After a few months of planning and preparation, a brand new Queness has finally arrived! Before we start, Let me share some facts about Queness after operating it for almost one and a half years.
- Queness' highest traffic record is on 10th Nov 2010 with 17,154 visitors, 31,724 Page view in a single day
- Most famous article post is - 10+ jQuery photo gallery and slider plugins 641,769 views
- Most famous tutorial post is - Simple jQuery Modal Window Tutorial 588,049 views
- Queness has total of 46 tutorials and total of 181 articles.
- Total of 1379 members
- Total of 4212 community news
- 5000++ RSS Subscribers, 1424 followers and 1172 delicious bookmarks
- Tutorials are showcased in smashingmagazine, sixrevisions, 1stwebdesigner, noupe, webdesignerdepot and other web design and developments blogs.
About the New Design
There are many people asked me this question, where do I get the Queness themes, community news plugins and category tab plugins because they thought I'm using WordPress. Actually, this is not a WordPress, it's a custom built blog platform. As a web developer, I want to have full control of my website - every single line of codes :) So, I designed and developed this website all by myself. Everything is custom built, so, if you found any bugs, do let me know.
One of the eyes catching Queness' old website was the colourful header, but I found it can be quite distracting, so I decided to incorporate it to the logo and leave the header nice and clean.
Posts are being categorised into different category for easy browsing and search for posts. Queness has a lot of great posts but they are buried from time to time, so this would bring them back :)
Quess accepts community news and due to the popular demand, we expand to one step further. If you're a bloggers like me, or you have great posts you want to share, you can register and submit it. We want to make the news submission simple, so we make it fully automated and all you need is submit the URL.
Better Website Performance
I have spent fair a bit of times to optimise the website performance, removed unwanted scripts and use cache to load content whenever I could.
New Comment script
You can reply to a comment. I know it's a simple feature, but it will be really useful to answer questions in those tutorial posts.
Queness can be overflowed with new articles, I don't want you to miss out anything so I created different RSS subscriptions to suit your needs.
Brand New Sections
Community news plays an important role in this makeover. Most of the new sections are the result of community news. As you can see Queness is divided into 6 sections:
In home section, it show all articles from Queness. You will able to read articles, tutorials, guest posts and Queness hosted giveaway and competitions.
Tutorials section has all the tutorials I wrote, mainly jQuery tutorials also some CSS and website optimisation tutorials. Not to brag about myself, but most of them are being showcased in other famous blog. :)
There are more than 20 posts I have to moderate daily. I'm here to ensure only legit and high quality posts able to make it through.
I received huge amount of wordpress themes posts, alright I hear you, so I created this section especially for those who want to promote theirs WordPress themes, you come to a right place.
Freebies & Giveaway
Also, huge amount of freebies about textures, brushes, vectors, icons, fonts, etc and also giveaway competition. So, this section is for you guys who want to promote your posts.
Last but not least, this is probably the most important addition to Queness. Code snippets section will contain a collection of useful script snippets. As a web developer, I found myself constantly search for code using Google, so this would be personal code repository, and I hope it will be useful for you too.
I wouldn't able to make it to this stage without your support. I will try my best to find the best resources, tutorials and reply comments. Please browse around, spread the words and follow me on twitter. :)