Explore Share-ability (CTA rework?)
Misc. speed and performance improvements
Rework swiping for linear collection
Explore Hero Image "Effects"
May 4, 2020 — Bios, Carousel, and Sticky Newsletter Callout
option to show simple contributor bios to add context to articles and people profiles.
a sticky newsletter call-out to helps folks find out where to subscribe (not necessary on homepage since it has the follow bar near the top of the page [and in the footer]).
directories to load much much faster and fit more people on the screen at once.
a simple carousel/slider display for article images.
Craft CMS to 3.4.17 and Next.js to 9.3
April 7, 2020 —
styled text functionality
to help authors
, and otherwise
in their articles.
Hopefully it's not too distracting
a way for editors to quickly create colored backgrounds from within the CMS.
March 5, 2020 — New Hero Layout
a new article layout hero for news articles
RSS feeds for all categories and a
page to view them from
February 28, 2020 — Apple News template, admin improvements
custom Apple News template (awaiting review from Apple).
fallback favicons to match new primary color.
"Latest" section on homepage to make current tab more apparent.
auto-embed component to make embedding social media and videos easier.
February 21, 2020 — RSS Adjustments, Article Hero Refinement
Article Full Width Image Heroes to show text above content on entry views. This gets the text content to the reader sooner resulting in a better reading experience.
now shows a truncated version articles in hopes that folks will visit the website for the fully designed experience.
to credit the writer more accurately.
February 14, 2020 — Follow Bar Tweaks, Newsletter Page, Update Craft to 3.4
support for rich text in FollowBar / Newsletter settings.
"Latest" section to avoid duplicate items (the featured item now gets included from the "Latest" column.
Craft to 3.4 as well as any plugins that needed updated.
February 7, 2020 — Headlines Collection Rework
"Headlines" collection display to allow for background image. Also redesigned the image functionality for more consistent readability.
February 5-6, 2020 — Book External Articles Improvement
Instagram and Twitter embed issues.
Misc. bug fixes.
February 1, 2020 — Book External Articles Improvement
ability to add multiple lists of external articles on the Book page — simply separate articles with a "Heading" block.
to Next.js 9.2
January 31, 2020 — Color Updates, Linked Partner, Tracking Outbound Links
various colors to use the new purple/blue color rather than the old red/orange color.
issue with linear display of book External Articles when there are > 3 items.
ability to link article
logo and image.
tracking for outbound links
(not in the code-base, entirely in GTM)
January 24, 2020 — Logo Updates, Clean Up + Small Additions
a temporary*, perhaps
Side by Side
component for the homepage to use for the Book callout. *I have some ideas for reworking CTAs that could handle this use-case as well.
various logo files.
navigation by adding "Search" to header and "Makers" to footer.
two bugs with Search pagination — the button was un-styled, and the "load more" button wasn't working.
January 22, 2020 — Navigation Tweaks + New "Latest" Component
a new "Latest" component that contains some "Latest" posts and some optional
(name is editable).
new "FollowBar" component (newsletter signup + social icons) to footer. Also used on the homepage higher up on the page.
the footer to be more focused and clean.
mobile navigation to not include redundant links and to only show up at mobile sizes.
header to be sticky when users scroll up.
to show newest articles within primary collection.
January 3, 2020 — Speed Up Directory Views
GraphQL queries for the Maker, Contributor, and Category directory pages resulting in a significant speed improvement.
Craft and Plugins.
December 29, 2019 — External Redirects
a bug that prevented external redirects from working.
December 12, 2019 — Primary Collection + Dynamic Favicon
ability to set a "primary collection" which displays in the article sidebar.
ability to archive a collection which sorta just demotes it to a second page on the collections list.
new, dynamically colored favicon. Currently working only in Firefox. Starting February 1, 2020 this should work in Chrome as well (pending SVG support for favicons).
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