Addendum

This site is dedicated to all you wonderful people of the web.

Since I started teaching many years ago, I’ve always taken great pleasure in introducing my web design students to our (mostly) wonderful online community. I recount my story into web and how people tell me I am ‘self-taught’. This is a term I dispute as I had so many brilliant teachers via various online sources who guided me along. I learnt from their blogs and tutorials, their shared insights and even got answers to my many questions.

My message to my students remains the same: to seek out people, to find whose work is inspiring and learn from them. To know your experts to follow new and upcoming techniques. To appreciate those who share their insights and solutions.

In the early days, I had a slide deck of about a dozen people who I’d talk about and recommend to follow for inspiration. Over time, my list of lovely web peeps grew and time had come to find an easier and more accessible way to share details on all the inspiring people.

a touch of colour & context

In an attempt to give some context to the expertise of our featured webbies – I’ve added colour to highlight each person’s field. This now expresses the many colourful personalities nicely without cluttering up the page with more details such as tags. If requested, I might evolve this site a little further and set up filtering by subject, for example. For now, it is a simple directory of lovely people :)

pioneers

our pioneers of the web – those who fought for web standards, promoted CSS and started new trends

teachers

everyone who is happy to share their work and processes, writes books, articles, tutorials and teaches via posting online on blogs or social media

designers

our creatives who inspire with their design in all its forms: type design, illustrations, icons, web layouts.

developers

all the coders ~ front/backend development, W3 contributors, tech authors

advocates

advocates for our rights – be that online privacy or rights to inclusive design #a11y