dzone.com Looking to Feel the PHP Love

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p. Back in the heyday of Web 1.0 portals were the rage; these days it’s social bookmarking or link-sharing sites. It seems that every time I visit “Mashable.com”:http://mashable.com/ or “Techcrunch.com”:http://www.techcrunch.com/, someone has released a new one. These days though, it takes more than rounded corners to make a site successful. Rick Ross knows that and even though there’s no shortage of rounded corners on “dzone.com”:http://www.dzone.com/, there’s also a well thought out user experience there.

p. For those that don’t know dzone or Rick, dzone is a social bookmarking site targeted at developers of all languages. Rick Ross is the founder of dzone. Like most social bookmarking sites, on dzone you can post links to articles you like, vote on articles others have posted and leave comments. Unlike bigger sites of this nature, you don’t get the latest Apple rumor or < personal political agenda /> story. Everything is 100% developer centric.

p. I’ve been reading Rick’s “Javalobby.org”:http://www.javalobby.org/ newsletter since he started it and I have great respect for him. After many years of seeing his picture appear monthly in my Inbox, I finally got to meet him “The Ajax Experience” last fall. We started up a conversation about how to get the PHP community involved in posting links on dzone that still continues today. Rick really, really wants the PHP community to get involved at “dzone.com”:http://www.dzone.com/.

p. So help Rick and PHP out. Click through and visit dzone.

p. You can login using your OpenID (you do have an OpenID don’t you? All the cool kids have one. If not, head over to “myopenid”:https://www.myopenid.com/ and get yours today) to vote. If you want to post, you’ll have to upgrade (for free) to a full account.

About Cal Evans

Many moons ago, at the tender age of 14, Cal touched his first computer. (We're using the term "computer" loosely here, it was a TRS-80 Model 1) Since then his life has never been the same. He graduated from TRS-80s to Commodores and eventually to IBM PCs.   For the past 10 years, Cal has worked with PHP and MySQL on Linux OSX, and when necessary, Windows. He has built on a variety of projects ranging in size from simple web pages to multi-million dollar web applications. When not banging his head on his monitor, attempting a blood sacrifice to get a particular piece of code working, he enjoys building and managing development teams using his widely imitated but never patented management style of "management by wandering around". Cal is happily married to wife 1.33, the lovely and talented Kathy. Together they have 2 kids who were both bright enough not to pursue a career in IT. Cal blogs at http://blog.calevans.com and is the founder and host of Nomad PHP