vogels for the 3D Transforms in Webflow. It’s important to say that Nelson and Mat have an awesome on-screen chemistry and it’s great to watch. I was so excited to roll up my sleeves and see the ins and outs of 3D transforms, but the Q&A went in a different direction.
It mainly consisted of the process the team went through to develop 3D transforms. We learned who built it and got a look at the 3D Transforms page, but there was never any real talk about actual usage. No tips and tricks. We got an example of Star Wars crawling text, then about 10 minutes into the webcast the whole subject and was dropped and the conversation shifted away from 3D transforms entirely. After that, we launched into CMS and upcoming dynamic features/whitelabeling. This video could have (and should have) been the ultimate webcast to yank all the developers and designers in who HATE hand coding 3D CSS transforms, but it fell short by not showing the process or any real-life application in the actual designer mode.
What should be added to the show?
Popular and advanced forum questions can be rolled up into micro segments on the webcast. The forum is so heavily text-based and it would just be AMAZING to get realtime demos of some of these things in action. MailChimp signup form integration. Advanced interactions. 3D transforms. Anna’s awesome masonry grid technique.
Will the host ever get rid of his lisp?
Maybe I’m alone, but I definitely don’t hear a lisp at all. I do hear an amazing, passionate, helpful, cool guy who does a bang up job on these webcasts.
What future guests would you like to see on the show?
In all seriousness, I don’t think a new guest is needed each and every episode. Bringing back Mat or Jeff or anyone from Webflow would be great. The real question is what do Webflow fanboys and fangirls want? An interview with Vlad for sure. Show us more of the team. Let us know how the team thinks and works and processes.