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112. Site design contest results announced

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The results of the first turn of the Design Award contest were announced.

A second turn will follow because none of the contestants got at least 50% of the votes.

This article tells about how the contest went so far and explains how the second turn will work.

It also mentions some of the upcoming site features that have been in development, now that the design contest developments have practically ended.


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111. Vote on your preferred design proposal

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The period for submit proposal for the design contest has ended. Now is time to choose on which you prefer. This article explains the design voting and commenting process.

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110. Screencast of how to create and submit a design theme proposal

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This article presents a screencast that demonstrates how to create and submit a new theme proposal for the site design contest.

It should be useful for all those willing to submit a proposal but could not understand clearly how to take the most of the design editor tool provided by the site.


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109. Site design contest is getting started

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The PHPClasses site redesign contest is finally getting started.

The deadline for submission was November 30, but by request of a few authors, it was postponed to December 15.

Meanwhile, several design proposals were submitted and available for commenting.

This article tells more about these and other details.


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106. Get early access to the new site features

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The PHPClasses site is launching a new initiative to let every user know in advance about new features that are being implemented.

This article explains how you can keep up with latest features and even influence their implementation.


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104. Submit your site redesign proposal for the contest

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The PHPClasses site is accepting new site redesign proposals now.

In this phase, candidates may create design themes using a visual editor. Then they can submit the design theme proposal when they are done.

This article gives more detail of how the visual editor and the proposal system work.


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99. India will become number 1 source of PHP developers soon

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The number of Indian PHP developers has been growing at a large pace in the last few years, when compared to other countries. A few years ago, India was just one of the top ten countries with more PHP developers. Now India is number 2 and is almost surpassing United States, which is still number 1.

This article presents a reflection about why this growth happened just in the latest years, as well what it means for the PHP world.

Sandeep Kadam, a leader of the PHP community in India gave an interview to help clarifying this subject.


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97. 10th anniversary announcements

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The PHPClasses sites completes 10 years of existence precisely today.

This article presents a reflection of the past, present and future developments of the site.

It includes the announcement of a contest to pick a new design for the site and an upcoming brother site that will be launched this year.


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95. How large is the PHP market?

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Sometimes it is necessary to know how large is the PHP market in the world or in a specific country.

It may help, for instance, developers to advocate for PHP, companies to decide for sponsoring PHP events, PHP training, developing of products targeting the PHP developers, or any other initiatives directed to the PHP market.

This article presents several sources of information that may help decision makers to invest more in the PHP market.

The article also covers the huge popularity of Firefox browser among PHP developers attributing it to the superb Web development extensions available for this browser. The most useful Firefox extensions for PHP developers are listed.


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93. Winner of PHP Programming Innovation Award of the year announced

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The winner of PHP Programming Innovation Award of 2008 was announced.

Now there is also a ranking of the innovation award of all time that considers the score of each author since the award started in 2004. There are also new rankings of author countries for each year and all time.

Cesar Rodas won the 2008 award. Here he gives an interview telling about many good things that happened since he won last year. He also shares his secrets to contribute so many innovative classes appreciated by the users that voted on them and made possible to win the 2008 award.


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