Those of you who have been visiting this site for a while now will no doubt wonder just where the new Art Awards website has got to.
All was going well, in web development terms, until Typhoon Haiyan hit The Philippines on November 8th 2013. With wind speeds of 195mph, and gusts of 235mph, it was the strongest storm ever recorded in world history. 13 million people were affected, and one of our lead web-developers was one of them.
Salutary to think that a typhoon nearly 7000 miles away can impact upon the EAC Art Awards website, but it certainly has, as we were left without a talented developer who has not been easy to replace half-way through the website build.
So, we do apologise for missed deadlines and any frustration caused to those who are keen to enter this year’s competition. We are working extremely hard to bring you the new website as soon as possible.
Meanwhile, interesting to reflect upon the design and build of a new website; it has so much in common I would imagine, with the process of transforming a rough sketch into a completed work of art. I recall Sam Hall’s blog post about painting ‘Tilehurst, Dorking’, which he described as: “undoubtedly the most difficult painting I have ever attempted and a picture that seemed to be battling against me all the time. I began painting it in February 2013 and finished it today, August 30th 2013. There have been gaps, of course, and times when I simply couldn’t bear to look at it – but then came a breakthrough and persistence won through.”
The website build process feels just like that to me. Hopefully our persistence will win through….by next week!
Meanwhile, another glimpse of Art Awards websites over the years….