With Halloween tomorrow it must be that another month has raced past bringing VECTORTUTS to the ripe old age of ... 5 months. So I checked our Analytics today to see that October has brought a big milestone for Sean and the team - 1 million pageviews! That's some seriously fast growth for a new site and I wanted to say congratulations to all the writers and the team, and especially to Sean who really pushed to have this site built back in June.
So today as you'll notice we've updated the VECTORTUTS design to our new TUTS theme. Most of you probably caught the change over on PSDTUTS a couple of weeks ago, but in case you haven't, I have a writeup there on the changes we've made. There's a few new goodies here on VECTORTUTS including:
- Awesome Freebies Section of brushes and vectors to which anyone can submit their work to for fame and glory and the everlasting thanks of their vector peers :-)
- Killer Videos Section for those of us who aren't so good with all those letters and words and stuffs!
- And my favourite new feature, more emphasis on the authors in every post! So now you can be sure to pay authors a visit and send lots of traffic their way!
Meet the TUTS Team
During these last months we've also been improving the team who run these awesome sites. So let me introduce:
- Skellie - The TUTS Manager!
We are VERY proud to have former FreelanceSwitch editor and super talented blogger Skellie managing the TUTS sites. She took over about a month and a half ago and it's been smooth sailing all the way. As TUTS Manager Skellie is working on our expansion plans, coordinating site editors and making the whole operation more and more efficient.
- Derek Herman - HTML / CSS / WordPress Commander
Everything you see before you has been coded up by the fabulous Derek Herman of Valen Designs. These days Derek and I work together a lot to build most of the Envato sites you see / will be seeing. He's the best front-end coder I've ever met and I'm very proud to have my design work chopped up by his formidable skills.
- Chris Moyer - PHP Pathfinder
From setting up our Plus programs to keeping the sites up under the ridiculously heavy traffic loads to building new writer / editor infrastructure, Chris Moyer's keyboard controls all and without him we'd be lost! You can find Chris at InaRow!
- Sean Hodge, Joel Falconer and Jeffrey Way - Editors Extraordinairre!
And of course the guys you are most familiar with, our Site Editors - who bravely face the trials of WordPress day in and day out to bring us our daily TUTS fix. Thanks guys!!!
- And me
I don't get to write tutorials anymore (though I keep hoping that's going to change soon) but I did design this new theme - that is if you like it. If you don't like it ... then ... erm ... it was someone else pretending to be me ...
As always things are rocking along over here at TUTS HQ. Skellie has been whipping us all into shape around here and I believe she's got a few good things in store for you all including a new site in the next couple of weeks and some updates on the Plus system.
In the meantime, enjoy the new TUTS theme, be sure to congratulate Sean and his team on the great work in building this fantastic site up, and happy Halloween!!