So you own a business. It’s the best job you’ve ever had, and it will be forever—as long as the business stays viable. That means understanding when it’s profitable, and when you may have to make some adjustments. Don’t worry—it doesn’t require an accounting degree and it won’t turn you into a greedy industrialist.
We’ve got a heck of a line up for interviews, and big plans for how to make it awesome. But without some funding, we can’t afford to focus on it as a project and give it the time and attention it deserves. Wednesday is the last day that funding is open, so please spread the word and head on over and back the project!
This may sound crazy, folks, but we’re making a documentary film about the web!
For the last year I’ve been carting a DSLR video camera with me around the country to web design conferences, making occasional stops in between destinations where peers in our industry reside. The whole time I’ve been recording interviews with these folks. I asked them questions I wanted to know the answers to about the web, how they arrived at their careers, and what they see happening next.
We’ve already interviewed:
- Ben Callahan, Sparkbox
- Josh Clark, Global Moxie
- Brad Frost
- Jason Grigsby, CloudFour
- Stephan Hay, author Responsive Design Workflow
- Jason Head
- Val Head, author, CSS Animations Pocket Guide
- Kevin M. Hoffman
- Greg Hoy, Happy Cog
- Jenn Lukas
- Ethan Marcotte, author, Responsive Web Design
- John Resig, creator of jQuery
- Jennifer Robbins, author, Web Design in a Nuthshell
- Sara Wachter-Boettcher, author, Content Everywhere
- Luke Wroblewski, author, Mobile First
- Jeffrey Zeldman, author, Designing with Web Standards
We’ve also got the thumbs up from a number of people we’d like to interview next (with doubtless even more to come). Here’s a short list of some of our additional heroes who have agreed to be interviewed so far:
- Christopher Cashdollar, Happy Cog
- Dan Cederholm, founder, Dribbble
- Andrew Clarke, Stuff and Nonsense
- Chris Coyier, CSS-Tricks
- Jay Fanelli, United Pixel Workers
- Kelly Goto, author Web ReDesign 2.0: Workflow that Works
- Rob Harr, Sparkbox
- David Heinemeier Hansson, creator, Ruby on Rails
- Jessica Ivins, AWeber
- Scott Jehl, Filament Group
- Jeremy Keith, Clearleft
- Steve Klabnik
- Dan Mall, SuperFriendly
- Karen McGrane, author, Content Strategy for Mobile
- Yesenia Perez-Cruz, Happy Cog
- Bryan Rieger, Yiibu
- Stephanie Rieger, Yiibu
- Dave Rupert, Paravel
- Jason Santa Maria, author, On Web Typography
- Christopher Schmitt, author CSS Cookbook
- Kevin Sharon
- Dave Shea, creator CSS Zen Garden
- Jared Spool, User Interface Engineering
- Elliot Jay Stocks, Typekit
- Trent Walton, Paravel
- Samantha Warren, Twitter
We’ve taken things about as far as we can under our own power, so now we’re turning to Kickstarter for funding. Take a look at the trailer on our Kickstarter page, or look at the wicked website Matt Braun put together.
You can help us by backing the project and spreading the word on your favorite social networks and blogs and things.
Don’t you think the web deserves a great movie? We do! So let’s do this thing, people.