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About this Site

The site with its current focus on web-related topics started in 1999. That's a really long time ago. The following timeline chronicles the early days of the site...all the way to today:


To go into more detail about some of the quirks from this timeline, check out the forum post dedicated to it.

Meet the Team

Running a community of over 200k members takes a village. The currently active village sherpas, better known as moderators, who ensure everything runs smoothly are:

Over the years, this site has had quite an illustrious set of moderators who imparted their wisdom, secret recipes, and sweet dance moves. While they are no longer active on the site, their presence had a huge impact:

Manny Dimatulac

Edwin Rosero

Dan Alu

Gert Vinke


Ilyas Usal


Donna Lopez

Angela Taylor

Shane Waldeck

Christian Eilsoe




Ahmed Abbas



Nathan Galloway

Jeroen De Ridder

Mike DiPietro

Paul Soultis

Dave Collier

Randall Potter





Joshua Jenkins




Josh Rhame

Emma Dobrescu

Brian Haveri

Jeff Wheeler

Austin Andrews

Ryan Ragona




Some of them still drop by every now and again to tell us about their adventures and life after retiring from this site, so have your cameras on the ready in case the time is right.


The site doesn't use a lot of complicated and file-size-increasing things to work. Almost everything in the site is created in vanilla HTML, CSS, and JS. The icons come from a variety of sources, but the most common ones you see are a part of Twitter's Twemoji set. The forums are powered by discourse.


Over the years, the site has grown and evolved quite a bit, but one thing never changed. That thing is a laser-focused goal on providing you with the easiest-to-understand (and possibly funniest!) content to make learning web development fun. All of that is made possible thanks to readers like you. So, thank you!

Got a question or just want to chat? Comment below or drop by our forums (they are actually the same thing!) where a bunch of the friendliest people you'll ever run into will be happy to help you out!

When Kirupa isn’t busy writing about himself in 3rd person, he is practicing social distancing…even on his Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn profiles.

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