Headscape, the Web design and development company of BoagWorld’s Paul Boag, announced today that their design proofing and approval service Get SignOff will be closing its virtual doors as of May 31, 2011.
Unfortunately, I never really got a chance to test out the service, as I don’t perform an extreme amount of design work; but it seemed like a nice option.
If they really are closing the service for the reasons cited in the message below, I must say that I respect them for the decision. I understand how tough it can be to provide the dedicated service and support that something like Get SignOff may require; and I wholeheartedly believe it’s better to shutter the service – while directing your users to another similar service – than it is to let a service continue floundering with no real support.
Following is the message that was sent out to Get SignOff members:
Every once in a while we all have to take hard decisions and today is one of those days.
We are sad to say that after much soul searching we have decided to close Get Signoff.
At Headscape we have always prided ourselves on exceptional customer service. However, we have struggled to invest the time and energy needed to support Get Signoff. Therefore, instead of offering a second rate service we have decided to close the application.
Don’t panic! We are not going to close the service today. In fact it will remain open until the 31st May 2011. That gives you ample time to finish your current projects and find an alternative service. For what it is worth, we highly recommend proofhq.com.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to email me personally and I will do my best to help.
P.S. If you are interested in the lessons learnt from running Get Signoff or other web design related advice then check out boagworld.com