That's because this site is actually: brand new. New design, new CMS, new deployment, more content than ever before – and better accessibility. I'm really proud of this relaunch. First of all, because it was a true team effort. And secondly, because everything was ready just in time. Which brings me to our little birthday party:
Even though the "ReCos", "Innos", or "DW Innovation people" have been around for much longer than a decade, it wasn't until late 2012 that they were officially constituted as a unit, with official titles and external visibility. December 2012 saw DW Innovation tweet and blog for the first time, so we have a proper 10-year social media anniversary. Yay!
To celebrate, we're publishing no less than three special posts on this completely overhauled site today:
Birgit Gray has a brilliant recap of our 10-year ride on the digital media innovation roller coaster.
Ellen Heinrichs (of the Bonn Institute) tells you what she thinks is so special about the DW R&D people.
And of course, I'm writing this post, which isn't 100% complete yet. That's because I still have to give credit to the people without whom none of this would've been possible.
- Ruben Bouwmeester – for lots of UX/UI work and good ideas.
- Philipp Gellenthin & team – for design guidelines and compliance monitoring.
- Andy Giefer – for technical advice and admin work.
- Birgit Gray – for the ride down memory lane.
- Ellen Heinrichs – for the heartfelt birthday gift.
- Kay Macquarrie – for being an incredibly friendly and strict ambassador of accessibility.
- Tilman Miraß – for being a great front-end developer.
- Wilfried Runde – for trusting the team and the process.
- Tilman Wagner – for funky (last minute) AI images.
More props go out to the entire, rapidly growing DW Innovation team (ReCos + Lab), everybody who's contributed to our blog since 2012, DW corporate communications, all our partners, and – last, but not least – the media tech people who frequently read, share, and interact with our content.
Cheers. And thanks again. Here's to the next ten years!