New Features at PalmInfocenter
You may have noticed a few changes around here in the past week. I've implemented a large number of new features here on PalmInfocenter, the Palm software store and the discussions forums. Read on to hear what's new.
New Stuff on the Homepage
The homepage has been retooled with some significant new features. My favorite new feature is a new way to navigate the homepage and past news articles. There are now Next / Previous Page links below the last article heading on the homepage. These will allow you to browse though all of our articles on the homepage all the way back to 1999. BTW, we've always had a archive.
A site search box is now on the main menu, giving you an easy way to search through our vast archive and since it uses google, it searches the entire site including comments and forum posts.
The homepage also now has a "software specials" box. This box will show a screenshot of an application currently on sale in our software store. Developers can offer limited quantity, deep discounts on software titles right on the PIC homepage. You'll also find a list of New and Updated software on the bottom right column with a search box to quickly search for Palm OS software.
I also added new buttons on the bottom right of the page. These allow you to add PalmInfocenter headlines to your favorite search engine portal or other rss news services.
New Active Comments section
The active discussions page has been updated. This page lists the most recent comments posted on articles and links will take you directly to the last post. It now lists the latest comments along with the article that is being discussed and the total number of comments.
Each article now has new options. I've added a permalink, a linking blogs finder as well as shortcuts to bookmark, add or store the article on del.icio.us, furl and digg.
Also, a few of site bugs have been eliminated and many performance tweaks have been added.
The software store has some new stuff as well. In addition to the countdown specials, users can now browse the store by New, Updated, Best Sellers, Special Offers and Up and coming software titles. Also, we no longer require an email address to download demo's.
The forums have been optimized and now run a bit faster. You can now see a configurable "View all posts since..." list of the latest posts and replies (you must be logged in first for this).
Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy the new features on PIC.
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