Archive for ‘Site Updates’

October 22, 2010

Mixbook Photo Calendars Are Here!

Hey Mixbookers!

We’re so proud to introduce Mixbook photo calendars!  Just like our photo books and cards, you can use the Mixbook Editor to create beautiful, fully- customizable photo calendars with your favorite photos and stickers.   You can choose from many new themes, and make your calendar either an 11×8.5 landscape or a 12×12 square.

One of our coolest features is the ability to add photos to specific dates on the calendar grid.  Use a pretty picture of mom on her birthday or a photo of the blushing bride on the date of an impending wedding.  Why stop there!  Select “Manage Events” from the top right corner of the Mixbook Editor to pick and choose which holidays you want to include in your photo calendar, and put in your own events like a long-awaited family vacation or a wedding anniversary.

You can also customize the calendar grid pages.  Stickers and photos can be in front of or behind the grid itself.  Make them slightly transparent for a neat watermark effect.  Change up the background of the grid pages to give your months more flair.

These are just some of the cool things you can do to personalize  your photo calendars.  Once you get started, we know you’ll love them as much as we do! Happy Mixbooking!

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July 9, 2010

Announcing Mixbook Cards and Stationery!

In our biggest announcement of the year (for now), we’re very proud to introduce Mixbook Cards and Stationery!

You’ve used our innovative Mixbook Editor for photo books. Now, you can use Mixbook to create infinitely customizable Cards and Stationery!

Recently engaged? First off, Congratulations! Now, announce the great news to your friends and family with Engagement Announcements. Then use Mixbook to make fun and creative Save the Date Cards and Bridal Shower Invitations. Later, print your own classy and premium Wedding Invitations. Want Premium Silk 111-lb FSC-Certified paper? We’ve got that!

   

Got a little one on the way? We have girls birth announcements, boys birth announcementsgirls baby shower invitations, and boys baby shower invitations!

   

We also have Birthday Party Invitations, Father’s Day and Mother’s Day Cards, and more. And make sure to check back often, as we are rapidly expanding this section of our site with many upcoming designs and improvements.

Although our Cards and Stationery section is still technically under beta, everything on the site should be working properly. More importantly, you can create and order your cards effective NOW!

If you find a bug, or have a great (or even mediocre) suggestion for improvement in any way, leave us a comment below. And we’ll send you 20 free cards for your time! (Make sure to leave your email address so we can contact you.)

Happy carding!

January 23, 2009

New Mixbook Themes – Sometheme to Talk About

What’s the new feature that we’re so proud of? It sure is “sometheme to talk about!” (please forgive the cheesy puns)

Mixbook now has themes available to help you create a book just like *that*! All you have to do is click on a theme of your choice, and we’ll load in all the backgrounds, layout pages, and stickers for that theme. Just upload and add your photos! You can manually put them into the book, or we can AutoMix them in the book for you! Could it be any cooler?

And with our Mixbook Editor, your theme photo book is still completely customizable — you can move things around, add new text, rotate objects and layer away! It’s all up to you. Here are just a few of the themes that we have available (there are still more to come!):

Winter Holiday by Vivian C.

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Baby Girl by Lisa N.

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Classy Wedding by Emily C.

classy_wedding_p1And two wonderful themes just in time for Valentine’s Day!

My Valentine by Brian T.

my_valentine_p1Ten Reasons Why I Love You by Alison T.

top_ten_reasons_p1We’ve made Mixbooking easy and fun, and we hope this inspires you to be creative and make a book of your own! Get Started Now!

The Mixbook Team

November 24, 2008

Holiday Shipping Deadlines!

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Are you making a book for the holiday season as a gift to your loved one? If you are, make sure you get it ordered in time for Christmas! We’ve posted our holiday shipping deadlines so you can order your books on time to get there by December 24th!

Send someone the gift of memories this year!

Merry Mixbooking,

Alison

November 13, 2008

Announcing Stickers and Custom Backgrounds

Today we have a very exciting announcment: you can now use stickers in your Mixbooks!  In fact, you can even upload your own stickers and backgrounds in several popular formats.  This is perfect for creating your own photo books, and it’s even better for digital scrapbooking.  Best of all, when your creation is complete, you can order a beautiful hardcover photo books starting at only $12.99!

Check out the short video we made showing off our new features:

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Expect more (and better) videos to come… 🙂

Andrew
Chief Mixbooker

June 13, 2008

From Screen to Shining Screen

We’ve got two new features over here at Mixbook, and I can’t stop singing their praises! Keep reading to find out how much cooler your photobook will be because of them!

The first is fullscreen mode – now you can expand the photobook creator to take up your whole monitor screen by clicking on the fullscreen button at the top right-hand corner of the tool bar next to “Automix.” If you click the button once more, it will return to normal viewing. This feature will come in handy when you are putting pages together or resizing photos, because you’ll have more work area.

The second awesome feature is the ability to add a reflection to any photo or text that you want by clicking “Style” in the black editing tool bar. You can change the blur, offset (how much of the reflection is showing), and the opacity of the reflection. Ooooh, shiny!

Pages with beautiful landscapes and scenes will benefit from this feature – see the page we created below as an example of what you can do with the reflection tool.

We look forward to seeing what you do with these new tools, and we’d love to hear your experience with them! Have a wonderful weekend Mixbooking!

Alison

April 25, 2008

A new update is born!

Creator 2.0

Our newest improvement to date is here! Finally, a new photobook creator is born! This creator is faster, easier to use, and completely customizable. You spoke, and we heard you. You wanted to create your own layouts from scratch, and now you can. Here are a few other changes and updates that have been made:

– Faster and smoother uploading process
– Undo and Redo buttons (great for the klutzes like me who need to fix simple mistakes)
– Photos can be dragged straight from the photo drawer to a blank page
– Preview your book right in the photobook creator!
– Resize, rotate, and crop photo slots
– Add a color overlay to backgrounds
– Adjust the drop shadow on your photo
– Usage of the Cut and copy shortcut keys

This is just the beginning of the list of cool new features we’ll be adding in the next few months, if you have any feedback please feel free to email us at info@mixbook.com with any questions or comments.

Until then, enjoy the new photobook creator!

April 25, 2008

Now Updating Mixbook

Hi Everyone!

Get ready for the most amazing version of Mixbook you’ve ever seen. Later tonight, we will be unwrapping a totally new release of the Mixbook Photobook Editor – the Mixbook Creator. We expect it to be up by around 4am PST. We’ll let you all know when it’s ready! (and then we’ll get some sleep…)

Andrew and the rest of the Mixbook Team

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 

January 28, 2008

International Shipping Is Here!

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Have you been wanting to send that Mixbook about your family to your grandmother in Finland? Well, now you can! International shipping has now become available.
We are now shipping to the following countries and international territories:
Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guam, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mexico, Micronesia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Northern Mariana Islands, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Virgin Islands (U.K. and U.S.).
Don’t see your country of choice on the list? Email us at info@mixbook.com and we’ll try our best to make it happen.
Mixbook is going global,