Spring intern

8th December 2009

We’re looking for a spring intern to come and work at Clearleft in the new year.

We regularly run internships, each being ten weeks long. We’re looking for someone who’s enthusiastic and passionate about the web. If you think this is you or someone you know, drop Sophie a line with a CV and covering letter.

Kate Bulpitt
Kate Bulpitt

Lab49 sponsoring UX London

7th December 2009

We’re really happy to announce that Lab 49 will be sponsoring UX London next year. Lab 49 is is a technology consulting firm that builds advanced solutions for the financial services industry, helping clients effect positive change in their markets through technological innovation and a rich fabric of industry best practices and first-hand experience.

If you’re interested in sponsoring the event, details are available in the UX London sponsors section.

Kate Bulpitt
Kate Bulpitt

Clearleft named Design Agency of the Year

7th December 2009

Clearleft has cemented its reputation at the forefront of the digital design industry by being named Design Agency of the Year at the prestigious .net Awards.

Amidst tough competition from web design companies across the globe, Clearleft was shortlisted following a public vote, and awarded top spot by a panel of 50 industry judges. The ceremony for the .net Awards was held at Altitude 360 in London’s Millbank Tower last night to celebrate the very best in web design and development.

We’re incredibly proud to have won this award. It’s a fantastic honour to be recognised by both the public and our peers. The award is a testament to the dedication of our hardworking team and the opportunities given to us by some wonderful clients.

Read .net magazine’s article about us (1.2MB JPG).

Kate Bulpitt
Kate Bulpitt

Clearleft redesign helps Razoo raise $14 million in a day

4th December 2009

Washington D.C.-based Razoo.com encourages philanthropy and raises money through online donations for thousands of nonprofits across the U.S..

In September, Clearleft began a phased project resulting in new branding and a more engaging homepage with clearer messaging for their main site and Minnesota-based sister site, GiveMN.org. Their launch was celebrated with a Give To The Max fundraising drive for the nonprofits of Minnesota, which saw $14 million raised through the new site in just 24 hours!

Feedback for the homepage redesign has been overwhelmingly positive. We’ve now started work to improve the user experience of the rest of the site including the donation process, and look forward to seeing this further increase the effectiveness of the site over the coming months as this is rolled out.

Kate Bulpitt
Kate Bulpitt

UX London book competition winners

4th December 2009

A short while ago we launched a competition to win one of six books authored by some of next year’s UX London speakers. All you had to do was to be following either @uxlondon or @clearleft on 1st December, the day UX London tickets launched.

Well we haven’t hung about, we have the winners!

We have randomly selected followers from both @clearleft and @uxlondon and a book will be winging it’s way to them shortly. The winners are: @leeharding83, @uxabilityuk, @robjohnston, @mycatistheboss, @kjellmorten and @juliawerth. We’ll be contacting them directly to send on their books.

Kate Bulpitt
Kate Bulpitt

UX London site live

11th November 2009

Interested in coming to UX London 2010? Well hurrah, the new site is now up!

We’ve got a fantastic line up for next year including Bill Moggridge, Peter Morville, Jeff Patton, Leah Buley and many more. Go have a look. The conference combines a day of inspirational talks with two days of in-depth workshops and runs from 19th - 21st May 2010.

We’ll be releasing tickets from 1st December 2009, and if you grab one quickly at the Early Bird price (£895), you’ll save yourself £300.

Kate Bulpitt
Kate Bulpitt

CSS3 Wizardry workshop announced

11th November 2009

We’re pleased to announce a full day CSS3 Wizardry workshop with Clearleft’s expert client-side engineers Natalie Downe and Richard Rutter on 29 January 2010.

CSS3 may be considered by some as a collection of distant concepts: far in the future and irrelevant to their daily lives. However, in this day-long workshop, you will learn how these exciting new concepts can be applied today! This comprehensive and practical hands-on workshop will show you how to prepare your websites and coding methodology for the future, and what you can use right here, right now.

Natalie and Richard’s CSS3 workshop at this year’s dConstruct sold out extremely quickly, so make sure you grab your discounted early bird ticket as soon as you can! Book now.

Kate Bulpitt
Kate Bulpitt

Project news

12th October 2009

We might have sounded a bit quiet over the past couple of months, but we’ve actually been very busy working our design magic on some exciting new projects. Here’s just a taste of what we’ve been working on recently.

We’re very pleased to be working with Universal Networks (formerly NBCUniversal) again, having redesigned the Sci-Fi site earlier this year. Our very own Paul Lloyd is currently working on the site designs for their five new channels.

We’ve also recently finished the design for this year’s BFI London Film Festival. Our new Creative Director, James Bates, is continuing to work with the BFI on a number of other projects, including the design of their main site which we hope to show you soon.

Finally, the chaps at Mozilla were so impressed with our Firefox Add-On’s site redesign that they’ve asked us to redesign the Camino site.

Kate Bulpitt
Kate Bulpitt

dConstruct podcasts

28th September 2009

Want to listen to the talks from this year’s dConstruct? Well, the audio of Adam Greenfield’s fantastic “Elements of a Networked Urbanism” is now available and others will be released over the coming weeks. Transcripts will be made available by our lovely sponsors Opera Software. We’ll let you know when these are ready.

Kate Bulpitt
Kate Bulpitt

dConstruct Time Capsule Competition Winner!

28th August 2009

We’re very pleased to announce that Cole Henley has won the Time Capsule Competition with his map photo. We love maps, and we really liked Cole’s idea to put them in the time capsule.

We had over 200 entries and some really fantastic ideas, which made choosing the winner difficult. Thank you to everyone to entered, we hope you had fun!

We boiled it down to the final five before picking Cole’s entry. We also like new_folder’s Manbag entry, OxOX’s time capsule banana, Jim Purbrick’s Target Bot-E and Maykel Looman’s 2008 Parking Ticket.

Congratulations to Cole, and we’re looking forward to seeing you lovely ticket holders at dConstruct next week!

Kate Bulpitt
Kate Bulpitt

New speaker announcement

27th August 2009

We’re really pleased to announce that Ben Cerveny will be joining Mike Migurski at this year’s dConstruct. Their talk “Let’s See What We Can See (Everybody Online And Looking Good)”, looks like it’s going to be fantastic insight into how we can make sense of the information emerging from the internet.

If you’d like to see Ben and Mike along with all our other fantastic speakers, you’ve still got time to grab a ticket.

Kate Bulpitt
Kate Bulpitt

Geek Girls hit dConstruct

27th August 2009

The Geek Girls will be running a picnic at this year’s dConstruct. So if you’re a girl geek who wants a chance to meet other girl geeks from Brighton and beyond, stick your name down and grab your sarnies! Boys are most welcome, although you must bring a girl along with you.

dConstruct tickets have been flying off the shelves and we’re expecting to sell out within the next few days. If you’d like to come to the conference but haven’t got a ticket, get in there now. Both the HTML5 & CSS3 Wizardry and Designing for Mobile Experiences workshops are now full, but there are still spaces on the jQuery for Designers and Internet of Things workshops so if you want to come along, grab your ticket now.

Don’t forget, you could also enter the dConstruct Time Capsule competition to win a VIP pass to the conference. The closing date is this Friday.

Kate Bulpitt
Kate Bulpitt

Get Your Dream Job at Clearleft

25th August 2009

Clearleft is looking for a senior client-side engineer to join our small but prestigious team in sunny Brighton. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a company committed to doing things the right way. So if you want to make a difference and share your knowledge with the larger web community, this could be the perfect job for you.

Kate Bulpitt
Kate Bulpitt

dConstruct Time Capsule competition

6th August 2009

To Celebrate the 5th birthday of dConstruct, we’re collecting a time capsule of objects, images and experiences that represent what life is like as a digital native in 2009. We’ve already seeded the time capsule with some of our own cultural curiosities, so now it’s over to you.

Getting involved couldn’t be simpler. Look at what’s around you now, what would you preserve in a time capsule for future generations? Take a photo and upload it to flickr, tagged with #dconstructcapsule. For extra credit, add a short description explaining the importance of your artifact to future digital archeologists.

As an extra, special inducement, the best entry will receive a VIP pass to dConstruct which includes attendance to our exclusive speakers dinner and two nights accommodation at myHotel in Brighton.

So strap on your jet packs and get snapping.

http://2009.dconstruct.org/capsule/

Kate Bulpitt
Kate Bulpitt

Announcing our latest dConstruct sponsor

3rd August 2009

We’d like to announce our latest sponsor, Splendid, who’ll be joining us at dConstruct next month. They’ll also be bringing along their Microsoft Surface for those of you who want to get your sticky fingers on one. How splendid is that?

There’s only a month to go until the event and Sophie is busy organising the workshop schedules, making final arrangements with the venue and taking her first look at this year’s programme. If you’re coming along, don’t forget to sort out your travel arrangements & book your hotel.

Kate Bulpitt
Kate Bulpitt