Features and Functionality Changes
The most noticeable upgrade will be the all-new Site Builder and Administration page which will include many new features.
As Comcast has moved to a new web page platform with NEW templates for easier web page building, you will NO longer be able to use the old platform or old templates to modify your existing pages. This will not prohibit you from using other web page buildings tools and uploading those changes to your site via FTP. Your web page address name will remain unchanged.
You may also notice changes to features such as Address Lists, Newsletters, Calendars, Guest Books, and Clip Art.
Address Lists and Newsletters
- The Address List function and Newsletter are being replaced by new blogging capabilities.
- Your information will be saved and available for exporting to your computer or programs like Microsoft Outlook.
- Instructions will be provided on how to access this information after the product upgrade.
- Calendar information for the current month will display after the upgrade is complete.
- The Calendar will be integrated into the new Event Planner feature, providing more flexibility for planning and sharing events through your Website.
Clip ArtYou may notice that some clip art no longer appears on your Web Page. The clip art that was available with your old personal Web Page is no longer available. However, clip art is available from a number of sources online and on CDs and DVDs.
How can I add images or art to my Personal Web Pages?There is a wealth of images and clip art available on the internet, CDs and DVDs that can be used on your personal Web Page. Some clip art will be free while others may need to be purchased. To find new art for your page, go to Comcast.net and search for "free clip art" images. Click here to go to Comcast Search.
What about copyright?Unless you are using artwork you created, you need to check for copyright restrictions and be sure the clip art you want to use is offered "royalty free" or "in the public domain" so you can use it without worry of copyright infringement. Copyright information should be available at your clip art source, whether a CD, DVD or online. Just because it's on the Internet doesn't mean it's free. If you don't know that your clip art is "royalty free" or "public domain," you probably shouldn't use it. Comcast is committed to complying with U.S. copyright laws and requires all of our subscribers and users and their Personal Web Pages to comply as well. For more information, see the Comcast High-Speed Internet Acceptable Use Policy.
Maintenance PeriodWhile Comcast updates the Personal Web Pages service there will be about one hour when you will not be able to make updates to your site (although your Personal Web Pages will remain accessible to visitors). You will receive a service email at your Comcast.net email address a few weeks prior to your scheduled maintenance period.
Ask Comcast Chat or call 1-888-285-3275.