Monday, May 9, 2011

myVidster update, better late than never

I am long overdue for a development update so here it is!!!

I have been focusing most of my time on the back end of myVidster.  Why spend your time making your site look 'pretty' if it slow and/or sucks at the task that it is design to do.  I have upgraded my hardware (more cpus and ram) and I continue with code optimization. 

Minor tweaks have been made to the video and subscription page, but the major updates have been on the bookmarking of new videos.  The time needed for myVidster to fetch a video and bookmark it has been greatly improved.  I have also improved bookmarking for Internet Explorer (IE) users.  For those who may not know, myVidster and IE does not play well together when it comes to bookmarking videos.  The issue involves the IE bookmarklet not being able to fetch the flash variables from certain video players.  None of the other web browsers have this issue.  While the bookmarking functionality has been improved for IE users I would still recommend an alternative browser like Firefox or Google Chrome.

There is one design change worth mentioning.  When browsing the popular video bookmarks on myVidster, you can now see the first and total number of users collecting the video.  I have also improved the logic when determining what videos are currently popular on myVidster.

On a side note, I am pleased to announce that the myVidster community continues to grow!  Thanks for the support, feedback and love.

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