As I promised a month ago, I have finally added the QuirksBlog to my site. It'll serve as my personal blog, not only for announcing new pages on this site and articles on other sites, but also for commenting on the web developers' world in general. In addition to this proud announcement, I'd like to give a general overview of where QuirksMode.org currently stands.
I took advantage of the Christmas holidays to launch QuirksBlog, not only because it was the first opportunity I had for adding the finishing touches to the system, but also because it's rather quiet on the Net in these days, allowing me to calmly test my new setup. The QuirksBlog, like the Bug Report, runs on the Movable Type publishing platform. Although QuirksBlog is a standard blog, the Bug Report definitely isn't, and I will discuss it in more detail in a future entry.
On the more material side, when I calculated my overall income for this year, I was astonished to find that no less than 40 % of it derives from people and companies who have discovered me through this site! This means that QuirksMode.org now effectively pays for itself, and that I can invest substantial sums of money in it (for instance, to set up the Bug Report). This is a very welcome development, and it proves that the (now alas disappeared) page that praised this site as a paragon of "passive marketing" was completely right.
Nonetheless, faithful readers may have noticed that I haven't added a lot of pages to QuirksMode.org since its creation. This is partly because during the making of this site I created quite a few new pages, partly because I had a lot more paid work in 2004 and hence a lot less time, and partly because my own focus is changing.
Finally, to everyone who has supported me over the past six years: Thank you!
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1 Posted by Fernando on 27 December 2004 | Permalink
2 Posted by John Serris on 27 December 2004 | Permalink
Your site has saved my bacon quite a few times over the years! Just wanted to thank you publicly and wish you the best with the new blog. I'm looking forward to reading it.
3 Posted by Gabriel Radic on 27 December 2004 | Permalink
Where do we send chocolate, drinks and buckets of $$$�?
4 Posted by ppk on 28 December 2004 | Permalink
If you insist on sending (very welcome) buckets of dollars, visit http://www.quirksmode.org/support.html and spend lavishly!
All this praise is extremely welcome, too. Thanks all.
5 Posted by Aaron Barker on 29 December 2004 | Permalink
Congrats on the opening of your blog. As others have said your site has been a life saver many a time, and I have learned more here then probably anywhere else with regards to the DOM and browser issues.
Thanks for the great resource, and I eagerly look forward to what you will offer in the future.
6 Posted by Wade on 29 December 2004 | Permalink
QuirksMode is a website definitely on my "must have" bookmarks for DHTML coding. Keep up the good work!
7 Posted by Anonymous on 29 December 2004 | Permalink
I really like this web site. When I can't figure out whenever a specific code will work, I come to this web site to see.
8 Posted by Gilles Racine on 29 December 2004 | Permalink
I'm discovering today your new QuirksBlog section and find it a welcome addition to a site that I bookmarked since a couple of years ago. When in trouble on my site, that bookmark is always at hand! QuirksBlog enables me to thank you for past help...
9 Posted by Julia on 31 December 2004 | Permalink
Just to say that I only found you a few months ago, as I am one of the (hopefully) budding web developers just starting out in the field, but I am now subscribed to the blog, and look forward to learning a great deal from your site. May I wish you a very Happy New Year.
10 Posted by Serge Lamarche on 5 January 2005 | Permalink