Addons is nearing completion, and I am ready for it! Quite a bit of work has gone into addons from everyone involved. Myself, well I have spent nearly every available minute working on something there. Last night I finally finished up the templating. I must say, it has come together quite nicely.
I still notice bugs here and there, for example whenever you click a link in the content area, the whole page snaps to the left a bit. Will probably get annoying enough to fix that soon as well. On the bright side, I did replace the thickbox thumbnails, with a much fancier script, highslide. Talk about genious, highslide dynamically places images in a border, and will run between all of the screenshots dynamically. Of course integrating it was not the most fun,now that it is done, it was totally worth it.
One thing I am surprised about is the lack of conflicts in the JS. I fully expected to have to go in and rewrite some js, but everything plays nice together.
Addons is so far a huge success! I am please with the outcome, and proud of everyone that had a hand in getting it where it is today.
I am not sure about an official launch date, though I can say it will be soon. There are just a few things left to do, testing all of the resources, and the recent addons block.
Many of you may not know this, but php is not my strongest ability. I know enough to hack, which is fine for my own sites. I simply did not want to do anything that could put addons at risk. Far too much work went into this site, for it to be insecure because of bad scripting on my end. I discussed this with Marcan, and he said that he would handle the backend. Which is a relief. Once the php is in place the recent addons block will be ready to go.
So, I hope you are all excited about addons being opened, because I am.