February 20th, 2010 | No Comments
Not too long ago, I came across a pretty amazing group of individuals united by a common inspiration. I’d been hearing about them since Fall ‘08 and finally had a chance in January to be a fly on the wall of what was the most awe-inspiring meetings I’ve attended in some time. They have a vision to sustain a very poignant dialogue on a grand scale, and I am in the fortunate position to help them do it.
Since then, I’ve been riffing on a couple ideas of how to sustain our collective goals on the web for a wider audience than will attend our event early this summer. The thing is, I work with some of the most talented designers and engineers who design many of the leading web properties in the world and even though I’ve been learning various web technologies in bits and pieces for a years now, I always fall into the same trap. Every time I learn how to make a drop down menu or an interactive graphic I’m taken aback by the complexity inherent in building a ZDNet.com or a CNET.com. I get lost trying to piece together my weekend accomplishments into a coherent whole, let alone a mind-blowing web experience. I decided that this time would be different.
I have most of the tools I need, and thanks to open standards the rest are pretty easy to obtain. So I’m setting out to learn as I go and build a dream site for a group that has inspired me to contribute my talents and hard work for a good cause.