It’s with great sadness that I announce the passing of a treasured member of the SitePoint Community, Dan Schulz.
Dan passed away at his home last night.
I hope you can all join me in offering our sincere condolences and support to Dan’s family in this time of sorrow.
Dan joined the SitePoint community on May 25, 2006 and amassed 15,648 posts. Dan was awarded numerous accolades including Member of the Year in 2007, and quickly rose through the staff ranks, eventually becoming an Advisor with the design team.
I’d say there would be few members in this community that haven’t come across Dan at some point. He was one of those unique individuals who treasured being able to help others, and I’m sure made all of us better people in some way.
We’re currently discussing how we can honour Dan’s contribution to the community and I’ll share more information with you once it’s finalized
I spoke to Dan only a few days ago asking if he was alright. I normally chatted to him on MSN on most days and was alarmed when I realised I hadn’t heard from him in over a week. He said he was unwell but getting much better. I never expected this though.
This is so sad to hear. He was by far the most talented HTML/CSS coder in the WordPress community and will be sadly missed by everyone.
Just found out through DigitalPoint where Dan was a really valued member. I thought I’d just check to see if there were any posts that needed attention and all I found were pages and pages of “reports” where he’d helped to keep the place spic and span.
Such a shock, so young and yes, I really feel for the remaining members of his family.
Such sad news. Dan was a wonderful guy and I am glad that I had the chance to cross paths with him even if it only was online. He will be missed by me personally and all the rest of the staff at the SEO.com forum.
ehcck, I was just talking with him about a bunch of joint ventures when he became ill. I was just about to fire off an email to him when someone on DP alerted me to this post.
Dan was a stud and very giving with his knowledge. Evolution is a curious thing eh? He will be deeply missed. I really enjoyed my brief tenure working with him. Its quite disconcerting actually. He was way too young.