Dear 43 Things Users,

10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

- The Robots.

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CornflakegirlJust a short course as introduction

This month I will enrol a web design course as an introduction. Let’s see if I like it. 2 years ago

PagipopoGetting started

I know I need to learn HTML. How important is it to learn CSS and XTML? 3 years ago

jwuHTML & CSS first, then PHP..& etc.

I’m a recent college graduate currently job hunting for a graphic design position. It’s frustrating since there isn’t anything out there because of the economy…so I’m learning web design. I’ve got a website design nailed down. On the other hand, I don’t know that much coding. A well designed website is nothing without functionality.

The graphic design industry is always changing..which is shifting more towards web. Coding is like learning a different language…but I think it’s worth it and more rewarding when you take the time for yourself to learn it. It just takes a lot of time and patience to comprehend.

I’m planning to keep going despite how much I loathe it right now haha. :) 3 years ago

Tomas MichaudWordpress

I’m learning more about wordpress now. I think this is the best direction. I’ve created a blog for Starland and and a online guitar teaching website using wordpress. There’s more to learn. 3 years ago


It’s frustrating, I’m a web designer that can’t code! 4 years ago

dofleinita2009it just feels...

creative, and puzzle-solving and fun and potentially profitable all at once. First the basics… 5 years ago

IraAnyone reading this knows about the equal-height, variable-content columns with different background colours problem in CSS?

I think I may have found two good, new solutions to it, but I don’t get the impression they’re well-known or much in use! 5 years ago

IraAfter taking a bit of a break from it out of frustration

I’m back at it – and it’s going well, I think. I’m testing some of the basics here, and have reserved a much-recommended book on graphic design from the library that I’ll pick up as soon as it’s available.

Web design is still enormously frustrating – I think the technologies are still in their infancy, and while when CSS works intuitively and makes sense, it’s beautifully elegant, when it doesn’t… I spent about two hours yesterday just trying to work past this problem, which seemed like it should have been doable, but just wasn’t – for no real obvious rhyme or reason.

But I’m still going to continue learning it and working with it because there are a few web projects that I dream of building at some point in the future – and because the graphic design skills I pick up will be very useful for other creative things I want to do. But I’m not sure how long it’ll take for me to get good at it.

So I’ve also started learning Python – which is more traditional programming that also has use in web applications I understand. I have a little experience with C++ from my early teenage years, so am getting through Dive Into Python pretty quickly. I aim to learn it quickly – I hear it’s a great language – and try out Django, a web framework for it. These things are for both personal creative interests and, if I can become competent at them, will help me a lot in finding good and decent-paying jobs.

I’ll start updating this goal more often with useful links on web design and web programming that I want to share – here’s a great way of comparing fonts at a glance:

:) 5 years ago

ameliachenOn my way!

I’ve been interested in web design ever since I was 12. Been using templates then… and web was totally different compared to now.

I created my portfolio site,
Learned them by surfing the net endlessly, viewing codes and reading tutorials… there’s still very much to learn.
I hope to be able to master Joomla next and write my own templates. 5 years ago

Tomas MichaudUsing MS Expression

I have a DVD learning program. Just need to spend time with it. 5 years ago

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