A Fresh Batch of Updates #5
Wow. 4 months since the last update. I’ve had a little bit of spare time as of late, and have finally had some time to take care of some important updates: Pictually.me is now compatible with IE9 and up! It’s been a long time coming, but I’ve never really had time to sort through the bugs brought on by Internet Explorer. If you notice anything out of the ordinary on the...
A Fresh Batch of Updates #4
Guten Morgen! A few quick update from me this time: The size and format limits on cover images and profile pictures have been revamped. From now on, the maximum size will be 5Mb (which will not be counted in your account photo limits) and supported formats have been expanded to jpg, png, and gif. Hopefully this will make uploading less of a hassle! Secondly, it was high time that we change the...
Bongiorno! As you know, sharing your social identity is a fundamental feature of Pictually. Moreover, I feel it was definitely time for an update. The social icons have been completely revamped, courtesy of the awesome people at IconDock (http://icondock.com/). And that’s not it! I’ve taken the time to add a few new names to our social lineup, now 38 strong. The newest additions: ...
A Fresh Batch of Updates #3
Good afternoon! Update time? I think so! Today’s update concerns backgrounds! Previously, users didn’t have much control over their background. They could upload a cover photo, but that was about it. All that has changed. The latest feature update to hit the streets is the ability to tile backgrounds (for those who wish to have a small repeating image) or to use a simple custom...
Concerning Curiosity (not the rover)
Hey there! It’s been a while! A quick announcement before we get down to business. Besides a revamped home and user panel, members can now register on Pictually through Facebook and Twitter! The wait is over! For those of you who registered before the update, I am planning on implementing a feature allowing you to transfer to the new 1-click login system. However, if you’re impatient...
Guten Tag! I’m back from the dead, and slowly getting back to work on Pictually. I’m proud to announce the launch of a brand spanking new like system! Not only will it give you a quantifiable measurement of how much people appreciate your work, but it will be instrumental to Pictually’s future ‘ranking’ system. This ranking system will help better determine...
Guten Tag! Just thought I would share with you a neat little graph describing the evolution of Pictually’s user base! Note: click on the image to see a larger version. As of today, the 6th of August 2012, Pictually boasts a tad over 1050 registered users, and that number is steadily growing! You might notice the graph starts at 892. This is because I started counting a while after...
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Guten Tag! No more redirection to the search page when you click on the search button in public profiles. The latest update toggles a neat little integrated searchbar, which can be validated by simply clicking Enter. Hopefully it’ll help make all of our lives easier! Stay tuned for an upcoming update to be launched (hopefully) in a day or two: one-click signups through Facebook and...
Comms are now active, sir!
Let’s get straight to it! Second update for the day! E-mail functionality is now up and running. By default, this feature is disabled, and must be enabled from your dashboard, under the profile tab. Should this feature be enabled, a neat little button titled ‘Email’ will appear on your public description. Clicking this link will bring you to a page from which the public can...
Back to work!
Bongiorno! Are you unsatisfied with how the photos in your albums are organized? Well, Pictually now offers the possibility to organize images in your albums with a move up/down functionality. For the moment, the feature is restricted to your featured images, but will soon be usable with regular albums. So stay tuned! On a gloomier note: from the account tab on your dashboard, you may now...
Bootstrapping and how it affects you
‘Ello again! In case you didn’t know, Pictually is a completely bootstrapped project, meaning that it does not rely on exterior funding. Nonetheless, in order to keep providing an awesome, reliable service, funding is needed to take care of a number of costs, such as for web-hosting, server space, and most importantly feature development. That being said, Pictually’s basic...
Infinity and beyond
Howdy! I’d first of all like to thank everyone for the positive feedback thus far, and I’m glad Pictually has made even the slightest of impacts. In the spirit of this gratitude, I’d like to quickly go over a few of the features with upmost priority which will be added in the near future! Social integration for sign-ups. E-mails and passwords are a drag… I hope to add...
[New achievement] 1k users!
Bongiorno! With exams taken care of, I am happy to announce that work on Pictually will resume ASAP. But first, a quick announcement: Pictually has officially passed 1000 registered users! Awesome! A few specs: Pictually’s 1000th user is Ludmila Chaves, who registered on the 1st of July 2012. Congratulations! Thank you to all of you who have made this possible, stay cool! ‘Ta...
The Word on the Tweet
Why, hello there! Just a few quick announcements from me this time: Out with the old, in with the new! Pictually.me now sports an awesome new home page! In my opinion, the old home page was a little too cluttered. This new update should change that and hopefully streamline registration. Equally as important, a few modifications were made to optimize image load times on individual profiles....
A Fresh Batch of Updates #2
Guten Tag! Update time! I’ve received a couple requests allowing individual profiles to be a little more customizable. That being said, I’m happy to announce that you may now change the colour scheme of your pages, as well as the title font and size! These are just the start, but hopefully they’ll have a positive effect on how you use Pictually. To modify these parameters,...
A Fresh Batch of Updates #1
Bongiorno! I’m excited to announce that Pictually now sports awesome new search and shuffle functionalities! Search can be accessed from the home page and individual profiles, and allows partial searches for both users and pages. As for the shuffle functionality, a neat icon is now present on the sidebar of user profiles. Clicking this icon will show an entirely new user! A couple...
It would seem that for a little while today Pictually was down due to technical difficulties host-side. Although this isn’t a regular occurrence, it is possible that this happen again in the future. I ask you simply to remain patient should this be the case, and I thank you in advance for being so! Merci! Julian
Bonjour! Unfortunately in this world, alpacas running on treadmills are not a viable solution to server space costs, especially considering the support Pictually.me has received these past few days. To try and counter this lack of alpacas, Pictually.me will in the near future start limiting the currently unlimited space users have. Consider it essential for the service to thrive (until we can...
A quick thanks...
Hey all! I’d just like to take the time to thank everyone for their patience, invaluable contribution and support thus far. I have received numerous suggestions and a few bug-reports that will both undoubtedly help make Pictually awesome. Keep up the good work! Pictually loves you. Julian
Hey all, it’s been a while! As a few of you already know, we recently received some coverage on TheNextWeb, one of the premier news portals for web and tech news: http://thenextweb.com/apps/2012/05/20/pictually-about-me-for-artists-and-photographers/ Many thanks to Nancy Messieh for writing the article! Improvement ideas mentioned in the article have been duly noted, and I’ll try...
Launching in 3, 2, 1...
Fellow web-denizens! I have the honour to announce that Pictually.me is now open as a beta! Hurry and sign-up, only a limited amount of spots are available! Keep in mind that whilst on the site, certain features might still be slightly buggy. If you encounter a problem, please submit a bug report with the handy link you’ll see on your user panel. I’ll try and fix it ASAP. Thanks for...
Brace yourselves, the users are coming.
Arggg!!! You. Pictually. Tomorrow. The beginning of a hopefully long and prosperous relationship. To celebrate the beta launch, signup will be available to the general public! However, only a limited amount of accounts will be allowed, so make sure you’re a part of the exclusive first bunch! I hope you’re ready! See you all tomorrow, Julian
Hola! With but a mere week till launch, it seemed only logical explicitly state our stance on user privacy and the ownership of work. Pictually believes it is an individual’s right to post work without forfeiting ownership of their content. This is why, unlike other social networks, it do not have an obscure sub-clause of the terms of service stating that whatever you upload becomes the...
Guten Tag! With Pictually.me inching ever close to launch, I feel it is only fair to let you all know where we’re at progress-wise. So, let’s get crackin’! Work on the UI is almost finished, apart from a few minor modifications! The user pages are fully functional, and the personal administration area is close to being so too. From this area, you will be able to upload your...
Houston, we have liftoff... in April 2012.
I’d like to start off by thanking all of you for your support thus far. Your support, be it through sharing, liking, following, retweets, etc. have been integral to spreading awareness about Pictually. And now, a tidbit of information concerning the launch! Mark your calendars, Pictually will be launching in mid-April, a couple weeks from now! I’m planning on opening directly to a...
Why, hello there!
Are you a photographer? Designer? Artist? Or simply a budding creative? Well, you’re in the right place! First and foremost, welcome to Pictually.me! You’re probably asking yourself where on Earth you are, so we’ll try to keep our description sweet and simple. ;) See, the world is full of online portfolio solutions, and I completely agree that it doesn’t need another one....