Over the weekend, the Frontend Mentor Slack community broke through 2,000 members.
It's been a steady climb since launching the community in October last year, but sign-ups have picked up pace recently.
The community has turned into an extremely vibrant one with front-end developers of all levels helping each other out and sharing their work.
If you're interested in front-end coding, please feel free to join the community.
Last week I put the Beta platform over on the main domain, which has led to a big jump in sign-ups for the actual platform. Last Sunday there were 1,850 registered users on the platform, but in a week that number has jumped by 500!
Seeing sign-ups increase so much after just flipping over to the main domain. Frontend Mentor is still technically pre-launch, so I'm looking forward to getting it out to the wider community.
My main problem to solve with the platform at the moment is peer-to-peer engagement. If I don't comment on people's solutions, often nobody will.
So my next steps are:
These are my major next steps for updating the user experience on the platform with the aim of stimulating peer-to-peer engagement. I hope to build a collaborative, supportive online community for front-end developers, just like IH is for IHers.
Any suggestions on other ways to improve engagement are welcome!