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Design Deadline

Matthew Pennell

December 3, 2007 at 8:26 AM

There was a polite back-and-forth blog debate on the topic of deadlines earlier in the year between Veerle, Andy Rutledge, and Andy Budd (and then Andy and Veerle again). Regardless of whether you think deadlines stifle or promote creativity, though, it’s often the case that when working on our own sites, the lack of a client breathing down your neck can make progress tough.

So why not set yourself a deadline? Design Deadline is the latest project from Adam Howell (ex of the late lamented Weekly Standards, and creator of the shadow-of-its-former-self CSS Reboot), and has one simple premise: a deadline of the first Tuesday of every month. The inaugural deadline is February 5th, so if you’ve got a site that needs to be out the door by then, head on over and sign up for “…feedback from your peers who are members of the site, not the usual uninformed trolls on the interwebs.”


Matthew Griffin

December 3, 2007 at 4:46 AM

This is definately a unique idea. I’m holding my vote on whether or not it’s a good idea. It’s one of those things that could be wildly popular or a big dud. Good luck to them.


December 3, 2007 at 10:41 AM

Thanks for the link, Matthew P.

Matthew G.:

> It’s one of those things that could be wildly popular or a big dud.

I think it’ll be the latter, but I am a little biased ;) But I’m glad you think it’s a unique idea and I hope it proves itself a good one in time.

> Good luck to them.

Thanks! And please do check back with the site in February or March.

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