Friday, August 21, 2009

Webinar Playback - Showit v2.0 Espanol

Click below to view the webinar that was hosted on Tuesday, August 18th, 2009. This webinar is completely in Spanish thanks to Rodolfo (Rudy) Arpia from Foro de Fotografia.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Showit v2.0 Webinar in Espanol!

About two weeks ago Rodolfo (Rudy) Arpia from Foro de Fotografia hosted the first Showit webinar in Spanish. It was such a success Showit Fast and Foro De Fotografia are hosting another one Tuesday, August 18th. Rudy will be presenting a complete Showit v2.0 overview in Spanish.

Espanol Showit v2.0 Overview
Date: Tuesday - August 18, 2009
Time: 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm PDT
Todo lo que necesitas saber para comenzar a sacar provecho del poder de la web y de esta poderosísima herramienta. Estaremos cubriendo las herramientas básicas necesarias para poder tener un website funcionando en minutos ya sea con la versión gratis del programa o la versión PRO.

Friday, August 14, 2009

DIG Showit Rocked!

Man it's been a busy week here at Showit Fast! But it's the kind of busy that just makes us love what we do. This week we had the first ever Designer Insight Group (DIG). What is DIG you ask? Well, we had a bunch of designers out there using Showit to build websites. They are awesome websites, but we knew there was so much more in Showit they were not using. We also really wanted to talk directly with designers to listen and make Showit even better.

Being the first DIG we were unsure of the response and what designers would be looking for. The week completely exceeded our expectation. We had a killer time and the interaction from the designers was awesome. Thanks to the mad Showit skills of Todd and Brett, the designers had the opportunity to drink from the fire hose for two days and learn about some great features in Showit. We had some fun "ah-ha" moments and some funny "ah-ha" moments. During one of the sessions Todd double-clicked on an image from the floating media library to add it to the stage, which no-body (including me) knew you could do. Everybody asked, "When did you add that feature?" I suppose it's the small things in life that matter.

One of the really cool things we announced was the Showit Wiki. We are adding a bit more content before officially launching it, but it's coming very soon! We are using the same back end system as Wikipedia, so hopefully everyone will find it easy to navigate. I'm really stoked because it allows our community of users to continue and help build the learning that happens. Of course Showit will be cranking away and adding new topics all the time as well.

In traditional fashion everyone bunked up at The Freedom House and we had a great time. We are so grateful to the designers that joined us and can't wait for the next DIG Showit. It could be coming to a city near you! If you're a designer and would be interested in joining at DIG Showit shoot me an email.
DIG on the roof of Canary Hotel to watch
the Santa Barbara sunset.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Showit Updated!

Tonight we launched an update to Showit to introduce a few new features and squash some minor bugs. If you haven't already... open up Showit and you should be prompted to install this latest update.

One of the new features added gives you the ability to control the latest galleries with any text or image you want to. Now you can advance the images in a gallery... advance the thumbnails... play... or pause... with whatever layer best fits your site. In the Link tab for any layer... check the Action radio button... match up the target with your thumb gallery and display area... choose the action for when the user clicks... and you're done!
In addition to that, we've also added some new options for the galleries. You can choose to hide the current thumb gallery controls if you're going to take advantage of the new options mentioned above. And you now have the ability to use a highlight color that will highlight the selected thumbnail and also highlight any thumbnail you mouse over.
Another feature added that will definitely speed up organizing your site is the ability to quickly add blank style groups and pages right from the pages panel. Make sure to right click on a style group in the pages panel and you'll see the new options in the displayed menu.

And here are some of the other things you'll be happy to know we've fixed:
  • Scrolling bug for organizing lists of images in a gallery
  • Background bug with style groups
  • Scroll bar issues on smaller monitors
  • Background editing on inherited backgrounds
  • "Copy URL" uses HTML instead if deep linking for improved SEO results

We hope you enjoy this update and let us know if you run into any issues.

Thanks again!