Friday 16th March 2012
Imagine launches 4 new websites for Photoshop, digital art and 3D
In-house digital team creates the next generation of gallery-based websites, including new social networking and sharing
Imagine Publishing announced today that it had gone live with the latest of its gallery-based community websites – PhotoshopCreative.co.uk , AdvancedPhotoshop.co.uk , DigitalArtistDaily.com and 3DArtistOnline.com.
The four new sites were developed by the Imagine in-house digital team and all feature a host of state-of-the-art Web 2.0 functionality, including a sophisticated gallery engine that allows users to upload images into their personal account and share then with the whole community.
The improved architecture of Imagine’s gallery websites means they can handle thousands of image uploads and downloads at far bigger dimensions without breaking a sweat, whilst also keeping track of a variety of search methods, tags and user data, both on the site and shared via its social networking capabilities. The sites are also faster and more efficient in terms of data bandwidth which will help thousands of digital creatives upload and share their images with greater ease in the future.
Since launch Imagine’s gallery-based websites have attracted over 280,000 images that have been uploaded by over 69,000 users, and in just the first week of these newly upgraded versions, traffic was up 39% thanks to better SEO and a greater number of editorial features, including tips & tutorials, Facebook tagging, Twitter comment alerts, and useful downloadable resources.
“The digital team has done an amazing job improving on what were already-successful websites with passionate and dedicated communities,” said Group Managing Director Damian Butt. “I am extremely proud of the results of all their hard work and I am sure the new features they have implemented will make uploading and sharing images an even more pleasurable experience for fans of our creative brands.”
Imagine Publishing is one of the UK’s fastest-growing multimedia content producers. Formed in May 2005, Imagine now publishes 20 regular print magazines, 50 digital apps, 25 websites and thousands of articles every month in the technology, videogames, photography and knowledge/science markets. An Imagine magazine is purchased every ten seconds.