Saturday, March 31, 2012

Improved Import

Well this has been a long time coming, but Signup Ahead can finally(!) import from an Excel spreadsheet directly. Go ahead and upload those XLS and XLSX files, no need to convert to CSV first! It also supports LibreOffice/OpenOffice ODS files.

Also, the CSV export column format has changed slightly. The Start column used to have both date and time. Now there is a new Date column which holds the date, and Start is time only. Not to worry, the old format is still supported on upload.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Features and Fixes

Many changes found their way into the latest update for Signup Ahead.

New Features:

By popular demand, you can delete sheets either from the Manage page or the My Sheets page.

You can also copy a sheet from the Manage page.

The Manage page and CSV export now include the date and time when a slot was claimed.

Bugs Fixed:

Reload now works correctly on the Manage page. (Previously, reloading after saving changes would re-save the sheet, possibly discarding signups that happened after the last save. Ugh.)

The slot checkboxes now check and uncheck properly in both edit (pencil) and view (magnifying glass) mode on the Manage page. (There were a few cases where unchecking a checkbox would not clear both, causing some actions to apply to the wrong slots.)

Signup slots on the Manage page are now marked with "autocomplete off". (If you were logged in, some browsers would automatically fill all slots with your email, signing you up for every slot.)

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Daylight Savings

Today, all the slots times were displayed one hour later than they actually were owing to a bug in the date formatting code. Annoyingly, this bug only manifests on the actual day of the changeover. This was purely a cosmetic goof: the times on the sheet were correct, they were just displayed wrong. Still, it is very confusing for anyone looking at sheets today.

I hate daylight savings time.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

"Events" are no more

The "Event" concept was intended to staple several signup sheets together and allow volunteers to consult a single "master" signup page for all slots in all sheets. It never really worked as intended, and confused users to boot, so the event interface has been removed.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Week view for signups

Two more new signup sheet formats! You may now select:
  • Week - Just Description
  • Week - Just Name
which shows the slots in a calendar-style week format. Hovering over a slot will bring up a summary of the slot information. Handy for booth duty at the Fall Festival...

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Calendar view for signups

Just added three new signup sheet formats. You may now select one of:
  • Month - Just Description
  • Month - Just Name
  • Month - Just Time
which shows the slots in a calendar-style month format. Hovering over a slot will bring up a summary of the slot information. The original list formats have been renamed to:
  • List - Name, Time, and Description
  • List - Just Name
  • List - Name and Description
  • List - Name and Time
to keep them all grouped together in the format menu.

Monday, August 30, 2010


A configuration error on the site prevented pretty much any access to the site for the past 24 hours. This has been corrected and the site is working normally again.