What is Nollr?
Nollr is a hyper-customizable web-based start page: the first page you should visit when you open your web browser. After a short time using Nollr, you’ll realize it’s above and beyond your average start page. For more information, check out our about page or sign up today.
How do I get an account?
All you have to do is sign up. Nollr is in closed beta which means we still activate new accounts manually and incrementally.
After signing up how long is the wait?
As of February 2013, the wait time on new signups is approximately 1-2 months. We’ll be doing our best to meet demand, and accelerate our acceptance of new users. Our number one priority is to get you on board as soon as possible. We appreciate your patience.
How do I contact Nollr?
Before you email us, read this FAQ and check out our getting started post. We will do our best to get back to you as soon as possible. We are a dedicated but small team, so please be patient if we can’t get back to you right away. For feedback, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, and for help, please email us at email@example.com.
How does Nollr work?
Nollr lets you arrange your favorite websites, widgets, feeds, and more into a dashboard that you curate. Each rectangular block on your dashboard, what we call “frames”, becomes a valuable asset to your web life. Learn more at our getting started page.
Where did the name Nollr come from?
We had read about how American artist Tom Sachs uses the term “Knolling” in his New York studio. As the legend goes, the term was first used in 1987 by Andrew Kromelow, a janitor at Frank Gehry’s furniture fabrication shop. Kromelow would arrange any displaced tools at right angles on all surfaces, and called this routine “Knolling”—reflective of the 90 degree angles characteristic of Knoll furniture. After weeks of fun word play iterations (and available domain searches) we fell in love with Nollr.
Who created Nollr and why?
Nollr was co-founded by designers Dan and Jeff Vlahos. Along the way, we’ve received the help of other designers and developers. We developed the Nollr concept out of pure self-need: we wanted a browser-agnostic, device-agnostic start page. Nollr is 100% self-funded, which leaves us free to focus on a creating a product that is user-first.
What features are currently available in Nollr?
We’ve created a handy features list just for you.
I’d love it if Nollr _______?
Give us a shout via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @nollr. We’d love to hear how Nollr is or isn’t working for you. We’ll be updating a list of features in development to the features list page as well, so you can see what’s coming up next.
I’m having troubles moving the frames around on my page.
Try grabbing the frame by the favicon. If the frame your moving disappears after moving it do not fret. Hit refresh on your browser and it should magically re-appear. We hope to implement a solution in the near future that will make moving around the frames on the page smoother. For now, we hope you can give it your best shot.
Some content like videos in the Explore Frames section are not displaying.
We are aware of this issue and it looks likewe have a fix in place. You can still add the content to your page and it will appear correctly.
Nollr doesn’t work or look right in my browser.
Trying upgrading to the latest version of your browser. For browsers, we highly recommend Chrome, Safari, or Firefox. Nollr does not currently support older browsers. We’ll be doing our best to support more browsers in the near future.