Sam Brown

About Sam Brown

I am a designer and developer living in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Currently I am a freelance interface designer and web standards developer based in Edinburgh. I have been blogging here on and off since 2004 and have been in the website design and development game under the business name of Massive Blue for 10 years, 5 of which were spent in Sydney, Aus.

Which Content Management System?

An oft-asked question usually stemming from my use of a tumblelog like system of mixed-media type posts of Articles, Notes, Links, Quotes, Pictures and the custom Rants categories. While it is tumblr-esque it is infact a custom system built on the back of the ever powerful CMS Textpattern.

Why the .tc domain

For the longest time I lusted after a short personal email address that would be easily shared and remembered, something in the form of forename@surname.tld. At the time there was only two 'brown' domains available, or The latter clocking in at a cool $50,000/yr ruled itself out pretty quickly thus was snapped up.

.tc is the country code top-level domain for the Turks and Caicos Islands, two groups of tropical islands in the West Indies (about 600 miles southeast of Miami).

Sam Brown co-founded Iterate, and was previously VP of Design at Foursquare. Based in NYC.