New York, NY (PRWEB) February 6, 2006
Fotki Inc., the company behind the Fotki media social network, released a new version of the site. Its new global "Search" and "Links" sections, as well as the completely customizable top navigation bar were created with improved usability in mind. Before the release, Fotki opened its test server to all Fotki users to let them review and test new additions for two weeks. The innovations were highly appreciated by Fotki members.
Fotki completely redesigned its top navigation bar. Now users easily rearrange its view and bar items the way they want: changing the order of top navigation items, as well as selecting the items they want to be included. The convenient pop-up menu of the "Go to" item lists all the navigation choices available. The top and bottom bars' colors, as well as the colors of all top bar elements and of most of the Fotki account sections change according to a user's color scheme selection. Now users' pages have a more consistent look and feel.
New additions include: global photo search by tags and "Links" features. A local search by tags from the "My Photo Tags" page is linked to the global photo search. This makes possible a new search for photos marked with the same tag all over Fotki from the "My Photo Tags" page. Links saved by a user in his "My Links" section can also be tagged to enable quick and targeted searches. All links saved by Fotki members in their "My Links" sections are visible on the global "Links" page.
Among the updated sections are the easy-to-use photo tagging and new slideshow with three options added: convenient thumbnails, gradient background color, and the unique "Invite a friend" feature. The feature empowers album owners to send invitations via any instant messenger, email, Skype, etc. Now Fotki members have the ability to view slideshows together with their friends.
The innovations were highly appreciated by Fotki members in the Fotki Blog http://journals.fotki.com/fotkicom/fotkiblog/entry/wtkffgbsrwt/: "You continuously amaze me with site improvements", writes Pasha Patriki (Canada) http://public.fotki.com/patriki/. "I am especially grateful for the approach, that you offer a testing of the new features before running them instead of applying them immediately and cause commotion!", thanks Fotki loyal member Napomo from Belgium http://public.fotki.com/napomo/. To sum up, Enigma Photography Prints http://public.fotki.com/Enigmaphoto/ exclaims: "Ladies and gentlemen, the new toolbar rocks! ...I'm in Taiwan, and I assume search feature will be returning with more users."
This update came just after Fotki photo collection had reached 100,000,000 of unique shots uploaded to the site by its more than 800,000 Fotki members during Fotki's eight-year history.
Fotki is an international media social network owned and operated by Fotki Inc., a privately held company located in New York City. Fotki community interconnected by numerous friendships, family relationships and multiple interests is represented by 215 countries. Users are attracted by the site convenience, many advanced and easy-to-use features and ability to contact with those sharing their interests. Fotki provides free unlimited photo storage, Google Maps integration, photo tagging and ability to save tagged links, as well as guest book and email. The cheapest prints in the industry (9 cents for 4" by 6" print) are available to any Fotki user. Created in 1998 as a hobby and a means to communicate with friends and relatives around the world, Fotki has gradually grown into a powerful media social network.
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