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Future Of Web Design London 2009

I haven’t posted in a while so I figured I ought to make an update just to let you all know I’m still on this planet!

Carsonified are a UK based company who design and create websites, apps and also host industry events for like minded individuals, like you and me! There next event is the ‘Future of Web Apps’ and it is going down in Miami, Florida next week (23rd-24th), but for those of you here in the UK, Carsonified will be hosting the ‘Future of Web Design‘ in London on the 30th of April. The event brings together web designers, developers, marketing types and more all to learn, share and discuss. This year the speaker list includes: 

  • Ryan Carson
  • Elliot Jay Stocks
  • Meagan Fisher
  • Mike Kus
The full list of speakers can be seen here. But what’s most important is that yours truly, me, shall be attending. In addition to talks many workshops will also be on offer. Be sure to drop me a comment if your going, or get the conversation going on Twitter. Tickets can be bought here.

Goodbye Twitter Mobile.

Twitter today announced that users in the UK will no longer be able to receive text based updates from those that they follow; although twitter did ensure that it was clear that users will still be able to update to twitter from their mobile devices using the same old Twitter UK number. So you can update, you just can’t receive while on the move.

The disappointing yet understandable move comes due to the problems in forming a deal with UK mobile networks and due to the rising costs involved in sending the messages, all coming from twitter’s own pocket (up to $1000 per year, per user).

It’s the rising popularity of the service which keeps effecting the micro-blogging site, for example the ;
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Back!

As some of you who follow me on Twitter or have me added on Facebook may have realised I am now back in the UK, after my holiday away to Turkey. I had a really nice break away, and you can now check out the pictures of my trip on my Flickr page, I also have some on my Facebook too.

Now I’m back I would also like to announce that Kufu (as previously blogged) is now officially open for business, and we are on the look out for new clients. So drop us an email!

In addition to working for Kufu, the rest of my summer will involve finally getting Gamebrit off the ground, which has been ridiculously delayed for several reasons, it’s amazing to think I have had the domain for nearly a year now! But yeah keep an eye out for updates on that one.

But in the mean time, keep it on ChrisBrandrick.com! Subscribe to my RSS feed, or even add me as a Technorati fave.

Gamebrit is coming…

Gamebrit
Apologies for the lack of updates in the past week, it’s been a busy one!

Goal number eight in my goals for 2008 is to launch gaming site Gamebrit, I briefly mentioned it in the linked blog entry, but today I am going to go into more details as to what to expect.

Development on the site began just before Christmas, with the basic design being completed (see blog image for a sneak peak). The site is currently functioning and running on a good content management system, currently I am just adding content, and of course games into the database, which is taking far more time than I would like. I could outsource this menial work, but trying to keep costs down is key.

The site, as you may have guessed is going to focus on gaming, specifically within the UK. I hope to eventually be able to interview, and run features on UK game development houses and studios. I have successfully gained a foot in the UK gaming industry before (although a small one) so I see no reason why I cannot do it again with a more focused site.

In addition to the aforementioned CMS, which I will touch upon in more detail in a later post, I will also be implementing a forum to hopefully gain some community around the site; a collection of UK gamers, interested in the development of the UK in the gaming industry, oh and bloody good writing.

I initially wanted the site to be ready this month, but due to lengthy input processes I can see this being knocked back. Either way I will keep you updated on it’s progress, this post was really just to let you know, and because I am excited about the opportunities the site will bring. Any questions or comments, just leave your thoughts in the comment section.

High Def domains for sale

The high definition market is huge and is finally starting to spread it’s wings here in the UK thanks to Sky HD and the upcoming Freesat service. Me and a partner of mine currently hold several HD related (mainly .co.uk) domains which are currently for sale. The domains available are as follows:

5hd.co.uk (Channel launches Autumn ’08)
channel5hd.co.uk (Channel launches Autumn ’08)
fxhd.co.uk (Channel launches Spring ’08)
luxetvhd.co.uk (Available on Sky HD)
luxetvhd.com (Available on Sky HD)
mtvhd.co.uk (Channel launches Spring ’08)

Some of the domains have been appraised by top appraisal service Sedo and fall in the £xxxx range. If you are interested in the possibility of acquiring any of the above domains please feel free to email me using the below form:

Possible sale of Vista Talk UK

Vista Talk UK is a UK based forum for discussion on Microsoft’s latest operating system, Windows Vista.

I first opened Vista Talk UK back in November of last year but never really gave it much attention, over time the forum has grown, and with a little promotion now has over 200 hundred members. Unfortunately I suspect half of said members are not genuine and are merely bots. The forum has little content, but I believe the domain and the few genuine members may be of worth, especially if sold to the right buyer.

Due to other projects such as Webmaster Play, Halo Three UK, and more I have decided it is time to sell on the forum. If you are interested in owning a Vista forum with a premium UK discussion based domain then feel free to contact me for more details.

Halo Three UK

I launched Halo Three UK (a blog based on the videogame series Halo) back in November, since then the blog has steadily been growing, going from an initial few hundred visitors to thousands of unique visitors a month.

My initial aim for the site was to sell it on upon reaching the current healthy number of visitors, but I have become somewhat attached to seeing it flourish as it is the first blog I really got behind updating, advertising and generally getting out there. Now I intend to keep it running far into the future, and no doubt it will flourish even more so when the game releases in September.