Archive for February, 2006

Upcoming search widget

Tuesday, February 28th, 2006

We’re currently working on a new and more colorful search widget – and it’ll give you the option to choose your favorite search engines to appear in the list (Google, Yahoo, Amazon,, Ebay, IMDB…). Please tell us what your favorites are, so that we can make sure as many of them as possible are […]

Gmail inbox previews

Thursday, February 23rd, 2006

If you have a Gmail inbox preview widget on your Protopage, you may notice that it has been displaying a message: ‘There has been a problem connecting to your email server with the details you have given. Please check with your email service provider for the correct details.’ Google appear to be having network problems […]

Put a clock on your Protopage

Thursday, February 23rd, 2006

UPDATE (17 May 2006) : Clocklink have modified the way their source code works, and are now using code that is incompatible with Protopage. We will post a message here when we have implemented a work-around. As you’ve previously seen in our video tutorial, it’s possible to put all sorts of content into HTML sticky […]

‘Create duplicate’ feature

Thursday, February 16th, 2006

Many of you have written in asking for a feature to allow you to create copies of panels. Well, you know what happens when you write in and ask for something! You can now duplicate sticky note, links and news feed panels by clicking ‘duplicate panel’ from the edit menu. Sticky notes will also now […]

Compact display mode

Tuesday, February 14th, 2006

We’re making it easier for you to pack more information into your Protopage. News feeds and email inbox previews will now automatically display in a smaller font. You can now also select ‘compact’ mode for your weather widget. Please keep sending us your feedback – we’re listening!

Email inbox widget

Tuesday, February 14th, 2006

You can now see a preview of your email inbox on your Protopage. The contents will automatically update every 5 minutes, unless you press the ‘check now’ button to force an immediate update. This widget is compatible with Gmail, POP3 and IMAP mail providers. Unfortunately, Hotmail, Yahoo mail and other web-only email providers do not […]

Data center relocation completed

Sunday, February 12th, 2006

Protopage has been successfully relocated and we’re now running on two additional processor cores. Now, back to work on new features… (Gmail / POP3 / IMAP support is imminent)

4 hour relocation window announcement

Monday, February 6th, 2006

We will be moving the Protopage server cluster to a new, state-of-the-art data center on Sunday 12th February. We are making this move because one of our core priorities is to provide you with excellent uptime so that you can rely on Protopage being there when you need it. We will also be adding hardware […]