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  1. So when is the actual 20th anniversary? And congratulations for reaching that milestone. That’s pretty awesome.

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  2. Sounds like a great idea, will share the link for people to get involved. ALA has always been an inspiration to me throughout my career, long may it continue.

    Is the Patreon site aimed just at individuals or can companies contribute too?

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  3. Congratulations on the milestone! I’m excited about a refresh and hope to find a way to contribute. As more of a content person, I’d love to see some guidance - any time I think about expanding my skills, I’m overwhelmed by the directions I could take!

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  4. Here to help, and I cannot believe that already 20 years has passed! Congratulations.

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  5. Wow. I remember being a member when it was just a mailing list (hence the name). That must have been, oh, twenty years ago…

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  6. Congratulations! I’ve learned so much from this site and community over the years: from content strategy, inclusiveness, and accessibility, all the way back to how to get PNGs to be transparent in IE6, “Sliding Doors of CSS,” “Suckerfish Dropdowns,” “A Dao of Web Design,” all about lobotomized owls, and of course, RWD.

    Thank you! I’m in—-I’ll set up a recurring contribution on Patreon this weekend. And I’ll spread the word on my blog.

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  7. This is wonderful!  Congratulations!  I’d love to become involved and help out on a team(s) where I’d be of use. I will also share this where I can.

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  8. I really enjoyed reading A List Apart back in the days when it covered technical stuff (RWD, responsive images, CMSs etc.), that’s why it’s still in my RSS feed (jep, I still use that) and how I got notified of this post. So consider me sympathetic to the cause.

    However, I think you’ll have to clarify your message. Are you going to employ writers “like in the good old days”? Or are you going to be 100%-volunteer-based and the donations are just to cover server costs? The Patreon page is quite confusing to me… Also, what are you going to write about in the future? Before someone gives you money, they’ll probably want to know about that…

    Which leads us to content. I guess currently the biggest question mark for the A List Apart-readership, that grew up on progressive-enhancement, is summarized in one word: JavaScript. There are multiple ways to answer that question, but the magazine/website will look very different depending on which perspective you take:

    - ignore JavaScript and focus on HTML/CSS, in which case you’ll lose out on a lot of what’s going on in current web dev progress (i.e. different approaches to modules/widgets/components)
    - focus on the JS-framework of the day, in which case you’ll have to compete with a myriad of free blogs etc.
    - stay true to the ideal of progressive-enhancement and assume (or talk about) server-side JS rendering

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  9. Well, this is exciting! Congrats on reaching this milestone and count me in. Where do you need me? My background is in marketing communications with strong writing and editing skills, however last year I switched careers and have been working as a front end developer (working with membership and e-commerce site development) and providing integrated marketing help to my clients. My interests run deep in UX, rwd, and integrated marketing, but I can write about anything.

    Let me know where you need me to help out. A List Apart was one of my major resources while I was retraining and continues as a go-to resource as I expand my skills as a developer. I’d like nothing more that to give back to the community who has given so much to me!

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  10. congrats
    diwali rangoli

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  11. Congrats on the anniversary!

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  12. Nice post !

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