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Most of you will have seen the recent poll that I carried out to try and find out exactly what kind of content you guys wanted to see here. Well the results are now in! I was really impressed at the number of people who bothered to vote. If you voted then a big thankyou!
There were literally several hundred voters, which hopefully gives me a reasonably good idea of what my total audience wants. As you can see from the chart below, not all of my content is equally desired by my visitors. However, I won’t be stopping any area of content completely – after all I can’t be expected to ignore 10% of my audience, just because 20% prefer a different kind of content.
That being said, I found this poll experiment really useful. I’m not a mind-reader, so there was no way that I could have guessed quite how many people wanted to see, for instance, tutorials covering basic Photoshop. The same goes for Photo manipulation. I’ll definitely be trying to write some quality tutorials for these two areas, as well as more on web design.
I’m going to be keeping the poll live and checking it periodically. Hopefully this should give me a better long-term idea of what everyone wants to see. So if you haven’t already voted please do so, and help improve PSDFAN. Or better yet! Go and suggest a tutorial to me directly. I’m a little disappointed that this suggestions thread isn’t seeing the attention that it used to, as I love writing tutorials for specific people. My latest tutorial ‘Making the Clean-Grunge Blog Design’ was a direct result of a visitor’s suggestion.
I’m very excited to have finally launched the PSDFAN user link feed. I encourage everyone to go and submit their links , and I’m checking the submissions queue every few hours to ensure content gets on the main page asap.
I get some very respectable traffic from various user link feeds, and I’m hoping that in time PSDFAN can do the same for many other bloggers.
In other site news, I’ve got more great tutorials lined up. I’m also working really hard to complete the members area, which as I’ve explained is taking much longer than expected. When I launch there will be nearly 40 tutorial files available though, so hopefully it will be worth the wait. I’ve also got several more community features planned for this area. Finally, I’m working on completing various aspects of the redesign that aren’t quite finished. You may have noticed that the contact page isn’t working, and little bits like the social networking icons up top aren’t live either. All of these things will be fixed this week, so please check back soon.
On a different note I’m looking for a few keen guest posters. If anyone is interested and would like to discuss this option more, then please contact me at: contact [a-t] psdfan[.com].
Thanks for the ongoing support, it’s great to write for such an awesome community!
Tom is the founder of PSDFAN. He loves writing tutorials, learning more about design and interacting with the community. On a more interesting note he can also play guitar hero drunk with his teeth.
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