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Microsoft has Edged out Internet Explorer

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Microsoft's recent updates to Edge, leave Internet Explorer firmly in the past.


Responsive Design in Affino - Update

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We are right in the middle of rolling out Responsive Design in Affino and this post outlines many of the key decisions we have made, and why.

 

When researching approaches to implementing Responsive Design in Affino, we have been looking at existing tools such as Adobe Reflow and Webflow.

 

They have taken two opposite lines of approach. Adobe Reflow allows you to manipulate everything to the nth degree but makes the process very manual. It displays a grid, but it’s ...


Affino 7.2 Release - Speed, Stability and Productivity

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Affino 7.2 is a major speed and stability improvement release. It addresses the issues which have arisen with moving all Affino SaaS sites to the new super scale cloud. This has been an extremely complex release to work on so it’s great to have it out.

 

Affino 7.2 is not only focused on delivering pages quickly and reliably, there are also many great enhancements across the board including: Invitations v2, Commerce Dashboard v2 and Smart Edit. In all there over 200 updates in this...


Messaging v2

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The new Messaging 2 suite in Affino is not simply an incremental update, it is a complete re-imagining of how messaging should work for businesses online.

 

It has meant a fundamental re-think of how bulk and targeted messages work, and breakthrough improvements for notifications and auto-responders.

 

Sales and Marketing Automation

 

Messaging is at the heart of sales and marketing automation. Typically though it is necessary to integrate with many different systems to ...


Affino 7.1 Release - Super Scaling and Deep Engagement

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Affino 7.1 is now out, and it’s a major release in every way. Whilst there are many aspects to this Affino release, the two key threads are improved scaling and greater engagement. Affino 7.1 has been significantly re-architected to scale with new search and analytics engines. With the release of Affino 7.1 we will also be migrating sites to our new super-scaling cloud.

 

We’ve rolled out big updates to many core Affino services including Messaging, Search, Analysis, Customer...


Affino 7 Release

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Our priority for Affino 7 has been to make the most productive platform available for running your business online. The integrated nature of Affino means you only have to manage your community, content, products, design, , promotions and analytics in one place. This is by far the most effective approach for managing an online business. What we have done with Affino 7 is to improve in every way how how you manage your online business.

 

Affino 7 has a New Control Centre, with the pages ...


Affino 7 Control Centre Evolution

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The Affino 7 Control Centre will build on familiar metaphors. Behind the scenes it’s all change though with every single screen having been updated.

 

You will be more productive at doing almost any management task, whatever the context.

 

New Look

 

Expect a great new look. It’s a natural evolution for Affino, and is better suited to the mix of desktop and mobile environments Affino is used in. It will also be faster.

 

No Screen Left Behind

 

We ...


Affino 7's Updated Cloud Architecture

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Scale, Speed, being Current and Automation are the driving forces behind the evolution of the Affino 7 cloud architecture.

 

ColdFusion 10

 

The major catalyst for the upgraded Affino Cloud Architecture is ColdFusion 10. Affino has a long history as a ColdFusion application, dating back to the original ColdFusion Beta from Allaire.

 

ColdFusion has come a long way since then, and it is now primarily a RAD application platform built on top of Java. In practice we ...


Affino 6.0.16 Release - Core Affino Updates

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Affino 6.0.16 is the final significant Affino 6 release. It’s the culmination of a greatly improved Affino user experience where almost every interface has been enhanced during the course of the last couple of years. We’ve focused on smoothing out the remaining rough edges in Affino 6 and it’s now a whole level easier than it’s ever been.

 

This release sees the introduction of Cookie Policies to meet the EU Privacy Directive. These are smart and geo-targeted so ...


Affino 6.0.15 Release - Ecommerce, Usability and Recruitment

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Affino 6.0.15 Release - Ecommerce, Usability and Recruitment

 

This release is the culmination of seven months work on the new Optimised Affino Checkout. During the course of the last six months we have rolled out dozens of incremental improvements (and fixes) to the checkout process to drive higher conversion rates. The checkout experience has been taken to the next level with a complete revamp for simple, fast checkouts. We’ve also rolled out a new ecommerce engine, greatly ...

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