Archive for February, 2008

February 26, 2008

Upgrading Mixbook to a New Database Server

In the past few weeks, we have been seeing tremendous growth on Mixbook.  Tonight we are upgrading to a new database server that will make everything much faster and allow us to release some significant upgrades in the near future.  As always, keep sending your ideas and suggestions – we love to hear from you!

Andrew

Chief Mixbooker 

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February 8, 2008

Our newest feature – AutoMix

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We are so proud to present our newest feature … AutoMix! All of us at Mixbook World HQ have been waiting forever for this feature to be revealed, and we are so excited that Mixbookers finally get to use it. The AutoMix process allows users to create a photobook with the click of a button! This feature is super easy to use, and there are only three simple steps needed in order to make a book. It’s so simple, you could make a book with your hands tied behind your back!

1) Select a theme – choose from 9 fun options

2) Select photos – from your favorite sites like flickr, facebook, and Yahoo! photos (and more to come)

3) Click the “See Your Book” button – the book viewer will open so you can flip through your book

And that’s it! In seconds you have a photobook filled with all the photos you selected! If you aren’t completely happy with some of the backgrounds that were chosen, you can choose to edit it, add text, change the layouts, stylize frames, or add background colors. With all the pages laid out for you, there’s hardly any work to do. So go ahead, try it out! Then email us at feedback@mixbook.com to tell us what you think. At least you can’t say it took too long …

AutoMixin’ rocks my socks AND my shoes,
Alison

February 7, 2008

The Mixing Bowl 13

Love, love, love! It’s all about love! Today’s Mixing Bowl comes just in time for Valentine’s Day – the most dreaded day of the year for some, and a great excuse for others to get flowers and candy for their special someone. Well, whichever way you see it, it’s a great opportunity to get $4 off any Mixbook order! (Use coupon code MIXNLOVE)
And today’s Mixing Bowl is the cutest ever – with sweet and silly sentiments from this third grade class. Check out “Roses are Red, Violets are Blue” by Miss Arthur’s third graders. Here is a small excerpt from one of the poignant and poetic students:

Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
Your hair is a mess!
Fix that hairdo!

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So get to it and make your sweetie a lil’ book of your very own!

Love that Mixbook o’ mine,
Alison