PBworks adds support for Google Chrome, drops Firefox 2

I do a lot of cross browser testing as part of my job as Gentleman of Quality (Head of QA) here at PBworks and I keep a close eye on which browsers our users are adopting and which ones are fading away. I’m pleased to announce that we’re adding support for Google Chrome, an excellent browserContinue reading “PBworks adds support for Google Chrome, drops Firefox 2”

A/B Testing at PBworks

At PBworks, we take our data seriously.  So it should be no surprise to learn that we use A/B testing techniques to aid our product and website development decisions.  Having a web-based product means that we can quickly learn what our customers like and what they don’t like and make changes accordingly.  If you’re notContinue reading “A/B Testing at PBworks”

PBwiki Single Sign-On 3.0

We’ve recently released the third generation of our single sign-on capability, which represents a significant increase in functionality. Previous generations of PBwiki’s single sign-on let you authenticate people from a particular domain; in other words, if I ran an authentication server for ChrisYeh.com, I could allow other people with ChrisYeh.com identities to log into myContinue reading “PBwiki Single Sign-On 3.0”

New Feature: PBwiki Has Spellcheck!

Yes it’s been a long time coming but today we’re thrilled to announce — PBwiki now comes with spell check! To double check your spelling, click on the spell check icon in your toolbar (beside the plugin icon). All misspelled words will be underlined with a dotted red line. Right click on the word toContinue reading “New Feature: PBwiki Has Spellcheck!”

Search 2.0: Now Better, Faster, Stronger

Mmm, dogfood. Here at PBwiki, we make use of our own product pretty extensively. And having used an internal PBwiki for some three years, we’ve accumulated a pretty large collection of material! This makes it ever more important that we be able to search it and find what we’re looking for. So we’ve dramatically overhauledContinue reading “Search 2.0: Now Better, Faster, Stronger”

The Universal Edit Button

When the web was first conceived, it was intended to be a read/write medium. Right now, wikis are the best implementation of that vision: web pages that are easy for people to edit directly from their web browser. Yesterday, we heard about the Universal Edit Button from a commenter on Get Satisfaction. When we lookedContinue reading “The Universal Edit Button”