Sunday, May 18, 2008

Resize Bug

It's great to see starts going up live with Showit Sites and and we have been working hard to squash bugs as they come up. One thing we noticed was some slow load times. We found out that even though imported images were being resized, the original image was the one that ended up online. This means that if you added a large image that was a few megabytes, Showit Sites was putting that full size image online which means really slooowwwww load times....

The latest update resolves this issue and the next time you launch Showit Sites, it should auto-update to this version.

However, you will need to replace your images that are online to improve your load times. To do this, just complete the following steps:

1) Open up the image browser on the bottom of Showit Sites
2) Drag any of your original images you are using in your site from your computer onto the Showit Sites image browse window
3) This will ask you if you want to overwrite the image. Choose "Yes".
4) The image will be resized and uploaded online

After you complete these steps for large images, you should see a dramatic speed improvement in site load times.

Finally, if you are experiencing issues with text not showing up online, it may be because the style group you are using is outdated and doesn't have the correct info for font loading. To resolve this, click on the style group and then click on the style tab on the right. At the bottom, click "Reset" and your style will be reset to the default. Make your changes to the fonts and sizes and you are ready to go.

We apologize for these problems and will keep working to make Showit Sites an awesome service for building your website!

-Todd Watson
Development Team


Jeff said...

DJ, Is there an area where Beta folks and Lifers like myself can share tips and tricks? I would like to be able to create gallery categories like you have done in the styles Simple 001 and Simple 002 but can not for the life of me figure out how you did that.

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