When DonationCoder.com opened it's doors in March of 2005, one of the sites that was most welcoming and supportive of us was Shell Extension City
. Many of our early and most enthusiastic supporters found us through the Shell City website.
Shell City was one of the best places to discover new small freeware tools coded by small developers. It's always been a no-nonsense style site -- the front page just lists short paragraphs about newly discovered freeware with a link to the author's page. Part of it's appeal was that a small developer could email bob the site admin and tell him about their software, and if Bob thought it was worth passing along, up would go a nice paragraph about your tool.
Anyway, throughout the years Shell Extension City has gone through some quiet periods, but today a post on the forum has announced they are attempting a comeback! Yay!
You can read the relaunch announcement: Here
Sounds like from the relaunch announcement that there will probably be a few bumps in the road as they get the old content and structure cleaned up, So make sure you go check them out regularly.