A few of weeks ago I woke up to the news that Steve Jobs had died. As with most other designers, techies or anyone owning an Apple product, I was saddened by the news, but I also felt invigorated and motivated to produce an idea that could actually change the future of other human beings, very much like he had done over and over again.
Other than design, I have always been extremely interested in world history. When looking for anything historical on the web, I found every site I visited to be a bad experience, nothing inspired me to read more deeply into a whole history of a war, a battle or historical event. With this in mind I contacted a friend, Phil Ricketts, with my idea and he instantly said yes.
I would like to bring history on the web into the 21st Century by making historical events such as World War II into an experience and not only a list of historical dates and figures.
By using the latest web technologies we can do pretty much anything on the web so Phil and I are launching an educational World War II website on November the 11th (just before Remembrance Day) called Remember the War. I am also currently looking into having the site featured on some blogs and hopefully even a few newspapers around November the 11th. We hope by featuring the site in certain papers and blogs it will go viral and hopefully spread worldwide.
We have already been offered hosting from several very generous companies which we are now testing. What we do need now however is a little money to help us purchase the photographs used throughout our sites experience. This is where we need your help. Me and Phil are self employed and haven’t the funds to purchase the quality photography required for the standard of experience we are aiming for.
What we are looking for now is some financial sponsorship. If you wish to donate a smaller amount we accept donations from £10 which will get your name and link credited on the Remember The War Sponsor page. Alternatively if you wish to donate a larger amount of £100+ we will make you a featured Sponsor of Remember the War on the sites front page including a logo.
The amount we are looking to raise in the next few days is £1000, this will buy us the photography we need for two years.
I hope you can see the potential in our project as much as we can. If you would like to get involved and sponsor Remember the War please get in touch with me and Phil at: email@example.com. Or you can donate direct from Remember the War.
Any surplus money made beyond our target amount will be donated to the charity Help for Heroes.
Below I have a little sneak peak of the design, I don’t want to give away too much right now but if you are interested in sponsoring us I would be willing to show you more.