One full year ago today, AwesomeStart.com v1.0 first appeared online. At that time we had only a handful of themes, and they were all done by the same artist. Just twelve months later, we now have 300 themes designed by 32 different artists.
When that first theme went up, I really had no idea how rapidly the site would grow. We’ve seen mentions on IGN, Digg, eBaum’s World, commandN, and various other popular sites. We now have over 100,000 users and have climbed well into the Alexa Top 50,000 websites. Since this time last year, AwesomeStart (now in version 3.0) has been completely rebuilt from the ground up – and additional technology is being added all the time. We really have come a long way.
This is just the beginning. Now that the bugs are finally being ironed out of the request system, we’re able to deliver the most requested themes faster than ever before. We’ve got several new start page categories underway, and are still working on added an advanced preferences page.
I really can’t thank all our users enough for getting the word out about this site. Through promotion we’ve expanded the site far beyond where I ever though it would go. Just imagine where we could be a year from now! Thanks again everybody 👍🏻
Take a second and mention our birthday on your blog or myspace – it means the world to us!