Thanks to all the wonderful people who have developed the resources used in this site and who I have learned from.
Also thanks to the photographers who took the beautiful images that make up this site
Ben and Dan Council started it all off in late 2002. They developed Rapidweaver - a web development programme that didnt need you to learn "code" For people like me, who were not coders it was a breakthrough. I remember getting my first early copy of the app and I was so thrilled with it that I rang them up, just to say "Thank you!"
Over the years, Rapidweaver has developed to accommodate the new developers that got involved.
Isaiah took the development of Rapidweaver and created firstly the "Bricks" plug-in which allowed words and images to be placed in more creative ways than Rapidweaver previously allowed. He then took this one step further and developed "Stacks" another bolt on plug-in that made the capabilities of Rapidweaver almost infinite. Soon after Isaiah developed stacks, other developers created a multitude of stacks that made the easy and flexibility of Rapidweaver almost childs play! Thanks Isaiah.
Joe took Rapidweaver & Stacks even further. He developed numerous stacks to suit all purposes! The main ones on this site are Foundation and Total CMS. Foundation gives the web designer a blank canvas to develop with, and the stacks allow the designer to pretty much put anything anywhere. Total CMS is a fantastically easy to use Content Management System. CMS's allow the site owner to change information without a web designer being involved.
Bye bye Wordpress!! And thanks Joe.
Andrew is Big White Duck. He has taken Joe Workman's Foundation stacks and moved them up to the next level. What you can't do with these stacks is not worth doing. Again, for me this feels like a breakthrough in my design work. Thanks you Andrew.
Marten runs Rapidweaver Central. As well as keeping tabs on everything Rapidweaver he also designs templates and modules to make your site stylish, beautiful and well designed. He has developed two types of modules - "Weaverthings" and Maximal Designs. Both of these have made my life as a designer SO much easier. Thanks Marten.
Unsplash is an internet resource where photographers give their photos for free. Its a great resource. I have really enjoyed looking through the collections. Images make all the difference to how interesting a site looks.
Standing on the shoulders of my giants, I can see forever!