Archive for the 'new features' Category

News Feed Indexing Engine Upgrade

Sunday, February 18th, 2018

Today we made a major software update to our feed indexing engine. The objective of the update is to ensure Protopage continues to offer the widest possible support for all of the different variations of news feeds available on the internet. We’re closely monitoring our indexing statistics to check that everything goes smoothly. Please let […]

Widget auto height resize

Saturday, October 17th, 2015

News and twitter widgets will now automatically resize so that all of their contents are visible (without internal scrollbars being required). This is a particularly useful feature if you have the “News headlines appearance after being read” setting set to “Hidden”. Autoresizing will not happen for any tabs that are in “free” positioning mode. There […]

Retina display support extended

Sunday, September 20th, 2015

We’ve been making a series of user interface enhancements to fully support “Retina Displays”, such as those found on the new Apple Macs, and for those of you using 4k or 5k PC monitors. Please let us know if any of these tweaks adversely affect the readability of your own Protopage, so that we can […]

Happy 10th Birthday Protopage! Major new features announced

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

It’s hard to believe – Protopage is now 10 years old! We launched way back in 2005, and became the most bookmarked web site in the world for several days running (as tracked by “Delicious”). We were also featured in one of the first ever posts written on a brand new “Web 2.0” blog called […]

Major news feed indexing upgrade

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

We’ve just completed a major upgrade to our RSS news feed indexing infrastructure, including a new “parsing engine”. This means that some non-standard news feeds that did not work before will most probably work now on your Protopage.

New Podcast Player

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

We’ve just updated our podcast player. It has a new feature that will allow you to skip forward or backward by 15 seconds, which is particularly useful when skipping through long podcasts. It will also run on modern browsers and tablets without needing to use the old “Adobe Flash” technology. We’ve also fixed some timezone […]

Email inbox widget update

Friday, November 21st, 2014

We’ve just updated our Email Inbox widget. By popular demand, you now have the option to choose between displaying all emails or unread emails only. (Please note: existing Gmail users need to edit their widget settings change their inbox type from “Gmail legacy” to “Gmail” to enable this new option). In addition, we’ve added easy […]

New stock quotes widget

Saturday, October 4th, 2014

We’ve just released a brand new stock quotes widget to replace the old Yahoo Finance widget. Click the ‘edit’ button to enter your own list of stocks.

New extended forecast weather widget

Saturday, October 4th, 2014

We’ve just released a brand new weather widget to replace the old Accuweather weather widget. Be sure to click the ‘edit’ button on your weather widgets to try the new 4-day, 7-day and hourly forecast modes. Enjoy!

New feature: Headline options

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

By popular demand, we’ve added some new display options for your news headlines. To access these options, click the Colors/Settings button at the top of your page, and look in the bottom left of that screen. You can now “line wrap” your headlines, so that the whole headline will show even if it’s too long […]