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Sketchboard.Me Confluence Plugin

System Requirements Sketchboard.Me Confluence Plugin editing requires modern web browser like Chrome, Safari or Firefox Since version 3.1.0 plugin supports SVG rendered clickable elements directly on Confluence page. Support requires a modern web browser that supports SVG like Chrome, Safari, Firefox or IE11. Confluence installation server needs to support Arial or Helvetica font for PNG image generation. Add Sketchboard.Me Macro You can add Sketchboard.Me Macro to a page by editing the page.

Security Response to Heartbleed

On April 7, 2014 information was released about a new vulnerability in OpenSSL (CVE-2014-0160). Security bug is called “Heartbleed”. This affected most of internet service, and Sketchboard was also affected. As of right now, we have no indication that the attack has been used against Sketchboard. What Sketchboard has done? Sketchboard updated it’s OpenSSL library version that fixed the bug on April 8th, 2014. New SSL keys were deployed.

Introducing Images

Happy to introduce images on Sketchboard. This has been one of the most requested features. Images can be now dragged and dropped on a board when using one of premium plans. first open a board drag image from your desktop to the board Images can be used as normal elements, connect and resize images as you wish. Uploaded images are found from an image library. The image library is accessed through board context menu or from the right-hand side image library.

Introducing New Shapes

We are happy to introduce new shapes. Most of users requested new shapes in the Sketchboard survey. Clear trend of the survey was to be able to create better looking content with version control. So that’s what we are working on. First features to roll out are new shapes and move elements to foreground/background. Now Sketchboard provides generic shapes category. Feature would not have worked out very well without move elements to foreground/background, so that is implemented as well.

Diagrams in GitHub

We are exited to announce Sketchboard initial integration with GitHub. Now you are able to upload diagrams directly from Sketchboard to GitHub. You can keep documentation and images on a same repository. Example usages: Create project intro with a diagram that makes it easier to get into the project. You can refer images from the repository file Have an overview project design at GitHub wiki Update GitHub Pages technical blog with sketch diagrams See e.

Export Only Selected Elements

From now on Sketchboard obeys selected elements when exporting a board. In case you have selected some elements from the board, exports obeys the selection. In case you don’t select anything, full board will be exported. Steps Select elements Select export method, e.g. Print Export Only Selected Elements as PNG Export Only Selected Downloaded File

Flowdock Integration

When your team uses Flowdock as a virtual room to keep everybody uptodate in the team. Sketchboard brings to that collaboration a virtual visual board. In Sketchboard you can sketch ideas together at the same time or separately when you have time. One possible way to work is to draft something out and have conversation about the design on Flowdock. For that purpose it is now possible to send a message from Sketchboard to Flowdock Team Inbox.

User Account and Team Account

When you sign up, Sketchboard creates a user account that is called My Profile in Sketchboard. In case you have not been earlier added to a team on Sketchboard, Sketchboard creates a default team account for you. You can add team members to the team and share boards with them easily and securily. By default boards are private and you need to select the boards that are shared. User Account == My Profile You can update your Sketchboard profile from “Settings” => “My Profile”.

Map View

Map view allows users to quickly see the board at once. This is especially useful when big board do not fit to the screen. To enable Map View keep z key down. Recenter the board by moving your mouse and release z key. Map View is only enabled when elements are not edited. New Shortcuts + zooms in (when not editing an element) - zooms out (when not editing an element)