Thursday, February 19th, 2009
Zingzing can now grow to take up the entire browser window letting you fit even more channels into view. To activate this feature, click on the new “Fullscreen Icon” in the top left of the interface. To exit fullscreen mode, click it again.
Those of you lucky enough to have a large monitor will also notice that the default grid size has been increased.
Saturday, January 17th, 2009
If you are reading this, then you are viewing zingzing on my brand spanking new server! There were a couple of small glitches when I switched the switch late last night. Hopefully these have all been cleared up but if you do experience a problem, please report it and I will get right to fixing it.
Friday, January 9th, 2009
Zingzing is all about user feedback. It wouldn’t be where it is today without your fantastic input and support. That is why I am making it even easier to let me know about any problems, concerns or suggestions you may have about the site. Simply click on the “Feedback” tab located at the top of every page and fill out the short questionnaire in the pop-up window. It couldn’t be easier.
Thursday, January 1st, 2009
That’s correct folks. You can now follow every boring little detail of my life on twiter, here is a link to my profile:
Thursday, January 1st, 2009
I’ve been working on a number of changes to the guide (which are now live) on my rainy days away from the Beach this Christmas .
1. IMDB Links – Movies only for the moment but really handy when you can’t decide which film to watch.
2. Links to official programme pages. I have to find and add these manually so it will be some time before I have a comprehensive database.
3. Facebook Share Link – I really want to push the social aspect of watching telly and think this is a good first step.
4. Obscured programmes on the grid now scroll into view when clicked, vertically as well as horizontally.
4. Bug fixes great and small + a couple of performance tweaks.
Let me know if you find any of these helpful or there are any problems.
Friday, December 26th, 2008
It’s been a fantastic year for zingzing. I just wanted to say a big thank you for all the support and feedback I have received. It really makes it worth it.
New years resolutions / goals for the site in 2009
1. Increase the popularity of the forum
2. Create a zingzing desktop widget
3. Create some great partnerships to bring in even more great content and information
4. Keep it simple and easy to use
Sunday, December 14th, 2008
You may of noticed a few big changes to the site today.
New TV Forum – It’s going to take a lot of hard work to get this going but I think it is an essential bit of kit if the site is going to become a success. Please show your support by registering and posting your thoughts. Visit the forum here.
Programme Rollovers (Normal mode only) – The number one feature request makes it’s debut today. Makes browsing the grid even easier. Remember that you can still click through to shows for more information.
Color Changes – Not a biggie but I wanted the site to look a bit more neutral and increase the appeal to everyone.
Compact Grid – The grid can now display even more programmes, saves scrolling and time.
Navigation Tabs – Does what it says on the tin.
Let me know what you think, good or bad.
Tuesday, November 18th, 2008
You can now choose from any of the available genres when searching for programmes on zingzing by using the “More..” dropdown. It seems like such an obvious thing to be able to do but dead tricky to implement! I have categorized (by hand) the top 500 programmes but there are still many many more to go so please be patient while they are being added to the database.
Monday, November 17th, 2008
I am very happy to announce that Five will be available from tomorrow on Freesat, so I have added it to the zingzing listings. The Freesat offering is really starting to look like an attractive offer and I am super tempted by some of the HD boxes out there. Can’t wait until the sales..
Tuesday, November 11th, 2008
OK, if you are not the slightest bit technical, you may want to turn away now.
Anybody that knows me knows I am mad about TV Listings. I do it in my day job and I run this website in my (ever diminishing) spare time. I like to keep a keen eye on the progress of similar sites and noticed today that none of the top ten sites use valid XHTML markup. Shocking.
15 min later… Almost all of the big ticket websites I frequent don’t validate. The only exception to this was the BBC homepage. It’s crazy and sad that the art of creating beautiful XHTML seems to of got lost.
The reality is that creating valid markup cuts down on support and testing costs. Pages load quicker, without errors and users are happy.. Happy Users = Increased Success.
I am vary proud to say zinging uses valid XHTML.