DN 2.0 Status Report: Markdown Preview, Pixel Picker, and More

almost 2 years ago from , Community Manager at Designer News

The updates continue, and we want to share. Thank you for all the feedback thus far, keep it coming!

  • Markdown preview - double check your finely crafted post/comment before you submit it for all the world to see
  • Edit/delete posts and edit comments - hooray!
  • Pixel Picker - used on DN and maybe on a site near you soon!
  • Major JS updates - Safari users take note
  • Removed the link disguising - know exactly where you’re headed!
  • Added remote jobs filter to Jobs page - who wants to work from home?
  • Added Designer News for Pebble to Things - have you seen all the Things lately?
  • Various cosmetic and functional improvements

21 comments

  • Tim SainsburyTim Sainsbury, almost 2 years ago

    Great work guys.

    But can we get job titles back next to people's names please, rather than on hover?

    This change means a lot of context is lost in various comment threads I have seen recently, as it is less convenient to know when someone is speaking with insider authority: i.e, someone discussing how company 'X' are doing really cool things, holds much more weight if I glance up and notice that that someone works at company 'X'.

    I'm much less inclined to hover, in-fact I didn't notice that functionality til someone pointed it out, and it is unusable on mobile.

    :)

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  • Diego LafuenteDiego Lafuente, almost 2 years ago

    I need MOER COLORS

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  • Rick LanceeRick Lancee, almost 2 years ago

    Markdown preview - double check your finely crafted post/comment before you submit it for all the world to see

    Yes!

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  • Josh ApostolJosh Apostol, almost 2 years ago

    Great work on the steady stream of updates! One suggestion I'd make is to give the Pixel Picker some method of resetting to the initial state.

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  • Jonathan ShariatJonathan Shariat, almost 2 years ago

    You guys are on point.

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  • M. AppelmanM. Appelman, almost 2 years ago

    Spam filtering/reporting please?

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  • ポール ウェッブポール ウェッブ, almost 2 years ago

    I prefer to look at the newest submissions to DN, and I'd like that feature to come to the Pebble Time app.

    Neat Things page!

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  • Jorge ManchenoJorge Mancheno, almost 2 years ago
    • Markdown preview - double check your finely crafted post/comment before you submit it for all the world to see
    • Removed the link disguising - know exactly where you’re headed!

    Yes! Probably my most wanted updates to the site since joining.

    Some feedback re: the RSS feed:

    • URLs in the come over as plain text. Ideally they'd be links.
    • Link-only posts (the majority of stuff posted) take me directly to whatever site. A link to the comments on here in the would be sweet.
    • The feed now shows top stories which is great (could've sworn it was recent stories before?). Would be nice to be able to pass in a param to subscribe to other stuff (something like: ?format=rss&show=[top|new|discussions])

    Really great updates to the site and I'm excited to see whatever else you guys have in store. Keep up the great work!

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    • Jody HeavenerJody Heavener, almost 2 years ago

      Thanks for the feedback, Jorge! I'll make sure we discuss it when planning future updates. The RSS feed is due for some updates anyway.

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  • Daniel GoldenDaniel Golden, almost 2 years ago (edited almost 2 years ago )

    Wow, guys. Above and beyond the level of care, maintenance, and iteration I ever expected to see. Kudos! I'm really excited about a bunch of these updates.

    Edit: Call me vain, but I'm going to take this opportunity to say comment influenced karma would also be awesome.

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    • Rick LanceeRick Lancee, almost 2 years ago

      Edit: Call me vain, but I'm going to take this opportunity to say comment influenced karma would also be awesome

      Yes!

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