Friday, December 12, 2014

New Responsive Design for Reservation Details

We've rewritten the underlying code for the Reservation Details page so that it is now uses a responsive layout rather than a fixed layout. This means that the layout of the page will automatically change based on the user's device screen size. Instead of being a fixed width of 1000 pixels, now the elements on the screen will re-position themselves to best fit whichever size screen is being used. As we see more and more mobile devices being used, often with smaller screens than for what the system was originally designed for, it is important that we rework the layout of our screens so that the system is also easy to use on small screens.

When viewed full screen on a "desktop" computer the layout should mostly look the same. But when the screen is made much narrower, what was traditionally in the right side column now moves below the left column and the entire page is one long column.

If things don't look quite right at first, press Ctrl-R or reload the system in order to make sure you are seeing the newest files we have loaded. This has been tested on a variety of browsers and devices, but sometimes things still don't look right. If you notice anything unusual feel free to comment here (and post a screenshot if possible).

Full Screen:

Narrow Screen:

Friday, December 5, 2014

A Couple New Permissions Settings

It is now possible to set which links appear in the header section of the system on a user by user basis.

Go to Settings, Users, click on a user, and then scroll to near the bottom and expand the Additional Settings area.

Then select whether to show or hide the Search link, Reminders icon, or Number of New Reservations link.

An example of the Reminders and New Reservations links turns off:

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Payment Pages now include terms agreement section

The same functionality as is found on the main reservation page with regard to the terms and cancellation policy now applies to the payment pages. If you are using our {{paymentlink}} feature, or taking payment on the confirmation page, now the terms and conditions and cancellation policies and links will appear there. This was done in response to credit card policies requiring the cancellation policy to be shown on any page where a guest is agreeing to make a payment.

If checked to show full text on the page in the Reservation Page settings, then the full text also shows on the payment page.