Sunday night a slightly restyled Passpack rolled out, along with a new Passpack It! button improvement, and a bunch of other stuff under-the-hood.
Perhaps the most visible of the changes. We’ve been steadily adding features for the past year without any re-designs, so we’re now working to declutter the interface a bit. Let in a little fresh air.
For the moment, we haven’t actually moved anything on the screen, we’ve just set the stage. Expect to see continuous tweaks over the coming weeks and months. And, of course, if we move something, we’ll let you know where it went [smile].
Auto-login, Reinstall Your Button
The most significant changes are here, with your Passpack It! button. If you haven’t been already, you’ll soon be prompted to reinstall it.
The new button will work on approximately 30% more sites thanks to some tweaks we made to the handling of websites using certain jQuery plugins on their login form – previously they failed, now we support them.
If you’ve had problems training a login form in the past, you might want to try again now. We’ll continue to wheedle away at them too.
Beyond the performance of the button, we were able to work in additional Host-Proof Hosting support to the auto-login process. In short, this explanation of a proxy server for key exchange now only applies to browsers that do not support HTML5 (aka: older browsers).
We had numerous minor improvements and fixes. Too many to list. But if you’ve written into help in the past month or so about a bug, have a look again. It may be fixed now (and if it isn’t we’re still working on it).
There are still plenty more coming too.
More Under the Hood Stuff
Behind the restyling is the beginnings of a complete CSS / HTML refactoring (aka: we’re cleaning up the code that runs the site, not just what you see on screen).
Down the line, this will chip away and load times and make Passpack everyday a little faster. Some people say it feels faster already. Maybe it is magic [smile].