Entries for September, 2010

As the features for Tabulas grows (like the new video feature) to each user's account, it came time to clean up the default template that users use. The current set of default templates are close to four years old now, and are hard for me to maintain.

I am beginning to test out the new theme; you can see it on this Tabulas account. Currently, there is still work left to be done on the gallery and the content/files views, but you should get an idea of what it'll look like.

This new design is a lot cleaner, and utilizes a larger content area - in this content area, it'll be easier for me to deliver media, like YouTube videos and images.

The design work for this should finalize this week - when it is done, I will deprecate all the old default templates. Any users who are using any of the default templates will be converted to the new one.

If you are using a custom layout, you will not be affected.

My hope is that as I pick one template to work on, I can polish it and make it look spectacular

Even better, once the template is done, I will work on the customize styles functionality that's been broken for so long! This new feature will let you easily change the header image (of the pen), and change the colors of your site without knowing CSS or HTML!

Let me know what you think of this new layout.

Posted by tabulas on September 6, 2010 at 09:58 PM in General News | Add a Comment

Hey all -

As most of you know, I'm the sole developer who is working on Tabulas. While there is now another site owner, I'm still the one who is driving the day-to-day product direction.

One thing I've always felt could be improved about Tabulas is the default layouts. However, it's been hard for me to add new features because I've had to support so many templates.

In order for me to build better features and make YOUR sites look better, it's important for me to be able to focus on one design.

So, starting today, all sites have standardized on a single layout. If you were using a custom layout, you have not been affected. Anybody who was using a standard Tabulas template has now been switched over to the new default one.

I will be spending the upcoming weeks prettying up the pages - especially in the gallery area.

I know this kind of sucks, but it's one of those things that are necessary for me to continue improving Tabulas.

Thanks for understanding!

Posted by tabulas on September 24, 2010 at 12:58 AM in General News | 6 Comments
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