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SitePoint Pty. Ltd
Founder(s) Matt Mickiewicz and Mark Harbottle
Headquarters Melbourne, Australia
Area served Worldwide
Industry Publishing
Products Books, Websites
Services Graphic design
Website www.sitepoint.com

SitePoint Pty. Ltd is a Melbourne, Australia based publisher of books and websites. It is best known for its web developer books and online magazine.

Contents

History

SitePoint was founded by Matt Mickiewicz and Mark Harbottle[1] in 1997.[citation needed] In 2001 SitePoint began publishing books.[1]

Books

SitePoint publishes technical books focused on web development and design. In addition to being sold directly by SitePoint, the books are also distributed by O'Reilly Media[2] and Amazon.com[3].

Websites

SitePoint's flagship website is sitepoint.com, which as of May 2009, has an Alexa ranking of 1,002,[4] and a Quantcast rating of 10,860.[5] SitePoint also operates 99designs, a crowdsourcing logo design service[6] where, as of December 2008, over 20,000 graphic designers create designs for free and compete for prize money.[7]

SitePoint previously operated an auction-based service for buying and selling websites on sitepoint.com,[8][9] which was launched in 2005.[10] In July 2007, TechCrunch acquired InviteShare.com through the SitePoint Marketplace.[11] In June 2009, SitePoint Marketplace had been officially moved to Flippa.com.[12][13]

Organizational culture

SitePoint offers performance bonuses and an annual trip to employees. At the end of 2006, SitePoint took its staff to a tropical island to relax.[14]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "O'Reilly to Distribute SitePoint Web Development Books". http://press.oreilly.com/pub/pr/1226. Retrieved 2008-11-17. 
  2. "Sitepoint books distributed by O'Reilly Media". http://sitepoint.oreilly.com/. Retrieved 2008-11-17. 
  3. "Sitepoint books on Amazon". http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=sitepoint&x=0&y=0. Retrieved 2008-11-17. 
  4. "Sitepoint.com - Site information from Alexa". http://www.alexa.com/data/details/?url=sitepoint.com. Retrieved 2008-11-17. 
  5. "Quantast Audience Profile". http://www.quantcast.com/sitepoint.com. Retrieved 2008-11-17. 
  6. "Harnessing the wisdom of the crowd". http://www.theage.com.au/news/biztech/harnessing-the-wisdom-the-crowd/2007/02/19/1171733683966.html?page=fullpage. Retrieved 2008-11-17. 
  7. "Freelance Designers Compete For Cash On Website". http://cbs5.com/local/design.contest.website.2.883051.html. Retrieved 2008-12-09. 
  8. BHATTARAI, ABHA (July 29, 2008). "Find an Undervalued Asset. Fix It Up. Flip It. (Now It's Web Sites, Not Houses)". New York Times. http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9B0DE3D81E3AF93AA15754C0A96E9C8B63&sec=&spon=&pagewanted=all. Retrieved 2009-01-31. 
  9. Norman, Jan (August 9th, 2008). "O.C. teen sells Zune Web site for $62,000". OC Register. http://jan.freedomblogging.com/2008/08/09/oc-teen-sells-zune-web-site-for-62000/. Retrieved 2009-01-31. 
  10. Sloan, Paul (May 18, 2006). "Flipping Web Fixer-Uppers". CNN. http://money.cnn.com/magazines/business2/business2_archive/2006/06/01/8378486/index.htm. Retrieved 2009-01-31. 
  11. Arrington, Michael (July 19, 2007). "TechCrunch Acquires InviteShare". TechCrunch. http://www.techcrunch.com/2007/07/19/techcrunch-acquires-inviteshare/. Retrieved 2009-01-31. 
  12. http://www.bloggingtips.com/2009/06/10/sitepoint-marketplace-becomes-flippa-com/ Blogging Tips. June 10th, 2009
  13. http://www.sitepoint.com/blogs/2009/06/22/flippa-its-alive/ SitePoint: Official Blog
  14. "IT goes troppo for staff". http://www.theage.com.au/news/biztech/it-goes-troppo-for-staff/2007/02/05/1170524024893.html. Retrieved 2008-11-17. 
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