The beta version of gay webmaster community GayWebmasters.com is live.
The site features a blog, forums, and a resource directory, as well as news feeds from a variety of gay and industry sources.
“The site doesn’t officially launch until Jan. 1,” says Dick Hunter, creator of GayWebmasters.com, “but I wanted to give the webmaster community a chance to participate in the final stages of development. The back end is done, but there are still a lot of details to be decided, such as forum topics. Not to mention it would be nice to have some content for the launch.”
Members can submit articles, commentary, and tutorials to the blog, as well as discuss and network in the forums and post their services and products in the resource directory. The back end features one central control panel where members can manage all their submissions, thread subscriptions, account info, private messages, and more.
One thing that makes GayWebmasters.com unusual is that the site targets the broader mainstream market as well. With three different views available, visitors can choose to see the content related to adult webmasters, mainstream webmasters, or both.
As part of the launch, GayWebmasters.com also has announced a $5,000 giveaway. Hunter says the site will give away $1,000 each month until June. To be eligible, webmasters have to create an account and post at least one blog entry, forum message, or directory listing.
Complete giveaway rules are posted here.