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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

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.



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


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[3].


SitePoint's flagship website is, 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,[8][9] which was launched in 2005.[10] In July 2007, TechCrunch acquired through the SitePoint Marketplace.[11] In June 2009, SitePoint Marketplace had been officially moved to[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]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "O'Reilly to Distribute SitePoint Web Development Books". Retrieved 2008-11-17. 
  2. "Sitepoint books distributed by O'Reilly Media". Retrieved 2008-11-17. 
  3. "Sitepoint books on Amazon". Retrieved 2008-11-17. 
  4. " - Site information from Alexa". Retrieved 2008-11-17. 
  5. "Quantast Audience Profile". Retrieved 2008-11-17. 
  6. "Harnessing the wisdom of the crowd". Retrieved 2008-11-17. 
  7. "Freelance Designers Compete For Cash On Website". 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. Retrieved 2009-01-31. 
  9. Norman, Jan (August 9th, 2008). "O.C. teen sells Zune Web site for $62,000". OC Register. Retrieved 2009-01-31. 
  10. Sloan, Paul (May 18, 2006). "Flipping Web Fixer-Uppers". CNN. Retrieved 2009-01-31. 
  11. Arrington, Michael (July 19, 2007). "TechCrunch Acquires InviteShare". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2009-01-31. 
  12. Blogging Tips. June 10th, 2009
  13. SitePoint: Official Blog
  14. "IT goes troppo for staff". Retrieved 2008-11-17. 
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