The essence of Christmas is not about the gifts,toys, the different christmas decorations,christmas songs,the snow 0r the delicious foods etc...But it is about how we remember the birth of our savior Jesus Christ. This is the true meaning of Christmas, as long as we are complete in the family celebrating it and giving thanks to Him for all the blessings that He had given us. Love and joy will cherish upon us.
I hope you've all been having a fun and safe holiday season. As everything wraps up, I wanted to write a quick post about Alpha Coders in 2015. 2014 saw a good amount of growth, and a lot of server moves. I expect the first 6 months or so of 2015 to be mainly optimizations and fixes; basically taking everything in Alpha Coders and just making it a bit better. The first two sites you'll be seeing this on will be Photography Abyss and Art Abyss.
There's a lot of room for growth and improvement, especially with most of the smaller sites. Of course Wallpaper Abyss will be worked on as well :D We're going to continue to focus on growing our community, and expect a lot of contests! Take care everyone!
I hope you're having a good holiday season! Today we are doing a very soft launch of a new feature for creators - the Creators Market! The Creators Market is an oppotunity for people who have submitted their own creations to offer commercial use licenses for those images. We have a secure integration through Stripe, and will pay creators via Paypal. If you have a wallpaper that is part of the creators program, just click the 'Add License' link under the wallpaper to get started!
Just some minor scheduled maintenance. Expect the sites to go down for < 5 minutes.
Quite a few of the image servers have been moved about, and they look like they are taking the traffic very well! I've just combined unregistered authors for wallpaper and art, which makes it MUCH easier to see that an author has content at both sites. For example, http://wall.alphacoders.com/unregistered.php?id=969
Meme moderation has been improved slightly, along with other slight improvements on Meme Abyss. There's also a new 'Featured Wallpaper of the day' that will be used by our new community manager, TorinoGT :D
As always there is more to come, and more to do :D
These are old updates - I'm going to be hopefully getting a lot done today so expect another update tonight/tomorrow :)
My apologies for not updating the blog as much as I have previously. Things recently have been a lot of optimizations and moving. The wallpaper display page has gotten a bit of a facelift, and this facelift will slowly be applied to the other sites. If you have ideas or suggestions, feel free to let us know on the forums. We will continue to drive forward, making Alpha Coders better and better!
We are going to have about 5 minutes of downtime for some server maintenance tonight, at 10:00pm Pacific Standard Time. Nothing serious, just standard stuff :)