Monday, September 29, 2008

Gallery Server Pro Ad Campaign Started

Today I started an ambitious ad campaign with Google and Kanoodle. Until today, the only marketing I have done are press releases and general SEO techniques. I don’t think the press releases have done much, but the SEO has worked reasonably well. The popularity of Gallery Server Pro continues to grow every month, and the latest stats show about 25,000 unique visitors per month. There is potential for much more, and I believe Gallery Server Pro has the stability, robustness, and features to justify laying out cold, hard cash to bring in more users.

I continue to work full time on Gallery Server Pro. Your support – through donations – is greatly appreciated and is what makes this whole thing work. I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Gallery Server Pro Architecture White Paper

CodeProject has published an article I wrote describing the architecture of Gallery Server Pro. I first wrote it for the 2.0 release several months ago, but just updated it for 2.1. It has been very popular, with over 90,000 views and an average rating of 4.6 out of 5!

If you are interested in a behind-the-scenes look, check it out. I describe several of the software patterns, including the composite and strategy pattern. In addition, I describe the HTML rendering model and the data provider infrastructure. There is also a section that describes the image metadata extraction technique.