My main question is that are you getting any positive feedback from people on this type of content? I’m not seeing any comments being left, and I have been wondering if this is best done via a blog-esk format or like a monthly email campaign (or just a monthly email that just links to the post??).
As to the pricing – that’s always a tough one as you probably have experienced. It lines up pretty close to what I/we charge. I’ve always struggled with dealing with people who mainly price shop, and providing a solution that’s sub $2,500 for a really quality product. I think for the most part, those price shoppers will ALWAYS be capable of finding a cheaper solution.
Catering to price shoppers hurts everyone because those people generally end up low balling everyone until they find someone’s cousin who can do the same job for $250 and then boast about how cheap it was. And they got exactly what they paid for :)
I’m not sure if its Jenica or Lars that runs your CSS-Tricks account, maybe a combo of the two? But just wanted to say again that I love the redesign of the site – it looks fantastic.
I think the newsletter is a great idea, especially if its directed towards potential customers you can really market your words. I think the ‘How much should a website cost?’ article is a great one for prospective customers to read, and will certainly help weed out the ones that you don’t want to work with anyways.
Since the reception has been great on this, we’ve given it a huge facelift and now loop the posts to the homepage. It’s become a more fleshed out section now, more akin to a blog (although we don’t want to call it that).