Well, fortunately for our users and unfortunately for us, we still don’t get to have normal weekends. A weekend is a day when you can come an hour or two later to work and leave an hour or two earlier.
We have made some changes on Saturday night, that caused a little outage for the site (about 1-2 minutes), but overall change have made whole site more responsive. So, since last 2 weeks and for the foreseeable future we’ll be focusing a lot on speed, responsiveness and uptime. Our ultimate goal is to have at least 99,9% uptime during a single year.
This week we also introduced some changes to the site.
First of all, we’ve got our iPad, so we put it down to work and debugged the site to work a lot better with iPad. Currently, it is UI & UX fixes for now, but a lot more improvements will be coming.
We also introduced ‘Right Click Protection’. Once again, unofortunately, nothing in this world can protect your photos from being taken, because that’s how the technology works. And even most advanced technologies can be hacked or avoided with scripts, add-ons and different browsers. But we want to make sure that your images are protected, so we work actively to find and delete accounts that post copyrighted images that do not belong to them (unfortunately, that happens sometimes). You can report any photo or user and we’ll act quickly.
EXIF support has been finally added, so we now read your titles, descriptions and tags. As before, you can crop your thumbnail in Photo > Edit after the upload if you didn’t like how it looks. Now you don’t have to do double work when uploading to 500px. Thanks for the patience!
Hemos añadido a la lista española de nuestras lenguas
. You can switch it at the bottom. Our translation currently applies to the basic navigation within the site, and we hope to make the whole site available in all supported languages at the end of this year. And, of course, more languages are coming!
So, what’s next? This week we’ll focus on stability, and some important features, like unlinking and relinking of a Facebook account (we currently do that manually). We’ll also work on adding navigation back (along with keyboard shortcuts), since we introduced it a two weeks ago and that caused a site to go down (yes, it’s that popular!).
Let us know how we can help. As usual, we are almost 24/7 on twitter @500px