The enviable crew at 37signals launched a rather useful tool about two weeks ago, both in terms of being able to find a digital firm located in your city as well as being able to promote your agency – no matter where you are in the country.
Haystack is a site where web designers (firms and freelancers) can answer the three basic questions a client typically asks at the beginning of a search:
• What does your work look like?
• Where are you located?
• What’s your typical budget range?
This is what clients want to know. Haystack lays it all out for them. Browsing on Haystack is like browsing dozens of web designers sites, but browsing them all on the same page. It makes finding the right web designer significantly easier than the old fashioned way (finding and browsing dozens of different designer’s sites). Clients can favorite firms they like and review them all on one page (that’s nicely printable and sharable, too).
So far, 30 Denver/Boulder firms have gotten hip to listing themselves. A basic listing is free’ the pro package is $99 a month. It’d be a smart idea to do one or the other right now.