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Safari 3 support

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With the latest refinements and improvements we launched today fluxiom now officially supports Safari 3 for Mac.

Safari 3 for Mac OS X Tiger is included in the free 10.4.11 software update. There is also a beta version of Safari 3 for Windows available. Enjoy!

fluxUp! now brandable

Next to some under the hood improvements, the appearence of fluxUp! can now be customized. fluxUp! uses the brand settings (like color scheme and logo) in your fluxiom account to visually integrate fluxUp! into your business. And sure fluxUp! is Leopard and Windows Vista ready.

Big thanks to Alexander Danmayer for the great work on fluxUp!

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fluxiom API Update Part 1

Updated June 22, 2010, to reflect newly introduced features:

This entry is deprecated, please check out our new
fluxiom API documentation

This update will only modify the /api/account.xml call:

$ curl -X GET -u <username>:<password> https://<subdomain>.fluxiom.com/api/account.xml

The returned XML code will contain a new branding_info tag, which will be present if the branding of the account is active and will look like this:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
  <company_name>wollzelle GmbH</company_name>
  <account_holder>Dieter Komendera</account_holder>
  <address>Mystreet 123</address>
  <location>Under the Danube</location>
  <plan ssl="true" stages="true" multiple_users="true" versions="false" branding="true" full_text_search="true">Pro</plan>
    <title>kommen's fluxiom</title>
    <updated type="datetime">2007-10-02T11:10:48+02:00</updated>

false 2007-05-23T00:00:00+02:00 2007-05-23T00:00:00+02:00

Description of the tags in branding_info:

  • title The title specified in the branding section, which is normally displayed in the browser window title
  • font_color The calculated font color fluxiom uses to display text in the header.
  • top_color The top color specified in the branding section. This is the top color of the header in the gradient.
  • bottom_color The bottom color specified in the branding section. This is the bottom color of the header in the gradient.
  • logo URL to a GIF image in the format of 150×79px which is the generated logo.
  • background_image URL to a GIF image in the format of 10×79px which is the generated header background gradient.
  • updated Date when the branding was last updated. Gives plugins the ability to cache the branding images.

In the next weeks we will add two new API features:

  • Ability to tag assets
  • Retrieving generated thumbnail images of assets

Details follow!

fluxiom website update

First thing, we’ve reduced the start page to provide a nice and welcoming introduction to fluxiom:

Second, we added more details on the features page, including more and richer screenshots (try zooming in!). And sure enough some cool effects like our Rocket Columns on the features and the fluxUp! pages, when switching tabs.

The new fluxiom site features screenshots and images from Viennese photographer Christof Wagner, who allowed us to show off fluxiom by using his very own fluxiom account. A big thank you!

And, last but not least, we’ve added real-time searching on the fluxiom blog:

We hope you enjoy the new site as much as we do!

Maintenance: Monday, July 30

fluxiom will be under maintenance on Monday, July 30. It will take place beginning at 10am CEST, and should take no more than 2 hours. During this timeframe fluxiom may not be reachable.

Update done!

Different countries, different characters

fluxiom now offers built-in support for international filenames. Whether it’s japanese Kanji, simplified Chinese or any alphabet, fluxiom will display filenames correctly in your browser and they also persist after you download or share those assets.

Note: Unfortunately, when downloading or sharing multiple files in a ZIP package that contains files with special characters in the filename, Windows will discard the original filenames. For this reason fluxiom includes a list of the original filenames in every ZIP package you download.

Maintenance: Wednesday, May 2

fluxiom will be offline on Wednesday, May 2. Maintenance will take place beginning at 10am CEST, and should take no more than 3 hours.

This is step one of a two-step process that provides two major updates and a bunch of minor tweaks to improve the whole fluxiom experience. In a second step (to be announced) we’ll add another high-performance server to improve the infrastructure for our growing group of users.

In addition to the new features the new hardware will speed things up. So stay tuned for the upcoming features and thanks for your patience.

Update done