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New look’n’feel and user profile picture

by on July 24, 2012

As you might have noticed we’re trying to find the best new appearance for OffiServ. A few weeks ago we have rolled out fresh UI design but we all agreed that it still could be a bit leaner. So we made another try and we think we made it. Today our users are able to test brand new, shiny design.

Along with new look’n’feel we would like to introduce new feature which fits nicely the new design, a kind of cherry on top of the cake. From now every user can upload her or his profile picture and can be easily identified by her or his company colleagues. This picture will be heavily used in every module and every feature and every time you have to select user it will be just there.

Using the profile picture is really fun and easy. If you want to add your photo click your name on the right side of the title bar and you will be redirected directly to the user’s page. On the left side there is a big photo of you (or it will be photo of you after your initial upload process). Click on Change photo button below the picture and select your file directly from your computer. It can be any image file especially Jpeg and PNG.

The resolution of the image file is quite irrelevant but keep in mind that uploaded picture should have at least 100×100 pixels. Image after upload will be automatically preprocessed which includes resizing and cropping process.

Using Gravatar service on daily basis?

If you use Gravatar service to maintain your photo over multiple websites just click Import from Gravatar link and your photo will be automagically uploaded into OffiServ. Simple, isn’t it?

Having a problem uploading your profile picture?

If your profile picture won’t upload correctly, try using a different browser first. If that still doesn’t work, compress and save your photo as a PNG file and then try to upload it again.

For Windows XP and Vista:

  1. Click Start and go to All Programs.
  2. Go to Accessories and click Paint.
  3. Click File, and then Open and locate your photo file.
  4. Click Image, and then select Stretch and Skew.
  5. Enter 50 in both the Horizontal and Vertical stretch fields and click OK.
  6. Click File, and then Save as type and choose PNG as your file type.
  7. Upload your photo

For Windows 7:

  1. Click Start and go to All Programs.
  2. Go to Accessories and click Paint.
  3. Click the Paint button (left of the Home tab), and then click Open to locate your photo file.
  4. On the Home tab in the Image area, click Resize.
  5. In the Resize area, select Percentage.
  6. Enter 50 in the Horizontal and Vertical boxes.
  7. Click OK.
  8. Click File, and then Save as type and choose PNG as your file type.

For Mac OSX:

  1. Open your photo using Preview from your Applications folder.
  2. Go to Tools and select Adjust Size.
  3. In the Image Dimensions dialog box, choose Fit into: Custom.
  4. Change width and height no larger than 500×500 and pixel size of at least 100×100.
  5. Click OK.
  6. Click File, and then Save as and choose PNG as your file type.
  7. Click Save.
  8. Upload your photo.

We hope you like new design of OffiServ and this cool profile picture feature. Do not hesitate to send us the feedback or post us on our wall on Facebook profile. We want to deliver business oriented application but we all know that behind the scenes there is always human sensitive for usability and elegance.

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