Devlounge acquired by Splashpress Media, business as usual
As most of you probably know, AJ’s been wanting to sell Devlounge for some time now. That’s come to be, with the new owner being Splashpress Media, which I represent in this venture. So let’s start by congratulating AJ on the sale, and his outstanding work with Devlounge so far! And then let’s congratulate Splashpress on a great purchase, right?
So what does this mean for Devlounge?
Well, first of all, you’ll be seeing a lot of me, TDH aka Thord Daniel Hedengren, as well as a few other additions to the staff. We’ll want to keep on as many of the current staff writers as possible, including AJ of course, so expect to hear from me shortly, if you haven’t already.
I’d also like to point out that we’re happy with Devlounge and won’t be making any crazy changes. We’ll go on as it always has, and see where we can up the speed, as well as trying to figure out what’s the next step for the site. Naturally, we’ll involve our readers in all of this, so there’ll be no drastic changes all of the sudden. The readers are the most important part of a blog, and that goes for Devlounge as well. So let us know what you think, if you have any suggestions and so on. We want to know!
One thing we’ll do for sure is to continue the tradition of Friday Focus, which is celebrating one year today, with AJ at the helm as long as he likes. We’ll also try to release some new WordPress themes, joining the excellent ones available. Those will get a 2.3 update as well, with added tag support – most likely we’ll have two versions there, we’ll see. Also, a few other planned surprises in this area, all in line with what Devlounge’s done so far.
That’s enough rambling for one day. I’d like to hear from you guys what you want from Devlounge, and any suggestions you might have. Use the comments and speak up – we value your thoughts and input, so please take this opportunity to further improve Devlounge!