The folks at Smashing Magazine have added a WordPress section to their popular site this week. The new WordPress tab joins their Coding and UX Design tabs, which each represent a different focus the blog has.
Jeff Starr was announced editor of the new section as well. You might remember Starr as the person who co-authored Digging into WordPress with Chris Coyier. In the announcement post yesterday, Starr described the drive behind the new Smashing Magazine WordPress section:
In recent years, it seems WordPress has been growing at an exponential rate. It’s also become amuch better piece of software, almost becoming a transparent experience to the user, who can set up a beautiful, fully functional site or CMS in minutes. There are many user-focused sites that will help with the basics, but as you get further into WordPress, the list of reliable resources on more advanced topics grows thin. This presents an opportunity…
But the Smashing folks haven’t stopped with Starr. It seems Justin Tadlock will also be augmenting his DevPress blogging with a bit of blogging on the new Smashing Magazine WordPress section. It’s probably safe to assume they will be recruiting other well known community members to contribute as well.
Are you excited to see Smashing devote time to WordPress, particularly on more advanced topics? Are you a regular reader of Smashing Magazine?