Archive for the 'new features' Category

Tab system update and online manual

Friday, April 13th, 2007

Hope you’ve all had a fantastic Easter! We’ve been conducting a number of focus groups over the last few weeks, and have made some final tweaks to the tab system. In particular, we have simplified the look of the tab bar, and created a new button to provide access to the tab sharing features. We’ve […]

Performance optimizations and automatic return linking released

Monday, December 4th, 2006

A few of you have written in about Firefox using some extra CPU time. We’ve just released a set of tweaks that will increase performance and lower CPU usage to zero when the page is idle. We’re also working on further improvements including a new caching layer which will decrease page load times. We also […]

V3 fixes released

Wednesday, November 29th, 2006

We’ve had a rapid design session, and made some changes to the interface in order to make things clearer. The number one cause of confusion has been the new tab system. We had not made it clear that tabs migrated from the previous version of Protopage would be placed in different categories according to whether […]

Protopage V3 released

Saturday, November 25th, 2006

Welcome to Protopage V3. An enormous THANK YOU to our loyal users and to everyone that has written in with comments, suggestions and bug reports – your support and feedback continues to be critical in shaping the future of Protopage. We’re pleased to announce the following brand new features: An internal news feed reader with […]

Authenticated news feeds now supported

Saturday, August 12th, 2006

If you have an RSS or ATOM news feed that requires a username and password, it will now work inside Protopage. If it is not already, please ensure the feed URL is in the following format: We will also support secure http (https://) feeds when version 3 is released.

Web page widget

Saturday, March 25th, 2006

You can now embed web pages into your Protopage using the new web page widget. Add the widget to your page by using the bottom toolbar, then click the edit button to enter the address of the web page you wish to embed (e.g. You may optionally set a vertical offset or horizontal offset […]

New feature: Gravity

Wednesday, March 15th, 2006

Protopage now supports two ‘widget positioning’ modes: Free positioning and Gravity. Free positioning, which Protopage has had since launch, means that you can position widgets anywhere on the screen, and even allow widgets to overlap. Gravity is a new positioning mode which will help you tidy up your page if you have a lot of […]

Upload photos to your Protopage

Tuesday, March 7th, 2006

You can now upload as many photos as you want to your Protopage. Images will automatically be resized to the size of the photo widget – this reduces the size of the photos to ensure that your page loads quickly. To upload an image, go to the toolbar, choose ‘Add widget’, and then choose ‘Add […]

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 […]

‘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 […]