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Introducing: Your Log

Mar 26, 2015

You get a log! And you get a log! And YOU get a log! What the heck is a log? Well, it's almost exactly like a blog but we're gonna give the B a rest for now. Smell ya letter, B!!

We know it's not easy to keep pumping finished goods to your portfolio. Your log is a fast and stress-free way to update viewers on whatcha got goin on in between final work. Keep things fresh by sharing your process, showing off your workspace, or (most importantly) posting glamour shots of your pets!

Five fun facts about your log:

  1. Anyone can make log posts. Paid users get the added bonus of audio and video.
  2. It's completely optional. Turn it on, turn it off, hide yo wife or hide yo kids.
  3. You can call it whatever you want: blog, journal, updates, news, diary, Fred. The only rule is that people named Kenny have to name it Kenny Loggins. No exceptions.
  4. Once you've uploaded a set of photos, click on the FILL ROW button to magically stretch an individual photo to the full width of the post. It's a simple way to create a picture perfect layout in seconds.
  5. There is no five. Make your first log post and let us know what you think!

Good news for copywriters, creative directors and all you folks pulling campaigns together for a living! We built our latest theme, Copybara, to help you tell the story of your work. For starters, we introduced Text Pieces which lets you easily add Paragraphs, Subtitles and Pull Quotes into your projects. You can create a narrative that takes viewers through the development, reaction to and results of your campaigns. Delightful!

We've also added a Smart Layout option for your pieces. Just pop in all your images and we'll use code science wizardry to display your work at its very best. Don't ask how it knows... it just knows. Try it and see!

And if that weren't enough, we added a Zoom thinger so your admirers can get a nice close look at your amazing copy. Give it a whirl and let us know what you think!

Thanks to an army of pleasantly-shaped robutts, you can now add PDF documents to your Carbonmade. Go ahead and easily upload your original tearsheets, magazine spreads, radio scripts, or whatever else you've got in PDF format to your portfolio. We'll optimize it to look darn fine and crisp on all screens without plugins or fuss. Amazing!

We heard all you copywriters, sound designers, musicians and voice actor types loud and clear. Because we're reasonably good listeners, you can now add audio files to all of your projects. To kick things off, we support MP3, AAC, and WMA files and plan to add new formats as we go. You can upload your songs, demos, radio ads and screeching car chase effects with or without an image to accompany the file. It'll look good and sound plenty great either way. Huzzah!

Note: the Classic theme doesn't support audio. Switch to any other Theme and go nuts!

Aww yiss! You'll be struttin your stuff in no time now that you can quickly Move and Delete pieces in bulk. You can even undo those very same actions in a flash. We've simplified the design and made it all responsive-like so it works great no matter the screen size. Feels good, bro!

New Help Site

Nov 18, 2014

Having just added a metric ton of great goodness to Carbonmade, we thought it of utmost importance to beef up our Help site. Now you can quickly search for answers, scan topics by category, or check out our handy FAQs. We've even added looping videos so you can follow along step by step. And of course, our support wizards are always standing by to bippity-boppity-boo. If you're not finding what you need, they'll get you sorted in a jiff!

Wouldn't it be nice if you could make sweeping, grandiose, across the board changes with the click of a button? Well, that's what we're letting you do with our shiny new Default Project editor. Switch all your projects from List to Flipbook view or instantly change the placement of your captions without going project by project. We'll be adding lots more to this area so stay tuned!

Adjusting Thumbnails

Nov 17, 2014

Don't worry about being "all thumbs" when it comes to making your homepage look picture perfect. We've radically improved the thumbnail uploading, editing and cropping process. Now you can quickly select your image, hit the "edit thumb" button and use our fancy pants slider to zoom in on just the right spot. You can even drag it around until you hit absolute pixel perfection. Your thumbs update auto-magically so you can marvel at how pretty it looks or keep on adjusting like a maniac. Go nuts!

Based on your feedback, we tinkered and tailored the Design section to make it clearer and easier to use. It's your one-stop shop for choosing a theme and futzing with all of its glorious style, mood and design options. From color scheme to footer blurb, you can personalize the look and feel of your portfolio better than ever before. Plus, this overhaul will make it easier for us to release new themes with all sorts of nifty features. High fives and stage dives!

New Theme: Webcat

Nov 17, 2014

Introducing Webcat, a custom-crafted theme made with modern screen designers in mind. It lets your pixel masterpieces shine and responds with cat-like reflexes to every device. Show off the intricacy of your online work in a theme that's retina ready and hella responsive!

Webcat is now available to ALL subscribers and can be found in the Design section under Themes. Git it, git it!