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Nice Wee Theme: 2000 downloads

Friday, April 17th, 2009

The Nice Wee Theme has passed 2000 downloads! To mark the occasion, here are ten implementations I’m aware of that I like, in no particular order. Some I like because of what they’ve done with the theme, others because of their contents.

1. I am ckTan, a Singaporean teacher with a cool logo and avatar:

2. The Sensitive Gourmet, “a blog about learning about and living with food allergies, reflux and asthma and the pursuit of safe and tasty eats”:


3. Annelise Johnsen, “73% geek, the rest is girly-bits” – a personal blog with recipes and book reviews:


4. Liberty Hall Writers, “where you can spit on the mat and call the cat a bastard” – a space for writers to take part in challenges and learn from each other:


5. ZimKnits, a blog about knitting and books. Sara is studying library science, like I did x years ago:

6. Time to Craft, a Spanish crafting blog. I have no idea what it says but it looks nice:


7. Silversprite, “the revolution will be catalogued. And knitted.” Another librarian:


8. Pinguinmafia. Again, no idea but looks nice and it’s black rather than the default brown:


9. Fat Woman With A Band, “one woman’s trials, tribulations, and triumphs living with a laparoscopic band” – a fairly standard installation of the theme but interesting topic:


10. And finally, which takes the theme and transforms it into something completely different:


Autumn work

Sunday, September 7th, 2008

We’re full up with work for the next few months. Consequently, we cannot start any new work until December 2008.

What are we up to? On the design side, we’re creating and launching websites for:

- a graphic designer
- a small business
- a translation service

On the requirements specification side, we’re determining the Internet needs of:

- a bakery
- a museum
- a small publisher

We’re still open to discussion regarding future work, but just note that the work itself can’t start until December 2008 at the earliest.

A busy new year

Sunday, February 24th, 2008

We’ve both been up to our necks in work since the new year started. John has been assisting a Barra/Eriskay enterprise with their existing website, while in the other geographic direction assisting an artist on Harris define what she requires in terms of ICT and a website for her business. Ruth has been working on a local accommodation website and discovering new plugins for use on future projects, as well as continuing her proofreading commitments.

It looks like this busy-ness will be continuing for a while. Over the next few months we’ll be helping local organisations and businesses launch three new websites, which will appear in the portfolio:

  • one a new build self-catering establishment
  • one a Uist organisation
  • …and the third focusing on Uist sporting and leisure pursuits

Hence, we can’t start any new works until mid-April at the earliest. In the meantime, people seriously wanting a website can still get in touch, and we wish everyone good weather for the spring months ahead.

A newspaper and a voluntary organisation

Friday, June 16th, 2006

Today Nice Wee Sites had a visit from Archie and Helena, who travelled up from Balivanich. This was for a meeting central to providing requirements specifications for two websites:

  • Am Paipear, the community newspaper of the Uists
  • UCVO, the Uist Council of Voluntary Organisations

These requirements specifications will help Am Paipear and UCVO decide whether they require websites or not. In addition, it enables them (if they want) to approach a range of web designers and obtain specific quotes.

Kildonan Museum, then on to Lochboisdale

Wednesday, March 29th, 2006

A double-event today.

This afternoon saw us in the Kildonan Museum complex in South Uist. Here, we conducted a meeting with most of the staff, to help with their website requirements analysis. The meeting was centred around a presentation, which facilitated discussion and led to a nice list of decisions being made. On our return to Berneray, we’ll type this up, then send to the museum so they can take it (if they want) to various website designers and ask for detailed quotes.

But before our return, the evening saw us in Lochboisdale in South Uist. Here, we ran a workshop “So you think you want a website?”, for people who weren’t able to attend the Nunton Steadings workshop a few weeks previously.

Both these events were supported by the Better Neighbourhood Services Fund.

A busy day for Nice Wee Sites!