Archive for the 'new features' Category

Alternative feeds available for some news widgets

Friday, October 16th, 2020

When you create a news feed widget for your Protopage (via the Add Widgets button), sometimes you may find that the headlines are not the ones you were expecting to see. This will often happen when there is a site-wide news feed available, but you just want the headlines from a certain page within a […]

News feed indexing improvements, iPadOS compatibility and more

Sunday, November 24th, 2019

We’ve been busy all year making dozens of improvements to Protopage, many of which are compatibility, security and performance related. This ensures Protopage always works with the latest browser updates, and that our servers are always running smoothly. In particular, we’re continually working on our news feed indexing platform to make sure that we can […]

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.