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Posted by: Robbie Ferguson - 04-15-2012, 07:56 AM - Forum: All Things Geek - Replies (8)

Well folks, V3 is coming together. It's not near completion, but it's getting closer to Phase 2.

While I am unsure of the specific date of the next phase of the Beta, I am please to announce that V3 will launch on July 1st!

Set the day aside if you're able, it'll be amazing to see how well it outperforms V2!

Looking forward to Phase 2 as well, since that will be when you on the beta team really step up to the plate and start giving me some hardcore feedback.

Posted by: ajamison - 04-11-2012, 08:03 PM - Forum: All Things Geek - Replies (9)

Did you implement the CDN for the forms as well? Because it seems like since the theme has changed the form's load a ton faster.

Posted by: Robbie Ferguson - 04-10-2012, 01:38 PM - Forum: All Things Geek - Replies (10)

You guys have some catching up to do! Mwhahahaha!

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Posted by: Robbie Ferguson - 04-09-2012, 04:14 PM - Forum: All Things Geek - Replies (11)

I created the importer to move all existing viewer accounts over to V3 without having to change passwords.

Just thought you'd be excited to know that. Smile

Posted by: Robbie Ferguson - 04-06-2012, 11:45 AM - Forum: All Things Geek - Replies (10)

Do we hold onto www. or drop it and become http://category5.tv (instead of http://www.category5.tv)?

What are you more apt to type or use?

The issue:
By removing the www. we have to start over in the search engines. I'll setup 301 redirects so it's not a HUGE big deal, but it could be pretty painful for a few months as the search engines find the new url.

Posted by: Robbie Ferguson - 04-05-2012, 02:53 PM - Forum: All Things Geek - Replies (36)

Yeah, it's true. I super-compressed every episode, and now a full hour of the show is available in only 24 MB. [LATER CORRECTED: the filesize is closer to 50 MB per episode].

That means I could fit EVERY SINGLE EPISODE on a single 16GB flash drive and mail it to you.

The quality is crap (but useable), but it might be a cheap solution for those who don't have high-speed.

My cost on a 16GB flash stick is $25 plus shipping (it has our logo on it). Is this something worth pursuing? Is there anyone out there who would pay enough to cover the hardware, shipping & perhaps a little extra for the time to create it?

Posted by: Robbie Ferguson - 04-05-2012, 06:54 AM - Forum: All Things Geek - Replies (2)

I'm really feeling like the social buttons were important on the show index page (Flattr, Facebook Like, Twitter Tweet, Google +1).

Do I paginate so it doesn't affect performance as much, or do I use a popup with a simple "Share" button on each episode?

Posted by: Robbie Ferguson - 04-02-2012, 09:39 AM - Forum: All Things Geek - Replies (9)

I removed the image lazy loader from the Season 5 episode list page on V3. I felt the advantages of having a lazy loader (which I love) were outweight by the disadvantages (mainly, the user had to scroll once to see the first image, and we can't use some jquery plugins which allow category sorting).

Comments? I know this adds to the load size of the page pretty substantially, but because we're on a CDN, I think it'll still be super fast. How does it feel to you?

Posted by: Robbie Ferguson - 03-31-2012, 08:03 PM - Forum: All Things Geek - Replies (2)

All Season 5 episodes are in V3.

Now to move on to Season 4-1 and then get started importing the show notes..... Ohmigosh, do you know how much work this is? Tongue

Posted by: Robbie Ferguson - 03-30-2012, 12:35 PM - Forum: All Things Geek - No Replies

The V3 PayPal Donation system is in place, albeit untested.

If you plan to donate anytime soon please do it with the V3 version rather than on the current V2 site, and let me know how it goes.

I still have to make the customized "Thank you" pages, but at least the transaction should work better than ever.


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