20 comments

  • Duncan RussellDuncan Russell, over 5 years ago

    I'm not one to complain about how flat design ruins everything, but...

    Aren't the old buttons arguably more neutral, and therefore more likely to work when embedded on other websites? I can imagine the all-blue buttons will clash in a lot of contexts.

    7 points
  • M. AppelmanM. Appelman, over 5 years ago (edited over 5 years ago )

    People still use/see these?

    3 points
  • Sean O'GradySean O'Grady, over 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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