Still here?

I think there's actually an official delurking day but this isn't it. I'm just curious. I've been running this blog now for a few years and it has been interesting to see people come and go when it comes to commenting — both here and on other blogs.

So, if you've never left a comment, or haven't in a while, stop by and say hello.

Published October 20, 2006
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Short URL: https://snook.ca/s/683

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Hans Nilsson said on October 19, 2006

Well, this seems lika a good time as any to de-lurk myself. Good writing, and good design keeps me going here.

Kanashii said on October 19, 2006

But lurking is such fun : ) I'll buy you a beer when I come to Canada to make up for it. Now back to the shadows!

qureyoon said on October 19, 2006

hmm... i thought just now, i saw a new design ??

or is it just me ? when i refresh it's back to this dark one ;)

anyway your blog have given me much knowledge, and since it's too high for me to comment (too many experts) :P so i kept silent :P

but i guess i drop a comment now, and say thank you very much ^^

keep up the great work sir ^^

*cheers from indonesia*

ChrisR said on October 19, 2006

Hi Jonathan, might as well de-lurk myself after being a faithfull reader for over 2 years. Love your blow and your stle of writing! Keep up the good work!

Kevin said on October 20, 2006

I've been reading your blog since... Well, I can't remember actually. Anyway, I've never had the need to add anything to your posts, mostly the tips you keep handing out. So for all those times you've taught me something new: thanks!

Mislav said on October 20, 2006

First you mention shutting the site down, then this... Are you having some insecurities? :)

BTW... Hello! :D

josue salazar said on October 20, 2006

I'm a lurker. You caught me.

Dylan FM said on October 20, 2006

Hello there folks.

Jay said on October 20, 2006

I live therefore I lurk :)

Kirk said on October 20, 2006

hello

EJ said on October 20, 2006

Don't think I need to de-lurk but figured I'd say hello anyway! I generally comment when you post something especially useful, although I still read virtually every post of yours.

In addition, you're the reason im trying to learn cakephp, but it's going albeit very slowly. I'm waiting on a tutorial about how to build a user system (logons/accounts) along with validation, etc. with cakephp! :-P

As always, nice work and love the new layout!

Owen said on October 20, 2006

Yep, I'm a lurker, though haven't been for long, having discovered your site only quite recently. Liking it a lot.

Jan said on October 20, 2006

Hello.

Jurgen said on October 20, 2006

Lurker de-lurking! Fabulous design, very handy tips, good writing -- that pretty much sums up my reasons for visiting. Oh, and that killer comment box of course. :-)

mayvelous said on October 20, 2006

Hello Hello!

I guess I feel the same as qureyoon for too many experts voices around that my voice need not mentioned. :)
Love your site.

Bula from Fiji.

Hayo Bethlehem said on October 20, 2006

err.. hello... how's the coffee in ottawa?

Sam said on October 20, 2006

Time to de-lurk. I should comment more often but I try to avoid it on principal, unless I have something genuinely useful to add. Seeing all of the useless and sometimes downright rude comments on other blogs (not yours I must admit) puts me off I suppose.

Anyway, love the site, love the articles and love the redesign so far. Keep it going mate!

G.Lindqvist said on October 20, 2006

Ok, hmmm... I have to hand in a secret report everyday about your blog (the mission have going on since your started). Great recommendation and tips about Javascript, CSS etc. Oh, top secret material.

To be serious, I love the new white redesign. Like going from the darkside to the lightside! ;)

So keep up with the good work!

// Reporting from Sweden \\

Yann said on October 20, 2006

Hello :o)

Just reading (and learning!) from Saint Etienne, France...
Great site, great design and great articles !

fkuall said on October 20, 2006

why hello. i always like reading your blog entries. i often check your rss feed before my gmail rss feed. i think your website is one of the best designed sites i've seen on the web. i'ts neat how each of your versions is durastically different, but still looks extreamly recognizable.
cheers from burnaby

masukomi said on October 20, 2006

*waves quetly*

Nick said on October 20, 2006

Meow.

This is actually the first time I've ever left a comment on a blog. I'm sure the reason is obvious - I have nothing of value to contribute.

Nevertheless, thank you Jon for the time and effort you put in to your amusing and often insightful articles. As I'm sure you're discovering in this post, there are many people out there who appreciate it - but don't often express their appreciation. Please keep up the wonderful effort, and know that we are very grateful.

Nick

(P.S. I just noticed that the comment preview updates itself as you type - very cool.)

Brett Terpstra said on October 20, 2006

Hello! I'm usually an RSS lurker, but hey, I can comment too. Here in WInona, MN there's not much else to do anyway! I actually quoted you on my blog the other day, I'm sure you noticed the influx of traffic (just kidding).

Sjors Rijsdam said on October 20, 2006

I am a lurker. Guilty as charged. Your site is, among others, on my list of resources for DOM practices. Loved your article on Digital-Web

Mortimer said on October 20, 2006

Hello,

Been a reader well for quite a while now, but have always just quietly remained a lurker.

So here it is my first post on your site, all be it a not very interesting one :)

James Booker said on October 20, 2006

Only been reading for a month or two, found your website from the withcake website. Love the blog, keep it up

Stuart Frisby said on October 20, 2006

Hey Jon, still reading, still lurking!

Michael said on October 20, 2006

Hello :-)

Tim McCormack said on October 20, 2006

I don't comment often, but I am a subscriber.

Martin Ringlein said on October 20, 2006

Hello! Long time reader, first time poster -- love the site!

dandan said on October 20, 2006

Long time reader, first time poster.

Keep up the good work.

Chris Huff said on October 20, 2006

I'm a proud lurker, but a seldom commentor.

Wing said on October 20, 2006

I normally don't comment but really enjoy your posts.

Collin said on October 20, 2006

still here :)

MichalT said on October 20, 2006

Hello :) Felling lonely or something?

Chris Parker said on October 20, 2006

Hello

Devon said on October 20, 2006

Yeah. I just generally won't comment on anything except the most intriguing things about CSS, browsers, HTML/XHTML, XML, SVG, unobtrusive javascript, PHP and things like that. Ironically, I don't think I've ever left a comment in your blog before. (since I am, I should point out I love the fixed positioning comment box...very clever and interesting)

Dr J said on October 20, 2006

Still hear, still going strong...

J.D. said on October 20, 2006

Been reeding your blog for awhile now, but don't believe I've ever actually left a comment. Not sure why. Keep up the nice work.

Cory said on October 20, 2006

Weeee!

jacob harvey said on October 20, 2006

No I will not delurk... damnit!

Yeah I keep track of this place over RSS and pay a visit when I see an article that interests me. :)

acts_as_flinn said on October 20, 2006

Lurking. Your blog actually broke the news to me about IE7 amongst other things.

Anthony said on October 20, 2006

$this->unlurk();

I'm a fairly recent subscriber from the UK. Avid reader, occasional poster.

Philip Karpiak said on October 20, 2006

Guess it's time to stop lurking with netvibes. I'm usually way too chatty on IRC to really put in time for blog comments though QQ, but maybe I will start doing that soon.

Andy Timney said on October 20, 2006

Hi
I have been reading your blog for a while now and I realy enjoy it.
I am a student at the moment and started studying javascript, php and mysql for a project but I enjoy web design.

I find your blog a real insight and inspiration on where I want my skills to be.

I shall lurk no more!

Jonathan Snook said on October 20, 2006

Wow... Quite a few comments for so early in the day! Thanks everybody.

Mislav/MichalT: Working from home all the time can be a little isolating. And I think I'm starting to get paranoid. I'm a short trip away from conspiracy theories and plans to take over the world.

Hayo: The coffee is good. :) You'll have to stop by sometime!

Brett: I did notice! (I check my referrer logs)

David said on October 20, 2006

You know I read your site all the time. :)

Eric said on October 20, 2006

Like your blog, javascript stuff is my favorite. I like when you share your tips / style, even if it's not "advanced". Also more insights into CAKE would be interesting as I've never tried it but your blog makes me interested...

take care, keep it up!

David Mead said on October 20, 2006

Hi - I've been reading your writing for a while now but I normally only read this (and many others) via Bloglines so I don't leave many comments anywhere.

Love the content so keep it up. Maybe I'll leave comments more after this :-)

Frode Danielsen said on October 20, 2006

Can't say I've read your blog that long, but it's been a few months. I really appreciate the insights and thoughts on modern JavaScript approaches you freely give to us!

I have commented before though, I think. Usually like to take part in the discussion if I'm intrigued. Don't know if you've noticed my brainless thoughts though :-)

So, here's a thank you from Norway!

Anthony said on October 20, 2006

Wow... Quite a few comments for so early in the day! Thanks everybody.

I have two hours 20 minutes til I'm off for the weekend!

nanih said on October 20, 2006

Hello, from Argentina :)

Alex Giron said on October 20, 2006

Definetly a lurker... but hey what do you expect... I can't even write on my own blog!

Cheers man!

Steve said on October 20, 2006

Hi from Calgary, AB!
Never commented on your blog before, but I read it regularly. Love the new design.

Jamie Strachan said on October 20, 2006

Been lurking here for a while... I'm just getting into JavaScripting so I haven't really had anything to contribute.

Interestingly enough, when you were at Fuel, I was working just down the street at a different webdev company: MARSWorks. Around the same time you started working at home, I did the same, although I'm still with the same company (but working from Toronto). Being at home can definitely be isolating. Maybe I should get one of these blog things...

Kieran Huggins said on October 20, 2006

Another confession of an RSS lurker, paranoid and working from home in Toronto.... I can totally empathize :-)

Anders said on October 20, 2006

Hello, from Sweden... :-)

Rehan said on October 20, 2006

Hello from a lurker. Great blog.

Noah Winecoff said on October 20, 2006

Sup!

Chris said on October 20, 2006

Well, I read your blog and I don't remember if I've ever commented. Love the new design, and hello!

Scott Rarden said on October 20, 2006

Cheers and thanks for being a source of signal rather than noise!

Julie said on October 20, 2006

Greetings from Columbia, Missouri! Pretty sure this is my first post. Lurking is more my style :)

Karinne said on October 20, 2006

Hey Jonathan. I think I've commented on your site a few times. Anyways ... I love coming here. Nice to see someone from the region (Ottawa ;) ) being out there in the web dev world and speaking about it. I've learned alot with blogs like this one and so I thank you.

One thing I'd like to know as my little web design hobby seems to be getting a bit more out there lately is, do you use any project management systems like Basecamp. Or things like Blinksale for invoice. Stuff like that? Or did you create your own?

I did that ... I created my own but, it took me so long just to get the invoices stuff working that I didn't have time to add things like a To-Do list and Milestones and other little extensions to help me with managing various projects.

Thanks!

Kenny Saunders said on October 20, 2006

This is pushing it. I only comment once a month, now I'm over my quota :(

Jonathan Snook said on October 20, 2006

Karrine: Ottawa representin'. woot. :)

I'm currently using the new Outlook beta to handle to-do lists and milestones. I try to map out my week and put in anything that I remember. I also have post-it notes to keep track of things since they're more 'in my face'. I also have a whiteboard to keep track of active projects. The whiteboard also keeps my wife informed of how busy I am and when money is supposed to be coming in.

For invoicing, I have an Excel template that I've been using for years. I just crank out PDF copies and email them. I'll be switching to Quickbooks shortly to make things a little easier.

I'll try and get into a little more detail in a future post. :)

John Giotta said on October 20, 2006

Hola

Emma said on October 20, 2006

I read from an RSS feed, popping in from time to time. My first delurker day I got about 4 comments :(

David Parrott said on October 20, 2006

Hello :-)

Joshua Brewer said on October 20, 2006

Just delurking here! Love the site and the wisdom passed on. I also dig the progressive changes here.

Keep it up.

Jeff L said on October 20, 2006

Still here......hello.

Jesse C. said on October 20, 2006

You've drawn me from the shadows...

I recall reading recently that you were feeling a little spent on the blog. Don't stop writing, Snook &ndash there's a ton of us that are really enjoying it. It's sometimes a little above my reference level from a programming p.o.v. (my emphasis is on design) but it always tends to pull me up.

Cheers from Toronto...

Colby Blaisdell said on October 20, 2006

Howdy Jonathan, howdy all from beautiful Abilene, Texas. I'm a professional lurker and an amateur commenter. Keep rolling out that great content!

nate said on October 20, 2006

Long time listener, first time caller!

Dustin Diaz said on October 20, 2006

Hi,
My name is Dustin - and I am an alcoholic. I use your site to help me recover from my addictions. I'm a big fan of this here Canadian dude so keep up the great work.

Elliot Swan said on October 20, 2006

I can't remember if I've left a comment in a while or not...so here you go.

The live redesign is starting to look pretty good.

Andy Kant said on October 20, 2006

I like coming here because this is one of the few well known blogs that has good programming discussions instead of just design.

Olly said on October 20, 2006

/de-lurks
/waves like a mentalist
/re-lurks

Eric Hoff said on October 20, 2006

I lurk, via Bloglines... though visiting the site is a lot more fun.

Anonymous said on October 20, 2006

I'm going to de-lurk, but very very quietly.

Kim Siever said on October 20, 2006

Mostly read your feed.

I'm in Lethbridge.

Andy Pearson said on October 20, 2006

Andy.delurk();

Karinne said on October 20, 2006

Jonathan: I live on the other side of the river so it's close enough :D

So ... more on the "manual" stuff eh? ;) Interesting! I always like to hear how fellow web designers and developpers handle their project managements. Thanks alot!

Lance Fisher said on October 20, 2006

Hi there. This is really a beautifully designed site.

Ryan Wilke said on October 20, 2006

Why hello there.... Haha sorry I couldn't resist. "stop by and say hello." I won't leave you with just a hello though... After about a year of reading your blog I have grown to love your it and the advice that you give. I only wonder how you have have time for it. I constantly have to battle with myself to find time for a blog post.

nathan said on October 20, 2006

Yes, it is true, I am a confirmed lurker. Love the site, the whole thing is amazingly inspirational! Keep it up!

Juan Pablo said on October 20, 2006

¡hola compadre!, greetings from Temuco, Chile

Michael Jackson said on October 20, 2006

Hello Jonathan,

I'm a big fan of your work, relatively newcomer. Keep up the good work!

Matthew Anderson said on October 20, 2006

It's just that everything you write is way over my head ;)

Way to represent Canada, dude. Keep up the good work! Hope to see you again soon.

Topper said on October 20, 2006

I came and saw under the sun that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, nor the wealth to the wise but time and chance happens to them all.

Keep up the good work!

Empress said on October 20, 2006

Delurking... and dropping a line to say Hi :)

*From the Island... B.C*

Emil Björklund said on October 20, 2006

Well, i guess I'm next, then! I'm one of the swedes frequenting this eminent blog. Studying Information Architecture at Malmö university in the south of Sweden, trying to get a small web design/IA firm up and running eventually.

Also working with customer support at the internet branch of a bank here, mostly to annoy the hell out of myself (oh, that and to put some food on my table...).

Thanks for a ton of interesting posts, Jonathan.

zoom! said on October 20, 2006

Delurking only briefly...

Dave Gregory said on October 20, 2006

uh.. hey there!

Colin D. Devroe said on October 20, 2006

This comment will cost you! Keep up the great work.

mahud said on October 20, 2006

Hi Jonathan, it's another lurker.

Great designs and lots of nifty innovative stuff here. If I need inspiration I often drop by :)

Chris Sullins said on October 20, 2006

*lurk lurk*

Steve said on October 20, 2006

Hello, I've maybe left one comment in the past.

This site serves as an inspiration and all-around technique/design resource for me. It's in my "daily sites" rotation!

Keep up the good work...

vlp said on October 21, 2006

Hi :) from Slovakia.....

Bernie Zimmermann said on October 21, 2006

Yo.

Sam said on October 21, 2006

Been a reader for about a year now. Love the blog =)

Goulven said on October 21, 2006

Your site's been in my feed reader for years now, and I frequently wow people by directing them here.
It always works!

Hi from France!

Chris Short said on October 21, 2006

Hi from KY.

Gil Creque said on October 21, 2006

Hello. Glad to see you back. I enjoy reading your blog very much. Loving the redesign and the use of Cake. Keep up the good work.

ciops said on October 21, 2006

Hello :)

Melle said on October 21, 2006

Hi

Fredrik Wärnsberg said on October 21, 2006

Im still around!
But since I comment on a regular basis I might not count :(

Aaron Schaefer said on October 21, 2006

Can I keep my lurker badge?

Robert said on October 21, 2006

Hello, my minty friend ;)
I'll be lurking if you need me.

Tracy said on October 21, 2006

Recently found your blog via CakePHP. Great site!

Eliza said on October 21, 2006

Delurking from bloglines.

Rob Cherny said on October 22, 2006

Always great stuff around here. Although I'm usually reading from Google Reader... I try to get out from time to time ;-)

Richard Rutter said on October 22, 2006

Hi Jonathan - just thought I'd say hi from an avid lurker. See you at SxSW (hope you get the speaking gig there). Rich.

Les Reynolds said on October 22, 2006

I'm fairly new at this, so I mostly just sucking it all in, and hoping to have something to contribute in the future. Your PHP and Javascript posts are over my head most of the time, but I really enjoy your Fireworks tutorials. And I like reading what fellow Canadian web designers have to say.

Bramus! said on October 22, 2006

Still alive and kicking :)
Keep up the good work!

Lawrence Krubner said on October 22, 2006

I very much enjoy the work that you share here. I've linked to your blog a few times recently. It's great stuff.

Mikey McCorry said on October 22, 2006

Love your work. Keep it up, you rock star you. Shine on you crazy diamond. Etc.

Cal Wilson said on October 22, 2006

Long time reader, first time delurker.

Thanks for the knowledge :)

Steven Bao said on October 22, 2006

Your articles are great. So are your designs. Congratulations, great blog.

John Hutchison said on October 23, 2006

Hey!

Began reading after your WebVisions 2006 presentation.

Justin Silva said on October 24, 2006

Great site!

John Labriola said on October 24, 2006

Delurking from Harrison, NY, USA...

Virgix said on October 24, 2006

Salve,
Continua così... io seguo da febbraio il tuo blog via aggregator.
BYE,
Virgix

**** translation for non itialian-speaking people***

Hi,
Go on running this blog... I am reading you from february using my aggregator.
BYE,
Virgix

Hüseyin Tüfekçilerli said on October 25, 2006

Hi from a lurker lives in Istanbul, TR.

Mark said on October 25, 2006

I'm a first time visitor, thanks to a link from 456 Beret St.

Great content and awesome, slick design. Will definitely be back.

Karinne said on October 26, 2006

About that comment box. I tried going through your JS to figure it out but man ...I got lost in what I need to change for my purpose. Don't worry I'm not using the comment box thing on my site. I'm just trying to figure out how you did it :)

So ... how about it? eh? :P

Steve Tucker said on October 26, 2006

Comment only occasionally - im more of a regular lurker really :)

John Riviello said on October 26, 2006

I visit your site often for your JS tips. For reasons I'm not sure of, I never added your feed to my rss reader until today, so now I won't miss anything.

Jonathan Snook said on October 26, 2006

Karinne: the comment box is mostly CSS-driven using position:fixed. The only JavaScript is to handle the horizontal scrollbar, as need be. There's an updatePosition function in there somewhere that calculates that for me (or something similarly named).

Karinne said on October 27, 2006

I'll check that out. Thanks :)

Ingo said on October 28, 2006

Reading your blog since a couple of months (from Wellington, New Zealand), and especially like the cake-related posts and thoughts on redesigns :)

oneafrikan said on November 03, 2006

Yup, de-lurking.... Howdy Jonothan ;-)

Nathan Logan said on November 03, 2006

Just catching up on my RSS after a long project, but yep, I've been here now for a while.

Keep up the consistently great work!

Michiel Van Kets said on January 23, 2009

well, ok, Hi then :)

I like your 3D design, but more as the conceptuality of it, then the way it actually looks; it's a bit weird for the eyes to jump from the 3d effects to reading text ... but ok, I hope your style evolves in something we get see more, it's kind of flat out there now

Tadalis Kaufen said on February 24, 2011

In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.

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