The New Lomography.com: Features and Programming Update

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Don't panic, as things are just going to get better! Change always comes with some minor hiccups, but it's all for the best! Read on to find out about what we've added and what has changed at the website!

After the recent relaunch, a lot has changed. New features were introduced and much fun were added that will surely make your online stay at Lomography worthwhile. But what’s this, you ask? Lately things were a bit off the pace and were loading slower than ever before. This is something that would test anyone’s patience and even us, we must admit, are rather knackered about it too and we apologize for any mishaps it caused.

Reason being folks is that what you’re seeing now is not quite the final lomography.com yet. Yes, there’s still a lot going on behind the analogue curtains of Lomography and we are really doubling the efforts to give you only the best! You must understand, great things are not meant to be rushed though.

Let’s see some stuff that had been completed by our talented programmers so far:

  • All user homes that were active have received their photos from the old site. Now they need to tag them all!
  • The I Like this function on the Photos section – you could now ‘like’ a photo then go to the next Photo in a series of galleries/photos!
  • LC-A photos show on our Photos section – just the thing for you Minitar-lens addicts!
  • Magazine teasers in the cover, there’s more to tease you with and ogle with new products, events and site content!
  • Performance – The site had major performance issues and is considerably faster than before!
Just before you click that logout button and thinking of abandoning us (and that we hope not!), here are some of the new efforts that we are currently doing that you should look forward to:
  • Localization efforts – making a version of the site in different languages. They will soon be able to choose their language and we will be adding new languages over time, until we have the site in as many languages as possible. This is hard so its taking some time
  • Lab & Homes – An improved version of everyone’s beloved Lab and LomoHomes are being worked on, they will come out soon!
  • FAQ section – Most asked questions from users and newbies alike will surface soon with answers on popular queries! Things about the site, about Lomography, products, piggies, and analogue photography will soon be housed in a new section!
  • New photo glossary of Lomographic & analogue terms that will sure to satisfy your shutter-clicking self to keep on reading
  • The much-anticipated new Lomography Shop, which would be more user friendly and easier to access than our somewhat outdated store :)
Also the customization possibilities will come as soon as we are done with them! The new site will be much better than the old one! Honest! We really want to thank everyone here who patiently stayed along with us through this project that seems impossible to be done, we appreciate all the support! We promise you a better analogue future, so hang in there!

written by fookshit on 2009-07-03 in #news #photos #announcement #magazine #cover #relaunch

19 Comments

  1. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    wowowowowoowwwww

  2. dogma
    dogma ·

    Great! :)

  3. he_is_me
    he_is_me ·

    Much needed changes have been made, and on the way, that's cool (and soooo much better than the old site, which was a webmaster's nightmare! :-P)

  4. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    finally faq

  5. panelomo
    panelomo ·

    a little bit more tweak on making the site FASTER would perfect the efforts.. yeah!

  6. cinzinc
    cinzinc ·

    i agree with panelomo. also being able to easily upload our photos like "multiply.com". just reference =)

  7. jaalvarez
    jaalvarez ·

    Congratulations !!!
    All of you are working very hard to all of us !!!
    And you are doing it FREEE for us!!!
    Congratulations again !!!
    ¡Felicidades!

  8. stouf
    stouf ·

    Yeah thanks LSI ! Keep on the amazing work !!! I love this site !!!

  9. mandashitley
    mandashitley ·

    @cinzinc I hope you are referring to Multiply's auto uploader. Multiply absolutely sucked for uploading before it got that. And I still found it really awkward to use. I see no problem with the uploading here!!

  10. rater
    rater ·

    Kee with the good work! Lomo on!

  11. azurblue
    azurblue ·

    Well, it is now much better than a few weeks ago.

    Faster is better, but it is not enough !
    And the lab isn't very practicle : tagging is very boring, and too long.

    And I still don't understand how to add a pic in an old album...(I know I'm not a geek, but I'm not the only one).

    Congrats for the work done ! And thanks because I love the site.

  12. ilovemydiana
    ilovemydiana ·

    will our walls come back? and i also wondered if the same qualification rules apply to lomohome of the day right now, or if anyone who has an account is eligible until all the features are added?

  13. kylewis
    kylewis ·

    Please bring back the OKTOKINO!
    THanks for getting on the speed issue!

  14. migueld
    migueld ·

    this is why i love you lsi

  15. kazarareta
    kazarareta ·

    @ilovemydiana: the lomowalls are definitely coming, it's a matter of fixing what's with our programmers. as for the lomohome of the day, technically anyone who has an account is eligible until the new features are laid out.

    @kylewis: oktokino will probably be launched along with the new shop so until then, please enjoy the other fresh site features!

  16. philiipp
    philiipp ·

    great job friends

  17. cinzinc
    cinzinc ·

    woo!! theres hope for OKTOKINO! =)

  18. jblaze823
    jblaze823 ·

    Look forward to seeing how it all turns out, but everything has been great so far

  19. sibu_sen
    sibu_sen ·

    Yay! It is really a great site. Nice to know it's going to get even better!

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