Sorry for the delay but here is Shaman King Flowers chapter 11 here for you today! This is our first real release on the new Mankin-Trad v5. So if there is any issue with online reading/ direct download let us know! Here's the link to the online reading (in case it's buggy):
We'll include the Flowers Vision poster in our Chapter 12 release. Didn't want to wait on this anymore. So enjoy!
EDIT: Actually, even better than the stuff below.... check this out! It's the annual April Fool's Joke!
Status update.... I'm more than halfway through Shaman King Flowers Chapter 11. I'll be working on that all this week. So... maybe around this weekend it will be good to go? Sorry for the delay, busy and stuff.
But that also means that Shaman King Flowers Chapter 12 will be coming out in Japan soon too! Hope to see some spoilers for that soon!
But to hold you over until SKF11 is done... here's some quick releases!
Shaman King TCG Comic 4 (click to enlarge):
A random Butsu Zone thing from Takei (we did the important part):
Thanks Dit for these translations from a long time ago!
Be sure to check out Kamisama's post below for all of the new website upgrades! I'm using them right now! Thanks Kami!
Finally, MankinTrad is upgrading to version 5. While version 4 brings front-end improvement, version 5 is mostly backend. No new features, no new UI, just a faster website.
Wannabe sysadmin, keep reading on.
The website is now on a dedicated server, located somewhere in France. It's faster, and can handle a lot more load.
Backend Code Rewrite
The 4 years old PHP code was rewrittend from scratch, to takes advantage of the newest technology (PHP5.4, APC, etc ...). PHP code execution time gain is up to 60%.
Moving to Nginx
We ditched Apache for Nginx. It's also the main cause of the code refactoring, since we lost the luxury of URL rewriting of .htaccess. Nginx load webpages 30% more faster than Apache.
Static resources all have an Expires date, and should be cached by your browser. Example. : When you read a chapter for the second time, all will be loaded from your browser cache, like you were browsing in offline mode. Very fast page, the lag you'll see is because your computer can't keep up :)
The whole website is served directly from the server RAM. You can't do more faster than that.