Tecker Blog

Profile Pics on Tecker!

Posted in by Plaz on the June 30th, 2007

Tecker is proud to announce a feature which has been wanted for a long time now, profile pics! Tecker user’s can now upload their reasonably-sized non-transparent PNGs, JPEGs, and GIFs. After uploading a picture, you will need to crop it into a square. Click on the top right corner of what you want to keep and then click on the right side of your new profile pic. We will show you what your new pic will look like. If you don’t like it, click outside the blue area on your pic and pick a new area. After you are satisfied, click “next” and we will crop your image to 40 by 40 for use around the site.

We think that our profile pic cropper is better then ones used on some of the leading community websites. What do you think?

We are also making some minor changes around the site. The user’s page now has the user’s username instead of a generic title. Also we are rolling out profile pics around the site. Now they are already on the list of questions, a user’s page and on a question page
for askers and answers.

Stay tuned to this blog for a big upcomming announcement from Tecker. Meanwhile, set your profile pics now!

AJAX Editing Now for IE

Posted in by Plaz on the June 23rd, 2007

As promised, today we finished the user profile page AJAX editing for Internet Explorer. We know it works in IE 6 and 7, but are unsure about older versions. IE users can now edit their profiles without page loads, almost instantaneously changing their names or bio.

Tecker is on AJAX

Posted in by Mike Gdovin on the June 20th, 2007

Tecker‘s been hard at work (not hardly working) on improving the interface for the users. We especially needed to work with the user’s pages. After days of hard work, you can now edit your bio, name, and email address without leaving the page! This was done by using AJAX. It currently works in Firefox and Safari. We also reformed the system for non-AJAX capable browsers, which was previously a mess of several different pages. The cool AJAX system currently doesn’t work in Internet Explorer. This should be fixed soon.

Update 6/23/2007: They now work in IE 6 and 7!

We’ve taken special care with these new features to keep you informed with what’s going on and they degrade nicely in older browsers. We haven’t seen this level of AJAX integration on most sites, and we are quite proud of how they work.

You will also note a new “My Account” link in the sidebar which brings a lot of stuff together.

Check this out and tell us what you think. Here’s what we’ve been working on today (6/20/2007):
Tecker To-Do 6/20/2007

Podcasters Needed!

Posted in by Plaz on the June 11th, 2007

Tecker will soon launch a new podcast network. We are looking for podcaster to join us. We are especially looking for teen podcasters, like us.

  • Network: A network of similar technology oriented podcasts to cross-promote with.
  • Promotion: Advertising on the Tecker network.
  • Website: We take care of the website, RSS feeds, and all of those pesky technical details.
  • Hosting: We pay the bandwidth bills.
  • Creative Control: You maintain creative control over your shows. However, Tecker, does retain veto power over shows
  • Copyright: Your shows remain copyrighted by you.
  • Non-exclusivity: Promo your stuff wherever you want.
  • People: Teckcasts has a network of experienced podcasters to help get you started or have guests on your show.
  • Music: We can connect you with someone to make a theme song for you.
  • Ideas: We can offer you some ideas for your shows.

In return we ask that for a plug for the network. (We will make up a plug soon). In addition, the show must meet the rules we are currently writing.

So contact us with your ideas!

Interview with Tecker Founders by SJTechZone

Posted in by Plaz on the June 3rd, 2007

SJTechZone a podcast network and Tecker addicts. They recently (6/2/2007) interview me (Plaz) and my partner Mike Gdovin about Tecker and Tecker 911. We talked about our visions for the site and some upcoming features to Tecker. We talk about DNScoop, a domain value tool. We also mentioned systm and w3life. We also plugged our web host, 1and1.com and migrating your website. The audio quality was bit poor, so sorry about that.

Listen Now: