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Porn In The Comfort Zone

Porn In The Comfort Zone
Mainstream companies are capitalizing on middle-America's increasing tolerance of sexually-themed, and occasionally explicit, advertising in an effort to sell their products; but does this cultural acceptance hold a danger for the adult industry? You only have to see the latest television commerc... More »

A Newbie's Guide To Vegas

A Newbie's Guide To Vegas
For many adult webmasters, January means more than the start of a brand new year — it means Vegas, baby! — and another gathering of the faithful at the online adult industry's show of shows: the winter Internext Expo. For those who have attended before, you know what to expect. For those who are... More »

Seeking Investors

Seeking Investors
It's an increasingly common phenomena: 'unknown' folks wandering onto our boards and asking for financing for their project du jour. While it certainly isn't impossible to obtain capital this way, your chances of success can be greatly improved if you put a little effort into your pitch for payola. ... More »

DRM In 2005: Part 2

DRM In 2005: Part 2
In Part 1 we examined the need for DRM and the solution that it provides. In this conclusion, we'll explore how DRM works, its use as a plug-in, and its future... How Does DRM Work? DRM architecture provides a flexible method for integrating DRM solutions into content provider sites. Typically, ... More »

DRM In 2005: Part 1

DRM In 2005: Part 1
The proliferation of peer-to-peer file-sharing networks and the increased availability of home broadband Internet connections has brought the sharing of digital content, both audio and video, into the mainstream. In fact, the traffic generated by P2P networks during evening hours accounts for nea... More »

Best Practices For TGPs

Best Practices For TGPs
Adult Sites Against Child Pornography, ASACP, recently released a set of preferred operational standards, or "Best Practices," which specifically target Thumbnail and Movie Gallery Post type sites. Let's take a closer look: As originally reported by XBiz, ASACP in conjunction with adult industry ... More »

Not Just Bells And Whistles

Not Just Bells And Whistles
In my conversations with other web designers, we talk a lot about different technologies that can be used on the web, and of course, Flash always comes up. The comments can be anywhere from "I think Flash is good to use if you want a professional look," to "It's great to give your site bells and whi... More »

Chat Room Bots: Part 2

Chat Room Bots: Part 2
The broadcaster strategy of bot implementation requires that the bot sound like a person talking to the chat room as a whole and having conversations with the other chatters. I'm now going to login to AOL to find a broadcaster bot: Bluej1mmy: 18/f/hot pics ... come to my homepage: Pics.here.ws... More »

Chat Room Bots: Part 1

Chat Room Bots: Part 1
Having regularly roamed the chat rooms of Yahoo and AOL, what has always fascinated me most is the phenomena of chat room bots. Chat room bots appear as women in heterosexual chat rooms and appear as men in gay chat rooms. Unlike you or me, when we wander into a chat room, these identities are not r... More »

SMS Billing Basics

SMS Billing Basics
Editor's Note: SMS billing is gaining in popularity throughout the world, and while largely seen as an "alternative" billing method by US-based webmasters, for consumers – particularly in Europe – it has become one of the most popular options for paying for online content. Here's a brief introdu... More »

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