On hiatus

OK, I think it’s time to admit it to myself. I no longer have time to keep posting WebGL links. As PythonAnywhere, my day job, has scaled past 16,000 users it’s basically nommed up all of the free time I have. It’s a good problem, the right kind of problem to have, but it’s kind of sad too. I’ve really enjoyed seeing all of the amazing stuff people have created over the last few years, and I’m sure there’s a ton more amazing stuff to come.

If you’re looking for cool new WebGL demos, I really recommend the WebGL subreddit — both as a place to find new stuff, and a place to post your own demos. WebGL.com is also well worth a look.

And, of course, if you’re looking for good tutorials my 16 lessons are still very much live. If you’re looking for a book, the best I’ve seen so far is Tony Parisi’s WebGL: Up and Running

Many many thanks to everyone for their support over the years — for sending cool links to demos, ideas to improve the lessons, and wonderfully helpful comments. It’s been a great run, and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it.

[UPDATE] if anyone else wants to take over running these updates, drop me a line and we’ll see if we can work something out.

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10 Responses to “On hiatus”

  1. Rob Ashton says:

    Sad to hear this Giles – this has been a great resource for people looking into WebGL this past year or so

  2. giles says:

    Yup, it’s sad for me too. It’s been great fun running the blog.

  3. Nicolas says:

    Very sad to hear, but I guess we were kind of expecting it too :( Thanks for this blog that motivated me to write a WebGL framework and to learn the basics very quickly!

    Nicolas.

  4. Dragan says:

    Thanks for great tutorials and good luck in life! This blog inspired me to start working on a webGL 3d engine. Thanks for that very, very much. :)

    Cheers.

  5. Espen says:

    I have read the tutorials and used pythonanywhere. Both are great. Keep up the good work.

  6. RecRoot says:

    Hi Giles.

    To be frankly – bad news for the community. I’m often checking your blog with hope in my mind :)
    Have you considered contributing with someone? Maybe someone would help you with writing ‘WebGL around net’ posts on the blog?

    I’m also putting some WebGL related news on my FB fanpage: http://www.facebook.com/webgl

  7. giles says:

    Thanks, guys! @RecRoot — good idea, I’ll add an invitation to anyone else who wants to carry on with curating this to the post.

  8. Ken says:

    Giles, thanks for all your great work finding the best WebGL demos over the past couple of years. Best of luck, and hoping that the community can find a way to keep your great resource going.

  9. Daniel says:

    Ah man, I just discovered your awesome site and today I started reading your tutorials :P

    They are still here as you say, and I will keep reading the great info on here and want to express my thanks for your hard work making this all possible.

    Good luck mate

  10. Joni says:

    Luckily your blog quieted down only after I stopped needing it. Thanks for everything.

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