edacsac - 3:46 pm on Feb 22, 2010 (gmt 0)
So last night I listened to a random podcast on the subject of web development. The guest of the show was Mike something or other, founder of site point.
Long story short, he had some insight on why I and every other web developer sucks, and then went on to talk about his 99designs site. A contest site, where customers post project requirements and the designers submit complete designs and mockups to compete for the money. He said he was turning the web design market on it's head.
I checked out 99 designs, and right away I found folks posting completed logos and site layouts, that are very very good. All to win a small contest prize.
So now what? Cloud sourcing is the way of the future. It has already destroyed the photography market for good using the same model as 99designs.
I still appreciate all the advice, but the days of charging a good hourly rate for design work are quickly fading.
I actually had built up quite a bit of confidence after reading all the encouragement in this thread, but today it is gone and indeed, mockups are free. Or at least to be expected. Thanks 99designs...