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With certain page elements like a callout and a “Zeitgeist”, it seems apparent that they’re promoting their new babies: del.icio.us and Flickr. Not to mention, a quick CTRL+U (or CTRL+SHIFT+U) exposes:
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I just received an email from the friendly peeps of Flagr with great news that they just went Live! This might be a promising piece of cookie. Go check ’em out. Signup for an account over at:
Some info about Flagr from Techcrunch’s writeup:
Flagr was founded by Matt Colyer, David Wurtz adn Cole Poelker — all college dropouts from Boston. They are collecting emails on their site for a private beta… but the company promises to allow people to send tips on real world stuff in via a text message on a cell phone. Type in the title, address and comments, send it to Flagr and broadcast it to your friends or everyone. Their tagline is “sharewhere”.
Awesomeness is probably the word that I can describe Veerle Pieters’ redesigned blog. I found a reference to the news via Bryan Veloso’s “resignation”. Mothafreakers… I usually head over to Veerle’s for some illustration tutorials and ideas, but oh-my-gosh-o-golly, she trully has raised the bar another notch (or two or three).
I was fortunate enough to get invited by Aaron Levie to test Box.net’s “Early Adaptor Preview” this past weekend. I couldn’t blurt anything till after the 22nd about it. But yah, I almost forgot as I’ve been busy enjoying my Monday off from work.
Anyways, so far so good. Here’s a couple of my findings from the getgo:
- Soothing and attractive color palette
- UI upgraded to be 2.0‑friendly
- Right-click (after logging in) pops up a Box.net menu. A disadvantage I guess, at least for me. Your browser’s right-click menu options won’t work. For example, Screengrab FF extension to take a couple of screenshots. Note: I mentioned this to Aaron, he said that they might give an option to have it enabled/disabled later on.
- Uploading. At first, I thought the Upload-tab was going to change the actual page (coming from the Browse-section). It actually just pops up a layer onto the viewport with its content. If you are coming from anywhere else other than the Browse-section and clicked on Upload-tab, you are actually redirected to the Browse-section first and need to click on Upload-tab again to do the actual upoad. Note: As Aaron pointed out through email, this is more of a “usability” thing and should be addressed later on.
Second, I thought the “drag-and-drop” was actually functional so I tested an image file and dragged it to the browser window, only to be greeted by the preview of the image itself. That is, the browser changing its URL to the local files. “Oops.” Didn’t know the “drag-and-drop” text was a link which pops up a window (Java applet) for the actual drag-and-drop.
Besides the above, I found that relatively easy and intuitive to upload your files. Granted it ain’t there ain’t no Windows file-transfer animation, but its direct to the point—to get your files as fast and as safe as possible from your hard-drive to their server(s).