It’s already 12 AM here in the Philippines – Merry Christmas to all of you!
Unlike other websites and blogs, we won’t be taking a break for the holiday season as we will still be working here at designrshub to continuously publish inspirational design collections and helpful articles. That’s how we define the word “dedication” which keeps us going despite of many hindrances that have been blocking our goals.
This post is supposed to be a Christmas greeting only but I would like to take the opportunity to use this post as our year-end report – even though it’s not yet 2013.
The Year 2012 for Designrshub
The year 2012 has been an eventful year for all of us – promise!
First of all, we finally migrated the blog platform from Blogger to WordPress last July – it’s one of the best decisions we’ve ever made. We chose hostgator as our hosting provider. The blog is also powered by MaxCDN - the reason why our blog loads crazy fast. So far, these services provide us a better service and never let us down.
Then, we started working on our news and gallery section. Our news section serves as a portal to latest news from the design community while our gallery section serves as a database of design resources. Everyone is entitled to submit their news and projects.
Given the fact that we increase our standards for guest blogging, there are still guest bloggers who patiently submitted their articles and got accepted. Some of my favorite guest posts are the following:
- 10 Stupid Things Clients Say to Designers and How to Counter It
- 5 Phrases To Send Your Designer To An Early Grave
- DNA of a Great Web Designer – Three Clearly Visible Traits
- 5 Common Conflicts Between Web Designer and Graphic Designer
- The Relationship Between UI and CRO in Web Design
- 7 Creative Design Geniuses From History
- Features of Adobe Illustrator Your Logos Will Love
Various Envato authors and other designers are also now working with us to provide helpful design exclusive freebies. Business cards, flyers, greeting cards, Photoshop actions and banner templates are some of the materials they provided for us. Some of the works that were submitted are the following:
- Free Photoshop Styles for Cool Text Effects (ASL + PSD)
- Saturday Flyer: Download Free Flyer Design Template
- Free Photoshop Actions for Photography Effects
- Smart Shutter: Free Photography Business Card Template
- Green Leaf: Free Green Business Card Template
Statistics for the year 2012
- Visits: 1,268,192
- Unique Visitors: 1,000,028
- Pageviews: 2,001,210
- Articles Published: 400+
- Pagerank: 4
- Alexa Rank: 33,861
- Domain Authority: 50
- Twitter Followers: 7,576
- Facebook Fans: 7,148
*The statistics are from January 1, 2012 to December 24, 2012 only.
The Year 2013 – What to Expect?
These are just some of the improvements we made to the blog which will not be possible without your endless and sincere support. Next year, 2013, we will double our effort to provide you with better content. We have various plans in mind but we need to finalize it first before announcing to the public to stay tuned.
In short, we don’t want to give you any spoilers as those are surprises. The only one thing that we can promise to all of you is that we will give our best.
The Designrshub editorial team would like to wish all our valued readers a very merry Christmas and safe travels to wherever family and friends may be – thank you for following the blog this year. We created a Christmas greeting card especially for you.
And oh… Have a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year. Advance Happy New Year to all of you and to your family!