Designers can reach the media by posting their work at this Web site. The 2006 winner of Building Design+Construction magazine’s “Best of the Web” award, Plaid Robot hosts member-submitted high-res images, which the media can download with approval. Pitches and press releases can be sent to publications that register with the site. Editors and freelance writers can search for design work, but designers do not have access to each other’s posts. A message board is being developed for the media to post exactly what it is they are searching for.
International panel manufacturer Trespa’s Web site lists pages of ideas for using its products, including images of panels on existing buildings. Brochures, CAD drawings, and certificates are available for download. A disclaimer explains that the site was specifically developed for browsing with Internet Explorer 6 and a screen resolution of 1024 x 768. Using other browsers, an older version of Explorer, or other screen resolutions may lead to visual distortions.