We started 101 Best Websites as a basic idea in early 2008. We wanted to create the ultimate design and web standards showcase site – easy to use, fully featured, functional, well designed. It stayed as that idea for almost 6 months.
Finally, in July we decided that enough was enough and we had to do something about the site. That’s when the idea for “Build a web app in 48 hours” came to us. We set aside a weekend in August 2008 to finalise the design, code the templates and build the initial application. View the blogs we wrote at the time.
The site itself still isn’t finished, we have so many more ideas than we have time to code them! But the site is now one of the top CSS showcase sites with over 500 visitors (2,500 pageviews) a day – and that’s growing steadily, by the time you read this it’s probably going to be nearer 1,000 visitors a day. The site has surpassed our initial expectations and we hope to be spending another couple of weekends this summer to get all the little extras added. We’re currently asking for new ideas for the site and how our visitors would improve the experience, add your comments about 101 Best Websites.