Image Resizing

October 30, 2016

When you upload very large images, instead of showing a horizontal scrollbar in the binder, you will now see your image fitting perfectly inside the binder. So no matter what device you’re on, whether it’s a phone, a widescreen, or a tablet the images will resize so that your binder will always look just right!


Create a Custom LiveBinders Widget

October 30, 2016

You have always been able to embed a LiveBinders shelf on your website, but now you can customize that embed code and decide the width and height of the shelf, the sort order, and the size of the binder icons. This feature will generate two types of embed codes, one for regular sites and one for Google sites.

Enjoy showing your binders off on your blog or website in just the way you want them to be seen.

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LiveBinders Outage

September 2, 2016

Sincere Apologies for LiveBinders Outage

This week was hard for us.  We always pride ourselves on giving you quality customer support – placing primary importance on protecting your data and delivering a highly available service. We are very sorry that we needed to take downtime due to a failure in our Amazon infrastructure.  We understand the bind that this put many of you in.

Without getting into too much technical detail, on Monday evening our storage server had a hardware failure which caused it to hang intermittently. We had to replace that server and update our software to accommodate this change.  Our site was back up and running within 12 hours but with the Uploading files turned off.  We turned File Uploading back on after it was proven to work effectively.

Our site was down almost 12 hours and our uploading capability was down another 18 hours. Because our downtime message was being cached, many of you may have thought our down time was longer.  We will improve the way we notify everyone so this doesn’t happen again.

The good news is that our storage and uploaded files were safe and secure. With the new improvements, we expect to continue our long standing track record of delivering a highly available service.

As always, please feel free to contact me (Tina) by phone (650-434-2026) or email me (tina@livebinders.com) if you would like more information or to share your frustration and concerns.

On behalf of our company,  I hope that you will accept our sincere apologies for this outage. We will continue to do everything we can to restore your trust.

Sincerely,

Tina and Barbara
CoFounders


LiveBinders Site Issue

August 30, 2016

We had an outage on the LiveBinders site last night. We want to apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused! The technical team worked all night to get the site back up but there is still an issue that forced us to turn off file uploads temporarily. The team is working on that issue and hope to have it resolved soon.

Our LiveBinders uptime has been excellent up until yesterday. We are working on making sure this doesn’t happen again.


New Play/Edit Features

August 27, 2016

We have made the play mode for LiveBinders cleaner and easier than ever to use. We have three new features that we are excited to tell you about:

1. New Clean Look and Easy Access to Comments and Rating

We wanted to make features like comments and ratings more obvious, so in the new player you can see all options at once by clicking on the hamburger menu.

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2. Turn Off Play Options

If you have a subscription, you now have the option to turn off many of those options in the editor.

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3. Title Page and Table of Contents

We also wanted your binders to be clear and easy to navigate for your viewers, so we added two new features – a default first tab with your binder name, icon, and description and an optional second tab with the table of contents. Both these tabs can be turned on or off from the editor. Big thanks to David Nelson for suggesting these features!

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New Share Feature

July 4, 2016

The access key is a great way to share private binders with people who do not have a LiveBinders account. But what if someone does have a LiveBinders account and you don’t want them to have to enter the access key to see your binder?

We now let you share a private (or public) binder with someone who has a LiveBinders account so it will show up on their “My” shelf and they won’t need to enter an access key to view the binder.

Since this feature is similar to collaboration without editing, we rolled it all into one interface and called it “Assign.” You will find the “Assign” button under the “Share” link inside the binder.

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Steps for sharing your binder with other people who have LiveBinders accounts

 


How to Embed A Shelf in a Google Site

March 16, 2016

Google has changed Google Sites so that it no longer allows the iframe embed code that we use to embed a shelf. So we had to come up with another way for you to embed a LiveBinders shelf in Google Sites. It is a little tricky, so we created this video for you.