In this blog I will discuss two of the recent changes to the website's functionality. If you use the site frequently, you'll want to give this a read.
First off, I want to say that I'm real excited to announce these changes to you that I think you are going to like. So, I'll just list them off in order.
Instant Messaging Upgrades:
Instant Message (IM) windows can now be minimized.
The CK Messenger button will contain all your minimized (Active) IMs in the buddylist.
If you have an IM open with someone on the site, yet minimized to the toolbar and they send you a chat, the full text of the message will show in a message alert popup at the bottom right of the site, and the number online indicator will flash between red and yellow colors.
When you click on your buddylist after the thing in #3 happens, you will see a yellow dot beside the one most recently chatting with you.
Okay, so IMs is obviously the big one here, but you guys should also be aware of the following one, it's something to do with your profiles:
New Friend Box:
The Friends element that can be added to your profile now can be customized to display the friends by various ways which you choose.
This one, you just have to go play around with and hopefully you'll like it. You may have to delete your old friends element before adding the new one.
Also, in an added bit, if you have the chatroom minimized and switch pages, you now stay in it, which is a big plus, and the new message glow from yellow to red on the ims has been added to the chat room population indicator.
Try these out everyone, I think you will like them.
As you may have seen in the title of the blog post, some even newer features have been added which i think you should be aware of. Firstly, the text editor site-wide has recieved a lot of functionality tweaks. Secondly, all plain text commenting areas have been updated to now show entered URLs as links, and image URLs as thumbnails, and YouTube URLs as playable videos directly in the comment, as i will display in a comment directly under this post.