Ten Years

by Jeffrey Zeldman

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  1. Congrats and thanks to all the authors for the interesting articles.

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  2. …on your tenth!

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  3. Congratulations, guys, and here’s to another ten glorious years.

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  4. Thank you for constantly demonstrating that open communication builds communities and relationships.  Thanks for always having something valuable to contribute to the discussion.  Thanks for helping to bring unity to this wildfire.  :)

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  5. I’m a recent reader, and I owe you so much! Thanks. Great statement about HYBRIDS!

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  6. Over the past 8 years ALA has been a constant source of information and inspiration whether it be standards, accessibility, IA, design et al.

    I just wanted to say thank you to everyone involved who has shared their experiences and knowledge.

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  7. Congratulations, and thank you so much for creating this site.  May you continue to teach and to inspire great web development and design for years to come.

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  8. ALA used to be my no.1 place since around 2000 when it came to everything new and actually usable within website design. Now, with a bit of sadness, i find that i visit this site less and less often because many articles just aren’t that good or inventive any more.

    Either the articles don’t live in the real world at all or they seem to have been written with the complete newbie in mind OR they actually seem to be written by a newbie in the business that just doesn’t have the skill that we have been used to see here at ALA. Yes – some of the business practices etc. are great and do take some actual skill to both acknowledge and circumvent, but that is only the non-website fluff.

    Where did all the inspirational and groundbreaking WEBSITE articles go? :/

    It seems ALA has became “FOR PEOPLE THAT WANT TO LEARN THE WEBSITE DESIGN BUSINESS” instead of “FOR PEOPLE WHO MAKE WEBSITES”.

    Bring back the old style. The style that set you APART from every other web site about web design out there. The style that made this a website that always was recommended when asked – the style that you´ve gotten famous for.

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  9. I’ve looked for ALA list archives a few times.  It was high-art in plain-text. I would get so excited when I had a post selected. :)

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  10. Hearty Congratulations to all at ALA. I have been a regular reader since quite some time now. Kudos to your mission of enlightening people on the web about the web!
    Keep up the good work!

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  11. ALA used to have a great forum. I found it very useful. Then one day it closed. A message informed visitors that it was being remade by waferbaby. I waited and waited. But it never returned. That’s the only sad memory I have of ALA. I wonder what happened.

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  12. Chris Hester:

    That’s so long ago! I don’t remember the exact sequence. We had a forum by Evolvs and a forum by Waferbaby. There may have been issues with a migration. Or possibly the forum was lost during the two years that alistapart was temporarily housed at alistapart.zeldman.com due to a mistake by Network Solutions and a grab by a company I won’t name.

    I remember the forum working well during the time that Webchick very kindly list mom’d it. She was great (and “still is”:http://webchick.org/). I don’t remember precisely why or how the forum broke or when and why we came to the decision that it was better not to resurrect it. Sorry you miss it! Thanks for all your work over the years, and thanks for reading ALA.

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  13. When I took my first web design and seo job in 2000, ALA already seemed like it had been around forever—a testament to the excellent content and great community it had even back then. Keep up the excellent work!

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  14. Congrats! What’s surprises me is how long I’ve been hanging around here!

    Can’t wait for the next ten years.

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  15. Thanks again for everything that ALA has done over the past 10 years! Knowing that much of your information has been a resource for developers, as a “strategery” person, it has been most helpful in qualifying the importance of approaching projects from the right perspective and how other disciplines relate and can learn from the development path.

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  16. Wow, ten years is not a long time and how many changes that amaze me.
    I wonder how about ALA site in the next ten years.
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