• M. AppelmanM. Appelman, over 7 years ago (edited over 7 years ago )

    People still use/see these?

    3 points
  • Sean O'GradySean O'Grady, over 7 years ago

    The Tweet button has displayed share count over the last five years by querying a JSON endpoint hosted on various domains. These private JSON endpoints have been used by third-party developers over the years to retrieve a simple share count of any URL. These endpoints will be shut down next month when the Tweet button removes its share count feature.

    **** this.

    2 points
    • Ed AdamsEd Adams, over 7 years ago

      Twitter has always been a bit strange about how they run their API. They really want you to use their first-party widgets which they sneak tracking code into.

      They turned off the public tweet data API last year. I'm still annoyed about that, because now I have to use the awkward, cramped widget when I want to embed tweets easily instead of just hooking into a JSON endpoint and displaying it how I want it.

      0 points
      • Kyle ConradKyle Conrad, over 7 years ago

        It's shitty on the dev side, but on the design side? I kind of love it, because I can convince clients that they don't ACTUALLY want to embed their Twitter feed into their website and that's one less wasted, unused, and unread element on the page.

        2 points
        • Ed AdamsEd Adams, over 7 years ago

          You're absolutely not wrong, but at least back then I could pull in a user's tweets via JSON (to be fair, I still can but I need to register my application with Twitter and get an authentication token which is waaaaaaaay less convenient) and have it look how I want without too much work required.

          0 points
  • Dirk HCM van BoxtelDirk HCM van Boxtel, over 7 years ago

    Why a lighter border around a darker inside?

    What's that line representing? Everything on a screen represents something from real life.

    A soft light grey line for example, on a white background, represents a small indentation.

    Even with flat design, mimicking real life is important. And this just looks like a blue button that's not aligned to the grid properly, and has a fuzzy edge.

    Doesn't make sense from a design-technical point of view.

    That said, I don't mind the move to a bright blue flat button. In fact, I quite like how much it stands out.

    Now let us pick our own damn colours. Stop trying to stand out, and start making it a bit more customisable.

    1 point
  • cliff nowickicliff nowicki, over 7 years ago

    Changing the button to a color that is a primary and potentially a CTA color on a website? Ouch. Keep it neutral twitter.

    1 point
  • Jesus GallentJesus Gallent, over 7 years ago

    Clarification about share counts for the new Tweet button https://twittercommunity.com/t/clarification-about-share-counts-for-the-new-tweet-button/52868

    0 points