Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Service Update at 15 March 2012

Service Update at 15 March 2012

This message is to notify you that the Feng-GUI team will be performing a scheduled maintenance that will impact your solutions.
From the hours of March 14, 2012 @ 10:00PM until March 15, 2012 @ 1:00AM. All times are in Central Standard Time (GMT -6).
The outage is expected to last no longer than 20 minutes.
This service update (v3.8) contain improved performance and new functional features.

Web API Changes
The March service update include a change at the API methods: GetImageSet and GetAccountInfo
If you are using the functions GetImageSet or GetAccountInfo, please make sure to update your SOAP integration with the new changes.
public ImageSet GetImageSet(int PageNum, int ItemsCount)
More fields added to the AccountInfo struct.
public AccountInfo GetAccountInfo(string AccountID)
public struct AccountInfo
string UserName;string Password;string Email;string Roles;int Status;int Used;
int Credit;string Service;string DateAdd;string FirstName;string LastName;
string Address;string City;string ZipCode;string Country;string Company;int Storage;
int Mailing;

You can preview the new API at
We appreciate the effort it takes to write and maintain an integration between two systems
and apologize for an API change that is not backwards compatible.

End of support for XML-RPC web API
From 1 June, 2012 we will no longer provide support for the XML-RPC web API.
Feng-GUI partners who are still using our XML-RPC API will need to have transitioned to SOAP API by 1 June, 2012.
We recommend migrating prior to 1 June 2012, to allow plenty of time for any last minute issues.

We’re happy to assist with your migration plan to make the transition as smooth as possible.
Please don’t hesitate to contact support if you have any questions.

Valentine’s Day Credits Back

Your customer satisfaction is our top priority and since today is Valentine's Day, we want to show you our love and appreciation.

We queried our database for customers with expired credits and extended the expiration period of all the purchased packages to 1st April 2012.
We hope that you will manage to make use of all your credits.

To view your credit balance and your payment history, sign in and check the "Account Details" > "Purchase History".

If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear them.
We value your opinion most, so if you have any suggestions on how we can improve our service to you, please let us know.

Team Feng-GUI

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Interview - Making websites look ‘just right’

Rafael Mizrahi interview at the Consulate General of Israel, Boston, New England.
It's often a real challenge for designers to set up a web page with all the required elements -- images, disclaimers, links -- while guiding users to make a purchase, click on a link, sign up for an e-mail newsletter, etc. For businesses that rely on the web for sales -- or “conversions,” as they are called in web sales circles -- it's a matter of dollars and cents because users aren't going to keep surfing on a site that's too difficult to understand or too confusing to look at.

read the full interview at