Archive for November, 2006

Finding your location

November 30, 2006

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Keeping things simple and making things easy to use for everyone is one of the challenges in which Fuzzy Travel tries to excel. We think we did a pretty nice job on the improved location search. While you type, matching locations will be displayed. Click the one you were looking for, and you’re done!

This new method of finding locations effectively gets rid of one button and three drop-down lists, which makes things visually a whole lot more comprehensible. Feedback is welcome, as always.

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Writing Without Worries

November 21, 2006

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It can happen to anyone: losing your to-be-published journal entry accidentily. Some examples:

  • You click the ‘publish’ button, and your internet connection turns out to have died.
  • You’re in the middle of writing a travel story. Suddenly, the power generator of the island you’re on decides to take a break and your computer switches off. (It might sound far-fetched, but it actually happened to me!)
  • You accidentily logout without having published your journal entry.

Are you scared yet? Don’t be, because here’s the good news: You no longer have to worry about losing any of your journal entries. During the process of writing, your entry is from now on regularly saved as a draft. Should you happen to lose an entry due to whatever cause, the next time you go to ‘write a new journal entry’, the draft will automagically be recovered and displayed, so that you can continue writing from where you were cut off.

Generally, the only thing you will notice about this auto-saving feature is a small announcement, as you can see in the accompanying picture. But the most important thing is that you can now truly “Write Without Worries”!

Select your theme!

November 16, 2006

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We’re proud to give you more options for personalizing your travel blog. In the Member Area under ‘Edit options’ you will now find the option to choose a new theme for your travelogue. At the moment there are two themes available: ‘Classic’ and ‘Fall’ (new!).

Feel free to give theme selection a try. After selecting a new theme you will immediately see the changes reflected on your site. And if you don’t like the new look, switching back is just as easy.

We hope to add many more themes for you to choose from in the future. If you have any suggestions for new or existing themes, your feedback is most appreciated.

Map markers

November 8, 2006

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If you have a lot of posts with locations assigned to it, the amount of markers can make your map seem a bit chaotic. To counter this, new, smaller, post markers are now shown on your map.

Also, if you have your map start position set to ‘automatic’, and your itinerary happens to cross the International Date Line, your map will from now on center correctly.

Introducing Premium Membership

November 3, 2006

You now have the possibility to upgrade your free account to Premium Membership. The biggest advantages are that you’ll have access to detailed visitor statistics of your blog, there will be no advertising shown on your travelogue anymore, and you’ll have the option to password protect your entire travel journal. More details are on the upgrade page.