- Project Scope (start here)
- Running Costs (monthly)
- Website Content (total posts)
- Milestones (launches, features)
- Building One Page Love Series (videos)
Before breaking down the costs it will be good to understand the skeleton of the whole project.
|onepagelove.com||One Page Love home page|
|onepagelove.com/gallery||Website design inspiration (over 7000 references collected since 2008)|
|onepagelove.com/templates||Free and premium website templates (around 350, majority not built by OPL)|
|onepagelove.com/podcast||Yo! Podcast hosted by me, Rob|
|onepagelove.com/articles||Website-related articles and round-ups|
Approximate figures based on recent invoices.
|$100||WordPress Hosting||Flywheel||Shared with Email Love and my personal website|
|$50||Image CDN||IMGIX||This is for archive & review screenshots + social share images|
|$20||Podcast Recording||Zencastr||In-browser interview recording software|
|$15||Email Marketing||EmailOctopus||Newsletter every two weeks|
|$15||Commerce||SendOwl||Online transactions for a few items on the site|
|$15||Music||Epidemic Sound||Royalty-free music for YouTube videos|
|$12||Podcast Hosting||Simplecast||Podcast hosting and distribution (legacy plan)|
|$5||G Suite||One primary acc for rob@ then have a few aliases|
|$5||WordPress Form Plugin||Gravity Forms||All submission forms. Shared with Email Love on the $99/year legacy developer plan|
|$1||Domain & DNS||Hover||Amount averaged from $12/year|
Current content published (updated real time) but note I’ve removed hundreds of discontinued templates over the years.
Building One Page Love Love series
Behind-the-scenes vids. Please let me know what else you want to see?
|28.03.2018||3 Lessons Growing OPL from Side Project to Full Time Job|
- Presskit - One Page Love logos, links and info
- Transparency - behind-the-scenes, running costs, milestones
- Submit - beautiful One Page website
- email@example.com or @robhope - info, comms, feedback
Milestones and Updates
- 01 Aug: Email Love sister-site soft launch
- 20 Mar: Launch of OPLv3 design with new red branding
- 18 Mar: Reverted layout of archives back to 3 columns (was testing 4)
- 13 Mar: Archives now feature long screenshot previews + infinite scroll
- 25 Feb: Changed archives to load 9 posts at a time (previously 12)
- 15 Feb: Added new mobile-only navigation
- 14 Feb: Published Yo! Podcast trailer episode
- 14 Feb: Added new Podcast Category
- 12 Feb: Rolled out infinite scroll archives
- 17 Jan: Finally made a One Page Love Press Kit
- 12 Dec: Moved Design Elements and Most Loved Round-Ups into a more global Round-Ups category
- 11 Dec: Added browser frame around Round-Up websites (preview)
- 28 Nov: IMGIX test run started for non-Retina image optimization
- 08 Nov: Announced Email Love sister-site
- 06 Oct: New double header design with AJAX search
- 30 Jun: Fixed RSS Feed bug where images weren’t loading
- 26 Jun: Start a new Coffee Vlog series here I plan to share behind-the-scenes building One Page Love and Yo!
- 05 Jun: New thumbnail design in archives
- 13 May: New website footer in place
- 01 May: Reduced archive post count to 9 (was 12) to help reduce warnings of page size increases due to 12 images.
- 09 Apr: Added broken link reporting to reviews meta block (example)
- 28 Mar: Video celebrating 10yrs of One Page Love
- 20 Mar: One Page Love turns 10
- 01 Feb: Launched new weekly design and development YouTube show called Yo!
- 17 Jan: New Template Submission landing page.
- 21 Dec: All future templates listed now have video reviews (example)
- 21 Dec: Added new Multipurpose Templates category
- 12 Dec: One Page Love now on Instagram!
- 08 Dec: Started adding video reviews to the best One Pagers (example)
- 17 Nov: Removed 150+ templates that had broken demos or no longer supported
- 24 Oct: Blogged How One Page Love Monetizes
- 06 Oct: Changed all references to
Landing Pageon reviews
- 05 Oct: Added new Design Elements blog sub-category to better browse Element round ups
- 05 Oct: In the review meta box, added “Built Using X” if a CMS was used eg. WordPress
- 03 Oct: Changed all references to
One Pageon reviews :)
- 27 Sep: Search now has an Inspiration, Article and Template category filter
- 21 Sep: Started pruning old templates not updated within 2 years – the archive peaked at 471
- 20 Sep: RSS Feed now includes full review link and direct website link
- 18 Sep: Added more specific credits (eg. Illustrations by) to meta info box top-right on reviews
- 18 Sep: Fixed bad stuck-navigation bug on Tablet and Mobile (since Aug 14)
- 13 Sep: RSS Feed now has Retina-optimized images
- 12 Sep: Big restructuring of architecture enforcing older images are all HTTPS
- 07 Sep: Introduced new Screenshot Concierge service
- 25 Aug: Modified top header navigation to stay fixed on scroll
- 01 Jul: Added new ‘Finance‘ inspiration category
- 29 Jun: Added new ‘One Page Blog‘ inspiration category
- 21 Jun: Added new ‘Services’ main menu navigation
- 16 Jun: Introduced new Feedback For Coffee service
- 18 Feb: Renamed ‘Gallery’ main menu nav item to ‘Inspiration’
- 18 Feb: Renamed ‘Blog’ main menu nav item to ‘Read’
- 17 Feb: Killed SEO Plugin, custom coded all SEO, added social meta tags
- 09 Feb: New big footer with newsletter sign up
- 07 Feb: Started a slow roll out of Demo buttons on Template reviews
- 23 Jan: Launched article/eBook 10 Quick Tips to tighten your Landing Page design
- 13 Dec: Added new Landing Page for our Private Feedback service
- 12 Dec: Added Search on Tablet/Mobile dropdown menu area
- 08 Dec: Added new tag for Brutalist One Page Websites
- 25 Nov: Started adding more video previews of reviews within social media
- 20 Nov: Added new Journal blog sub-category to organize One Page Love related news
- 19 Nov: Moved all “Design Element” posts into the Round Up blog sub-category – removed Design Elements from main header navigation
- 19 Nov: Removed link shortening from all future social media sharing
- 18 Nov: Removed Roadmap and Advertising pages – added content to this About page with Roadmap section
- 17 Nov: Improvement: Search results now include the written review content
- 15 Nov: 2016 Reader Survey live
- 19 Oct: Blogged Examples of Engaging Newsletter Sign Up Boxes
- 19 Oct: Added new tag for Announcement Sign Up Boxes – these encourage users to opt-in to their mailing list via form and be notified when their website launches
- 21 Sep: Blogged Examples of Slick Contact Forms
- 12 Sep: RSS website thumbs are now double size: 800px x 422px
- 12 Sep: Started adding Retina optimized thumbnails on all new posts
- 25 Aug: Introduced Printable Award Certificates
- 16 Aug: Started rolling out occasional Retina optimized big screenshots
- 16 Aug: Blog Examples of Gorgeous Big Typography
- 08 Aug: Added ‘Styles’ to main header navigation
- 06 Aug: Added new One Page Movie Website category
- 06 Aug: Merged iPhone App, iPad App and Application categories into the new One Page App Website category
- 04 Aug: Simplified category structure: Articles, Resources, Interviews, Round-ups are all under the Blog category
- 26 Jun: Blogged Examples of Slick Pricing Tables
- 07 Jun: Launched new Advertising page promoting Sponsored Posts
- 04 Jun: Blogged Examples of Awesome Team Sections
- 04 Jun: Blogged Examples of Big Footers
- 04 Jun: Rolled out new single bar header design with icon pattern background
- 29 May: Rolled out new 4 column layout on bigger screens
- 28 May: Rolled out new website footer
- 10 May: Changed mobile dropdown menu to 2 columns lists
- 04 May: Launched Personal Theme Bundle in collaboration with Currl
- 23 Mar: Integrated the One Page Love website WordPress theme into GitHub. All tweaks and changes now visible to public.
- 18 Nov: Removed website footer.
- 18 Nov: “Similar One Pagers” upped to 12 from 6 under single reviews.
- 02 Nov: Launched our Premium One Page Website Review Service.
- 31 Oct: Added a fresh lick of paint to our Inspiration Newsletters.
- 23 Oct: Added new One Page Unbounce Templates category.
- 23 Oct: Added new One Page Bundle Deals category.
- 23 Oct: Added new One Page Blog Themes category.
- 14 Oct: Removed comment functionality on all reviews and articles.
- 14 Oct: Reduced website template footer columns from 6 to 4.
- 20 Aug: Added new One Page Long-form Journalism category.
- 13 Apr: Added new One Page Hosting Reviews category.
- 13 Apr: Added new One Page Design Resources category.
- 10 Apr: Added new One Page Development Resources category.
- 10 Apr: Big restructuring of the Resources and Blog categories
- 26 Mar: Integration of all social media link sharing into Buffer + custom domain onep.gr
- 12 Mar: Added new One Page Muse Templates category.
- 28 Feb: First new Monthly Digest newsletter sent
- 27 Jan: Introduced new newsletter system with 5 different subscription options – Announcements, Monthly Digest, Weekly Digest, All Posts Weekly, All Posts Daily
- 23 Jan: Blogged Roundup of the Top 20 One Pagers from 2014
- 22 Jan: Started improvements for Font searching by renaming tags
- 19 Jan: Added new One Page Case Study category
- 05 Jan: Integrated SSL throughout OPL
- 05 Jan: Blog: Thank You (2014 Edition)
- 18 Dec: Annual OPL Survey 2014
- 09 Dec: One Page Love featured on Product Hunt
- 29 Oct: Published What (exactly) is a One Page Website article
- 25 Sep: Added new One Page Music Related Templates category
- 24 July: OPL hits Alexa.com 10k milestone
- 21 June: Big improvement to the META box on all reviews including adding a price on template reviews
- 20 June: Added new One Page PSD Templates category
- 20 June: Added new Free One Page Templates category
- 10 June: Added new Bootstrap Framework One Page Templates category
- 03 June: Added new One Page Tumblr Themes category
- 22 May: Added new Squarespace One Page Templates category
- 21 May: To help improve submission quality and combat spam, submissions now need a log in ie. a free account
- 21 May: Added new Event One Page Templates category
- 20 May: BETA launch of free user accounts including a new “favorites” functionality throughout the site
- 20 May: Rolled out new liquid responsive site design including redesign of header and website review thumbnails
- 23 April: Added new Résumé One Page websites category
- 16 April: Added new Informational One Page websites category
- 14 April: Added new Startup One Page websites category
- 21 February: Hit one million page impressions past 30 days
- 18 January: Roundup of Top 20 One Pagwrs from 2013
- 09 December: OPL joins Google+
- 04 December: Annual OPL Survey 2013
- 18 January: Roundup of best One Pagers from 2012
- 19 November: Introduced Awards & Ribbons
- 01 August: Launched OPLv3 Redesign
- 30 July: Launched Interviews Category
- 26 February: Launched OPLv2
2009 – 2011
- Not much