GROUPBOARD/GROUPWORLD NEWSLETTER - June 2001
This is an occasional newsletter which is sent out to all registered Groupboard and GroupWorld.net customers a few times a year.
CONTENTS50% price reduction for upgrading Groupboards.
Webmaster hints and tips.
Multi-player games now available!
Multi-lingual versions of Groupboard.
Features available to registered users.
50% price reduction for upgrading Groupboards
We have now implemented an online credit/debit card payment system and as a special offer we are taking 50% off the price of purchasing a 15 or 100 user Groupboard for the month of June.
This means that a 15 user board now costs just $50 for the first year, and a 100 user board costs $125. These prices only apply to newly upgraded boards, and only apply for the first year.
As well as increasing the number of users from 5 to either 15 or 100, purchasing an upgraded board also gives you the ability to increase the size of the whiteboard and have more saved pictures and messages. For more information, go to:http://www.groupboard.com/products/gblicence.shtml
Webmaster hints and tips
Extended colour palette: you can now have an extra 216 colours on your whiteboard by adding the following html tag:
<param name=extended_palette value=true>
Drawing user: you can make your whiteboard display the name of the user who is drawing by adding the following html tag:
<param name=display_drawing_user value=true>
Board size: you can reduce the size of the border around the Groupboard by altering the values of the WIDTH and HEIGHT tags in the html code. Also, to change the colour of the background, you can add the following tags:
<param name=background_red value=255> <param name=background_green value=255> <param name=background_blue value=255>
The above would set the background to white, but you can change it to any other colour by altering the values of the red, green and blue. Note that all three of the parameters must be used.
Multi-player games now available!
Over the last few months we have been developing a number of multi-player games for the Groupboard. These are now available, and you can add games to your own board by choosing the "games" tickbox in the Board Info dialog. To see a demo of the games, go to:http://www.groupboard.com/gametest.html
(this has the games together with chat, but you can also have games alongside the whiteboard).
TalkWorld is a multi-user 3D chat program which allows you to talk to other people using a microphone. It is completely free, and you can download the software (for Windows 95/98/NT/2000) by going to:http://www.talkworld-online.com
Multi-lingual versions of Groupboard
We are condering translating the Groupboard into other languages. If you would be interested in using a non English language version, or if you would be able to help us in the actual translation, please email us to register your interest. We currently have French and Danish versions, with other European languages coming soon.
<param name=hide_gui value=true>
Features available to registered users
The following Groupboard features are available to users who have purchased a 15 or 100 user upgraded Groupboard. Please email us if you are interested in any of these:
- The ability to ensure that the html for your board is only hosted from a certain domain (to prevent someone else copying your board onto their own web page).
- The ability to have a page which uses our backup server, so that you can immediately move your users onto the backup server if you need to use the Groupboard urgently and have trouble connecting to the main server.
- You can make it so that you receive an email each time someone saves a picture in the gallery of your Groupboard.