Sorry, but I’m on unofficial hiatus from LJ again. Wish that wasn’t the case believe me, but I just can’t spare the time. Real life sucks out loud like that at times. However, the art resources offered on Whimsicons should still be accessible to you guys during my absence.
So, how I’ve been hosting my screencaps for Whimsi has changed a few times over the course of the comm but this should be the final answer. I began with free servers but expired links were a constant pain. Moved the files then to my website but they were sucking down too much of my needed server space.
Finally I moved the caps to SkyDrive (which I use to manage my fan art and resources anyhow) and consolidated it. It’s all easily accessible and convenient, plus I have extra space to host more screencap sets in the future.
Some benefits of the change:
· Everything in one solo easy-to-manage spot, from the administrative end.
· No more expired links to deal with; these links should always be live
· No individual, complicated links to manage; now its neatly organized in large folders that contain all of the download zip files for you
· More storage space means more screencaps & I can get them live quicker with unrestricted uploading times (barring time constraints)
My next step (as I have time to look into it), I want to host a nice lightbox-style gallery option for all of the screencaps on Whimsi. You could still download the entire zip, but also you’d have the option to alternatively scroll thru the galleries and just download individual images by themselves. I’m exploring the options available, looking for the best method of integrating this into Whimsicons and hope to have the gallery option live on all my screencaps as early as the beginning of next year.
To finish, I’m hoping this new system should make it easier for me to spend less time fixing broken crap & more time on reliably hosting/offering a wider assortment of resources for you here at Whimsicons.