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Hi friends.

I've been out of the web dev business for well over 12 years now. I'm not sure I've even retained any of the information that I had in the past. I'm just wondering what is the current state of the web development scene lately.

How are all the old fellows here doing? Tony, Hugo, gary, Tyssen, clevatreva, et al.? Is it still possible to make a few dollars being a freelancer?

What are you all up to?

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Hello there!

Hey friend, not sure if you'll see this!

I'm still around, I pop in every now and again when I see the page in my bookmarks. I hate to say it but these forums are pretty much dead nowadays, there's the occasional post by a new member but most of them go unanswered.

Gary Turner was the last bastion of CSS Creator but even he seems to have all but disappeared, only two posts of his this year and 15 in all of 2020.

I started checking on old names and got nostalgic, then I got sad. Hugo and Burlster disappeared around 6 years ago. Triumph's account is no longer verified. Tony is around but has only posted once in the last two years, ClevaTreva last posted almost 9 years ago, KnightWolfJK eleven years, paCkeTroUTer seven years, Sven and Stu Nicholls almost twelve.

Heck, even Big John from PIE also used to post here but hasn't been on for 13 years https://csscreator.com/user/523/track

I've been working on a service desk for a SAAS company for the last ten years and love every day. I poke around with our internal dashboards to make my life easier and that's about it. I keep on top of new things in CSS and webdev via Reddit now, but everything seems to be going the way of fancy JS SPA apps or WordPress brochure sites.

There's still a place for simple CSS & HTML pages, and it's fun to play around with, but like you the webdev world has left me behind.

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thepineapplehead wrote:Hey

thepineapplehead wrote:

Hey friend, not sure if you'll see this!

I'm still around, I pop in every now and again when I see the page in my bookmarks. I hate to say it but these forums are pretty much dead nowadays, there's the occasional post by a new member but most of them go unanswered.

We fought in the Standards Wars and all we got were these lousy t-shirts

thepineapplehead wrote:

Gary Turner was the last bastion of CSS Creator but even he seems to have all but disappeared, only two posts of his this year and 15 in all of 2020.

It's just not what it used to be, I suppose.

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Triumph's account is no longer verified.

I know where he is. Wink

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Heck, even Big John from PIE also used to post here but hasn't been on for 13 years https://csscreator.com/user/523/track

I've been working on a service desk for a SAAS company for the last ten years and love every day. I poke around with our internal dashboards to make my life easier and that's about it. I keep on top of new things in CSS and webdev via Reddit now, but everything seems to be going the way of fancy JS SPA apps or WordPress brochure sites.

There's still a place for simple CSS & HTML pages, and it's fun to play around with, but like you the webdev world has left me behind.

I popped into CSS Battle and did the first seven or so challenges but I just don't have the gumption to do the work anymore. The CSS world has changed a lot in the last couple of years. Elements I'm not familiar with, new pseudos, tricks that replaced all our old tricks. It's still interesting but I'm wading ankle deep in the new waters.

It's good to hear from you TPH. Smile