AwesomeStart is celebrating it’s third birthday! Looking back on DevLog entries, it’s amusing to see how excited we were to have toped 100,000 users on our first birthday. That number has since grow past 1,000,000. Despite the site only being offered in english, we now have users in over a hundred countries around the world. There are countries appearing in our logs we’ve honestly never even heard of!
The DevLog has quieted down ever since the RSS feature was finalized. We’ve been working on a lot of big concepts behind the scenes. The overwhelming interest in the site, from both users as well as designers, is part of the reason these new ideas are such an undertaking. From day one, we’ve underestimated the encouraging amount of support and interest people would have in the site. To put it plainly, it just wasn’t built to scale up to this level of usage. With each new update, we’re working on changing that.
In the mean time, we’ve gotten back to cranking out those themes. This year our gallery finally broke past 400, with the current total (as of this writing) up to 432. This is thanks to our constantly growing team of designers, who’s ranks just passed fifty contributors. We’ve recently seen some of our most requested designs finally come online – it’s great to see everyone working towards bringing their favorites to the site.
As always, we continue to offer everything here for free. The best birthday present we could ask for is a mention on your blog, facebook, myspace, etc. Let people know about AwesomeStart.com!