Welcome to Nollr. If you’ve signed up for Nollr, thank you, thank you, thank you: we’re delighted to have your interest, and we’re bringing new users aboard as fast as we can, so spread the word. If you haven’t signed up yet, you can easily do so from our Login page.
In this post, we’re covering some basics for new users and introducing you to Nollr. For the most part, Nollr is self-explanatory. We hope this will serve as a basic help area for the time being.
If you’ve started using Nollr and have any feedback or concerns, please feel free get in touch with us at email@example.com. We will get back to you as soon as we can. We’re looking to improve Nollr every day, so your feedback is not only appreciated, but essential.
What is Nollr again?
Nollr is a start page: a single page where you can view and access your favorite websites and tools. Start pages are a great way to get a big-picture view of all of your favorite tools, media, information, and destinations. Just point your web browser to nollr.com and sign in from anywhere to see your content on your laptop, tablet, or mobile phone.
The Nollr Frame
At the simplest level, you’ll notice your Nollr page is made up of rectangular spaces: we call these rectangular spaces “frames”. A Nollr frame is a single modular space on your page, and a versatile “container” for various types of content.
You’ll quickly notice that different Nollr frames do different tricks depending on how they’re set up. For example, some Nollr frames display images like logos, and by clicking on that logo, you can go to their website based on a Link URL. Other frames can do things like show you today’s weather, show a video, or help you do some math. Many of the frames you currently see hosted today are frames that we, the Nollr team, did ourselves and with the help of fellow designers to show you some very simple possibilities.
Widgets and Dynamic Content
Typically, static frames that are displaying a logo or image are clickable, while dynamic frames or “widgets” are interactive. For example, when you hover over a frame with a logo image in it, an overlay and orange arrow icon will appear over the frame to signify you can click it. This is to indicate that, if you click on this frame, you will be taken to the destination URL. On a dynamic Widget like Nollr Calculator, an overlay will not appear: this indicates that there is content directly in the frame to be interacted with whenever you need it.
Every frame on Nollr has a set of controls. These controls appear just below the frame when you hover your mouse over (or touch) a frame. When logged in each of these controls appear below each frame:
>THE LAUNCH ARROW
When you click the “launch arrow”, you will open the full website for that particular frame. For example, clicking on a CNN frame’s launch arrow would bring you to cnn.com, and clicking on the Nollr Weather frame’s launch arrow would bring you to a full-window Nollr Weather. The launch arrow is accessible whether it is your frame, or a frame on someone else’s public page.
>THE FRAME PREFERENCES ICON
When you click on the frame preferences icon (gear icon), the frame will flip over and you will be offered an inside look as to how the current frame is working. It’s like looking “under the hood” of the frame. In the first menu, you’ll see the size that is set for the frame, as well as the two URLs that are powering the content and destination of the frame. By clicking “More”, you’ll get options to change the background color, if the image is transparent, and add notes to the frame.
>THE TAGS [#] ICON
When you click on the tags icon below any Nollr frame, a menu appears that allows you to begin adding and modifying the tags for that particular frame. Tags allow you to sort your page by categories or criteria that you define.
>THE DELETE [X] FRAME ICON
When you click on the Delete Frame icon, you’ll receive the option to immediately remove the frame from your page.
>THE ADD [+] FRAME ICON
When viewing other Nollr pages or the Explore Frames section, you’ll get the option to click on the Add Frame (+) icon, which will immediately add that frame to your own page without leaving or navigating the page. For more on adding frames, read on.
Adding a Nollr Frame
There are multiple ways to add frames to your Nollr page. The simplest way that we will cover in this post is the Add Frame Helper. By clicking or tapping the plus “+” icon in the top right corner of your dashboard, a special frame will appear with options for adding a new frame. We created a special Quick Pick list for v2.0 of Nollr that allows for super fast addition of some of the most popular frames on Nollr. For the more exploratory of the bunch, hop on over to the Explore section, where you can browse, search, and filter public frames across the entire Nollr system.
Customizing Your Nollr Page
When you’re on your own page, there are all sorts of ways to customize and personalize. Here are some simple examples you can do right now:
>RE-ARRANGE THE FRAMES ON YOUR PAGE
One of the easiest ways to customize your page is to re-arrange your frames into your preferred order and layout. To move any Nollr frame, click and hold on a frame’s favicon next to its title, and drag it to a new location on your page. The frame’s new location will be automatically saved.
>CHANGE A FRAME’S TITLE
Don’t like how a frame is titled? Just click on the title of any frame with your cursor, and it will become an editable text field before you know it. When you’re happy with the new title you entered, just click anywhere outside of that frame, and it will become the new title for the frame.
>ADD CUSTOM TAGS TO THE FRAMES ON YOUR PAGE
Tagging frames allows you to categorize your frames. For example, you might want to tag all your social media frames with the tag “social”. To add a tag to a frame, click on the tags [#] icon below any frame, and type in one or multiple words for the frame followed by spaces. When you tag your frames, the tags you use are automatically added to the tags drop down in the navigation bar. From that drop down, you can quickly filter a page of many frames down to only the ones that have a specific tag.
>DELETE A FRAME FROM YOUR PAGE
Sometimes, you are unfortunately going to decide that you need to go your separate ways with a specific frame: maybe it’s just not as useful as you thought it might be, or you no longer visit the website it represents. To delete a frame, click the “X” icon that appears below any frame on hover. After confirming that you would like to delete it, it will remove itself immediately with no further effort. Poof! Gone.