Simple Mailing List 2 Screen Shots – Part 1 – Compose Message

September 3, 2011 @ 4:47 pm by NotOneBit.

As I get closer to finishing up work on Simple Mailing List 2 (SML2), I thought I’d begin to post screen shots of what the interface will look like. Note that the look of the final application is subject to change, however it should be very close to what you’ll see here.

I’ll be releasing SML2 in beta form first to allow folks to test it and shake out the bugs. Once I feel that it’s been thoroughly tested, I’ll remove the beta moniker. And as always, SML2 will be free just like previous versions.

And now, onto the first round of screen shots. Today’s post will focus on the message composition screen.

Fig. 1

Fig. 2

Fig. 3

The three figures above show the new message composition screen. The first two figures show the screen if you have a single list, and the third figure shows the composition screen if you have multiple lists (lists listed down the left hand side). In figure 1, (A) shows the drafts link that allows to to load a draft of a previous image. (B) shows the toolbar that allows you to work with templates, drafts, attachments, and toggle the visual editor on and off. (C) shows the sent test message link which allows you to take the message you’re working on and send it to any email address before committing to sending it to an entire list. (D) shows the status and scheduling area.

Figure 2 shows the scheduling area once you select a delivery of later instead of now. Figure 3 simply shows the list of mailing lists down the left side of the composition area.

Drafts are automatically saved, however you can use the Save Draft button to force a save. The visual editor (TinyMCE) can be toggled on and off with one click and you can set your preference for default editor to the visual editor (HTML mail) or plain text editor in the SML configuration file. When sending an HTML message, SML will create a MIME message with an HTML email and a plain text email for those recipients that can’t read HTML messages.

If you’re composing a message and accidentally (or intentionally) leave the page, you’ll receive a warning about possibly losing work so that you don’t inadvertantly lose something you need.

You can upload multiple file attachments simultaneously (without a Flash uploader).

Finally, when sending messages to multiple lists, if a member belongs to multiple lists they will only receive the message once instead of once for every list they belong to.

Coming next, the members area.

Simple Mailing List 2 Beta – Coming in September

August 23, 2011 @ 10:54 pm by NotOneBit.

Wow, I can’t believe how long it’s been between posts. I’m kind of embarrassed actually. I’ve been so busy with work (a good thing) that sadly my pet projects have sat idle while my attention has been devoted to other work. But with that said, SML2 is still alive! A beta version will soon be available for anyone wanting to test it out. Small things like images and the finishing touches will be missing but all the new functionality will be there. I’m going to post some screen shots first and then let the testing begin.

Simple Mailing List 2 Development Well Underway

June 24, 2010 @ 10:14 am by NotOneBit.

I hope to post some more details about this soon, but I just wanted to let everyone know that SML2 is well under way and is looking to be awesome.

Generic Login System (GeLS) Now Available

April 8, 2010 @ 9:37 pm by NotOneBit.

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KillBot Professional 2 Now Available

January 16, 2010 @ 11:22 pm by NotOneBit.

We are proud to announce that KillBot Professional 2, an enterprise-class strength CAPTCHA solution is now available. KillBot Professional, the web’s original Flash CAPTCHA, builds upon the strengths of KillBot to create a truly dynamic form of authentication. Even stronger than the image-based version, KillBot Professional uses Flash to constantly keep the security code in some form of motion so that humans can easily read it while computer’s can’t. KillBot Professional generates over 65 MILLION codes, not counting the variations created via the various Flash effects. It’s so good it’s in use by the United States Federal Government.

In this release we have completely overhauled the logic and made security our primary focus. It’s now impossible to derive the code being generated from the KillBot source files as the logic that generates the code doesn’t exist with the Flash movie. We’ve also added many different Flash effects that obfuscate the code enough to make it virtually impossible for computers to discern the code, yet easy enough for humans to read.  Now characters can fade, rotate, move, blur, and more.

Note that with the release of KillBot Professional 2, we also have updated KillBot Professional with Audio.