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Introducing Sidebar Creative

Today, a new team is born. No, it’s not a new company (per se), but a collective of developers and designers who all share the same goals, run their own consultancies, are active in the web standards community, and want bigger and better things for the web community.

We are authors, designers, programmers, and thinkers. We love XHTML/CSS, we champion usability while striving for good looks (in our designs ;) and we love branding.

The list really goes on and on (we get along really well, we’re all musicians, etc.) but the most important thing is that together, we will be able to tackle larger projects than we could on our own (and perhaps more importantly, larger clients may approach us as a group where they might not individually) and have a ton of fun in the process.

So, who are we? As individuals, you may know the gang as Steve Smith, Jon Snook and Bryan Veloso. You can even listen to us ramble on about it on a brand new episode of Live from the 101. But it’s the sum of the parts that really makes this exciting.

We are Sidebar Creative, and we’re just getting started.

This item was posted by Dan Rubin on Thursday, January 25th, 2007.


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22 comments on “Introducing Sidebar Creative”

  1. Posted by Scrivs on Thursday, January 25th, 2007.

    Rubin still kicks puppies.

  2. Posted by Wade Winningham on Thursday, January 25th, 2007.

    Most impressive. I expect great things.

  3. Posted by Scott on Friday, January 26th, 2007.

    Congrats Dan, you’ve got a good bunch of guys there.

  4. Posted by William Lawrence on Friday, January 26th, 2007.

    Good luck, and have fun!

  5. Posted by Dan Rubin on Friday, January 26th, 2007.

    @Scrivs: aww shucks, you’re only saying that because the other 3 are in 9rules ;)

  6. Posted by Justin Thorp on Friday, January 26th, 2007.

    Congrats Dan! I look forward to seeing what you guys produce.

  7. Posted by Ryan Brill on Friday, January 26th, 2007.

    Nice! Best of luck to you all. Now someone better hurry up and reply to my email – I had the budget slider set to $500,000+ for crying out loud. If I’m going to drop half a million, I expect a prompt reply… :p

  8. Posted by Nathan Smith on Friday, January 26th, 2007.

    Awesome. Super-nova of talent. Sad to see that not much orange made into the Sidebar site design. Best of luck in the endeavor!

  9. Posted by k-ny on Sunday, January 28th, 2007.

    Congrats and good luck ;)

  10. Posted by Dan Rubin on Monday, January 29th, 2007.

    @all: thanks for the well-wishes. We’re already fielding requests, and we’re looking forward to doing great things together.

    @Ryan: we have a patent-pending BS filter built into that slider ;)

    @Nathan: Orange might slip in there at some point, once we build out a full site. I’d also like to see some green (ala Snook) — of course, the current color scheme is actually my doing, not Steve’s or Bryan’s (though it “feels” like their blogs).

  11. Posted by Ryan Brill on Monday, January 29th, 2007.

    Hmm… guess that explains it. Time to go outsmart your BS filter. ;)

  12. Posted by Mike Gowen on Wednesday, January 31st, 2007.

    Nice! I’ll wait for the first fruits of your labor in suspense. Good luck!


  13. Posted by Sai Krishna on Thursday, February 1st, 2007.

    Wow, talk about stacking a team!

  14. Posted by Matthew Anderson on Thursday, February 15th, 2007.

    Just in case you hadn’t heard the official congratulations that I gave to Bryan…Congratulations, man! Like everyone has said, I’m seriously excited to see what you guys are able to accomplish. Good luck!

  15. Posted by Alexander Momot on Thursday, March 1st, 2007.

    Congrats Dan! Good luck, and have fun!

  16. Posted by alex on Saturday, June 9th, 2007.

    Congrats ! Good think !

  17. Posted by brad on Friday, August 31st, 2007.

    Very nice!

  18. Posted by Nick on Saturday, September 22nd, 2007.

    Sounds like a good team, looking forward to seeing what’s to come!

    with our power combined…