Where have all the small projects gone?

From Issue #61

I enjoyed this essay about how the authors feels that smaller web projects are drying up.

The Elephant in the Room

There’s very few freelancers that I know of, making the same living that they were making 3+ years ago. Conferences that were once a staple part of every web designers calendar, have disappeared and no one from “the old days” can quite put their finger on why the web industry feels different.

The author says that companies are bringing work internal, but I’m wondering if the template-friendly sites like Squarespace, Wix, Duda, and WordPress are just making it easy to build a simple website, and that’s slowly chewing up the lower end of the market.

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