Product Releases through August 31

leftquarkleftquark SmugMug Product TeamPosts: 3,355Administrators, Vanilla Admin, SmugMug Product Team SmugMug Employee
edited September 2, 2016 in SmugMug Product News
New Features:
- Menu Content Block now has an option to select the hover color.
- SmugMug status can now be viewed from within the Help ("?") menu.
- Assistants can no longer remove comments.
- Android: New Upload queue lets you get additional details about all your updates (coming soon for iOS).
- Improved Lightbox Experience for Mobile Web visitors (see below)

Fixes:
- The "Title" of a Single Photo Content Block will now properly link to the Custom URL entered, when Title is set to "Under".
- For Retina Displays, we're now serving the proper image size. Previously we were sending overly large photos, using up unnecessary data. Page load times should be slightly improved!



Improved Mobile Web Lightbox:
- It’s now easier to view the Title, Caption and Keywords!
- Slideshow can be launched from the Lightbox
- The Close and Navigation icons (previous and next photo) no longer have giant boxes that cover the photo.
- Inline editing experience is improved
- Image Buttons (tools, sizes, sharing, download, buy) moved to its own line.

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SmugMug Director of Product / dGrin Afficionado
aaron AT aaronmphotography DOT com
Website: http://www.aaronmphotography.com
My SmugMug CSS Customizations website: http://www.aaronmphotography.com/Customizations

Comments

  • Djm3006Djm3006 Major grins Steamboat Springs, ColoradoPosts: 161Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 1, 2016
    Noice - Morning, is there a reason why you don't do a bulk email when you post fixes and updates?
    have a good weekend
    Dave
  • pilotdavepilotdave Major grins Posts: 760Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 1, 2016
    Huge improvement to the mobile lightbox! Thanks!

    One bug I noticed in chrome for Android... When attempting to edit keywords, scrolling through existing keywords caused the lightbox to jump to the previous/next image. The "swipe to the next image" feature needs to be disabled when captions/title/keywords are being edited. Unless maybe I have some kind of customization conflict.

    But it was nearly impossible to edit keywords on mobile before this change, so awesome job!

    My only other gripe is that at least on my site, keywords don't show up until you tap on the caption. That's not so obvious.

    Dave
  • leftquarkleftquark SmugMug Product Team Posts: 3,355Administrators, Vanilla Admin, SmugMug Product Team SmugMug Employee
    edited September 2, 2016
    Djm3006 wrote: »
    Noice - Morning, is there a reason why you don't do a bulk email when you post fixes and updates?

    Hi Dave,
    Here at SmugMug we try to keep the # of emails we send to you at a minimum. We'll include as many of the product releases as we can in our monthly newsletter, and for big releases we'll issue a "Quick News" which can be seen when you login to your site.

    We also have some ideas on how to do a better job messaging releases within SmugMug, but we're hard at work on some other things we're really excited to bring to you,, and haven't had a chance to get to the announcement features quite yet.
    SmugMug Director of Product / dGrin Afficionado
    aaron AT aaronmphotography DOT com
    Website: http://www.aaronmphotography.com
    My SmugMug CSS Customizations website: http://www.aaronmphotography.com/Customizations
  • leftquarkleftquark SmugMug Product Team Posts: 3,355Administrators, Vanilla Admin, SmugMug Product Team SmugMug Employee
    edited September 2, 2016
    pilotdave wrote: »
    Huge improvement to the mobile lightbox! Thanks!
    Glad you're enjoying it!
    pilotdave wrote: »
    One bug I noticed in chrome for Android... When attempting to edit keywords, scrolling through existing keywords caused the lightbox to jump to the previous/next image. The "swipe to the next image" feature needs to be disabled when captions/title/keywords are being edited. Unless maybe I have some kind of customization conflict.
    Confirmed using desktop version in mobile mode, also confirmed on iOS .... though half the time it works fine, and half the time it changes photos ... depending on which "text editor" the OS brings up. Our sorcerer will take a peak tomorrow and look into disabling the swipe to next image when editing.!
    pilotdave wrote: »
    My only other gripe is that at least on my site, keywords don't show up until you tap on the caption. That's not so obvious.
    We have to understand that mobile web usage requires different UI/UX based on the intentions of the mobile viewer, which may differ from the intentions of a desktop viewer. With a large desktop screen, we can fit more on the screen, leaving room for things like the Keywords. On mobile, however, where every pixel is precious, we have to place importance on the photo, making it as large as possible, without covering up your photo; the viewer is trying to see your photo after all. We had to sacrifice something to make it all fit and the keywords will have to show up at the bottom, when you enter the expanded view.
    SmugMug Director of Product / dGrin Afficionado
    aaron AT aaronmphotography DOT com
    Website: http://www.aaronmphotography.com
    My SmugMug CSS Customizations website: http://www.aaronmphotography.com/Customizations
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