— a blog about web development and whatnot by Steve Webster

Hi, my name is Steve Webster and is my playground.

I'm Co-Founder at, where I spend most of my time architecting and building the technical platform and website. Prior to cofounding, I worked as Web Architect at Amazon, working mainly on the Amazon Instant Video and LOVEFiLM websites. Prior to Amazon I worked as a Front-End Architect / Senior Web Developer for Yahoo! in London's fashionable West End.

In my spare time I dabble in occasional bits of iPhone development.

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Technology behind static.html

True to its name, the entire site is served as static content. Of course, I'm not quite mad enough to write all this HTML by hand, so I built lanyon. Lanyon is a pluggable Open Source static site generator (actually a generic content processor pipeline that can be configured to build a website) that I wrote after playing with both Jekyll and Hyde but being satisfied by neither.

Two years after its conception, Lanyon is just about in a place where it can be used for something other than building this website. The source is MIT licenced an on github if you want to tinker.