2012 was a good year
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I haven't posted much recently, but that's because I've been working on a project that I want to launch soon (more details to follow later). But I did want to take a little time to post some year end metrics for the website. This year was a pretty good one for me: I co-authored the book jQuery Mobile Web Development Essentials, I wrote a series of very successful articles on Ember.js including one that was published in the Adobe Developer Connection. I also released a series of add-ons for jQuery Mobile including jQuery Mobile Bootstrap Theme, jQuery Mobile Boilerplate and jQuery Mobile Icon Pack. Finally I was lucky to have been able to contribute towards the development of the Yeoman web development toolkit alongside Addy Osmani, Paul Irish, and many others. I even wrote an article about Yeoman that was published in the Adobe Developer Connection.
This year looks to be even more exciting. I started writing for NetTuts late last year so look for more articles published with them. Raymond Camden and I will be releasing an updated version of our jQuery Mobile book sometime before summer. Finally, I have the previously mentioned top secret jQuery Mobile related project which I hope to release in the next few weeks. The rest of 2013 is wide open. How about some stats to wrap it up 2012?
I wrote 42 posts this year, which was up 9 from 2011. Hopefully this coming year I'll be able to get to one a week. My articles received 670 comments with just a handful of articles receiving the lions share of the chatter.
My traffic remaining pretty consistent this year with a few major blips as you can see by this chart.
The two high points were my Getting Started with Ember and Command Line Tools for the Novice articles, both of which made it to the front page of Hacker News. The Ember article received 12,006 views on June 10th and the command line article received 8,754 on July 27. Here's the rest of the stats by the by the numbers.
Overall Visitor Stats
Visitors by Country
|Country / Territory||Visits||% Visits|
Visitors by Browser
|5.||Mozilla Compatible Agent||4,856||1.76%|
|10.||IE with Chrome Frame||179||0.07%|
Visitors by Traffic Source
|Search Traffic||50.19%||138,182 Visits|
|Referral Traffic||36.30%||99,929 Visits|
|Direct Traffic||13.01%||35,808 Visits|
|1.||Creating and using custom icons in jQuery Mobile||32,208||29,495|
|2.||jQuery Mobile Autocomplete now available||29,848||22,978|
|3.||Getting Started With EmberJS||29,526||26,957|
|4.||Add a Twitter for iPhone Style Swipe Menu to jQuery Mobile||28,243||19,720|
|5.||jQuery Mobile Icon Pack Extra icons for your jQuery Mobile project!||25,141||21,351|
|6.||Refreshing jQuery Mobile listviews, buttons, select dropdowns, and input fields||19,831||18,642|
|7.||Adding iPhone style swipe to delete button to a listview component in jQuery Mobile||19,799||15,090|
|8.||SwipeButton jQuery Mobile plugin launches. Millions rejoice!||17,705||12,732|
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