The Year in Review
In one year, we made greater strides than in all years combined.
We launched the Super-Helpers program to empower those with the knowledge to share it with others.
We launched the FAQ Submission page, enabling members to ask and answer questions that will be made available to all. By month's end we release the user-generated FAQ.
We enhanced your WebRing alerts by adding them to your Shoutbox and giving you full control over your alerts! We also enable Premium members to add a small image to serve as an icon for their site wherever it's listed.
Premium Ring Managers can now create contests that are sponsored by one or more of their rings. We started our own contest that is still running and everyone is invited to participate — Why Did You Join WebRing?
This was a big month for us here at WebRing, as we launch the following:
- Webspace and Personal Storage, enabling members to share and even edit files with other members and to upload webpages - just in time for GeoCities closure announcement.
- Personal invitation landing pages, helping you have a greater success rate in your invite efforts.
- Vertical NavBar that fits perfectly in sidebars, answering the cries of so-many bloggers.
We offered to transfer members' GeoCities sites to their Webspaces on WebRing for absolutely no charge. Also in June, we offered the creative members of WebRing a chance to create seasonal logos to appear in the WebRing masthead.
Our offer to transfer soon-to-be extinct GeoCities sites keeps our staff extra-busy. We put together a Webspace directory and watched it grow daily. We also put out the call for widgets and apps that can be used on Webspace pages.
We created a new custom GeoCities landing page, so members could successfully invite and thereby save scores of their friends' sites.
We unveiled the all-new look for WebRing. With its contemporary and cleaner look, site traffic starts to make an upturn.
We added an Account Setup list to your My Account page to help you identify things you can do to maximize your account. Also, we made the main toolbar on the My Account page collapsible and made it possible for you to re-order the view of that page.
We implemented a new system of floating help that opens over your page when you need guidance.
We also add the ability to add a title, description and rating for your Webspace
We introduced the easy-to-use, template-based webpage creator - Publisher - which also automatically registers your URL and adds a NavBar to the page. We segment each section of your Webspace and Personal Storage onto its own page and add a menu to help you navigate quickly and easily between each section.
To finish off 2009, we quietly launched Say It! From this one bubble you can post something to your WebRing profile, the Shoutbox, or the general WebRing forum. You can also email people from Say It! We'll be broadening the range of where you can post in the coming year.
For details on any of these additions, visit the What's New
page and find the associated newsletter.