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Image Viewer Update

We've been in the process of improving our image viewer experience and we could use your feedback.

  • We've adding smoothing effects to image zooming.  This removes the previous jumpy behavior at the price of being slightly less responsive.  Please let us know if you have any noticeable degredation on your computer/browser combination.
  • We've taken steps to improve the image load times, allowing browser caching and direct URL loading when institutes have not required us to dissuade image downloading.  Please let us know if your load times have indeed improved or otherwise.
  • We have a more concise toolbar at the top, taking less space, a uniform appearance, and mostly just doesn't look like it was pieced together over the years as we added features; no new functionality, just a prettier presentation.
  • Yes, we've finally stopped loading our default image of P52.  It was adding to the initial page loading time and really served no purpose but to look cool :)

Please let us know your experience.  As always, we'd love to hear from you.  A link to the old image viewer is here for comparison, if you would like to check the difference:

NTVMR Summer of Code


Note: If you are experiencing permission problems, your browser may be saving a login session from the old portal.  Simply sign out of the NTVMR and sign back in.

You should notice many new things on the NTVMR starting this week.  We've upgraded to a newer version of our portal framework, and many new features are available for you to use.  We've also been updating our gadgets.  The Features gadget has been renamed to the "Object Features" gadget so as to disambiguate actual manuscript and page "features" from software features.  You will also now see much more detail displayed in the control.

Under your name in the upper right you will find "My Dashboard" which is your place to create your personal workspace if you don't like the public work pages we've setup.  Also, "My Profile" is were you can build public pages others can see, with a friendly URL you can give out to others.  You can blog here, post a calendar, maintain a task list, write articles, whatever you'd like.

Lots has changed and more should be coming over this summer.  If you are running a project for a team and have setup your own custom pages with gadgets, you may find some of them missing today.  This is due to the name change.  Don't be alarmed; just grab them from the left and drop them back on your page.  This may happen with more gadgets throughout this summer.

My apologies for the inconvenience.  I hope you enjoy the new features and if you find something new and cool about the portal, let me know! :)  I'm going to sleep now.


Will the real shelf number for P122 please stand up!