Latest-Tutorials is the largest source of tutorials on the web today. It has been featured on the BBC, SkyNews, TechTV (now G4), in the British magazine iCreate, PC World, and has been linked to by thousands of sites, blogs and forums. Since its start in 2011, it has been designed, coded, and loved by Zeeshan Akhter.
Latest-Tutorials got its start in Sep of 2011 when it launched on an obscure subdomain with the name of “shanisk.wordpress.com”. shanisk.wordpress.com was free wordpress blog and utilized a MySQL database. It enjoyed modest success for a few months, and then in December of 2011 the site made the plunge and started adding tutorials daily. Needless to say, it was a smart idea. The fledging little site starting gaining in popularity as the major tutorials and Problem solutions websites and forums started talking about it.
In Jan of 2012 it grew up and got its own domain, latest-tutorial.com. It started to grow explosively from there. By the Jan of 2012 it needed its own dedicated server. In Feb of 2012 Latest-Tutorials underwent its first real redesign. Throughout 2011 it continued its growth and refined its methodology.
The Feb of 2012 demanded a change, however. The process started in Feb and finished in end of Feb . This new version, dubbed version 3.0, was a complete rebuild. The only thing kept was the database, and even that underwent a lot of changes. It migrated from a wordpress 3.0 /MySQL solution to a wordpress 3.3 /MySQL solution, with a Ajax-powered back end.
During the beginning of 2011, work was started on version 3.0. This version brought with it a new design, many new features, and a move to a two-server setup. The most notable change was the move to a user system which adds a community feel to Latest-Tutorials by allowing users to vote on tutorials and to keep track of tutorials they find interesting.
At the beginning of 2012, the next iteration’s development was started. This was a huge change, as it shifted to a Php powered back end, changed layouts, moved to a new server, and drastically changed the back end database. Additions this time around brought new user functionality (ratings, saves, and comments), a new moderation crew to help sort and filter new tutorials, and the scope was finally broadened beyond just tutorials it also provide free programming Solutions.
There were also a wealth of new social additions, including gravatar support, formatting of comments in discussions, activity streams for users, and more.