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Server Maintenance

Posted: 10/17/2006

In the next couple of days, I will be migrating TextureKing to a new service from my host Media Temple. What does this mean to you? Well, the site will be down for a short period (20 minutes or so) while the site is migrated. I am going to try and get it done around 12AM EST so as to not affect too many of you.

Update: And we’re back. The site was down momentarily during the transition, but now we are back up and running strong.

New Free Textures Added

Posted: 09/26/2006

I’ve just finished uploading 39 new free stock textures in celebration of surpassing 50k in downloads. The new textures range in subject from house insulation to cracked marble to paint-splattered concrete. Check ’em out!


Posted: 09/25/2006

I am truly amazed that our free textures have been downloaded over 51,000 times — and in less than a year of existence. It’s tough to benchmark this in comparison with other free resources, but I can honestly say that I never, in my wildest dreams, imagined this site to be this successful. Thank you to everyone.

Stockvault.net Photo Contest

Posted: 09/12/2006

My good friends at Stockvault.net have just launched a photography content. The rules are simple and the prize is very attractive — $1,000 USD. It’s open to all levels of photographers, amatuer and professional alike.

Find out more: The Best Stock Photo of 2006.

Thanks Everyone!

Posted: 09/8/2006

I just wanted to give a quick thank you to all the kind folks that have been linking to TextureKing lately.

Small Update with Guest Textures

Posted: 09/6/2006

I’ve uploaded a small update of 16 more free textures to the archive. The images range from spray paint, to concrete, to tree bark. There’s a few grunge photos thrown in there for good measure, as well. Thanks to Robert Kohute for offering his services for the new textures.

TextureKing may be offering more guest photo opportunities in the future. Stay tuned.

New Layout Design

Posted: 07/12/2006

In the ongoing effort to make this site easier to use and navigate, I’ve made a few modifications to the overall layout for TextureKing. I think you’ll find the content and navigation a bit more structured and consistent across all the pages.

If you run into any issues with any portion of the update, please feel free to contact me with any questions and/or suggestions.

Big Updates

Posted: 06/1/2006

I just got done uploading 46 new free textures for you all. They cover a variety of categories and should prove to be some of the better stock photos on the site. In other news, TextureKing has surpassed over 20,000 downloads!

TextureKing Shirts and Image Update

Posted: 05/15/2006

The real world has kept me pretty busy lately, but not enough to stop me from taking a slew of photos to be added to the site. I should have an update in the coming week. In the meantime, help keep the photos here free of charge by grabbing a shirt in support. Thanks.

Hot Damn!

Posted: 03/2/2006

You’ll have to excuse my over excitement for a moment. TextureKing.com has just surpassed the 10,000 download mark.

That’s 10,000 times our free stock photos have been downloaded since November of last year. I’m not sure I ever expected that number of downloads in the first year, let alone five months. Thanks again, everyone!

Migration Complete

Posted: 02/3/2006

Well. That went much quicker and smoother than I had expected. That’s a good thing, of course.

The basic functionality of the site is essentially unchanged. I’ve just made it a bit more user friendly and attractive in terms of design. You will also notice the addition of custom advertising in addition to the Google Ads that had been running on the previous version of the site. Learn more about advertising on TextureKing — rates and placement.

Please feel free to contact me with any issues that you may notice with the latest design installment. Again, thank you all for your patience and enjoy.

Site Maintenance

Posted: 02/3/2006

Over the next couple of hours, I am going to be migrating the site to a new look and feel. I don’t anticipate too many issues, but just in case you’re visiting the site and something doesn’t look quite right, you know what’s going on. I will write up more on the new look and features once it’s been migrated successfully. Thank you for your patience.

20 New Stock Photos Added

Posted: 02/2/2006

I’ve just got done uploaded 20 textures in a couple of categories, including: Wood/Plant, Stone/Rock, and Metals. On another note, TextureKing has surpassed the 6000 download mark. I’m still amazed by the quick rise in traffic to this site. Thanks all!

16 New Textures Added

Posted: 01/5/2006

I’ve added 16 new stock photo textures in several categories including: Concrete/Cement, Wood, and Rust. The latest free stock photographs have plenty of broken, rusted metals, peeling paint and tree trunks for your enjoyment.


Posted: 12/23/2005

As of 5 minutes ago, Texture King had it’s 1,000th stock photo download. Not in a million years did I think this tiny site would have that many downloads in under a month of existence.

A big thank you goes out to all that have visited Texture King and made it the modest success that it currently is.

15 News Textures Added

Posted: 12/22/2005

I’ve added 15 new stock photos in several categories including: Concrete/Cement, Fabric, Liquids (more ice and snow) and Grunge. Check them out.

Category Navigation Updated

Posted: 12/8/2005

Just a quick note to say that I’ve updated the category page navigation setup. This should improve site navigation and give you an idea of how many pages each category has instead of just clicking “next” repeatedly.

Eleven New Images Added

Posted: 12/7/2005

I’ve added 11 new textures to the site in the Concrete/Cement, Fabric, Stone/Rock, and Wood/Plant categories. I’ve also created another category for those textures that include liquids in any state (frozen, normal liquid state and so on).