Website may be up and down over next few months. I'm currently doing a complete overhaul of everything. Going back to simple individual .htm pages, new overall site theme, sanitizing and cleaning up html of all pages and blog posts, attempting to implement a new tooling and publishing system etc etc.

Besides slacking off these last few weeks I have started a new 2.0 web project. Basically it will be a content resource site where users upload there content like textures models code etc but unlike the other sites out there I will be sharing the ad revenue I receive from the banner ads. This should entice users to post there xna related content and have the benefit of earning some coin from it.

I have a working prototype of the site, but it only supports texture uploads at the moment. Once I am satisfied with code or that part of the site it will just be a matter of cut and paste to add additional sections for models, tutorials, code etc.

But there is one big problem. I will be heading back up to mushroom camp around mid august 2007, so I may or not be able to publish the first release on the web for people to play around with and start using. So it will be a wait and see game.

One of the reasons I started this project is because I have recently uploaded a ton of images to another computer art/graphics site that also shared there ad revenue with it's users, but the problem with the site is that to many people use it and your content quickly becomes lost in the thousands of uploaded submissions. But with xna, the user base is a little more confined and I am hoping because of that, that both the users and my self can earn a little bit of extra revenue on the side. I am also thinking about taking a different approach in how the ad revenue will be paid out to users rather then the traditional methods.

A side benefit of creating this site is that I will be able to make available all of the images I have been taking with my camera. Which is about 1000+ 4.0 megapixel images.

Anyway I just thought since I have not posted on this blog in a while I would let the internets know what I have been up to...

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Name of author Dean Lunz (aka Created by: X)
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