Saturday, October 18, 2008

Tip of the day

Hello again,

Today we have a tip on making your thermometer or other graphical display fit to the image size. When you create a new thermometer or other view, don't forget to check that all the text fits - if you use the default size but use a very large fundraising goal, some of the digits in the goal won't fit. As a rule of thumb, add 12 points for every number that's cut off. So if you can't see the .00 cents, edit the view again and change the default width from 160 to 184.

Also - see that "DonationsTracker.com" text along the bottom of our images? You can change that to your own site or the name of the campaign - just fill in the Label box with your own text.

That's all for now! DonationsTracker.com has helped raise over $68,000 for our clients!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

New Version!

Hello,

We're pleased to announce the release version 1.1 of DonationsTracker.com today.

  • New PayPal "Donate" button style
  • New Donations mode in PayPal - now your donors will know they are contributing to a fundraising project and will see PayPal's special interface for donations.
There's no changes needed to use the new PayPal Donations mode, if you want to use the new "Donate" button, simply grab the html for the view you'd like to update after you login to the site.

Most of the other changes are behind the scenes - hourly offsite backup of donations data, new sandbox test version, and many more optimizations.

DonationsTracker.com has helped it's clients raise over $62,000!