Stylegala sold

2006/06/10

The one of the most famous CSS garally, Stylegala, in the world was sold around 40K!! Is it cheper or higher price?
I guess it is cheap if we consider stylegala had been managing its site. But, …

Goobye Stylegala
Goobye WEB Standards Awards

http://www.sitepoint.com/
http://www.collylogic.com/

Age of site (months): 20

Monthly revenue: ca 2500 USD

Monthly expenses: none. Stylegala is a community and hosting is sponsored.

Revenue details:
Details can be sent upon request. Revenue is generated from several sources of income.

Monthly page views: 4.200.000

Traffic details:
Around 900.000 Visits and 4.000.000 PV in April according to our Urchin stats.
About 3000 backlinks in google, including sitepronews, slashdot, macworld, zeldman etc. Over 4000 del.icio.us fans. Listed in the DMOZ and high PR all over the site.

Description:
From the DMOZ and Alexa/Google description:

“Intelligent and frank up-to-the-minute analysis of the very latest and best in graphic design for the web. Comprises editorial nominations, reviews and member voting.”

Stylegala.com is a high-end web design publication that has been widely recognized in the professional web design community. It features a web design gallery, a news archive with more than 150 posts/month, special features such as the popular bullet madness and a css reference, our forum with 4.200 users and 17.000 posts, some articles and other resources and 2 amazon shops (software and books).

The site does not use a pre-made CMS, instead it boasts a custom built system with mySQL and PHP integration to be able to parse data from our databases in a unique and customized way. A simple news admin and gallery admin is included, both for administrators and publishers.

All code is strict XHTML and it uses CSS for all design elements and layouts.

We have a number of very good news submitters and gallery judges such as Dave Shea (CSS Zen Garden), Mike Davidson (NewsVine), Roger Johansson (456bereastreet.com), Shaun Inman (Sifr) etc. We also have a popular public channel.

With over 30.000 daily visits on weekdays, stylegala.com is one of the most popular sites on the web in this genre. The site is hosted at mediatemple with a sponsorship deal.

The reason for this sale is the lack of time and ambition. Stylegala.com has been a full-on success, and it deserves someone who can take care of it with the respect it deserves.

The site has a true potential to become the biggest and best amongst the web design publications, if moderated carefully.

A takeover will likely take place this summer, if the sale goes through. Probably around 1/9 but this can be discussed. Any other questions should be emailed to david[at]monc.se

Type of site:
Established and functional website with traffic

Price (or starting bid): 30.000 USD

Is an auction?: Yes

Indexed pages (Google): 55.000

Google page rank: 7

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