Since January has almost come and gone and the full FeedIcons.com site is yet to be unveiled, I figured I should probably post a bit of an update on the situation.
First off, I’m still floored by the response to this all. I really didn’t expect it to take off as it did, but I’m sure glad it has. I’ve seen the icon being used on websites from around the world in various languages. Some of the more well known web services have picked up on it and even some popular desktop software for both Mac and PC. The icon itself has been downloaded around 20,000 times from the site, which is not bad at all for being online for just over a month.
I had full intentions of taking on the site on my own, but once I started brainstorming I realized that wouldn’t be possible. A few months ago I started up a new business with a couple close friends of mine. Due to our conflicting and ridiculously busy schedules, we’re yet to roll out any projects under the new banner. I figured this would be a great first project for us and the guys agreed. I also have another developer helping out on a specific area of the site independent to all of us. His part will probably be rolled out as a ‘phase 2’ a little after the site launches, but it’ll be awesome when it does.
In terms of what the site will include, I’m not going to expose all of that just yet. It’s nothing mind blowing by any means, but will be more than merely a place to get the icon. There will be some new formats added, tutorials for each, code samples and as mentioned previously, a custom icon gallery. Speaking of which, check out this awesome revision over at Bartelme Design.
I’m sure it comes as no surprise that I’m late delivering the site. I will admit, a January launch was ambitious. I’d rather take the time to do the site properly and include everything I want than to roll out a half-assed effort just for the sake of hitting the deadline. With that said, I’m not going to say when the site will launch because it’s too early to tell. We’re working hard on it and will roll it out when it’s good and ready.
Lastly, a quick thanks to those that have helped spread the word. FeedIcons.com is almost in the top 1000 on Technorati already and that’s just great! Also, a huge thanks to those that have donated. Every little bit helps and is greatly appreciated.