today I just want to point out two real great websites.
I think it’s now nearly two years since I “found” Angela Becker in XING (or did she find me?). Funny as is, I stumbled upon her avatar. She was promted to change this avatar to a real foto by the XING team, but she’s still using it in twitter (@beangie).
I liked the avatar a lot because it was not the next stupid bourgoise foto of the girl or guy I don’t want to get in touch with. So I started some smalltalk and we realized, that we’re both living in Hamburg, like good rock music and have something to do with graphic.
As I am not a graphic or web designer, I am always looking for good people in this area. So the stuff she showed me was really cool and thankfully, she started to run her own business as a freelancer. But she had nothing to do with the web. Uh …. really? I did not care because I thought she can make it also.
Well I want to introduce you to her finally launched website where she’s presenting herself and some work she has done so far. I think it’s worth a look and maybe you need to get in touch with her because of a project you have. Working with her is totally productive and a lot of fun.
Btw. the great programming was done by her friend in love Stefan - follow him at twitter if you like: @st_f_n
Everybody needs a bookmark app to store bookmarks. Sure you can use Firefox Weave to sync your bookmarks between different machines but I don’t like it that much (I mean bookmarks in the browser). Or you will use http://delicious.com/ which is approved and well known. The API is also kind of cool because it’s RESTful in a way. But do you have nice thumbnails of the pages you bookmarked or a nice website with an overview? No!
It showed that following Dion Almaer in twitter (@dalmaer)is a good thing because he provided a link to Zootool. Zootool is a web application (yes it really is) written by Bastian Allgeier (@zootool) and is fuckin’ awesome. This was exactly the piece of software I was looking for. It is webbased (what else?), the usability is great, it is looking super cool (like a Mac app ;-) ) and it behaves like a desktop application.
After having some conversation with Bastian (the one like “ah your app is so super sexy bla bla bla” - “oh really thank you bla bla bla” :-) ) we found out, that he is living 15 km away from the city where my parents still live and I was grown up till I was 24. Aha! That’s nice ;-). I am talking about Mannheim (Bastian) and Schwetzingen (me) in southern Germany.
Well, I really ask you to have a look to these websites and hope you like them as much as I do …