Survey for people who make websites in the Philippines

To all the Filipino people who make websites, we would greatly appreciate it if you could answer our survey. (With apologies to A List Apart. Will report the progress of the web design conference we’re planning—soon.)

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I’m a Finalist for Best Blog Design at the Philippine Blog Awards!

Edit (09/25/08): Congratulations OctTwelve! Good job! I just found out that Stellify is one of the finalists for the Best Blog Design category of the Best Blog division of the 2nd Philippine Blog Awards. I’m shocked. Even more shocked than I was last year after being a finalist in the Technology category. I feel like the odd one out (again). Just look at this site. Then look at the other […]

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We want a Philippine web design conference. So we’re planning one.

Another problem with web design aside from my previous laments is that it has always played “saling-pusa” (my indirect translation: second fiddle) to fields like print design, technology, blogging, internet marketing—at least in the Philippines. (I leave it up to you to connect the respective dots to Murder By Design, Graphika Manila, BarCamp Manila, iBlog, Philippine Blog Awards, WordCamp Philippines, SEMCON, IMMAP, and so forth.) Maybe because web design is […]

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WordCamp Philippines on September 6. Register now!

The very first WordCamp in Southeast Asia is happening right here in the Philippines. Organized by the Mindanao Bloggers, WordCamp Philippines 2008 will take place on September 6, at the Augusto-Rosario Gonzalez Theater, 5/F Mutien Building, College of St. Benilde, Taft Ave., Manila. (Edit: I believe that the event date was moved from October 25 to September 6 to fit Matt Mullenweg‘s schedule. Believe it, he’s coming!)

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The UP Centennial Celebration Kick-Off

Yesterday marked the beginning of the UP Centennial celebrations, and it was a blast. No, it was crazy! If you don’t have enough heart—and I mean both the love of UP and the will to wade through the crowd—you wouldn’t enjoy it as much. It’s easy for students and alumni who have been harassed by the pressures of college life to undervalue UP, but as someone who has lived and […]

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I Won an Adobe Creative Suite 3!

The best part of the Philippine Blog Awards 2007 was not the event itself, but what happened afterwards. And I’m not talking about the after-party. The Adobe User Group Philippines (AUGPhil) had a local launch of the much-awaited Creative Suite 3 after the awards. It was also this month’s meetup for its members. The highlight of the meeting, though, was the raffling off of a CS3 bundle itself, worth $1,199. […]

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March 24 is World Shutdown Day. Can You?

It’s very simple. Proponents of World Shutdown Day are challenging all of us to shut down the computer for a whole day on Saturday, March 24. (And I’m sure putting your computer on hibernate or sleep mode does not count.) If you think you can do it, visit the site and click the “I can” button. If not, visit the site all the same, but choose “I cannot”. You are […]

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Procrastination, Dissected, Theorized

I’ve been putting off writing this, but I know I have to at one point simply to protest some of the things I’ve read in procrastination-related articles. First things first: yes, I’m a procrastinator. A crammer, to be precise. One day I found myself cramming a major project for Christian Living. That was probably the first time I stayed up way past my bedtime. I was in sixth grade then. […]

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Friends + Fireworks

This is my attempt at a personal entry for reasons you shall soon find out. Alas, I failed. Aimee, one of four high school friends I finally met after four long years at the SM Mall of Asia last Friday, asked me why I didn’t like to use LiveJournal and why I didn’t write about personal things there, or anywhere else. The first question is easy. Here’s a partial answer. […]

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Design + code + words for a better web, made in the Philippines by Sophia Lucero.