Sorry that there has bee a long gap in posting any blog updates but we have been overwhelmed with other things and once a large gap appeared in the blog updates it seemed pointless to restart posting news of the weekly updates.
However, there is a major change to the Projectpee website coming over the next very short period of time.
As regular readers will know we have been considering switching from a monthy recurring membership model to a CLIPS FOR SALE format. This has been on the cards for years and we have even had polls and discussions about it. However time passes so quickly that nothing much was done about it until now.
We believe that the monthly recurring membership model has been outdated for some time and that members (free registration) would prefer to pick and choose whatever clips they want to buy rather than just be served up with a weekly selection of our choice. Ironically, when Projectpee was launched in 2001, an “only buy the clips you want” model was my preferred option but at that time shopping cart software was not available and so we followed the market practice of the time and opted for a monthly membership model.
It’s now seven years since the site had a major overhaul and redesign and also it requires a move to a new server as the present one is getting past it’s best and so, as major work is required anyway, this seems the optimum time to change the format, modernise the site and upgrade to a much faster server.
We have not finalised the layout but we will be adding a very substantial number of clips to the new site immediately and thereafter regularly updating the clips available. As well as the most recent filming we will be upgrading all the clips previously available from the Projectpee members area to full 1080 HD (which is what they were filmed in) resolution.
Depending on interest we may also upgrade some of the earlier material, which was removed from the members area a long time ago. This material was filmed in very good quality/resolution but because of limitations on file size and download time in those days were reduced to small size mpeg or avi format.
There are quite a few other options in mind and in short we hope that we can make the Projectpee website the interesting and exciting site that is was in days gone by. Initially the intention is to offer the clips only in high resolution MP4 format but if anyone is interested in streaming movies for mobile devices or other formats please let us know and we will be pleased to offer other options.
Current members need not do anything. We will cancel their subscriptions and they will cease to be billed by CC Bill. We will adjust any payments to ensure that no one is out of pocket as a result of the changes.
The site url will not change and DVDs will still be available from www.pjpee-video.com and Downloadable Full movies from www.pjpee-media.com
We will update the blog to keep everyone update with the changes. Mail me at email@example.com
if you have any questions or problems.
UPDATE 25th June 2015
We have set the changeover date to 1st July 2015 and so there will be no update to the current Projectpee site this week.The new site should be live and on-line on Wednesday. but it is a big move and a big change of format and so please bear with us during the changeover period.
Update 29th June 2015
Sorry, in the last update I said that the new site should be up on running on Monday, when I should have said Wednesday 1st July. Reformatting of the clips and uploading to the new server is going pretty well but actually getting accustomed to the new interface and making a working site is a little harder going. As our mail has also been transferred to a new server, there was quite a lot of downtime as the transfer took place. Visitors to the Projectpee site are now being directed straight here as despite all the messages saying that no new memberships would be sold, we were still getting sign-ups, which we had to cancel and void the payment transaction. Probably the first time we have complained about making membership sales. The hosting company will be taking the old server offline in any case and so we did not want there to be “not found” messages showing. We have been cancelling memberships and so if you have missed all the previous posts and were surprised to receive a mail from CC Bill saying that your subscription has been cancelled. We hope to make rather better progress tomorrow on the new site and will post progress reports here as we go along.
Update 3rd July 2015
Uploading the content to the new server is going well. The upload speed is multiples of the upload spead that we could achieve with the old server. That means that there will be plenty of clips to choose from when we switch to live.
Needless to say, I seriously underestimated the time it was going to take to understand the new interface and add all the new features. All clips will be uploaded in full 1920×1080 HD and be available to download in that full resolution or in a couple of lower resolutions for those who wish. Download speed will of course depend on your internet connections but we are 100% sure that customers will notice a huge difference in download speeds from those delivered by the old server. There should be a function to stream movies to mobile devices for the “young generation” who like their entertainment on demand and on the move.
We could go live today but as the weekend is looming, we would rather spend a little more time tidying up and testing and switch over at the beginning of next week
Needless to say we are very excited about the changes, which have been a long time coming. We think that the whole set up is just much more up-to-date and we hope more in line with the expectations of today’s customers. Once the initial nightmare is over we hope that the new set-up will also be a major time and stress saver for us as the whole hosting and site operation will be handled by the same company. This takes away a lot of the worry we had if there were issues with server or site performance and different people being responsible for the background operation of the server to those who knew anything about the actual site. This should mean more time to concentrate on the quality and variety of content.
Update 6th July 2015
I have put in the request to point the http://www.projectpee.com domain to the new site and so at some point over the next few hours, clicking on Projectpee should take you directly to the new site.
There is still a vast amount of content to be added to the new site but we are uploading and creating pages as quickly as possible. The content available so far includes new scenes not previously available mixed with scenes which have been released previously. The selection is fairly random at the moment as we don’t want to have page upon page of the same model but there is a search function and so you can select a model and view all her scenes (well eventually all her scenes, at the moment just the ones that have been processed so far).
The same file naming protocol is in use as before; with the first three digits being the model’s reference and the final three being the order of filming (but not always release).
Even after the url takes you direct to the new site, we will keep updating the blog with news etc., and if you have problems or questions you can contact us at the blog or mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Update 7th July 2015
The http://www.projectpee.com domain is now pointed to the new site. If you have arrived here after clicking http://www.projectpee.com, you probably have a cached page. Refreshing you browser should take you direct to the new site. Although we have uploaded several hundred files to the new site, only around 40 are visible at the moment as we have to enter all the details of the clips into the system. The payment system has not been activated yet and so you won’t actually be able to buy anything at the moment. Once we are sure that everything is working on the content delivery side, we will turn on the payment gateway. We will be adding files to the shop on a daily basis until such time as all the HD content is available. This will include all the files were removed during the periodic “culls” that we undertook to keep the available content within manageable levels. All content will be available in full 1080 resolution, regardless of what resolution it was originally released on. Content uploaded will include new, unreleased footage as well as footage previously released on the members area of Projectpee.
Although transferring sites and content has been and will no doubt continue to be a nightmare job for some time, we are confident that we will eventually have a much more managable site and a better idea of what sort of scenarios customers actually prefer.
Because we are uploading so much content at the moment, we are not going to bombard the blog with details of which clips have been put on line at 20 minute intervals but we do intent to try to be more proactive in keeping the blog more up-to-date than we have been over the last eight months or so.