Monthly Archives: November 2013

Simple Direct Messages

Today we rolled out a small new feature. It’s a very simple (keywords “very” and “simple”) direct messaging system allowing you to further connect with other creatives. Want to tell someone you like their work? Message ‘em! Want to reach out to someone to fill in some project gaps? Message ‘em! Want to discuss how orange really is the new black? You get the idea.

Here’s how it works:


Go to the profile of the person you wish to send a message to and click the “message” button under their profile photo. A new message dialog will pop up. Type your message, click “send!”, and you’re all set.


When someone sends you a message, you’ll receive a notification with a link to your messages page. You can also get to your messages by clicking on the “me” drop-down and then clicking “my messages”.


On the messages page, you can see all your incoming and outgoing messages with a simple reply box underneath each conversation. You can also remove old conversations by clicking the ‘X’ next to the user’s name.

We hope this simple messaging system adds value and helps facilitate connecting with other creatives. As with any new feature, there is the potential for some hiccups. If you experience any, let us know at

Updates & Fixes – Week of November 11th

Hello all! We’ve been working hard recently on some functionality updates and bug fixes to improve the overall experience and stability of the site. You’ll find the list below. We’re also working on some cool new features that we’ll be releasing in the next few months, including some things that will help with moodboard productivity.

The list:

  • Refreshed all profile images from Twitter. Remember, you can refresh your profile image yourself if you’ve changed it on Twitter by going to your edit profile page.
  • Added the ability to move individual mats to a different board. You can edit your mats by visiting the board they are on and clicking the “edit” link below each one. The edit screen now has the option of moving the mat to a different board.
  • Added the ability to deselect an option when sharing new mats to social networks. Previously when adding a mat, if you selected to share to Facebook or Twitter, you could not deselect those options if you changed your mind. Well, now you can!
  • Fixed the settings link in outgoing emails to make sure you’re signed in to the site first.
  • Fixed an issue that affected a couple of browsers where if you were to sign out and then sign back in, the site would load in a popup.

As always, let us know your thoughts about The Matboard by leaving a comment or emailing You can also let us know about any bugs you encounter by emailing Please share any feedback you may have!