Silkier and smoother, slideshow 2.0
Slideshow: Captions are back! Many of you wrote in to let us know they were missed. We’re really sorry for any inconvenience, it was always our intention to include them with the new show, but we needed to release and debug v1.0 first. We heard your comments on slideshow thumbnails as well, you like them, but don’t want to see them during the show. By your command, thumbnails will now automagically disappear when you release your mouse. We also made a few tweaks that should improve slideshow’s overall performance and speed. Please keep that feedback coming.
Printing: After months of testing with our printing partner, ezprints, we’ve switched from Fuji to Kodak paper as of April 1st. Judging by your feedback to date, this April Fools Day was all treat and no trick. Check out the community’s thoughts on Dgrin.
iPhone: Browsing SmugMug on your iPhone just got a whole lot easier. With the addition of a Categories option, you no longer need to scroll through countless galleries to find the one you’re looking for. Site owners receive even more goodness with the ability to login and view unlisted and passworded galleries.
(Not to be confused with a Safari bug)
- As unbelievable as it may seem [wink], we did find a few bugs in the new slideshow. They are now stuffed and mounted on our fotoflot trophy wall.
- We spotted a bug on homepages with the Shizam Slideshow. It prevented the show from going on if you had thumbs enabled. We took him down with a single click.
- We found a very rare species of IE bug deep in the Lightbox jungle. We didn’t have the heart to do the little critter in, so we trapped him and named him Bill. We keep him in a terrarium in the kitchen where he can’t cause anymore trouble.
- One ingenious bug actually sabotaged our SmugMaps, making it very hard to track. We caught the clever girl anyway. Now the default zoom on the Around the World map works so much better.
- A particularly crafty bug was causing homepage slideshows to call up a thumbnail for the first image if the site owner was using force size in their homepage slideshow settings. Another fine trophy.
- Tracked a Firefox bug that occasionally caused stretchy galleries to wrap if a sidebar was open in SmugMug style. We caught it and fed it to Bill.
- We found a youthful bug that was causing some videos to act like good children (but bad videos): they were seen, but not heard. We’ve sent it off to boarding school for a proper education.