DNS Problem

March 23rd, 2011 • Comments
The issue from Monday has unfortunately resurfaced. There is a problem with the DNS servers at the data center, which is making Blaq appear to be running a lot slower than it should. Technicians are working on it and hope to have it fixed very soon. 

We'll keep you updated with any progress.



 

Back to full speed

March 21st, 2011 • Comments
Our hosting provider has fixed the problem so Blaq is running normally again now. We will continue to monitor the situation and advise if anything changes.

Once again, thank you for your patience.



 

Slow...

March 21st, 2011 • Comments
There is an issue at the data centre where Blaq is hosted at the moment which is causing it to run significantly slower than usual. We have technicians currently looking at it and hope to have it running normally again as soon as possible.

We apologise for any problems this may be causing and thank you for your patience.



 

March 2011 Update

March 4th, 2011 • Comments
Over the weekend, Zignet will be performing a scheduled update of Blaq.
 
Improvements include:
  • Updated Layout - this will be the most obvious part to the update. The layout has been updated considerably but the transition for current users shouldn't be difficult.
  • Tasks - jobs, quotes, purchase orders, etc. now all include 'tasks' for keeping track of tasks which need to be performed relating to that transaction. They can be assigned to different users and given due dates so that they show up on the user's planner.
  • Help - there is a lot more help shown on the screen, informing the user what the many fields are for.
  • Timesheet Costs - timesheet reports will be able to be costed either based on the user's hourly rate (same as before) or a product's hourly rate (new), which is set in the products section.
  • user's default email signatures can now be HTML
  • most record lists now only require a single click on a link instead of a double-click - makes them usable on touch-screen devices
  • more MYOB import options have been added
  • users can opt in or out of receiving emails about Blaq news & updates
  • accounts are now in their own menu, making them quicker/easier to find
  • the news feed is now in it's own section so you can see more of it
Please note the update will be occurring over the weekend so there may be a small interruption to the Blaq service, but it will be no more than 30 minutes.



 

New look and features

August 26th, 2010 • Comments
In the past few months we've been doing a lot of work with Blaq including adding new features which will be available soon.

We've also been updating the look of Blaq to make it easier to use and more pleasant to look at.

Recently, the major browsers have been updated to include many of the new features of HTML 5 and CSS 3. We've been changing Blaq to take advantage of these new features. The two most popular browsers used with Blaq are Firefox and Safari, and the latest versions of these (Safari 5.x and Firefox 3.5+) will both work fully with the latest Blaq updates, as will the latest Chrome versions. Internet Explorer 8 will still work with Blaq, however it won't display all the new aesthetic improvements. The next version of Internet Explorer, version 9, should be available soon and looks like it will be able to show the improvements.

Whilst we'd recommend Blaq users switch to Firefox, Safari or Chrome, more importantly we'd recommend you always keep your browser updated to its latest version.

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