This is the celebrated journal of Mr. Simon Collison A.K.A Colly

Introduce yourself and win a book

18th January 2006

Lurker? Regular? Friend? Time for you to introduce yourself. Also, I’m now using IP addresses to attach a flag to your comment based on where in the world you are, and I’m keen to see how many different flags we can get for one post.

World map

Say hello, tell me what you do, where you are from, what you are working on, or why you come here. Is your website superb, but overlooked? Link it up. I’ll pick one of you at random and send you a copy of one of the books I’ve helped write as soon as they’re published…

Responses

# Symbi responded on 18th January 2006 with...

Application developer from Brussels, Belgium. Love all the interesting stuff on your blog. Keep it up.

# Stuart Frisby responded on 18th January 2006 with...

My Name is Stuart, I’m from Coventry, but am currently living, studying and working in Liverpool. I am doing a degree in Japanese and International Business. I like to think my website is superb but overlooked, and that is what I’m working on at the minute, the joy of content migration from my old blog system. nice.

# Remi responded on 18th January 2006 with...

Hello! My name’s Remi and I’m a young web designer/developper from Quebec, Canada.

You’re cool. :P

# Nathan Smith responded on 18th January 2006 with...

I’m Nathan, from Boise, Idaho USA. I work as a Web User Interface Designer for Albertsons, which is a large grocerty retail chain.

# a. responded on 18th January 2006 with...

Hello! :p

Right now I dont do much, but I’m working my way to starting a web development business in Hobart, Australia. I’m just learning the last few things that I’d like under my belt like Subversion, Ruby on Rails (such a cliche) and some “AJAX” techniques (another cliche).

My current website is only a holding page until I get myself together. It was inspired by an Indian batik shirt an uncle brought back from his travels.

Well… Anyway…

/returns to lurking

# Zach Inglis responded on 18th January 2006 with...

Im Zach and im an alchah…

Scot’ blood. Born and raised in London. Lived in Devon for 12 years.

I come here because it’s an interesting read, when I met you briefly I thought you were an interesting guy. Can’t forget you look like David Walliams :D Oh and of course, it’s always nice to see a fellow Brit with similiar passions.

# Steve Dalgleish responded on 18th January 2006 with...

I’m Steve from Edinburgh.  I work in the marketing department of a law firm running the intranet/extranet/web site/generally dragging them out of the dark ages.  I come here for the chat and it’s a few minutes to read something that’s not a memo!

# Simon Clayson responded on 18th January 2006 with...

Well, I’m another Simon and another Nottingham inhabitant. This is coincidence. I’m listening to the Stereolab album Dots and Loops whilst shredding receipts and old invoices this morning. It’s raining. But I like it.

# Hayo Bethlehem responded on 18th January 2006 with...

Hi, I’m Hayo, a lurker and a webdesigner/webconsultant from the Netherlands.

# Ariel Burone responded on 18th January 2006 with...

I’m Ariel. A web developer from Argentina.
Programing and fascinated by computers in general since 1990.
Your blog rocks!

# Jaro responded on 18th January 2006 with...

Hi, I’m Jaro from Slovakia currently residing in Finland.

# Simon Jobling responded on 18th January 2006 with...

And yet another Simon from the UK who spends most of his time infront of a computer calls in! (How many can there be??)

My day job keeps me entertaining a government intranet with occasional graphical work required on the website. I’m also setting up a sideline company to work on other websites and make a little more cash.

# Veerle Pieters responded on 18th January 2006 with...

Hi mister Colly ;-) I guess you have a pretty good idea of what I do ;-) I just come here because I’m jealous that I still don’t have to time to play around with the lovely EE and kinda hope that you gonna share some of your expert knowledge about it :o)

# Ivar van Duuren responded on 18th January 2006 with...

Ivar, webdeveloper from Amsterdam (the Netherlands)

# FatBusinessman responded on 18th January 2006 with...

David (a.k.a. Fatty) from Cambridge; lurker and alleged web developer; introduced to the site via Ben œThoroughly Nice Chap” Ward.

# SebastianU responded on 18th January 2006 with...

Sebastian from Munich. I study information technology and I am a freelance webdesigner.

# Damien Davison responded on 18th January 2006 with...

Well I was about to introduce myself, but I was too busy trying to work out if the other Australian guy that posted under the name ‘a.’ was stalking me and trying to steal my identity, but apparently not, he just happens to live where I am about to, and has similar interests (including a similarly blank website).

Confusion aside I am slowly working towards freelancing as a developer in (you guessed it) Hobart, Australia. Only difference between ‘a.’ and I is I am focusing on standards, accessibility, and trying to move the state out of the online hole it has dug itself into (oh, and my site wasn’t inspired by Indian batik shirt but rather from a lack of inspiration).

# Mei responded on 18th January 2006 with...

Mei, from Caernarfon in sunny north Wales.

I’m currently on a multi media course with cyfle in Cardiff.

Got you on bloglines.

# Hans Nilsson responded on 18th January 2006 with...

Well, another lurker here, from Sweden (first one?).

I’m a chauffeur at day, web developer trying to expand my business to full-time at night.

Came here first for all the links that point here, staying because you have a cool attitude and design skills that I like.

# Ilya responded on 18th January 2006 with...

Hi, my name is Ilya. I’m a Finnish-American computer science student currently living and working in Helsinki. I came across your blog via Jonathan Snook’s underline challenge, and stayed because of the nice design and writing.

# J.D. Myers responded on 18th January 2006 with...

Been lurking for awhile now. I’m a contractor working on programming, web development, and outreach for NASA. I do freelance work on the side (trying to build a good portfilio for moving into web development full time). I’m not even sure where I came across your blog first, but it was most likely via Jon Hicks website.

# Anthony responded on 18th January 2006 with...

This thing is all the rage at the moment isn’t it!

Yeah I’ve been around before, but I like free books!

I’m Anthony, I’m a web designer. I live on the Wirral which is opposite Liverpool but I work for Chester City Council.

Sooper.

# Anthony responded on 18th January 2006 with...

Bugger mistyped the address… I wish my fingers could keep up with my brain…

# Matthew Pennell responded on 18th January 2006 with...

I’m Matthew from Peterborough, and I’m having an existential freelance crisis at the moment. Please send me a book, preferably one with pictures to colour in.

# Krista Stevens responded on 18th January 2006 with...

I’m a web designer in Winnipeg, Canada.
I’ve been working with your co-author Andy on getting a review of your book into Digital Web Magazine.

# Paul B responded on 18th January 2006 with...

Afternoon, I’m Paul an ex-pat Northerner living in Oxford. I’m having a crisis of confidence after recently making the jump from a more trad. illustration/design background to web related stuff. 
Really like the music monthlies.

# quis responded on 18th January 2006 with...

Typography & Graphic Communication student at the University of Reading. Originally from Gloucestershire. Also interested in street art, music, photography, etc.

A fairly regular reader…

# Rob Lewis responded on 18th January 2006 with...

Hi, I’m Rob from Wolverhampton.

Been lurking around here for a year or so. I’m currently working in the marketing team for a finance company, looking to make some extra money on the side from the web.

# Blair responded on 18th January 2006 with...

Lest there be too many Euro-centric comments left… I’m Blair from Vermontville, MI € a small village in the middle of freaking nowhere (relatively speaking) € though I’ve lived and worked and continue to work in (much) larger cities. I’ve been lurking and occasionally commenting for quite some time now € as such, I’ve really no idea how I first came across your site.

# Gareth responded on 18th January 2006 with...

Gareth from up in Newcastle (by way of Bradford). Another web designer type with a website viewed by both of the people I met at @media last year (and no one else).

Must say, I like the mini gravatars. Very cute.

# Richard Browne responded on 18th January 2006 with...

Hi! My name’s Richard and I’m studying Electrical Engineering with Management at Edinburgh University. My friend and I have a webdesign company (PW*Websolutions), and are working on a CMS at the moment.

I check out your site most days, mostly because I enjoy reading your posts, and first came here because youÃre a member of Brit Pack.

My site’s overlooked by most people, and is only visited by friends and family, however it’s just my random thoughts on different things, so not very informative. I’ve been working on it for a while, creating a couple of plug-ins and such, and it’s starting to feel like my blog :)

# Chris Wible responded on 18th January 2006 with...

Hi there :) Long time lurker here. Neat idea for a thread. So… me? I spend most of my time developing for other people (hence my undeveloped site). I work for a pretty large newspaper and spend my days trying to un-wysiwyg the work of my peers ;)

Someday I’ll work on one of the many projects I’ll queued up for myself but in the meantime I gotta pay the bills and lurk on the blogs that inspire me.

So, that’s me. I live in Lowell, MA and cook for 4 though I live alone.

# Chris Trygstad responded on 18th January 2006 with...

Big-time lurker here. I’m from the Twin Cities, MN, USA. During the day I’m a Marketing Manager at North American Systems www.nasi.com, which recently bought Ancept Media Server www.ancept.com. During the night, I’m a realtor, and I’m working on perfecting www.livinginminnesota.com, so its not superb yet, but will be soon enough. By the way, I really enjoy the music monthly columns.

# Richard Rutter responded on 18th January 2006 with...

Hi my name is Richard and I’m from Brighton. My ‘Star Site’ website is Clagnut and my company is Clearleft.  But then you knew that already, so perhaps it’s best if you keep me out of the draw, especially as I’m co-writing one of your books anyway.

# flevour responded on 18th January 2006 with...

Web-something,21, male from North-Italy. Interested in new technologies applied to web, web development and stuff like that. Will soon rock the world and surclass 37signals with his power of webapp-fire. Currently avoiding to get his hands dirty with Web 2.0 for 2 main reasons: get out of university and be ready for Web 3.0!

# Kate Bolin responded on 18th January 2006 with...

Another person in Nottingham (Do we have enough to start a group?).

I’ve just started working with a university/NHS project as their web services co-ordinator, so I’m spending a lot of time clearing out tables and font tags.

I’m not particularly interesting, but I make excellent drinks.

# Erik responded on 18th January 2006 with...

Web developer. Backend PHP stuff mostly. Chronic lurker.

I’m going to slink off into the shadows now.

# JamesM responded on 18th January 2006 with...

Hello sir, another Nottingham dwelling fella here. Been plugging away as a web/graphic designer for the past 6-ish years. Been lurking around on this site for a while now, always an interesting read. This morning I have been designing stuff, and shall continue apace well into the afternoon. Same as yesterday really. Yes. Anyhow, top-flight-blogging-actionŸ, keep it up!

# Josª Moreira responded on 18th January 2006 with...

Bom dia! I’m Zª, from Luanda, Angola. Consultant, banking. Fell here accidentally looking for stuff to steal for a new website I’m setting up using an open source app with a hideous interface. I clicked on the underpants somewhere.

I have been doing web sites since 1994 (can this be true?) but only recently I started something personal. I have a feeling that you are not to get the flag right on this one…

# Matt Wilcox responded on 18th January 2006 with...

I am Matt Wilcox, hi there. *waves*

I’m a web designer, currently working at Stuff and Nonsense / Karova. I have my own site, but it’s in an almost everlasting re-design limbo. I eat Fig Roles and sing out of tune.

# Kris Bell responded on 18th January 2006 with...

Kris, from Seattle, Washington, USA, doing a Master’s in Information Management at the University of Washington. I’ve been reading for almost exactly a year (according to my RSS reader). Design is a hobby, mostly; really I’m into metadata and XML and the guts of things.

# Tor Bollingmo responded on 18th January 2006 with...

Tor Bollingmo, 18 years old from Norway. Enjoying what you write, and is subscribed to your feed. My interests is photography, design and web standards, my website is located at Designalized.com - Cheers

# Mearso responded on 18th January 2006 with...

Er, hi, Long time lurker first time commenter.

My name is Kev Mears, my job title is IS developer at the University of Glamorgan Near Cardiff. I would like it to be Senior Vice President in charge of colouring-in.

I love you little flags on the comments, any chance of a Welsh one?

# Ryan J. Bonnell responded on 18th January 2006 with...

My name is Ryan and I’m from the United States. I graduated from Purdue University and work for Creative Arc — although I might better be recognized as one of the founding partners of MacZealots.

Our business is mainly a web design/development firm, and we embrace web standards in all of our projects. We’re especially adept at setting up and configuring Movable Type as a content management system, allowing our clients to publish their entire site thru their web browser.

I currently enjoy “the life” and work from home, although or office is based out of in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

# Krijn Hoetmer responded on 18th January 2006 with...

Krijn Hoetmer, 21 year old kiddo, full-time lurker to stay updated about ‘everything interesting’, freelance developer of standards based sites in my spare time and/or a small web development company running in my other spare time. My main goal is to use perfectly indented clean markup, after which world domination is inevitable, of course. Ow, and to go slidely off topic; I run a second hand clothes shop ;] So now you know why I hardly ever comment.

Cool idea with the flags btw.

# Marilyn Langfeld responded on 18th January 2006 with...

Hi, Marilyn from Silver Spring, MD near Washington DC, USA. I’m a graphic and web designer, have lived and worked in San Francisco, Geneva, Switzerland and now the DC area. I’ve been reading you for a long while, at least since Veerle mentioned you in relation to EE. I’ve been looking for a standards-based cms and/or back-end developers to work with in a team setting. I’m checking out the new version of EE now.

Lately I’ve been working on Textorizing photos and images. I love the effect of drawing with type, being a typophile from way back. Textorized images are created in .svg, using a routine developed by maxf.  There’s also a Flickr textorized group, if you’re interested.

Thanks for the opportunity to introduce myself.

# Guy Carberry responded on 18th January 2006 with...

Hiya, i lurk and occasionally post a comment when you’re talking Super Furry Animals. But mostly I just lurk.

I am a web designer and project manager for the Open University. Been here for four years doing pretty much the same thing. Before that I worked for nine regional local newspapers as a senior website designer for just under three years. Also do bits and bobs of freelance stuff.

Recently been working on a rather plain looking but highly educational website for the OU and Higher Education community called Making your teaching inclusive (www.open.ac.uk/inclusiveteaching/) as the HTML and CSS person. Also worked on the video clips which is where most value can be found.

Major interests are in usability and channels of communication. Currently fascinated by the mobile web - mainly the PSP and Nokia 770 on whice I’ve been testing sites to see how well they function when developed to proper standards.

Loving your work!

# Jeremy Flint responded on 18th January 2006 with...

I am Jeremy. I live and work in Birmingham, Alabama, USA. I graduated from Mississippi State University with a double emphasis in Graphic Design and Photography. I have worked for Kinetic Communications for 5+ years. I am the Senior Designer here, amongst many, many other things.

I have been reading CollyLogic for a few years now. I used to be listed under International Logic in the sidebar, but dropped off. I guess that is what happens when you only post once every other month or something.

# Aarron Painter responded on 18th January 2006 with...

Aarron Painter, London UK - attempting to work as a cutting edge, high flying web developer guru, er, genius - but failing miserably and so enjoy reading the musings of someone who is (ahem, can I have the book now?!)...

On a serious note - been a lurker for a while, always good to read - keep it up.

# Jeff responded on 18th January 2006 with...

I’m Jeff from Norman, Oklahoma, USA.  I’m a web developer and own a small shop called New Look Media.

# Waylon Baumgardner responded on 18th January 2006 with...

Hi!  My name is Waylon, I’m a university student studying Political Science with an aim at a career in law enforcement.  I’m writing from Riverside, California, USA. In the mean time I work for a painting contractor and work in the accounting department.  I have a passion for design, specifically graphics and web design.  I come here because I enjoy the content you write in addition to the links provided to other excellent resources.  Web site in the works…nowhere near ready to upload!

# Ian Lloyd responded on 18th January 2006 with...

Hi, my name’s Ian and I’m an alcoholic ... oh wait, wrong forum! Damn!

Seriously though, I’m from Swindon [UK] and I like books. I don’t read the buggers, mind, I just seem to collect them, line ‘em up on a shelf and hope that somehow the knowledge contained within will eventually get to me through some kind of osmosis.

# Andrew Green responded on 19th January 2006 with...

I’m Andrew, another freelance web developer.  I live and work in Greenwich, London, and today is my 32nd birthday.  Bring on the celebratory sausages!

Right now, I’m working on a new intranet for Woking Borough Council along with continuing to develop their main site (which has kept me busy for the past six years), and gearing up to launch their new community site, Window on Woking.

# Cody Lindley responded on 19th January 2006 with...

My name is Cody Lindley and you can find me on the web at www.codylindley.com. Geographically you can find me in Boise, Idaho (United States). I’m currently working as a Sr. User Interface Design Developer (HR’s title not mine) for Albertsons.

# jon responded on 19th January 2006 with...

Hello - my name is Jon and I am from Nottingham, but you knew that already didn’t you.
Hello and goodbye!

# Steve responded on 19th January 2006 with...

Hello, Simon. I work for the U.S. Navy designing internet and intranet web sites and web applications out in California’s Mojave Desert. (Always wanted to live by the ocean, always end up in a desert.) I finally got into web design after years of being in air warfare analysis, running off to study graphic design, and then spending some time in software development. I find web work provides a nice balance for graphic design, development, and analysis.  I also enjoy the fact that the work is quite dynamic with there always being something new to learn and your site is one of a number that I follow regularly to help me do this. (Thanks for the time and effort that you put into it!)

# x5 responded on 19th January 2006 with...

Hi,my name is Shen liu.I’m a senior at Northeastern University,which is in the city of Shenyang-China.My major is Information Management.

I like all of things about web standards.I have a blog(liushen.org),which is about me and web standards.

I like translating some articles/journals about web standards into Chinese?Ce.g.“developing_with_web_standards” written by Roger Johansson.I hope what i do can promote development of web standards in China.

I have been reading your blog for a long time,but never comment.

Thanks for the opportunity to introduce myself:-)

Can I get the book?^-^

# gb responded on 19th January 2006 with...

Hi, my name is greg, and I’m an alcoholic.
waiting for it…
“Hi Greg!”
Okay, now we can proceed. I’m a graphic designer based in Salt Lake City, Utah. I work for a software reseller in Park City, which, if your memory will stretch back four years, is where most of those winter olypic thingers were held. It’s cold, dreary and snowing. Someone, please, take me away from here… preferably to some balmy clime.
Current project is a graphic freshening of a website for a side business the owner, uh, owns.

And I ain’t no lurker. How dare you think that!? I’m going to go cry…

# Eric responded on 19th January 2006 with...

Hello, my name is Eric Eggert and I’m from Leimen/Pfalz in Germany. Thats a small town near Kaiserslautern.

Currently I do my civillian service and after that i’ll study informatics. I’ve also got a blog which is called Erics Weblog - no, thats not very original.

I’m in webstandards for some time now, two years or so and your website is a good source for tips and tricks.

# Dan Li responded on 19th January 2006 with...

Colly-

Dan from China. Spent two years in Milwaukee for my M.A. and now studying at Northwestern University for ph.d. 19th grader. :)

# Scott Phillips responded on 19th January 2006 with...

Oooh! Ooooh! Over here, Simon. I love free books. I’m Scott Phillips, a web developer at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. I come here for the free drinks but stay for the women. Just kidding. You’re on my daily-reading list because you teach me handy stuff that I use at work. Why else?

# Jesse responded on 19th January 2006 with...

Hi! my name is Jesse and I think I comment enough not be considered a lurker ;)

I am a web designer/developer/manager/etc at the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario. Waterloo is one hour west of Toronto… RIM is based here… actually they are pretty much on our campus.

# Olly responded on 19th January 2006 with...

Hello! I’m a web designer / client-side developer, working for a medium sized finance company. I’m based in Cheltenham (not far from that Oxton fellow, or that Hicks dude for that matter).

Obviously my website is both superb and overlooked (or perhaps just the latter).

# JRF responded on 19th January 2006 with...

Hi, I’m not a lurker, regular or friend, but I would like to see my flag here :) .

# FriarJohn responded on 19th January 2006 with...

Greetings. I’m John Bedard from Helena, Montana, USA. Been lurking around here for quite some time now.

I’m a web designer/developer with Northrop Grumman. Currently I’m working on a couple projects for the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services. I don’t really have any more public-facing professional web sites to look at and my personal sites are totally blah. What’s the old saying about the cobbler’s shoes?

# gb responded on 19th January 2006 with...

and I cannot spell in the morning… olympic.

# Roger Johansson responded on 19th January 2006 with...

Hi, I’m Roger. I’m that weird Swedish guy who asked you about Iceland at @media last year. And then I bought you a beer (or did you buy one for me?). Long time reader, proud member of the “International Logic” gang.

# Daniel Nicolas responded on 19th January 2006 with...

Hi

I’m Daniel Nicolas and I’m a college student. I live in California (of the United States). I do some light website stuff and post a little. Bounty Hunting is my main game but no one has posted any bountys high enough yet.

# Valentin Agachi responded on 19th January 2006 with...

Hi, I’m Valentin from Bucharest, Romania. I’m a student / web developer in any given day. :)

I read your blog for the cool things you write, so I’d say I’m a regular. I recently worked on MyLinkVault, now just taking a “break” with some exams.

PS: The rel=“nofollow” is disabled. Better watch out!

# Steven Ametjan responded on 19th January 2006 with...

I wouldn’t say I’m a lurker, I just don’t comment regularly. Right now, none of my sites are quite up to the “superb” standard I usually hold myself to, but that’s because I’ve been spreading myself rather thin trying to get Refresh Los Angeles started.

# Ryan Rahn responded on 19th January 2006 with...

Just a lurker. I’m an aerospace engineering student at Arizona State University. I dabble a bit in computers and web design. Love your stuff!

# Jan Korbel responded on 19th January 2006 with...

Hi there,
I am your regular reader from Czech Republic, working with two friends of mine in (and on) our own company. I do the IA and coding stuff.
Just now we are working on one small library site and a site for company selling network cameras and offering solutions with them.

# Luke Andrews responded on 19th January 2006 with...

I’m a Canadian web designer who moved to Nottingham a year ago. I’ve been lurking for a few months eager to see what other Notts-based designers are up to.

# David responded on 19th January 2006 with...

Canadian here. :)

From Ottawa, Ontario Canada.

Though I noticed I am not the only Canadian. I am a professional blogger for the Bloggy Network.

# paul haine responded on 19th January 2006 with...

My name is paul and I’m disappointed I arrived too late to make the ‘and I’m an alcoholic…’ gag. Oh well.

# Jared Christensen responded on 19th January 2006 with...

Ah, it’s good to see that bribery is alive and well—and effective, too!

I’m Jared from Texas and I rope steers.

# Bostjan responded on 19th January 2006 with...

Hi, I’m Bostjan (or Sebastian if you like:), currently studying Management of information systems in Kranj, Slovenia. I’m also working at web design firm on information architecture and project management.

Keep up the good work ;)

# Jonathan Snook responded on 19th January 2006 with...

Jonathan Snook here of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The man behind snook.ca and the creator of Snook’s Resizable Underlines (for which, I never did receive whatever it is you were going to send…). Just recently jumped into freelancing full-time which is keeping me just as busy as when I was fully employed (go figure).

# Julian responded on 19th January 2006 with...

Hi,
my name is Julian. I’m a student from Berlin, and yes, my website is superb… at least I think so.

# Philipp Daun responded on 19th January 2006 with...

Hi! My name is Philipp and I’m into web standards for about 4 years now and I’d consider myself a lurker ;-)

And yes, I do have an overlooked website. Not too sure if it actually is superb…

# Michele Gerarduzzi responded on 19th January 2006 with...

My name’s Michele, I am a 27 years old web developer/web designer from northern Italy and I’ve been lurking your blog for quite some time…

Keep up the great work!

# Kurt responded on 19th January 2006 with...

Im Kurt a designer in Christchurch New Zealand.

Interesting blog, good read.

# Joseph Lindsay responded on 19th January 2006 with...

Joe, lurker from Kapiti, New Zealand

# a. responded on 19th January 2006 with...

Damien, there really isn’t any difference between us ;) accessibility and standards are a huge priority to me also.

# Kim Siever responded on 19th January 2006 with...

I am a full-time website developer, working for the University of Lethbridge Faculty of Management. I have been developing since 1997. I am married and have three children. I live in (surprisingly) Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. I’ve been coming to CollyLogic for about two years; I was first introduced to it because I had been working on some visited links tricks and came across a past blog post here. I am subscribed to your RSS feed and visit whenever there is a new post.

# Zª Pedro responded on 19th January 2006 with...

Hi! Just a regular here. Web Developer from the city of Coimbra, Portugal. Carry on the good work!

# Darren Hoyt responded on 19th January 2006 with...

Designer/Developer from Charlottesville, VA. Regular reader, but alas a lurker (til now). Keep up the great work!

# Peter Asquith responded on 19th January 2006 with...

I guess I’d be described as a feed lurker and occasional visitor. I develop web applications for a company specialising in psychometric personality testing in Auckland, New Zealand.

# Beef Lurky responded on 19th January 2006 with...

Hello from Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

# Kristian Nilsson responded on 19th January 2006 with...

I’m Kristian from Gothenburg, Sweden.

I am a web developer who desperately tries to improve the standards compliance in the projects I’m working on. It’s not so easy when you’re the only one who’s interested in that sort of thing, as I’m sure most of you know.

# Raanan Avidor responded on 19th January 2006 with...

Shalom.

I’m a web developer in a software company in Israel.
Just wanted to check that the flags a hosted on your server…

# Alexander Berglund responded on 19th January 2006 with...

Hello there! My name - if you already haven’t guessed it from the nametag ;) - is Alexander. With heritage in Russia, living in Sweden making my with help of skills in webdevelopment (Webdesign / Websolutions) and current studies of Gamedevelopment - through Graphics I might add - I’m gonna conquer the world… http://e.deviantart.com/emoticons/p/paranoid.gif - by reading your posted thoughts about webdesign or whatever you choose to throw up ;).

# Nathan Pitman responded on 19th January 2006 with...

Hey there, nathan here. I’m a web designer / developer based in Berkshire, UK. I’m self employed. I’m currently working on a Expression Engine powered site for a client.

# Elsa responded on 19th January 2006 with...

Hi Simon,

Ex-lurker, till I e-mailed you :) Found via Jon’s site

Another one from Nottingham. Currently working in Birmingham as an interface designer. Worked as web designer before that in and around Notts.

My website is a bit naff at the moment, but I only put it live this week after procrastinating for 6 years.

I share your love of Iceland. I’m also especially interested in what all the other Nottingham gang are up to.

# Mike Montgomery responded on 19th January 2006 with...

Hello to all, my name is Mike Montgomery.  I’m an amateur (in the very best sense of the word) web builder and web standards fan, based in Florida, USA.

Since I think the learning curve of the web is steep and continuous (Jon Hicks said as much in the latest Treehouse magazine), I like the term “learner” over “lurker.”  In any event, call me lurker no more.

# James responded on 19th January 2006 with...

Hello my name is James and I once commented here before, only I got your name wrong, embarrassed myself and have been in hiding ever since.

I live in London and work for a quite large Management Consulting firm where I design and build web sites and the like. I’m currently working for a brand spanking new company that will help improve patient safety. I come here ‘cos I like your writing and I found you via Stylegala.

# Sheldon Kotyk responded on 19th January 2006 with...

Sheldon here. I manage a team of programmers and designers for TruthMedia.com

# Graham Bancroft responded on 19th January 2006 with...

I’ve just about had enough….

# Malarkey responded on 19th January 2006 with...

It’s Malarkey!

# Brian Delicata responded on 19th January 2006 with...

Hello from Toronto, Canada - doing web design and consultancy work.

# Travis Chillemi responded on 19th January 2006 with...

My name is Travis Chillemi and I work as a Front End Developer for the University of Colorado.  We are currently developing a new Course Scheduler that is web standards based and easier to use.  The url is http://courses.cudenver.edu . Please hit me with some feedback!

# Steve P. Sharpe responded on 19th January 2006 with...

Hello, it’s Mr Sharpe.

I too live in Nottingham, and have worked with Colly on a few projects.

I have to say that I thought Colly smoked a lot, as nearly every photo I’ve see of him, he seems to have a ciggy in his mouth or at least rolling one - But, I can confirm that I actually smoke more!

Although he does drink more tea than me… Slurp.

# weston deboer responded on 19th January 2006 with...

From Los Angeles, CA. I am a student, technical support, part time florist, part time delivery, and part time holiday decorations set-er-upper.

# Nick Toye responded on 19th January 2006 with...

Freelance web designer.  Chester, UK.  Trying to juggle about 10 projects and trying to come up with the one money spinner to help me retire before i’m 40.

# JamesM responded on 19th January 2006 with...

Do we have enough Nottingham residents now to form some sort of “crew” / drinking session?

# Amit Karmakar responded on 19th January 2006 with...

What can I say, am shattered and broken hearted to see that am not the only one from AU! Drat! :) Keep up the great work Simon. Oh, Andaman and Nicobar islands are missing from your world though. *ducks* :)

# Jeff Smith responded on 19th January 2006 with...

Evening all,

Name’s Jeff.  I’m a web developer and tech. writer in Alberta, Canada. 

Currently working a full time job, as well as a few side projects which aren’t ready for public consumption just yet.  Also, just redesigned my portfolio website: Jeff Smith Designs.  Cheers!

# Brian S. Radford responded on 19th January 2006 with...

Hello Simon,

My name is Brian and I live in British Columbia, Canada. I’ve been a lurker at your site ever since I ran across your tutorial for creating those cool checked links that adorn the right column of your site, several months ago.

Currently I work part-time at the local Tim Horton’s (named after a Canadian hockey player), but I spend the rest of my time filling my head with the ins and outs of designing standards based websites using XHTML/CSS. My goal is to develop my skills to the point of being able to make a living doing freelance work.

# steve responded on 19th January 2006 with...

hi colly,
another aussie reader. this time in melbourne. i’m primarily a web designer/project manager. have been doing some css/xhtml, still building my skills in that area.

# eceer responded on 19th January 2006 with...

Web Dude, Workng in a pub while I start my own web development company specializing in css, xhmtl and very devoted to high web standards.

# Phil Renaud responded on 19th January 2006 with...

Hi, I’m Phil Renaud, a university student from Windsor, Canada/Detroit, Michigan.

I’ve been checking in here fairly often since coming across your CSS-rollovers some years ago; those rollovers I currently use religiously.

Yours is one of my top five blogs. You may already be aware of this. :)

# Big Ole Jake responded on 19th January 2006 with...

Another Shtrayan lurker (from Adelaide).
Designer for many years. Web developer for 8.
Trying to convince clients that IE is the devil’s work and CSS is our saviour.

# Khairudin Lee responded on 19th January 2006 with...

Hello! Am I the only one from Singapore?

# Anthony responded on 19th January 2006 with...

Hi, i’m Anthony, from Nottingham, currently living and working in Thailand as a project manager for an IT company.

I guess i’m the first from Thailand here!

# Barry Crosby responded on 19th January 2006 with...

Hi I’m Barry, the Web Developer at Blackpool and The Fylde College.

Exciting as it is in the Public Sector, it is refreshing now and again to here what is going on in a design agency in the wild, so to speak.

# Nicola Mastrorilli responded on 19th January 2006 with...

Hi, i’m Nicola and I’m dreaming about new media applied to human resources. In the meanwhile i’m studying hard to realize the dream. Ciao!

# Mike Stenhouse responded on 19th January 2006 with...

Ooooooh, I want a flag!

# patrick h. lauke responded on 19th January 2006 with...

well, i’ll bite ;)

# Karl Dawson responded on 19th January 2006 with...

Bugger, Zach’s already used the opener I had in mind ;)

I’m a web developer and semi-lurker around here. I live and work in Ipswich, Suffolk. Yes, a tractor boy :P

This year I am mostly thinking how to raise money for @media and whether to buy shares in Amazon to offset how much I spend there.

# Ben Ward responded on 19th January 2006 with...

Hello, my name is Ben and I’m not a lurker. However, I feel left out without a flag of my own.

# Bart Grzyb responded on 19th January 2006 with...

Hi! I’m probably the only one from Poland here ;) I’m 20 years old computer science student and past time webdesigner. Currently I do some non-full time jobs as a network admin.

# Chris Griffith responded on 19th January 2006 with...

Hello from sunny San Diego, CA, USA. I am currently an application developer/interaction designer for a human factors research company.

# Craig C. responded on 20th January 2006 with...

I’m Craig, web designer and standardista (and Britpack groupie) in Emeryville, California, just across the bridge from San Francisco. I’ve commented at least once or twice before so I don’t know if I still qualify as a lurker.

# Dustin Diaz responded on 20th January 2006 with...

Web Developer
Yahoo!
Sunnyvale, CA. (USA)

Working on bringing ‘ol brother home for a holiday ;)
(oh, and some admin control panel thing… yea)

# Marcel Fahle responded on 20th January 2006 with...

Marcel Fahle, Web Developer from Bochum, Germany. Specialized in Web Standards, Video Streaming and Flash.

# Chris K responded on 20th January 2006 with...

Chris Kavinsky from Columbus, Ohio. I’m a freelance designer working on way too many projects, but loving every minute of it. A couple things coming out in the next couple of months are a site for a bulk food delivery service (think Omaha Steaks), redesigns for a coffee roaster site and photo studio site, and designing an interface for a really cool AJAX application. I come here to grow my knowledge of web design.

# Sally Carson responded on 20th January 2006 with...

Hi, I’m Sally Carson. A couple weeks ago I quit my 9-5 job as the Senior Web Designer for Crutchfield.com and began working for myself. It’s been an incredible experience so far!

What do I do? I run a site called Fixpert where I talk about web design, illustration, bikes, and especially track bikes and fixed gear. I’m an ex-NYC bike messenger and I now live in Charlottesville, Virginia.

# Michael G responded on 20th January 2006 with...

Michael 32, a full-time daydreamer living near Southampton UK. Apart from the daydreaming lark I also find the time to be a designer within a marketing dept.

I’m actually Mr. Burgermans unofficial stalker but the other day he told to p*ss off and stalk someone else… so here I am :)

# Daniel S responded on 20th January 2006 with...

Lurker here. I live in St. Louis, Missouri USA. I am currently trying to get a portfolio togather for my upcoming agency. I am curretly a network administrator.

# Henrik responded on 20th January 2006 with...

Hello Colly

I think I’ve commented sometimes before.

Anyways, I’m from south of Sweden, from Malm‡. I go to school during the days, but I like web design, too. It’s a nice complement because of the creativeness mixed with the need for skill and talent for coding and problem-solving mixed with the fact that you can get nice money from this.

I do think that my site is too poorly visited, but on the other hand - it’s not complete and I’ve got a lot of work to do before it is.

So why don’t you give me this book of yours ;).

Best wishes
Henke

# Todd Prouty responded on 20th January 2006 with...

Todd Prouty — web designer in Chicago (recently moved here from St. Paul, Minnesota) and a lurker, though I may have commented at some point. I left my gig as the head “web guy” at an airline credit union (member-owned bank for airline employees — not sure they have those in the UK) in order to give freelance another go. I love the freedom of it, but starting all over again in a new city has been… interesting at times.

Jumped whole-heartedly on the web standards bandwagon a few years ago and will never look back. Just starting to use ExpressionEngine for a small project (I know you’re a fan) and look forward to seeing what it can do.

My website may be overlooked, but it’s definitely not "superb" at this point. Scrapped what I had before the move and am starting over now. I’m looking forward to seeing your book whether I win it or not.

# Ulises Legarreta responded on 20th January 2006 with...

i read you from Tijuana, Mexico, i work as a web site developer, not quite as proficient as you of course, but one can dream of eventually getting there :)
my site is definitely overlooked and not really superb jeje, but hey i’ve learned a lot from it..

it started life as an all flash site and now it lives as html/css thing..

Saludos..!!!

# J Sheehy responded on 20th January 2006 with...

Web developer from Fiji. CollyLogic has been on my blogroll for over a year…

# mayvelous responded on 20th January 2006 with...

Bula!
Am just another web developer from far away island, Fiji.
Collylogic is one of the best reference and informative site I’ve come across. I roll you over at rojo and been a regular reader since.
My site is no superb, but drop a link here anyway.

# Bojan responded on 20th January 2006 with...

Bojan, a freelance web designer from Croatia.

# Peter Holloway responded on 20th January 2006 with...

Hi Colly,

I prefer the word ‘listener’ - lurking seems such a negative expression, rather like ‘skulking’. We are all out here hanging on your every word, or at least hoping for something enlightening to help us to do our jobs that little bit better.

I come from an IT background but am more and more drawn to the fun of web design: pictures/design/programming all in one package - it’s got to be a great career. I’m hoping this year to do more and better web sites.

My web sites are, erm, overlooked:

Personal
Business

BTW, I love the country flags:)

# Kay Smoljak responded on 20th January 2006 with...

My god, that’s a lot of comments, but they’re almost all from guys… c’mon girls, where the hell are you? Help me out here!

I’m a web developer in Perth, Western Australia (Hi Amit!), a complete standards nut and a very neglectful blogger.

G’Day!

# Piet responded on 20th January 2006 with...

(Web)Designer from Holland
why is it that I always have this tune in my head when I come here:

Mr Collie Collie Collie man?  Got some weed to smoke tonight!

wich Artist is it again… reggae.. that’s for sure : )

# Charlie responded on 20th January 2006 with...

I second the call made by Kev Mears for the UK flags to be split up, as I also would prefer too sit under a Welsh flag. I’m currently a web developer from Cardiff, but in just over an hours time I will be an unemployed web developer from Cardiff as my current contract is about to expire.

# Joost van der Borg responded on 20th January 2006 with...

Just here for the flag, commented twice, read all the time.. O, and to close the strong-element obviously.

# Marko Mihelcic responded on 20th January 2006 with...

Hey Colly, I’m from Rab,Croatia. I’m a web developer,I’m the founder of mcville.net - yeah the same dude who interviewd you there ;) cheers m8!

# Ruth Stillman responded on 21st January 2006 with...

Hi!  I’m Ruth from Waltham, Massachusetts (just outside of Boston).

I’ve been a lurker and reader of the site for a while.  I work for an international adoption agency and am in the process of redesigning our web site to be (I hope) standards compliant.  Getting rid of all the doggone tables used to layout our current site.

# Andy Saxton responded on 21st January 2006 with...

Hi Colly,

We met at @Media.  I was speaking to you about Oasis at the bar and told you about a community project (that I still need to get on with, Maybe I need a bit more inspiration ;) ).  Been lurking for ages with the occasional post.

# Steven Woods responded on 21st January 2006 with...

Hello there,

Long time reader, hardly-ever-poster and general fan (especially of your old site).

I’m a web application developer , office tea-boy and client pacifier ( ;) ) from Newcastle, UK.

Recently had my enthusiasm for web and application development re-energised by fine people such as yourself, and loving every web 2.0 (ack) minute of it. Hurrah!

# Colin Frame responded on 21st January 2006 with...

Alrighty there!

I’m from ‘up north’ on the other side of the border and am about 4 months into my first ‘proper’ job as a web developer at a small firm in Glasgow.

I’ve just started getting back into your site again after a bit of a break and I’ve got to say that you definitely got me into listening to the Editors, cheers!

# eddmun responded on 21st January 2006 with...

Hey,

I’m Aidan from the UK . I’m stuck in Sixth Form for the next few year, and liking the post-age going on.

# Dan responded on 21st January 2006 with...

Hey,

Regular reader, first time commenter lurking in back-country Japan.

# Carlos responded on 21st January 2006 with...

Hello… My name is Carlos and I’m one half (the web half) of a graphic and web design company, PivotPoint, in Denver.  Long-time lurker, striving to be a good “standardista” (just saw that in one of the comments, and love the word) which is why I visit this site.

# G‡ran responded on 21st January 2006 with...

Hello,
My name is G‡ran and I am a Swedish Graphic Designer who lurks around here to improve my skills at webdesign.

My blog needs a workover so thereïs a link to my companysite in Swedish.

# slh responded on 21st January 2006 with...

G’day! This is Stephen of Adelaide, Australia.
Yet another hobbiest web site development & conceptuliser with aspirations of grandeur. A regular reader of everyone helping to make the internet a better built place.
I already have Zeldman’s “designing with web standards”, Molly’s “250 HTML & Web Design Secrets”, amongst many others!
Not striving to be anything better at web design than I was yesterday.

# Piermario responded on 21st January 2006 with...

Hello,
My name is Piermario, wannabe web designer from Italy. I discovered your site a while ago with the Rollover Generator. I keep coming back looking for good tips and inspiration, which is never enough.

Ciao :)
P

# Stephen responded on 22nd January 2006 with...

I’m Stephen, and I’m a freelance web designer and semi-professional lurker.  I’m from Wales but have somehow drifted towards Birmingham, much to the disgust of my brethren.

I can’t remember why I started visiting your site, all I know is that I find it strangely addictive.

# Bruno responded on 22nd January 2006 with...

Ol?,
Why not, ah? Ok, my name is Bruno and Iïm a Senior Web Designer from Lisbon, Portugal. As all the others I keep coming because I love design and implementing standard, usable and accessible solutions on the web sites I work. Hmm… Ah! Tip: I *heart* books! ;-}

Best regards,
B.

# Gustaf Lindqvist responded on 22nd January 2006 with...

Hi there, my name is Gustaf. I live and work in a seaboarded town Sundsvall, in the Sweden. IÃm running a web agency called Lindq. I love football, so IÃm looking forward to meet England in the World Cup. IÃm also a long time reader, so I might qualify as proud member of the œInternational Logic” gang too. Cheers!

# Kelly responded on 22nd January 2006 with...

Longtime lurker. Love your stuff. I’m a print designer migrating to the web, in the process of my first client site right now. Los Angeles, CA, USA.

# Feaverish responded on 22nd January 2006 with...

Aaron Feaver, from Portland, Oregon, USA

# Joel Goldstick responded on 22nd January 2006 with...

Hi from Columbus Ohio where no one does php or mySQL development—a haven of super big business.  I’ve lived in Detroit, NY and Boston too.

# Nick Smith responded on 22nd January 2006 with...

Probably one of the few non-developers here.

Just like good design and I hang around here ‘cos it feels goods’, kind of enjoy the friendliness of this place.

Live locally, near Sheffield, and recently visited Nottinghams Saltwater restaurant on my daughters birthday - great recommendation Simon.

I’ve used a lot of the tips found in here in starting my own weblog (http://www.life2point0.com) for which I give thanks.

# Julian Schrader responded on 22nd January 2006 with...

Hi, I’m a student and living in W?rzburg, Germany. I’m doing some webdevelopment and -design as a hobby and have your feed subscribed with NetNewsWire Lite ‘cause you post interesting stuff…

# Benjamin Marsteau responded on 23rd January 2006 with...

Hi, I’m benjamin from France, and I think I’m the first and lonely french here.
I have to confess, I’m a lurker, it’s not easy to explain is point of view in a foreing language.
I’m here because I like the design of your blog and also I’m learning all the different stuffs around webstandard, so it’s always nice to read interesting things about that.

# Jan Brasna responded on 23rd January 2006 with...

Huh, only second Czech flag here? Actually I’d rather have the EU flag beside my name since .cz is overlooked per se :)

> Say hello

Howdy! :)

> tell me what you do

The formal tag is “creative director” but it also includes IA, front-end design, project managing etc.

> where you are from

Pilsen, CZ (yes, that Pilsen…)

> what you are working on

At the moment preparing some polish for upcoming launch of a few projects, preparing slides for a seminar next week, pretending I’m having a weekend off :)

> or why you come here

Umm, no explicit reason? Regular reader for pretty long, a year and half or so?

# Lea responded on 23rd January 2006 with...

Woo, a little late in the game but I have to say, I love how you integrated the flags and gravatars. :D

Anyway, Lea Alcantara, from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. I run my one-person design studio from home. I love your site because you’re generous with your tutorials, and you have good taste in blog software. ;-)

# Lachlan Hunt responded on 23rd January 2006 with...

Hi,
I’m a freelance web developer from Sydney, Australia.

# kevin responded on 23rd January 2006 with...

Hi, I’m Kevin - yet another web designer slash Flash designer. I reside in Connecticut. Feel free to drop me a line.

# Tom responded on 23rd January 2006 with...

Hello my name is Tom and I’m a student (and web developer/ designer niceguy), currently residing in Wolverhampton.

# Tom Oakes responded on 23rd January 2006 with...

My name is Tom Oakes, I’m a programmer/web designer/fanatical cook/music enthusiast/heavy drinker, living and working in Portland, Oregon, USA.  Send me something.

# Danny responded on 23rd January 2006 with...

Hi Simon,

I am a web development student from Belgium and I have been a lurker for quite a while. I have never felt confident enough in my knowledge to leave you a comment (but that will hopefully change soon as my skills evolve).

I’d love to get my hands on a copy of CSS Mastery as soon as it gets published, but it would be even cooler if I got it from the CSS Master himself :)

Thanks for all the interesting articles!

Danny

# Blair Millen responded on 23rd January 2006 with...

I’m a freelance web developer from Glasgow, UK.

# Sophie Dennis responded on 23rd January 2006 with...

From the rolling Cotswolds of North Oxfordshire, UK, I run a small web design agency, Cayenne, with my partner Andy Robinson. Hoping the rest of the Cotswold contingent will start posting soon as you Nottingham types seem to be hogging the limelight a little here ;-)

The Cayenne website is not overlooked by the all-important new clients, but is therefore rather overlooked by us and about 2 years overdue its annual revamp. When we get a quiet week (?!?) we hope to start a Blog of our very own, where we too can feel overlooked and ignored.

What else? Long-time reader, non-commenter and web standards groupie. Rather liking the shape of the redesign. Hoping to get organised and meet you all at @Media this year, after failing dismally last time.

# Peter responded on 23rd January 2006 with...

Hi Simon

I’ve been visiting for over a year now. I’m a UK based php & .net web developer and designer working in house for a manufacturing company putting together an intranet solution. I live and work near Durham and don’t run a blog! Found your site via Richard Rutters Clagnut I think.

I’m also a musician and planning a three album punk concept work based on generating web standards compliant markup from .NET code (No ... I’m not!).

Great Site. New design looks cool.

All the best

Peter

# Nuowei responded on 23rd January 2006 with...

i am nuowei from singapore, an unix sysadm, intend    
to convert to web app developer.

# Pierce responded on 24th January 2006 with...

I’m only dropping this here because 171 comments without one Irishman seems a bit weird.

I’d tell you what I did for a living but I figure by the 172nd comment you might have lost interest in what programming languages I might be into.

# Tim responded on 24th January 2006 with...

I’m Tim. I’m originally from Allegan, Michigan and am currently living in Northport, New York. I’m a web developer in New York City for a corporate social networking firm.

I’ve enjoyed your site on a fairly regular basis for a year or two.

Thanks for having a de-lurking.

# Cindy responded on 24th January 2006 with...

Hi Colly,

I’m from Patchogue, New York, USA.  I’m a web developer who wishes they had more design skills.

# Tony Geer responded on 24th January 2006 with...

Hi, I’m Tony, a webdesigner from Geogetown, Guyana (South America). I’ve only recently started coming here often, and have found lots of interesting reading, keep it up.

# Glen C. responded on 24th January 2006 with...

Jeeze, mention free and the whole internet glances.

Anyway, hi. I’m glen. I came here from hick’s four things page. I’ve obviously heard of you before. I live in massachusetts and am a teen blogger. I’ve been doing web design for a while and keep getting better. I’m currently working on a new design for my bad-decent website… a much better one.

# Wen Jin responded on 24th January 2006 with...

Hi, I’m Wen Jin from Canton China, currently living in Singapore. I’m a fresh grad from comp engin, found my first full-time job as a web developer. I’ve found this site pretty cool, keep it up~

# Ali responded on 24th January 2006 with...

Hi, I’m from Iran. I read your blog quiet often.
BTW, if I won the book fill free to give it to someone else because I donÃt want you to pay those high shipment fees. ; )

# Tim responded on 24th January 2006 with...

A Dutch webdeveloper and Embedded Systems master student at University in Eindhoven

# Joey Shi responded on 24th January 2006 with...

hi,I am Joey from China.I like your blog very much.
I am very interesting in web user experience,and I want to get your new book about CSS very much.I think if can I translate it to Chinese.
thank you.

# bencho responded on 24th January 2006 with...

Hi,I’m Bencho from CHINA!
My Chinese name is BEICHEN,it’s means polarsi ;)
I’m a senior at Yangzte University.
As you know the Yangzte River is the longgest river in CHina.
Wish your visite my weblog.
http://www.woobc.com
But..but can you read Chinese?

# adn responded on 24th January 2006 with...

Live from Barcelona!

Let’s see how this flag thingie works…

# apuar responded on 24th January 2006 with...

hi..im Zhu Changyu, from ShanDong/China, But now studying & living in Malaysia.
Happy Chinese New Year!

# kevinchan responded on 24th January 2006 with...

I’m a chinese,24.
I often read your blog.

# Simon responded on 24th January 2006 with...

Hi Colly,

I’ve posted a few times, although my lurks far outweigh my posts!

I’m yet another Simon, although I don’t quite live in Nottingham - I’m 1 mile over the border in Derbyshire.

Enjoying the site - keep up the good work fella.

Si

# LintHuman responded on 24th January 2006 with...

I lurk mainly, though I’ve posted one or two comments. Nothing particularly interesting, though… I’ve enjoyed your site for some time and always check back to keep up.

I’m a soon-to-be-freelance Web designer, based in Birmingham, UK. Kept meaning to introduce myself at last year’s @media, but never got round to it. Maybe it’ll happen this year!

I’ve just completed a big online survey for my present employer. It’s in 25 European languages! It’s been a real challenge getting languages like Bulgarian and Greek to display properly, but it’s all worked out. There’s an Icelandic version too. I know you’re a fan.

# Gean Oliveira responded on 25th January 2006 with...

Maybe I’m the 1st Brazilian here :) Anyway, Brazilian, but living in Toronto-Canada since 2003. Working as a webdeveloper.

# mat responded on 25th January 2006 with...

This website is one of the thousand I visit weekly, it all about being up-to-date with the web design world.
I only comment if I think it is necessy, and for a book well˜
I’m french, in Finland, writing and web design for a chinese related website.

# Tony Geer responded on 25th January 2006 with...

Well, I see a US flag appeared next to my name, I’m guessing it’s because I’m on DSL here in Guyana and our telephone company actually rents the bandwidth from North America. I really am from Guyana :)

# Richard.H responded on 25th January 2006 with...

Hello! Richard from China! But I am currently in UK so my flag may appear as a British one.

Hi to everyone.

# Rafal responded on 25th January 2006 with...

Hey, Rafal from Edmonton, Canada. Web Developer for the past 5 yrs. Come here for all the porn, lol

# paul responded on 26th January 2006 with...

A hoy hoy…

I’m Paul, a multimedia designer from San Francisco.

Cheers..

# Richard Huang responded on 26th January 2006 with...

Hey, this is another Richard from China :-) But my family name is Huang. I’m a software engineer working for IBM. Nice to see you, everybody.

# Heiko responded on 26th January 2006 with...

As you can see I’m from Germany ;o) More precisely, Berlin! Greetings to everybody!

# Derek Featherstone responded on 27th January 2006 with...

Hi, my name is Derek and I’m from Canada. But you knew that already.

# Beling responded on 27th January 2006 with...

Hello, My name is Beling from China.
IÃm a student at NorthWest University in Xi`an.
Nice to see you!

# shidai responded on 27th January 2006 with...

Hi, I’m ShiDai and from China too,looks like you can see my flag,ha!
IÃm a programmer use java,in the rest of work time ,i like design, tomorrow is Chinese New Year,so, nice to meet you!

# Simon Collison responded on 27th January 2006 with...

Wow! Thank you all so much for saying “Hello”!

We now have a winner, but feel free to continue introducing yourselves here, or there...

# Dave responded on 28th January 2006 with...

Hi I’m Dave, long time web developer, new blogger. Why will noone leave any comments? lol. Like the redesign

# Benjamin responded on 31st January 2006 with...

I’m Ben, I’m a webdesigner from Dorset, UK.  Currently working freelance following too many years as an ‘inhouse’ designer… money’s tight and work is scarce so I’m hoping to work with a creative agency in the near future (any offers?!?).
I’m a lurker turned commenter, far too many posts on far too many blogs to begin commenting! Gotta keep productivity up! ;)

# Matt Sephton responded on 31st January 2006 with...

Hi,

My name is Matt and I’m a web developer based in London but originally from Liverpool.

I really don’t get along with the thought of having my own blog but have a few in my RSS reader. In my spare time I make widgets, video games, T-shirts, applications, extensions and all manner of things that stretch my brain muscle. Check them out at my website.

I also love playing Mario Kart DS to an unhealthy degree.

# Adrift At Sea responded on 5th February 2006 with...

Basically a geek who got out of the rat race….getting a boat and sailing into the sunset later this year.

# Sandra responded on 7th February 2006 with...

Hi, dear all,

My name is Sandra, I live in Taiwan. It’s nice to know this website. I am a marketing people. I like to try new things and meet new friends.

# Michael responded on 8th February 2006 with...

I’m a web developer for a government contractor so all my work looks like govenment housing blocks (not by choice), so I try to learn as much as possible about layout and design, and then I covertly incorporate it into my designs.

# Kaurov Eugene responded on 10th February 2006 with...

I did not see Ukrainian flag here becouse I write here :)

I’m PHP programmer, ~4 years experience. My hourly rate is $15.
I created www.unilight.net.ua, www.oschadnybank.com.ua, www.tehmash.com.ua, www.maxima.poltav.com, www.ingvar.com.ua, www.ingvartrans.com.ua, www.ukrsintez.com.ua, www.tecom.com.ua, www.trader.in.ua etc.

I produce ~4 websites per mounth.
I developed my own CMF (any structure, content and piblications), product catalogue, needs catalogue, pool, wysiwyg editor, counter with page/product rating and client’s statistic, user access control module, shopping basket, plaint text XM2SQL importer for giant XM (does not need any parser), and many other.
I work with designer and I love my God—Jesus Christ.

I’m interested in longterm partnerships.

Shnuymosja brattja!

# Neil responded on 10th February 2006 with...

Hey everyone,

I’m a web designer and I currently work for the NHS (National Health Service) in the UK. I’ve worked there for almost 5 years since leaving University.

My attentions have been focused on developing 2 corporate intranets using ASP.NET and MS SQL.

I’m also learning PHP and MySQL and starting to do some freelance work.

# Ilija Òivi† responded on 11th February 2006 with...

Hey, Im ILija Òivi† from Croatia. Im playing with EE, and come here from time to time. Cheers

# Sonja Duijvesteijn responded on 15th February 2006 with...

Say hello, tell me what you do, where you are from, what you are working on, or why you come here.

Hello there (:

I’m from Holland, and at the moment I’m working on my thesis for a webdevelopment course (communication and multimedia design) since mondey. Before that I worked for a webdevelopment company for a year and a half.

I lurk here semi occasionally, partly for inspiration (no stealing) for my own blog, and partially because I feel the need to read what else is going on in the world of webdevelopment. Which is LOTS!

Can’t do everything yourself so I’d better so what others are doing as well.

# Delfin responded on 15th February 2006 with...

I promise I will read the book.

Keep On.

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