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WE GET MORE MAIL than Santa Claus, and though we love it, we can’t keep up with it. Santa has elves. We don’t. And even Santa screws up from time to time. He still owes us a little red wagon.
If you’ve written and haven’t heard back, it doesn’t mean we don't care. It means your letter is in a pile the size of Cleveland. We’re more likely to discover Jimmy Hoffa in our bathtub than to read and reply to every letter we get in a day—much as we wish we could. Thanks for understanding.
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Fun facts about zeldman.com:
- Billing itself as “Jeffrey Zeldman Presents” (a none-too-subtle nod to “Alfred Hitchcock Presents”) this site premiered in May 1995.
- The site was initially conceived as a series of visual entertainments, though these were primitive by today’s standards. Animated gifs and table layouts were the bleeding-edge technology of the time. Both had plenty of detractors who felt that these innovations would destroy the purity of the web.
- The site always included daily text on a root-level page called coming.html, though visitors mostly ignored that page until the late 1990s.
- Alexa currently ranks zeldman.com 31,281 out of about five billion sites. Its offspring, A List Apart, is ranked 32,300.
- Icon searches at Google and Yahoo generate 21% of this site’s traffic.
- Neither zeldman.com nor alistapart.com accepts advertising.
- This site was launched at a tilde address. The zeldman.com domain did not come ’til June of ’96.
- By the time it moved to zeldman.com, the site had already established a growing readership and significant linkage in the major portals of the day, of which only Yahoo survives.
- Zeldman.com continued to be mirrored at the tilde site for over two years, to avoid breaking personal bookmarks and web links while gently easing readers through the transition to the new domain.
- Out of habit, zeldman.com and A List Apart are hand coded in a text editor, despite the ready availability of visual editors and publishing tools, many of which are quite good.
- On 31 May, Jeffrey Zeldman Presents began its eighth year online.