I can tell this campaign was a complete fail, because it was unable to raise any relevant amount of money to keep Picture to People project online. Picture to People became too big, so it needs a big investment. If a small part of our millions of users had donated $1, the project would be safe for 2 or 3 years.
I keep facing a big list of pending problems to solve:
- Pay for expensive servers that Picture to People demands at least for a year. If the number of users keeps increasing, we intend also to be able to make at least one server upgrade;
- Create a pure CSS, simple, cross-browser and responsive site template suitable to Picture to People needs, with fixed and flowing parts (couldn't find one as we want);
- Redesign and recode our interface components to be more reusable, responsive and match the new site template;
- Fix the issue of ids collision in pages with multiple color components;
- Create a flexible scheme for lazy media loading that is design friendly;
- Modify content and presentation of many pages to make them faster to load.
- Rewrite our HTTP connector (back-end) to include more features like sessions, result page generation, etc;
- Create a more modular and extensible architecture of input and output filters to our request processing pipeline;
- Develop an automated procedure to optimize to the extreme thousands of images used in the site;
- Improve, extend and optimize our inter-process pipe implementation;
- Investigate thoroughly and try to solve the problem of intermittent mysterious Apache crashes.
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