Cool New Media is a tiny web design studio founded by designer, front-end web developer and web consultant Kevin Slagboom. We build simple, readable web sites on top of standards compliant code and we're located in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
NativeArt.com started as a fully managed directory of First Nations artists where we profiled an artist and presented their work for sale. Over time, it became difficult to make a viable business out of that model so the site was converted to become a hub for finding Native Art around the world.
This Village of First Nations was started in 1997 as a web portal for First Nations / Native American peoples. In 1997, the site was home to the 1997 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) and provided an online presentation for the event. Also, it documented the 1997 Tribal Journey which was a voyage of West Coast canoes powered by First Nations youth, that travelled down the inner coast of Vancouver Island to arrive for the opening of the 1997 NAIG.
For Secter Environmental Resource Consulting (SERC), we build a web site that SERC could take over and maintain. The main structure was build to allow content editing and changes using Macromedia Contribute. SERC has been operating their web site since 2004. Lotus Design provided the graphic layout for the initial site.