11 comments

  • Tyson KingsburyTyson Kingsbury, over 4 years ago

    Always an inspiration, this guy.... Been a fan since I used to steal his icons back in '97

    7 points
  • A B, over 4 years ago

    For some reason the site design isn't doing it for me. Maybe it's the slanted text...a bit gimmicky perhaps. I thought we'd moved on from that.

    But hey, what does he care? Jeffrey's a legend.

    5 points
  • Sheffield LeithartSheffield Leithart, over 4 years ago

    Here's his blog post about this. Addresses some of the comments here.

    3 points
  • Justin YoungJustin Young, over 4 years ago

    I guess you know you've made it when you have an option to build a site for $500,000.

    2 points
    • Joseph Decker, over 4 years ago

      and get away with a WP template lololol

      3 points
    • Arix KingArix King, over 4 years ago

      More like you can't go less than $30,000.

      4 points
    • Mike Wilson, over 4 years ago

      Not sure if you've ever worked for a studio, agency, or firm before...but $500k and up isn't out of the ordinary when it comes to projects for bigger clients.

      Think of it this way, if a studio/agency/firm has 10 employees (probably making an average of $85k/yr), they need to generate between $1.7-2.5 million to be profitable.

      I'll give you a hint. They aren't making that $2.5 million by doing 300 small site builds per year...that would be insane.

      9 points
  • James Young, over 4 years ago

    So is Zeldman an actual studio now or would you basically be paying a premium for working with him and his freelancer/partners contact book on a project?

    I always thought Zeldman did any actual web work via Happy Cog but I don't see his name on the about us page any more so perhaps that's why the new studio?

    0 points
    • Tyson KingsburyTyson Kingsbury, over 4 years ago

      just from what I gathered from the messaging and his note on his own site, his role became largely managerial at happycog....he missed getting his hands dirty and actually working with clients and doing the design himself (or part of a team etc)

      0 points
    • Art VandelayArt Vandelay, over 4 years ago

      Sounds like a similar thing to SuperFriendly. You hire dan, he hires the rest.

      1 point
  • Duke CavinskiDuke Cavinski, over 4 years ago

    I'm actually surprised. He has appeared to be falling into that golden age fallacy, like many of the established designer/developers I grew up following/reading/admiring who seem to be ready to ride off into the sunset out of industry exasperation.

    0 points