It’s been 4 years since OpenProcessing started its life as a community platform for Processing users and in this time period, I tried to provide most of the fundamental functionality that is necessary to create an open source sharing platform. From time to time, I received requests to allow private sketches, being able to select different licenses. I also observed that many people started using their profile page as their professional portfolio. Some professors also asked if they could create a private classroom, hide/source sketches to challenge students. To cater these requests, now OpenProcessing provides Plus+ membership option, similar to Github and Vimeo, providing these benefits:
- No ads!
- No ads on your sketches and portfolio
Your portfolio and sketches will be ad-free to other users as well. This allows you to keep your portfolio page any clutter free and purely focused on your sketches.
- Private sketches
Allows you to hide your sketches from public and share them with only the people you want via private URL
- Custom license options
You can change the Creative Commons license of your sketches, allowing you to select a specific CC version or define your own license.
- Show/hide source code
This is especially helpful if you are teaching a class on Processing and want to create challenges for your students, or if you want to copyright your sketch.
- Bigger uploads
30mb limit instead of standard 10mb. Since, you know, hosting costs.. You can read more about this on a previous post.
Professor Plus+ membership includes all the benefits above and the extra features is catered more towards professors teaching Processing in a class:
- Private Classrooms
This is a good option if you would like to keep your class activity private on the website, or if your institution doesn’t allow you to publicly share your class materials online.
- Free Plus+ membership to all students
so that your students can have more flexibility to upload bigger sketches, private sketches, hide source code until finals, etc.
Besides all the benefits above, you will be supporting OpenProcessing to cover its costs and continue its service without interruptions. This is still a very niche community and your support by being a Plus+ member will help this website provide a vimeo-like quality. I spent countless nights and weekends to develop this website over these past 4 years and it came to a point that it is both costly and time-consuming to maintain the website without your support. So I invite you to be a Plus+ member to show your support and enjoy the benefits provided above!
Please let me know if you have any comments about this major update to OpenProcessing.