Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

Webmonkey is back!

Category: Editorial

Webmonkey is back

Webmonkey was a great resource for us when we the Web took off, and it was a shame to see it die out. Today we saw that Webmonkey has been re-born as Conde bought it back and put the content back online.

We have also republished the bulk of Webmonkey’s vast library of tutorials and reference guides on a wiki. With very few exceptions, every page in the tutorials, reference and code library sections of the site is publicly editable. We’re using MediaWiki’s open source software to host the content.

Some new things you’ll notice:

* Articles can be tagged and rated.

* Each page has its own backchannel for comments and discussion.

* Registered users get profile pages where they can talk about their projects and list the sites they’ve built.

* We’re still in the beta phase. Webmonkey is, and will continue to be, a constant work in progress. If you run into trouble, check the FAQ or drop us a line. We’ve set up a wiki page for bug tracking, so if you see something that doesn’t quite look right, let us know.

Welcome back. Now you can join the other Web monkeys out there (from Tamarin to ActionMonkey).

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:01 am
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sweet. maybe evolt will come back to life and we can get a 3rd edition of creating killer websites :)

Comment by ujuxiun — May 20, 2008

There’s a lot of monkeys in our world of Web tech. I just recently attended the launch party for Yahoo’s new SearchMonkey technology. And, of course, what would we all do without SpiderMonkey? And at Zazzle we have a “floating trophy” called the Merge Monkey, that takes the form of a photosculpture product. Whoever is the “lucky” recipient of the Merge Monkey gets to do the next merge into trunk. And, come to think of it, I was born in the Year of the Monkey. (Montgomery Burns: It was the best of times… it was the blurst of times… you stupid monkey!)

Anyway… welcome back, Webmonkey!

Comment by uize — May 20, 2008

Nice to have them back! I remember the days where I just browsed trough all their good articles where I learnt alot. Hope they can keep up to the high expectations!

Comment by polysign — May 20, 2008

Cool, those guys actually thought me JavaScript back in the 90s ;)
@uize
You also have Mono which is Spanish for Monkey. They’re also using Monkeys as their logo and “brand”…

Comment by polterguy — May 20, 2008

This is great news. I loved Webmonkey back in 98-99 I get flashbacks to that time now when I think about it and I try hard to not think about trying to do Ajax stuff using Netscape 4. It was an horrible browser. :)

Comment by Spocke — May 20, 2008

The best web dev totorials in the history of the web came from this site. It’s sputtered back to life a few times over the years, an artcle here and there. Though this time it looks like a full re-write and a loads of new content!! YEEESS!!!!!! Welcome back !!!

Comment by mojave — May 20, 2008

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