Hello From devot:ee
October 24, 2008
by Ryan Masuga
We’ve had hundreds of people sign up to be notified about the upcoming launch of devot:ee, and many of you are chomping at the bit see what devot:ee has in store, so here’s some more detailed information that we just can’t pack into 140 characters.
Perfection is Not an Option
You're reading the first post at devot:ee. Thanks for your interest. And boy, is there interest. It really is amazing how many people are looking for information on EE - from beginners all the way up to experienced EE users. I decided to start with a News Blog so that there was some back and forth going on during development, rather than talking to everyone in one direction via our Twitter account (and you may want to follow us if you're not doing so already). Rather than waiting for the whole site to be "finished" before launch, we're putting things out there as we can so people aren't waiting around forever for something to happen. So, perfection is not an option, and we're building as we go while trying to do what we can for everyone while we build. Make sure to subscribe to our RSS feed (ATOM / RSS 2.0).
What will devot:ee be doing?
We've set the lofty goal of trying to do it all (more detail on that in future posts - it's late and I'm sure I could carry on). Why not? No one else is, so it might as well be us. We're not looking to be in competition with anyone, because there is no competition in this realm - we're looking to be the hub for ExpressionEngine information outside of the EE forums. We won't ignore sites like train-ee.com, trulyee.com (defunct! - ryan), eescreencasts.com, or eeandyou.com (defunct! - ryan) - we'll make sure you're aware that those sites are out there. Like we just did. We have some cool things together already, such as the largest collection of ExpressionEngine add-ons in one place anywhere on the Interwebs. That includes almost three hundred Extensions, Modules, and Plugins. Did you know that many were out there? Neither did we. Compare that to the 142 in the Add-On Library at expressionengine.com, and you can see we've done some homework. Not only that, but we've tagged these add-ons so you can easily find similar ones. Not only that, we have also…...well, as I said, it's late and I'll save some for a future post.
Who Are You?
Just so everyone knows who's driving this fast car, allow myself to introduce …myself. I'm Ryan Masuga, better known to many people who frequent the EE forums as mdesign. I own Masuga Design, and I've been an avid EE user for about two and a half years. Devot:ee is my pet project, and a site that I think simply needs to exist. Thanks again for your interest. If you have any questions or suggestions, you can email email@example.com, or please feel free to leave comments here so other users can see them as well.