While Existable does what it can, with it’s pockets being currently only as deep as its founder’s (my) pockets, to keep its promise of advocating, facilitating and producing the worthwhile, there are venture capitalists out there that can afford to put big money were their mouths are, and do radically more good for the worthwhile than we can (as yet). Someday Existable, will have big money to speak in place of our mouths, but for now we’ll just have to advocate the well-spent cash of those who can already afford to do such a thing.
Recently, Meteor JS, my favorite new web technology (because it’s awesome) just got their first round of VC funding, and I couldn’t be happier about it. I am very pleased that companies like Andreessen Horowitz and others, have not only the means but the foresight to invest in promising new start ups such as Meteor JS.
In my humble opinion the increased development-speed and flexibility that that Meteor JS demonstrates, could (if adopted by savvy web developers) change the face of the web faster than any current web development technology ever has.
Most advancements in web development technology have had little emotional affect on me as a designer. While I know that many earlier advancements have made web developers’ lives easier in many ways, and I understand those improvements enough to chit chat about them in casual conversation, (smiling and nodding about the concepts that escape my understanding as they come up), Meteor brings Live Page Updates to the table. While I can’t fully understand how it works, I can completely understand how I could use this capability to improve my workflow dramatically.
If web technology interests you in the very least, I strongly encourage you to take a look at what they’re up to, watch their screencast, and possibly pull out your CLI and try it for yourself, if you haven’t already.
I would actually enjoy web design again if I could be on a Meteor-based development team. I can’t say enough good about it. Existable advocates Meteor JS 100%, and wishes them all the best with their new operating capital.