Eventstreams

A web service that allows you to quickly knock together a site for your upcoming events without much hassle. Currently in a limited testing phase that I have been happy to test and give my two pennies to.

My first impressions are nothing but positive – quick, easy and one assumes affordable (?!) service that covers all of the essentials for those on a budget and/or limited resources who don’t need a complicated bespoke event site. I managed to build an event site in minutes.

I identified some initial niggles which I have fed back to the team which I am sure were already on their list.

I look forward to the upcoming updates and then the launch which can’t be far away.

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Web design: the most important thing is simply to start

Many people ask me, “How can I get started in web design?” or, “What skills do I need to start making web applications?” While it would be easy to recommend stacks of books, and dozens of articles with 55 tips for being 115% better than the next guy, the truth is that you don’t need learn anything new in order to begin. The most important thing is simply to start.

http://37signals.com/svn/posts/2538-the-first-step-is-to-start

My first gig was for a small charity that I was doing summer admin for and they didn’t have a site.. so I just went for it.

I take therefore I give

Image credit – myself

I consume a lot of other peoples stuff and happily feel that if I can in any way give back, I should. So the blog is creative common licensed to make other peoples lives easier should they choose to use any of my ramblings.

I went for the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 as that seems pretty lenient and used by a number of people I respect and trust – if it’s good enough for them, then it’s good enough for me.