Saddened to (belatedly) read this news. I’ve been a member almost since the start, and I think it’s fair to say I went from a frequent face to more of a lurker for the past decade or so.
Back in the day I used to post a lot of mock designs, as well as helping Asa with some of the forum branding - anyone remember the blocky blue header?
I credit this place as being both a source of inspiration in my younger years and somewhere I was able to hone my design craft. There is no way this cannot have contributed, at the outset of my career, to my securing a job at Lambie-Nairn and subsequently onto a national broadcaster. Over the years since then I have logged on to see how people are commenting on my work. It was an interesting experience to go from being one of the armchair critics to someone responsible for what’s seen on-screen!
It’s certainly been an education. I understand now how the processes behind the scenes can force a designer down a path to create something that is far from what they intended. Something 14 year old me didn’t have a concept of!
Thanks Asa, for creating this place and for all the hard work you’ve put in over the years. I will remember it fondly.