March 22nd, 2010
PRTLND: Simply a beautiful way to find Portland Web developers, designers, illustrators, and photographers
Most of the time, the simple things get to me. Like really get to me. And today was no different.
Today, I was introduced to the latest project from local Web designer Chris Kalani, an incredibly simple and beautiful site that seems to have pared finding Portland Web developers, designers, illustrators, and photographers down to just the bare essentials. And the only difficult thing about using it, is spelling it. Introducing PRTLND.
PRTLND was built in a weekend and launched today. The best part about it? It’s an incredibly useful resource already. And besides—seriously—great domain name.
The idea is to collect every person in Portland who makes things in one place for easy discovery. Pretty simple. Right now I’m accepting designers, developers, and photographers and I will continue to add categories as we fill up the site.
Now, I’ve tried running sites like this, and it’s a little more taxing than you’d think. But the pure simplicity of Kalani’s site has me thinking that it could fill up pretty quickly. Especially if his other sites like yay!everyday are any indication.
And if he does? He’ll branch out to include other interesting Portland people.
So, if you’re a Portland Web developer, designer, illustrator, photographer, or any combination thereof, I’d highly suggest you head over to the site and add yourself to PRTLND.