Nick Ray Ball – String Theory, Networks and Networking

Nick Ray Ball – String Theory, Networks and Networking

Nick Ray Ball – String Theory, Networks and Networking

By Nick Ray Ball 13th March 2016

The elasticity of String Theory & The Theory of Everything explained as never before, ‘a network of companies, within a next generation Software Framework’

String Theory, Chaos Theory, The Higgs Boson and The Theory of Everything, explained as ‘strings of companies, given power by the S-World/Villa Secrets Network.’

But before the particle physics, some network history. Which in a way started in 1991 and ran till 1999 as a part of Nick Ray’s job as a Cubase programmer was to create Midi networks. However the first, almost global network was nearly created in 2004.

Lux Guides – Virtual Travel Network – 2004

S-World and Villa Secrets stem from a global networking project called Lux in 2004, which was the global title for the & the which were the first working virtual tour websites created using Flash and JavaScript.

Having already made a deal with SA’s only satellite TV network to present the tours on their digital channels, the objective was to connect to Galileo GDS to bring online booking of hotels onto the website.

Quite a lot of work was put in and interesting partners were made along the way, but in the end, the project did not get off the ground, and worse the website domains were not extended and all the work was lost, except for an adaptation that is seen on

Nick Ray Ball – 34 Years of Code

Nick Ray Ball - 34 Years of Code

Nick Ray Ball – 34 years of code.

Nick Ray Ball – Web Designer, Developer & Systems Architect

By Krissy Cabrera 11th March 2016

First programmed code at age 11. Develops world’s first Flash Virtual Tour in 2002. Started System Architecture on the S-World & Villa Secrets Software Framework in 2011


  • Born in Belgravia, Westminster, London in 1971
  • First programmed code at age 11 using a ZX Spectrum to play ‘Happy Birthday’ for his mother
  • Purchased music sequencing computer in 1987 spent 5 years learning then mastering the music networks and sequencing software.
  • 1992 to 1999 worked professionally as a CuBass music network programmer, over 30 commercial releases, founded two record companies. Nick’s penultimate release was UK Radio 1 single of the week and featured on the FIFA 2000 computer game. Nick’s last solo release went straight to No1 in DJ MAG Chart.
  • 1999 swooped music for the web design and Desk Top Publishing
  • 1999 Visited Cape Town, bought apartment, decided to emigrate
  • 2000 Create Cape Go web design company, started to master the creation of a Virtual Tour using Macromedia Flash
  • 2001 became an avid reader of ‘Search Engine News’ and applied research to websites
  • 2002 Created world’s first Virtual Tour in Flash, 4 years before Google created their product Street View, and launched using the Technology and applied the SEO and created a disruptive start up
  • 2002 to 2004 Cape Villas makes more money that the web design company, so development focus becomes Cape Villas.
  • 2005 Cape Villas creates Property Management System and leads the market for the next five years
  • In 2008 Nick Ray Ball designs and created the Cape Villas magazine purely in Photoshop. 22,000 were distributed with Conde Nast Traveller and it was a great success all round. This began the concept of creating an online magazine a process that was started in February 2016.