It’s been quiet around here as of late and it’s because I’ve been working hard finishing one of my latest projects. Today, CGPlugins.com was officially launched!
CGPlugins.com (Computer Graphics Plugins) is a website designed for developers to promote their computer-graphics related plugins & scripts, for free, so as to draw attention, improve product visibility and increase SEO ranking through linking to their official product homepage. For users, it serves as a massive repository of the world’s greatest CG software collection, all housed under one roof.
As a software developer myself, I’ve come to realize forums do not allow software promotion or bitterly look down upon it, news sites are highly selective in what articles they carry and websites charge absurd fees to have your product featured. Banner ads require costly click-through rates while magazine ads can charge upwards of thousands of dollars for limited exposure. The truth is, there are few and limited options when it comes to showcasing our work from both a practical and financial standpoint. This is quite a contrast from all the digital-art and photography forums and websites out there that are built purely upon the principle of displaying computer graphics imagery. It’s ironic that one is considered an art and welcomed with open arms while the developmental side of it is not.
I am both an artist and a developer. From my perspective, a creative or technical piece are both just as much a work of art and should be treated accordingly.
Disappointed by this, I set out to develop a powerful, fresh and great looking website that would solve this problem. After months of feedback, testing, research and development, CGPlugins.com was born.
If you are a software developer who wants to get his software showcased and promoted, sign up now and start uploading your content! If you are a user and you’re looking for what will ultimately become one of the largest repositories of CG plugins and scripts on the web, check it out now!