Silver-Lining

Yesterday marked my final day at Silverpoint. While I couldn’t be more excited about having the entire table to myself I will miss the camaraderie and collaboration that we’ve enjoyed for the past two and a half years.

During that time I led the transition from one-off, table-based designs to a flexible, modular and most importantly, reusable standards-based framework. It’s been more than a year since Silverpoint’s first CSS-based site launched—leading the independent school web design market—and surprisingly the competition still hasn’t wised up. I’ve also had the opportunity to produce some beautiful work with the small, dedicated team and in my absence Silverpoint will continue to produce beautiful work. As I leave, capable hands abound and I wish everyone the best.

So what’s next? First up is giving Tic-tacs a run for their money with more hush-hushed delusions of entrepreneurial grandeur in the spirit of Coudal Partners and 37signals to follow. I don’t plan on taking on any new clients yet but I will be collaborating with some familiar faces in the coming months. There’s also a good chance I’ll be making appearances at this year’s cre824 and SXSW 2006. And who knows, the code snippets and recycled wisdom that trickles out of ShaunInnman.com may even increase in frequency.

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Shaun Inman
Posted
September 2nd, 2005 at 10:00 am
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028 Comments

001

Best of luck to you in your new ventures, Shaun. I know you’ll do well.

Author
Jeremy Boles
Posted
Sep 2nd, 2005 6:34 am
002

Good luck on your new ventures buddy, I enjoy your website religiously.

Author
Rob Morgan
Posted
Sep 2nd, 2005 7:31 am
003

Good luck with your future career.

And hope that Mint will come minty and fresh.

Author
Oliver Zheng
Posted
Sep 2nd, 2005 9:15 am
004

About time, Shaun. Best wishes.

Author
Cameron Moll
Posted
Sep 2nd, 2005 9:18 am
005

Shaun, I’m envious and excited for you. Best of luck and keep us all in the loop.

Author
Justin Goodlett
Posted
Sep 2nd, 2005 10:54 am
006

Great to hear! Good luck Shaun — I’m sure you’ll do amazing for yourself. I’m excited to hear what you’ll be up to. And I’m waiting with baited (or maybe bad? eww) breath for Mint…

Author
Keith
Posted
Sep 2nd, 2005 1:10 pm
007

We’ll miss ya, champ.

FYI: Your office has already been converted into a lounge. Bean bag chairs and love beads, baby.

Author
MT
Posted
Sep 2nd, 2005 1:28 pm
008

Congrats on the transition and best of luck with all your new efforts.

Author
Nate
Posted
Sep 2nd, 2005 1:40 pm
009

Good luck with everything. I’ve been bugging Stan for a couple of weeks now to hook me up with a sneak peak, but alas you must have an iron clad NDA on him.

I’ll be expecting great things. Particularly at South By.

Author
Garrett Dimon
Posted
Sep 2nd, 2005 3:59 pm
010

Thanks everyone, I’m aiming to please.

Author
Shaun Inman
Posted
Sep 2nd, 2005 6:46 pm
011

First time commenting - been a fan for some time now. Congrats on Mint - it’s sure to be a hit. I was impressed with the 3 previews I’ve read thus far - can’t wait to see more.

Author
Rob Goodlatte
Posted
Sep 2nd, 2005 6:57 pm
012

Best of luck, old man. A word of advice: Don’t start staring at the walls. When you’re home all day, they become indescribably fascinating. Trust me, just keep your head down, concentrate, and you’ll be fine.

Author
Rob Weychert
Posted
Sep 2nd, 2005 7:13 pm
013

We love you Shaun!!!! * waving arms * Good luck with Mint! I for one can’t bloody wait. Signed, your faithful webapp groupie Lisa ;-)

Author
Lisa McMillan
Posted
Sep 3rd, 2005 4:06 pm
014

Congratulations and keep up the great work! A lot of folks here are very excitied about the possibility of you making it to Chattanooga in Novemeber.

Author
Dwayne Anderson
Posted
Sep 4th, 2005 10:34 am
015

Best wishes to yah

Author
Dave
Posted
Sep 4th, 2005 1:45 pm
016

Man, this is ridiculous! Are there any designers left still working a normal dayjob? :-)

Good luck with all your ventures. I’ll have a beer mint for you in celebration…

Author
JBagley
Posted
Sep 4th, 2005 10:51 pm
017

Best wishes from me, too! And don’t forget releasing an EP, won’t you?

Author
Sebastian Schmieg
Posted
Sep 4th, 2005 11:42 pm
018

It seems that freelancing is the new black. If I hadn’t landed an awesome job recently, I’d be doing the same.

Congratulations !!! and hell-yeah to releasing an EP.

I can’t get my brother (a non-designer) to stop singing “What’s the Word”.

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Sergei Muller
Posted
Sep 5th, 2005 6:08 am
019

Best of luck! Looking forward to the minty fresh future.

Author
Jonathan Eckmier
Posted
Sep 5th, 2005 11:35 am
020

i join the chorus of well-wishers. And re: yr Tic-tac-toc… i would be happy with a couple of screenshots, if this is possible. don’t need the demo. thx

Author
giovanni
Posted
Sep 5th, 2005 6:55 pm
021

Good Luck Shawn. Are you staying around B-more?

Author
Steve James
Posted
Sep 6th, 2005 4:06 am
022

Good luck Shaun, just been checking out Mint, with work like that you won’t need it! Best Wishes.

Author
Andy P
Posted
Sep 6th, 2005 5:45 pm
023

Good work

Author
Josh
Posted
Sep 20th, 2005 9:36 am
024

Good luck, mint looks great!

Author
Uncover China
Posted
Sep 24th, 2005 3:17 pm
025

All the best with your upcoming collaborations Shaun. Lovin’ Shortstat and perparing for a plunge into the world of Mint.

: )

Author
freshlysqueezed
Posted
Sep 27th, 2005 8:21 am
026

Goodluck and I’m looking forward to the mints :)

Author
Frederic Tubale
Posted
Oct 3rd, 2005 10:33 am
027

Very nice program. I read your recent interview in Treehouse Magazine. Very interesting. Keep up the good work.

Author
OvertoneBliss
Posted
Oct 4th, 2005 5:36 pm
028

Very nice indeed. Mint is really awsome, good luck in future projects!

Author
Arcsin
Posted
Dec 1st, 2005 2:07 pm