In October last year, we stuck our heads above the parapet and ran our first speaker event, WXG*. It’s a one day web development & design conference, packed with speakers and with lots of time for networking. You can read more about why we launched the event here and check out the 2012 talks here.
♫ ♪ Christmas time is here — sherry, schnapps and beer… ♪ ♫
Anyway, yes it’s Christmas, and yes in time-honoured tradition and in honour of the late great John Peel we’ve prepared a list of tunes that have kept us tapping away (feet and keyboards) over the past year.
Like whoa, timewarp! As we approach the year end and a young(ish) man’s thoughts turn to end of year lists I realised that we never got round to publishing last year’s Festive 50, ah well, better late than never …
What a day. After months of prep, Web Expo Guildford was deployed pretty smoothly by all accounts on Oct 12th. 200 people, 16 speakers*, a lot of tea / coffee / alcohol and sadly but predictably, crap wi-fi.
We’re very pleased to announce Memset as our lead sponsor for WXG!
Memset Hosting was started in 2002 by brother and sister founders Kate and Nick Craig-Wood. It’s based locally on Guildford science park and has grown organically into an award-winning provider of dedicated servers, VPS, managed hosting, and cloud IaaS.
The folks at Memset have written something quite lovely about why they wanted to support WXG and help us create something special.
I’ve had some requests for more info on the challenges involved in building the new site; read on for more.
For the most part the design is actually fairly simple. Nice clean fonts and a clear rhythm, but I had strong design direction which always helps when building a new site. I sit back-to-back with the designer on this so I could just turn around and ask questions if I needed clarity.
It’s now been a week or so since we put the new Kyan.com live and we’ve been getting nothing but rave reviews from everyone who has seen the site. Whilst this is an amazing thing for us to get, it does come with some added side affects, namely the thirty thousand visitors we’ve had from around the globe coming in to see the new site for themselves.