Posted on the 3rd of August, 2008
Well, if you remember, exactly one year ago one of my photos got published in a Swedish newspaper. I blogged about it here. This was a big deal for me since I was taking photos just for fun and eventually one of them ended on the frontpage of a newspaper. One year later I find out that Patrick McNeil, the author of “Design Metltdown” published a book, more like a guide, of web trends and patterns in web design. The book is entitled “The Web Designer’s Idea Book” I was told that my photoblog is proudly illustrated in this book. Read on for the whole story.
I remember back in September of 2007, I received an email regarding this upcomming book from Design Meltdown. The email message read that my site was chosen to be possibly included in this book. There were no guarantees whatsoever. They just needed my confirmation in case they include it. I replied straight away with no hessitations! Eleven months later I received an email from the author saying that the book is finally ready and it will be shipping really soon. He also suggested emailing him back to find out if our work was actually published in the book. I emailed him right away and waited eagerly for a reply. After a couple of days he replied that my site was indeed featured in the book! This was great news! At that time I was running my old blog at ‘zerohex.org’ and my photoblog at this domain (marios.tziortzis.com) . This domain later evolved into a blog/photo resort hybrid as it is today. So for that time my latest ‘design’ was that photoblog. After I moved permanently to this domain I made sure that my photoblog wouldn’t dissapear and keep getting updated from flickr. Currently that site gets minimum maintenance but still gets a few hundred hits per month.
The book will be start shipping in this October and it costs $25 plus $5 shipping worldwide. At that time I will be in the UK so when I know for sure my new flat address I’ll order it. I wish Patrick all the luck with his book and would like to thank him again for publishing my site.