Phase 2 Complete
Alright, so we got phase 2 out. It feels like we gave birth – smugmug HQ was up for 36 hours straight, and we kept the site offline for hours longer than we wanted to. Ugh. Luckily, our customers are the greatest customers on earth, and they came running to our rescue. Thanks!
On to the features! (These went live early morning on the 16th)
smugMaps! You can now anchor your photos to any spot on earth and everyone can see them.
Google Earth feeds! Once you’ve anchored your photos, you can view them on smugMaps OR on Google Earth.
All smugmug RSS/Atom feeds now have geodata embedded in them, if their owners have allowed it, so you can write your own appications, web services, and the like to use them. Go wild.
New styles! ‘smugmug’ and ‘smugmug small’ replace ‘Elegant’ and ‘Elegant Small’ and are even more refined and clean. Just wait until Phase 4 (Themes!) is done – you’ll be able to customize every tiny detail of how they look & feel.
AJAX! You can now edit many of your gallery & image details inline right on the page, rather than going to an image or gallery tool.
New version of the BETA universal uploader. Now with *no* upload limit.
New “play slideshow” button takes you to our super fullscreen slideshow, which itself isn’t new, but was too hard to find.
Your favorite uploader is cookied so you don’t have to keep picking it.
Pro Account holders can now download comma-delimited sales info, allowing import to spreadsheets or other apps of their choice.
The signup page is now much more robust about pre-checking your entries, especially coupon codes and the like.
Fixed some bugs with RSS & Atom feeds. They should be more compatible with more readers now.
Whew. That’s enough for now. We’re working hard on Phase 3 and it should come soon.
Don’t forget to check out our other blogs, especially web tricks f you’re into customizing your smugmug site, for more information.