As we’ve mentioned before we can’t run these events particularly at such low cost without the help of sponsors. That’s why we’re really grateful to have Setfire Media, Basekit and Squizzle on board. Here’s a little more about each of them:
Setfire offer everything you need to plan, design, build and host successful websites, web-based applications and stores. On the techie level, they’ve got a list of technology experience as long as any, and take pride in creating software that oozes with quality, has solid test coverage and is, crucially, fit for purpose. But on the business level, perhaps more importantly, their work has helped build successful businesses by increasing revenue, improving efficiencies and raising brand awareness.
Read more about Setfire on their website.
Designing and developing for the web has long been the undertaking of individuals, each with a passion to connect people to content and other people as well in a way that hadn’t previously been possible. This passion is shared by BaseKit and why we support Speak the Web.
After managing their own, individual web design and development companies BaseKit founders Simon Best, Richard Best and Richard Healy realised that the technical design and iterative development of websites could be improved. So they set about creating an online tool that could do just that.
Entering their working prototype at Seedcamp 2008 – the premier tech start-up competition in Europe – BaseKit was chosen as one of 7 winners out of 400 European web technology companies. Since winning development has continued, with new features being added regularly. Fully hosted and template-driven, BaseKit can create websites directly from Photoshop designs and includes powerful features from contact forms, maps and video to widgets and social networking.
Try BaseKit for yourself by registering at: http://www.basekit.com
Until Squizzle’s launched – which should hopefully be in early April – we’re keeping schtum about exactly what it does. But we can tell you this – it’ll run on Windows and Mac and it’ll be really, really useful.
The first 3 versions we’re releasing will be for Freeagent App, Freshbooks and Shopify, but soon after we’re going to release versions for everything from Basecamp to Google Calendar, and from Campaign Monitor to Twitter.
Intrigued? We hope so – but if not don’t worry. Just remember the name. Squizzle: You’d be nuts not to use it.
That’s all for now
That wraps up a bit about all our sponsors for this set of Speak the Web events but be sure to get in touch if you’re interested in helping out with any future events.