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Future Of Web Design 2009 – My Thoughts

Having been back from London for over a week now I thought it best to blog about my time in the capital. For those of you who don’t know I was in London in order to attend Carsonified’s ‘Future Of Web Design’ conference, which I blogged about back in February.

The conference itself provided several highly interesting talks, and although not all of them focused specifically on where the web was heading (the future), the twelve talks overall provided enough engaging content to muse over. One particular talk delivered by accessibility expert Robin Christopherson proved extremely captivating (listen to his talk). During his presentation Robin demonstrated how a visually impaired individual browsed the web. The shear effort it required was truly staggering and really made me think about accessibility issues on the web, along with highlighting the many things wrong with the web today were accessibility is concerned.

Mike Kus from Carsonified supplied the audience with some beautiful slides to gaze over as he presented thoughts on graphic design with the web space, including one tip I that stuck with me: Imagine a web site design as a printed product, ask yourself, would this work in print? Molly Holzschlag, the last talk of the day, gave a great talk about dealing with clients, why open web standards are important and what’s wrong with Internet Explorer. Mark Boulton’s discussion on the importance of typography online was also superb, and got a few laughs due to the appearance of ‘good old’ comic sans. 

In addition to the talks on offer, Microsoft were also present at the event showcasing there Surface technology. I had a brief hands-on experience with the Surface table, and it is an impresssive device, although at £8000 I doubt I will be getting one to replace my coffee table any time soon. WooThemes, a premium WordPress theme thing I regularly blog about, were also present at the event, and I even managed to grab a free t-shirt from the WooThemes gang, so thanks once again to Adii and co. All in all the event proved valuable and insightful, although unfortunately my business cards did not turn up in time. 

Beyond the food for thought gained it was nice to just escape Lincoln (and University) for a few days and enjoy some time away with my partner Beth, along with meeting some friends while there.

Check out my new blog, Daft Justice.

I’ve been running Daft Justice for over a month now, but figured I ought to share it with my personal blog readers here at ChrisBrandrick.com. DaftJustice is a music blog which covers news, remixes and more from Daft Punk, Justice and other similar artists. The reason I choose to start this blog (running on wordpress), as opposed to putting the content on my own blog here, is that with it being a standalone blog it can generate much more targeted visitors to what this blog, which mainly covers web topics ever could. I try to update the site a few times a week, and I am doing it as more of a hobby than anything else, although if you are a fan of similar music, then be sure to get in touch with me as some extra help would be swell!

Daft Justice

The blog can be found at www.daftjustice.com, and if you are a fan of either band, or just have a love for electro music like myself then be sure to subscribe via RSS and of course follow the blog on twitter. Be sure to leave your comments on the site here. Oh and yes for those eagle eyed readers, the blog is running on a WooThemes theme.

WooThemes offer – 4 for the price of 1

This ain’t no April Fools. WooThemes, the creator’s of fine premium wordpress themes are for one day only offering an additional three free themes when you buy one. So you get four great WordPress themes for the price of one, and amazing offer, but for only one day!

WooThemes have added a lot of great new themes to their portfolio recently so be sure to check it out when making your choices.

Year In Review – 2008

2008 was an interesting year. ChrisBrandrick.com had somewhat of a rollercoaster year, some months having more posts than others and at times my blog experience lots of traffic to nearly none. This is my ‘Year In Review – 2008’.

January

In January of 2008 I made a total of 18 blog posts, covering such topics as promoting your RSS feed for free, adding a favicon to your site, and of course my goals for the year (which I will review in an upcoming post). The site received over 1,300 unique visitors from a ;
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WooThemes Update – Permanent 2 for 1!

I haven’t blogged about WooThemes in a while, but the wordpress theme club has gone from stength to strength offering free themes, having superb promotions and even giving away premium themes in a magazine here in the UK.

WooThemes - Premium WordPress Themes Club

Over Christmas they offered 4 themes for the price of one, and due to it’s deserved success, and to celebrate the new year, they have now recently announced that all future purchases at WooThemes come with a ‘2 for 1’ deal included. Buy any theme, get any them free. This new deal is permanent, and is no doubt a sure fire way to encourage more people to snap up some of their superb premium wordpress themes. Give them a visit today!

Another New WooThemes Theme

The guys over at WooThemes are bringing them thick and fast as yet another quality premium wordpress theme has been released. WooThemes club members must be pleased!

The new theme is called ‘Fresh Folio’ and is a mix between two older themes bringing together both a portfolio style theme and a blog theme. Together this new theme offers a nice balance for the professional wanting to show off their work yet still have a blog on the homepage. Check it out now!

WooThemes - Finally a themes club that is here to stay

WooThemes and the papercut…

As some of you may have noticed I have started advertising WooThemes in my sidebar. WooThemes is a relatively new wordpress themes site which has really nice customized designs for you to use for your blog. These range from portfolio style themes to those suitable for a more magazine based blog. Be sure to check them out if your looking for something a bit special (oh and they all work in 2.6).

WooThemes - Join today and get all our WordPress themes

Yesterday saw the release of their newest theme, Papercut. The theme has a grunge style mixed with natural colours which although may sound a little different, really works. Liam McKay designed the theme on behalf of WooThemes, and his site can found here. The theme is available to WooTheme club members and via license purchases. Be sure to take a look.