We debuted four new templates this week, based on learnings we've gleaned over the past month of observing more users working with our platform. Although Infinite.ly is a more flexible toolkit than nearly anything else out there, having a good starting point for common page styles is undeniably helpful in getting our users' sites up and running faster. We'll continue to add more templates as we go along, but this month we've got four brand-new ones for your building pleasure:
Infinite.ly has just released two experimental new features this week, and they're available right now for all accounts.
First up, we've built a way for you to integrate your Infinite.ly website directly into your Facebook Page. Similar to FB Page Builders like Pagemodo, your Infinite.ly site can be placed inside a "tab" on your FB page. You can specify which section of your site you want to appear on your FB page tab. You could, for instance, only show your Products gallery or your About Us section.
The second feature is one that we've been debating ever since we launched commercially back in June 2012. Our policy from the start has always been to embrace third-parties instead of competing with them (i.e., aggregate Twitter, Youtube, Tumblr, etc. instead of trying to mimic what they can do), and this extended quite naturally to blog-publishing. Up until just yesterday, the only way an Infinite.ly site could sport a blog is if its owner already had a Wordpress or Blogspot account already set up somewhere else, allowing us to synchronize their entries via RSS.
For quite a few people, this aggregation strategy was enough, but we kept hearing people asking for ways to start a blog from within Infinite.ly as well. And that's exactly what we've done: this week we've released our first iteration of Infinite.ly blogging platform. You'll find that it's got most of the basics in place already: drafts, tags, syndication, comments, archiving. Of course, there's much more we could add, and this is really just the tip of the iceberg for the rest of the stuff we've got planned for 2013.
Check out Infinite.ly's new features - it might just be what your business has been looking for!
Colab.ph is one of a handful of venues around Metro Manila that's applying the coworking concept to the local context. They're just a stone's throw away from Infinite.ly's own office (we're incubated at Exist in the Ortigas CBD, while they're across the way in Barangay Kapitolyo), and we love their philosophy and design aesthetic.
We worked with the founders of Colab to develop an elegant but cheerful landing page that closely matched their organization's sense of style. And it was that sense of style that made coming up with ideas for the Welcome section so easy: the bands of strong colors around their office were the perfect anchor for the layout, and the rest of the page just flowed naturally from there.
Check out Colab.ph here, and pay them a visit if you're ever in the area.
Over the past couple weeks, the team has been quietly working on a small picture book to celebrate what has been a truly great year for us. Here are a couple of images from the series: