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.

Today I discovered that the fantastic Cameron Adams had nominated our work for Goppa Fireplaces for a Web Standards Award. My smile got so big that my face almost split, thanks Cameron!

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.


  1. #1 On May 21, 2004 12:12 AM Jules said:

    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. #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. #3 On May 21, 2004 12:40 AM Gordon Mackay said:

    Congrats Andy!

    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. #4 On May 21, 2004 05:06 AM Alex Giron said:

    2 words... you deserve it.


  5. #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. #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. #7 On May 21, 2004 01:08 PM Alex Giron said:

    haha... got me there.. ;)

  8. #8 On May 22, 2004 02:36 PM Luc said:

    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. #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!