So we decided on a couple of changes to Redflava.
First, we’ve decided to share a zip file in each new post, so you can download all the images (in their original size) in the post without having to click each photo. In the zip file box, it tells you the number of photos available for download.
We are testing removing the gallery access on the site, and maybe introducing it later with different features. The galleries were using up too many resources, which was why our site was very slow sometimes. Instead of the gallery, we will periodically share the full set of images from popular models in a post, again in a zip file, so it is easy to download. Eventually all the images in the gallery will be downloadable through zip files when I have the chance to sort through them all, and a page on the site will give access to them all.
We also tried to enable Cloudflare on the site to improve performance and reduce server costs, but the site stopped working. We will try again on a quiet day and hopefully get it to work properly. I will try to optimize the site some more when I have the chance
Something for the future that we’re designing is a VIP section, where there will be some extra content for members. Everyone who has made a donation to help support our site will get automatic membership. We haven’t totally decided on exactly what will be in the VIP section, but perhaps some special functions and extra content.
Lastly we changed our home page back to magazine style with four posts on the front page; from now on we’ll update four posts a day, but larger ones than before.
Any comments are very welcome! We are interested in your opinions on the changes, and if you have any other recommendations you’d like to see on redflava.
Thanks again for all the support! ^_^