We are busy putting the final touches to a new Front Page with a few more features. We are looking to launch with in the next 48 hours. We will be doing some touch-ups after we launch and will appreciate your feedback.
New Front Page
point taken Maxx & thanx for the feedback.
New page has a much cleaner layout.....and that I like. But I really have to beat the dead mule one more time on the use of Flash. Flash for the Acudeo Player is understandable.....but way too much elsewhere. I had high hopes that this new scheme would reduce it, but I think it has actually increased. The specifics:
You now have 13 individual Twitter flash files (.swf) loading. Tremormedia is sending 5 and Dogtime 3. Africam itself sends a few more. My counting may be slightly off, but you get the point. Fact is.....that page is the heaviest page I have ever seen for Flash. I have uploaded a packet log that you can look at. Surely some Flash cutting can be done somewhere....no? I have a P4 WinXP laptop that crashes to a hard shutdown on the page.
Flash is like a new wonder drug for the internet. In small doses, it does great. But when abused....the patient dies. And with so many, people have no choice but to block them with Firefox add-ons like Flash-block. So adding more actually produces diminishing returns (less money). Anyway....here is the list you can look at and see if there is room for cutting.
You did a good job! Thanks!
New Frontpage looks great !
Well done guys !
The upgrade of the front page (main page) will be done Friday 9-10 am CAT. It is hoped to be smooth and seamless to the users. Video uploads have been disabled until the upgrade is completed. There may be some short interruptions of features during the transition but hopefully not.