Totally Random Web Show


Jun 24, 2011, 5:02 PM

Franz and Andrew talk about news, answer questions and review a slew of new additions to the concrete5 Marketplace.

Featured this time around: concrete5 Japan makes Yahoo! News, a brief update on internationalization progress, plus an overview of Clevyr Nav, Gallerybox Social Image Sharing, Designer Portfolio and Designer Content 2.0.


Jun 2, 2011, 6:53 PM

Back from our hiatus last week, come with some questions!

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/concrete5---totally-random


May 19, 2011, 5:57 PM

Hot day.

Cool eCommerce 2.0 features.


May 10, 2011, 7:21 PM

Tune in at 10am Pacific and you might win some swag and a copy of the Packt Publishing Beginner's Guide to concrete5. You can also ask any question you'd like of the core team, and of course learn about what news has happened in the community.

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/concrete5---totally-random


Live Broadcasting by Ustream


Apr 29, 2011, 4:15 PM

We're back from our hiatus last week. Andy and Franz will host the weekly news and Q&A in a live video show this Friday morning at 10am Pacific.

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/concrete5---totally-random


Jul 9, 2010, 1:12 PM

Totally Random Episode 8 from concrete5 on Vimeo.

This Weeks News


Jun 11, 2010, 9:00 AM

Totally Random Episode 6 from concrete5 on Vimeo.

Hey!Andrewagain, and I'm going to recap the news.

This Week's News

How we assign your karma raffle numbers

We have three databases - one for each type of contribution (Promotion, Helping People, and Developing). For each Karma point a user has in a silo they get a number of tickets assigned to their name so we end up with 1,000,000 total tickets. Then to build random numbers from toys in the Kidd's Toy Museum.

TheWinners, and What They Got

Watch the video to see who won what.


Jun 7, 2010, 9:00 AM

Totally Random Episode 5 from concrete5 on Vimeo.

Hey!Andrewagain, and I'm going to recap the news.

This Week's News

How we assign your karma raffle numbers

We have three databases - one for each type of contribution (Promotion, Helping People, and Developing). For each Karma point a user has in a silo they get a number of tickets assigned to their name so we end up with 1,000,000 total tickets. Then to build random numbers from license plates in our parking lot.

TheWinners, and What They Got

Watch the video to see who won what.


May 28, 2010, 9:00 AM

totally random episode 4 from concrete5 on Vimeo.

Hey!Andrewagain, and I'm going to recap the news.

This Week's News

  • Some new stuff is in the works for the home page and about area. We also added drop downs to the documentation tab. Big deal, huh?
  • I released a new how-to detailing how to setup a demo site that resets itself ever hour.It can also be read and commented on atandrewembler.com.
  • We mention some traffic from Webdesign Ledger, Reddit, and 1stWebDesigner. Be a chum and comment there for us.

How we assign your karma raffle numbers

With three awesome prizes to give away, we decided to have three databases - one for each type of contribution (Promotion, Helping People, and Developing). For each Karma point a user has in a silo they get a number of tickets assigned to their name so we end up with 1,000,000 total tickets. Then to build random numbers we randomly picked knives out of a display case at Benchmade and used their model numbers.

TheWinners, and What They Got

Awesome Prizes:

  1. A Benchmade Knife and concrete5 T-Shirt
  2. $155 in site credit here and a Benchmade hoodie
  3. A WHOLE YEAR of free hosting on a Commercial grade account with us, and a Benchmade hoodie.

Watch the video to see who won what.


May 20, 2010, 9:00 AM

concrete5 - Totally Random Episode 3 from concrete5 on Vimeo.

Hey!Andrewagain, and I'm going to recap the news.

This Week's News

How we assign your karma raffle numbers

For each raffle, we're going to assign a total of 1,000,000 raffle tickets to all the winner's of karma points.For this contest, we grabbed all karma points assigned from noon last Thursday to noon yesterday (Thursday). We assigned a number of tickets to each karma point, randomized the order in our database, and rolled some ten sided dice to pick matching numbers.

TheWinners, and What They Got

Watch the video to find out!