I thought we were doing well the first day, but yesterday our traffic was about triple! We’ve started getting some great feedback as people have a chance to try it out on real projects. Lots of happy campers, quite a few great bug reports, and some troubleshooting questions.
It’s clear that we really need a good user/community support venue, so users can ask questions, see previous answers, and help out others in need. We do have a users mailing list set up for that sort of thing, but it’s clear people don’t like mailing lists and an online forum would be a much better choice. So I will be setting up a forum as soon as possible.
Another subject at the top of people’s minds is performance. It’s a big priority for me as well. I’ve made efforts to make PIE as efficient as possible since I started work on it, but it’s clear there are still improvements to be made. Of course at some point we’re simply at the mercy of how fast IE can render things, and some features will always be slower than others.
Along those lines, I’ll be starting to compile a “performance tips and tricks” document which lists some common things to avoid. First on that list: avoid putting box-shadow around the size of the entire page. You know, like we do on css3pie.com! It’s very pretty but hasn’t shown PIE’s performance in its best light, so we’ll likely be modifying that aspect of the site design to make it less sluggish. Live and learn.