Thursday, July 31, 2008

Breaking News: Nota an Official Partner at Creative Commons iSummit '08 in Sapporo

Hey Everyone!

 We are very excited as Nota is an official partner of Creative Commons at their iSummit in Sapporo, Japan. Here is a description of the event from the site:

Inspired by Japanese innovation and hosted in a city fast becoming recognized for its modern, creative, technology-orientated approach to business and public initiatives - this year's iSummit will be a ground-breaking event that showcases pioneering approaches to furthering digital culture around the world.

At our booth in iSummit we are showcasing our C-shirt concept using Nota technology to design and edit remixable shirt designs. Participants can print their own C-shirts right there. Some people are ordering as many as 7 at a time!

We have also added lots of great new Clip Art for everyone to use making new designs better all the time.

Note: for this special campaign we have temporarily opened registration to iSummit participants only and it will close on August 1.

As always, please feel free to share your opinions about Nota on our Contact page, or here in the comments.



Nota Community Guy

Thursday, July 24, 2008

All-New Feature From Your Feedback: Private Nota!

Hi Everyone!

I am happy to announce that our team has developed a new feature straight from your feedback: Private Nota.

If you visit your Home page there is a new layout with sections for your private and public nota via thumbnail view.

Here is how it works:

  1. From the home page, click the '+ new' button to start your desired type of nota

  2. If you want, share the URL of your private nota to collaborate with friends or peers

  3. If and when you want to make your nota public click 'remix it' to make a public copy

Now you can keep projects private indefinitely or just work on your creations until you are satisfied with the result and then make them popular.

Feature Note: Embedding a private nota will result in an access denied message in the frame.

The Nota team has immediately begun using this for our own purposes and we hope you find it useful too. =)

P.s. Don't hesitate to let us know what you think! We love implementing your feedback.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

New Features: Font Art, Post to Blogger & LiveJournal Buttons, and More

Hey everyone!

This week we are introducing three new features to make your Nota experience better:

  • Font Art
  • Embed straight to Blogger and LiveJournal buttons
  • New Clip Art

With the Font Art feature you can select from 5 new fonts.


  1. Choose a font you like
  2. Enter your desired text
  3. Click 'add' - the tool will automatically render the Font Art in your nota canvas.

From there you can customize your new Font Art the same as a shape- move, resize, change colors, and adjust transparency.

This way you can have font options that add more personality to your nota and you dont have to wait while the page is loading entire font sets.

We have also added new clip art for you in edit mode with the theme 'Happy Drive' and there are some great characters and images to use (as seen in the Weekly Nota above). When you are all done and want to share your nota on Blogger and Live Journal you can use the  new embed buttons for them in view mode. 

Thats all for now, and here is your Tip of the Week:

Did you know you can use the Ctrl key+ the mouse scroll wheel to zoom in and out in edit mode?

This is very handy if you have moved a window off the normal screen and cant click on the move button or the X button to delete, or just want to get a zoomed out view of your whole nota.

Please leave us any ideas or feedback you might have!



The Nota Community Guy.

Nota Supports Flash Player 10

We inform you that Nota supports Adobe Flash 10.
We are currently testing Nota under Flash Player 10 beta 2, and it's running well.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Weekly Update: New Clip Art and Your Friend's Comments Feed

Hi everyone!

This week you have two cool updates:

- New Clip Art in the Sidebar to Play with and...

-Comments your friends have left on other Nota are now included in your news feed.

Beginning this week we will be adding new clip art to the sidebar weekly. We hope this will allow the creation of better and better creations all the time.  Also, when you check your main news feed you may notice  : "Ben left a new comment for Jen". Now you can enjoy the Nota your friends are commenting on.

And now, here is your Tip of the Week:

You can set a particular Nota to be displayed on your MyNota page by entering the page number into the settings customization page.

For example:

Leave us any comments or feedback you may have-- we would be happy to incorporate your ideas into the site.



The Nota Community Guy

Monday, July 7, 2008

Today's Nota -Fill The Ocean With Fish!-

Arcwind started a new drawing. Let's join to draw your fish!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Today's Nota -How the animal grows up-

The animal on the roreroica's board has been grown up!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

New This Week: new MyNews and Clipart Features

Hey everyone!

This week we have two very cool new features:

1. Nota News - this shows you all the latest activity around your Nota

2. Clipart - the display for clipart is now an accordion style so you can more easily grab clipart (tons of new clipart will be added soon!)

Now through Nota News you can check for updates to all the different kinds of activity going on around you in Notaland. For now there are four feeds:

  1. an 'all' feed showing all Notaland activity

  2. a comments feed with all comments you have recieved on your Nota

  3. a shared feed with all activity in your shared Nota

  4. a ratings feed with all ratings you have recieved on your Nota

In the editing view you can now see clipart galleries expand in an accordion style that makes it much easier to use than the previous style with a drop box. Also, please look forward to see lots of new vector clipart for you to use in the near future.

Thats the news and....

Here is your Tip of the Week:

When you use the text tool you can choose a color for the text box background.If you highlight the text you can change its color, if you leave the selector at the end of the text you change the background color.

We have many big changes coming up to make Nota more fun and powerful.

Please give us any feedback or comments and we'll try our best to put them into effect on the site.

Thanks for enjoying Nota and please stay tuned for lots of great updates in the near future.



The Nota Community Guy