Monday, 28 July 2008

Improved Journal Features - auto happiness updating & more events!

Okay – this is the last announcement from last week’s changes – it’s now taken over a week to announce everything! Phew!

The final one, which many of you have probably already noticed by now, is a couple of small enhancements to the Add a Journal Entry page :

  1. We’ve added a couple of new options to journal events – some of the new events are: Pruning, Branching, Treating, Fertilising and Moved (which will also let you select the new garden it’s been moved into at the same time!)
  2. Plant Happiness is now able to be updated from the journal page – if you select “Happy” then the plant will also be automatically updated to reflect the latest happiness (supporter only at this stage)

Thursday, 24 July 2008

Export your Planting Data to Excel

Another day, another feature (well okay, the feature was already there yesterday - but I thought I would split up the announcements this week since we have so many new features!)

On your plantings page, next to the "printable version" link there is also a link to download your planting list as an Excel file for your own backups. We'll be adding more data to this file over time - milestones is on the list, but if you can think of any other handy data to add let us know :)

This feature is only available to Supporters (it's actually a bit like Supporter Christmas this week). If you want to find out more about becoming a Supporter, go take a look at our Supporter page.

Wednesday, 23 July 2008

Printable Planting Lists

Our second big feature for this week is printable planting lists - your planting page is now printer friendly so you can quickly grab a printout of everything in your garden and not waste all the green and brown ink in your printer ;)

If you are a Folia Supporter, you'll find a link at the top of your plants page (e.g. My Plants page) called "Printable Version" that will automagically create a printable version of the page for you. (If you aren't a Supporter - this feature is still available, just select print from your browser menu) From there, all you'll have to do is send it to your printer and you're done!

(We'll be also working on making Wish List pages and Journal pages print-ified in the same way very soon.)

Calendar View now available for your Journals

Yay! We now have a calendar view on all Supporter's Journals! So, if you are a Supporter, you'll now find a calendar on the right hand panel that will transport you forward and backward in time (in the garden journaling dimension, that is)

You can take it for a spin here over in Nic's Journal and check out what she was doing on the 10th of June, 2008... or strap yourself in and go right back in time to 30th May, 2007 (remember to not step on any bugs or meet your grandmother on the way.)

This feature is only available for our lovely, fantastic Supporters. If you think you might be interested in becoming one, take a wander over to our Become a Supporter! page to peruse all of the lovely features we have built so far. Remember that the more supporters we have, the more features we can develop for everyone! (Did we also mention it's as cheap as chips?)

Friday, 11 July 2008

Folia T Shirts Are Go!

We now have both sides of the Atlantic covered for folia tees - Folia Store Europe & Folia Store North America are now open for business!

We've made sure that all of our tees are super customisable, so go crazy adding your own slogans to the back! We've got pretty much every colour covered too (we are a big fan of the hot pink number ourselves) and we've got the organic, free trade, free range options available too.

So, get 'em while they're hot!

Thursday, 3 July 2008

Brand New Home Page & More Groups Goodness!

Today we launched a brand spankin' new version of the home page - we've added more featured journals to the page, along with a new recently updated plantings panel and latest talk from the groups. We think it's a vast improvement on the old one, and we hope you like it!

On a similar note, we also revamped the groups pages this week - we've added some slidey magic to make browsing through your groups a breeze, and also improved the layout to highlight recent topics in each group.

So check out the changes and let us know what you think!