Friday, June 5, 2009 1:38:39 PM
Last week we released the first beta version of the Yahoo! 360° blog import tool, that allows you to automatically transfer your Yahoo! 360° blog and comments to My Opera.
So far we've imported 1000 blogs and have more than 100 requests in queue, waiting to be processed. The amount of weekly blog posts has increased by 20%. Some new bloggers from Yahoo! 360° have already customized their blog with colourful and creative skins.
However, some of you may have problems with the import tool. Here's a list of known issues:
- The import tool does not work if you have special characters or spaces in your Yahoo! password. If you've received a mail from us telling you "Unfortunately ,we were unable to access your Yahoo! 360° blog" then change your Yahoo! password and retry.
- Your pictures may not show in entries for some reasons related to the privacy mode in Yahoo. We highly recommend you to go to http://download.360.yahoo.com/ and click on "Prepare my download". You will get a .zip file containing all your pictures.
Thanks for understanding and as usual, we appreciate feedback!
Friday, May 1, 2009 3:00:00 AM
From being a Saviour of Garfield to awesome Iron Maiden concerts, this member sure has a busy life.
Take the time to get to know her blog, we are constantly amazed over the cool posts she has from travels or just visits to museums with her family. There is over 700 posts you can have a look through!
Take a look at "Words were floating on the breeze..." by Bea! Whoop whoop and congratulations!
Tuesday, March 31, 2009 9:13:41 AM
Web fonts are a great way to style your blog by applying a new font visitors with Opera 10 can benefit from.
With Web Fonts you can change the entire look and feel of your blog by applying a few simple lines of code to your CSS.
Supported Web Font formats in Opera 10 are:
- TrueType/OpenType TT (.ttf)
- OpenType PS (.otf)
First, you need find a font of your taste. There are thousands of free Web Fonts out there, so just search for "free fonts" using any search engine.
For the next part you have to be logged in to your My Opera account and have a blog (preferrably with some entries too). Place your pointer to "My page" in the top menu and choose "Design" from the drop down list. Make sure you have a design template which supports customizing your own style sheet. Click on the "custom style sheet" link to embed and adjust the following code:
/* Special font-face selector */
/* "Nickname" you want to refer to later */
/* Change the URI to where your font resides */
src: url("linktofont.ttf") format("truetype");
/* Refer to the "Nickname" to apply it any element you want */
Your are now using Web Fonts. Please let us know as a comment if you've experimented with this in your own blog, so others can check it out.
Nice new font for my test blog.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 2:29:59 PM
Having friends on My Opera lets you control who can access your blog and photos (also, a big friends list looks badass). We're adding more functionality to fully utilize this feature of My Opera, but if you feel that some friends have gone AWOL, then the issue might be on your end...
With the latest "patch" we modified the friend approval system. If a user adds you as a friend you now have to accept his/hers invite to become friends and let them get access to your "Friends only" content using a new interface.
Head over to your friends section ("My page" -> "Friends" -> "Friend requests") to see any pending requests and add your new friends:
User "aaas" wants to be my friend... Should I let him?
For the upcoming release we also want to improve the friends feature with a new interface:
Even shinnier buttons with more text... How's that possible? -_-
We're also bringing back the inferior "block" button:
Do not be afraid to block unwanted peepers!
Anything else you want to see added or improved with the friends system? Now is the time to speak up!
Monday, March 2, 2009 1:43:07 PM
On Wednesday we will take My Opera down in the morning (CET) for some much needed maintenance. We will add the photo uploader and some other funky stuff requested for a loooong time.
During the maintenance we will of course have Bubbles up and running, so this is your chance to click on bubbles again with the same color, compete on who will get the highest score and chat with us on IRC.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009 4:37:48 PM
A genre-bending Norwegian horror comedy
"Dead Snow" is the first Norwegian Nazi-Zombie horror comedy which tells the story of a group of friends who set out on a winter vacation in the isolated and snowy mountains of Oksfjord, Norway. Once there, they receive a visit from a shady hiker, who tells them a story about Nazi occupation of the area during World War II.
After doing their fair share of pillaging, the dreaded battalion faced a brutal and vengeful uprising by the citizens of the town. The soldiers who managed to survive the onslaught, including their dreaded leader Colonel Herzog, were driven into the hills by the angry mob, where they supposedly froze to death, never to be seen again...
But if the horror genre has taught us anything, it's that the raucous behavior and promiscuity of the younger generation always have a way of bringing evil spirits back to life...
Win cool prizes and use our new blog design!
We've teamed up with the Norwegian movie distributor Euforia to give you a chance to walk away with a rocking Skullcandy headset and some sweet movie posters! Yeay! All you have to do in order to enter a raffle to win cool Dead Snow effects is answer three questions about the movie. Winners will be annouced on My Opera Friday February 27th.
You will get a chance to win the DVD once it has been internationally released.
Also remember to check out our Dead Snow blog theme - for all you Norwegian zombie lovers!
Please note that some scenes from the movie may be seen as offensive. Viewer discretion is advised.