Webmonkey has long been one of the most consistent how-to sites on the ‘net for web design and engineering. For both the technically illiterate and IT staff making 3 figures, the site was a welcome resource. The fresh style sounds more like your friendly neighborhood geek (albeit much slower) than a typical technology how-to. It’s also very reminiscent of the Dummies book series.
Alas, Webmonkey is no more. Their parent company, TerraLycos, will be pulling the plug due to (wait for it) declining ad revenue. The remaining staff will be at SXSW on March 15th to share a toast with their fans.
I wish all of them luck, and hope that TerraLycos at least has the decency to leave 8 years of valuable resources available to the public.