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I was having serious issues with the my old fractal site ( because of the large number of images and flames in the single folder and the large number of thumbnails displayed on a single page.  Many browsers and FTP applications choked and things often timed out.  So, I created a new one and linked to old one to it.  Check out (  

The cool thing about it is that it dynamically updates the web pages whenever I want to FTP new images to it.  This allows me to set up some automatic FTP backups of my fractal folders so that any new fractals (with parameters embedded) are backed up to the web site on a regular basis, the parameters are safe from people who don't have a login (which I will give out on request), each image page has the creative commons license clearly displayed, and the web site doesn't have to be maintained.

It uses free software available for download at Sourceforge ( and the folks on the help forum there at Sourceforge are very helpful in customizing the very easy setup.  What you see on my site is the base install with a customized welcome message, header, and a modification to not display file names under each thumbnail.  Other than that, it is right out of the box.  I was initially hoping that PHPgraphy would display the embedded parameters on each image page (based on user security level), but alas it cannot read the parameters the the fractal images.  I later found out that most applications and none of the web albums that I found could, so I decided to stay with PHPgraphy because it is so easy to set up and truly painless to update.   I've been around long enough to realize that if it is a pain to update, updates don't get done. :)  If anyone wants some pointers in setting this up, there are free and/or very, very cheap options to do something like this.  My site, with more web space and monthly bandwidth than I could ever use, only costs $9 a month.
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baba49 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's a huge gallery Daniel :D Do you never sleep? :D
Rozrr Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Oh my Daniel. This is quite overwhelming. The sheer amount of fractals all together. Mind and eye boggling.

Looks like a good set up for you. I hope it brings lots of recognition to the joy of fractals. This is what we all need.

Now you have to get it picked up by all the search engines...When I first did my site I spent 6 weeks adding URL to search engines. It came up with a ranking of 4. It is only 2 now that I am not teaching dance any more. However it gave it a good grounding all over the world. As I used to sell from the site that was very important.

Lots of luck with it, you deserve it with all you do for fractal makers.

Roz X
djeaton3162 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not seeking exposure as much as I am some way to keep up-to-date off-site backups of my work. I've had four comupter and/or hard drive crashes in the last couple of years. I've forever lost stuff. So I am kinda anal about backups. This is ultimately for me. I've shared the address here on DA and on the Apo list. If it gets picked up by Google or someone, that is fine. But if it never does, I'm fine with that as well. My Apo friends all know now and that is enough.
AndreiPavel Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
it's awesome :D i see you already tried the tehnica in 3D Hack. i was going to do that these days to. also those mandelbrots i tried to tweak wanna test in 3D, to see if i can do vsomething. before i was only trying to get new images but now i want to understand more too :)
GypsyH Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice
zweeZwyy Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2008
Seems a very good site Daniel, easily read & good access. :D

Incredible amounts of work, you must be the most prolific fractal creator of all-time. :handshake:
djeaton3162 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Quantity doesn't equal quality. :) There is a reason why I have only about 5% of my stuff here. And the ones I end up rendering, even though only 5% or so are worthy of sharing, are a mere fraction of the flames that I've played with. Guess I need to get a life. LOL
zweeZwyy Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008
Yes, same here, only put best of a day's work on dA.

It seems Apophysis IS your life, and mine too I guess. Can't be bothered doing anything else.
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