Web Standards Awards
Just when I thought that the day could not get any better, I discovered that the fantastic Cameron Adams had nominated our work for Goppa Fireplaces for a Web Standards Award.
Soft tones, big pictures, clean lines. Goppa Fireplaces' new site has them all, and gives you a thoroughly enjoyable browsing experience (should you be in the market for a fireplace). Much like a good fireplace, the web site does not call attention to itself, but uses its structure to focus the user on the product. The product pages do this extremely well -- navigation, text and features providing an unobtrusive showcase for what users really want to see.
The spirit of the design and photography were developed from the client's existing printed catalogue.
I can't say how pleased (and humbled) I am. I hope that the comments will be kind.
Your works are just on the tip of the iceburg of making you a world-class designer of note. Great designs, accessible and valid, excellent usability - look out Webby's, here comes Karova.com.
Keep up the great work Andy and company.
#2 On May 21, 2004 12:30 AM Phil Baines said:
Hey hey hey! Well done Malarkey!
I'm chuffed for you .
// whispers to audience : you know this guy just phoned me up out of the blue once to see how I was? Such a nice guy.
It is cool to see someone from my end of the woods doing so well. Don't tell anyone yet, but there is a good chance that I might be moving jobs again. This time to an up and coming design and development company that I am hoping big things for.
I wont blog it on my own site yet because my current employee reads that. ;) But working for the council is not that great.
You never know Andy, but being so close to each other, we might be able to work together sometime. wink wink.
#3 On May 21, 2004 12:40 AM Gordon Mackay said:
You totally deserve all of it. I will echo in saying that your work is stunning and something I always enjoy looking at.
Keep growing my friend!
#4 On May 21, 2004 05:06 AM Alex Giron said:
2 words... you deserve it.
#5 On May 21, 2004 07:28 AM Fishmonster said:
A ripple of warm applause for the boys (and girl) in the Welsh village. Andy, time to smash that coffee table lid and smoke that big old cigar.
#6 On May 21, 2004 08:06 AM Phil Baines said:
"2 words... you deserve it."
Wait a minute...1...2....3.....I knew it!
#7 On May 21, 2004 01:08 PM Alex Giron said:
haha... got me there.. ;)
As my good friend Gordon Mackay already posted: you totally deserve it! But it should come to no surprise when one looks at your work :-)
Keep up the excellent work dude!!
#9 On May 25, 2004 12:09 AM Jeremy Freeman said:
Good man Andy, you fully deserve it - you've totally destroyed the myth that accessible websites are ugly. May you continue your crusade against ugly accessible designers!