Digital Web Magazine's 10 Year Anniversary
May 13, 2006 at 10:07 AM
Today is a very special day for Digital Web Magazine. It was exactly 10 years ago that we registered the domain digital-web.com and started on a long journey that eventually lead us to publishing Digital Web Magazine as you know it today. In the past I have published retrospects on the history of the design. This year I am just going to leave you with a simple blog post. I want to explain the scale of what we have accomplished over the past 10 years as publication and where we are going.
Let me start with a few metrics. Digital Web Magazine has had 195 contributors from all walks of life and from all over the world writing articles, interviews, and reviews for us to date. That is backed by the current 18 staff members who have authored columns, conducted interviews, reviewed products, edited, copyedited and managed the entire publication. All this accounts for about 359 articles in all. That's quite a lot of material for an all volunteer publication working in their spare time with the only revenue being from advertising and reader donations. If you have a moment consider showing your appriciation and thanks to these contributors by donating a small amount, writing an article, or just saying thanks in the comment area of this blog post.
So what's next? That's really hard to say. The staff and I have talked in great detail about what is the next step for Digital Web Magazine. We have some pretty good ideas and we will reveal those in time. All in all we want to improve the lives of the web professional. Making it easier for them to learn about new techniques and hear about new technologies. We want to make sure schools are teaching the right things to their students. We want to make sure software manufactures are developing tools that help make the web professional's job easier. We want to make sure professionals are pushing the boundries of what is possible and continually exploring new ideas and new ways of looking at old problems. We want to make sure our industry is producing a web that will make the lives of everyone who uses it easier. Do you want to be a part of that? If so, let us know.
Thank you for reading... and a special thanks to everyone who has contributed.
Congrats to the Digital Web team!
Here's to another ten years. Keep up the great work...
Congratulations, Nick. Interestingly, I first encountered CSS just five days before you registered the domain. Seems May 1996 was quite a turning point for us both!
It's an anniversary to be proud of. All the best for the future.
Wow, ten years. Congratulations to everyone on the staff, to Nick, Keith and Krista, and all those who contributed. You've all been instrumental in the education and maturation of our profession's members. Thank you!