Coming Up

  • 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

  • Added option to show simple contributor bios to add context to articles and people profiles.
  • Added 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]).
  • Reworked Makers and Contributors directories to load much much faster and fit more people on the screen at once.
  • Added a simple carousel/slider display for article images.
  • Updated Craft CMS to 3.4.17 and Next.js to 9.3.

April 7, 2020 — Styled Text

  • Added new styled text functionality to help authors highlight, censor, and otherwise emphasize text in their articles. Hopefully it's not too distracting.
  • Added a way for editors to quickly create colored backgrounds from within the CMS.

March 5, 2020 — New Hero Layout

  • Added a new article layout hero for news articles
  • Added RSS feeds for all categories and a page to view them from

February 28, 2020 — Apple News template, admin improvements

  • Added custom Apple News template (awaiting review from Apple).
  • Reworked fallback favicons to match new primary color.
  • Reworked "Latest" section on homepage to make current tab more apparent.
  • Added auto-embed component to make embedding social media and videos easier.

February 21, 2020 — RSS Adjustments, Article Hero Refinement

  • Reworked 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.
  • Reworked The RSS feed now shows a truncated version articles in hopes that folks will visit the website for the fully designed experience.
  • Reworked The RSS feed to credit the writer more accurately.

February 14, 2020 — Follow Bar Tweaks, Newsletter Page, Update Craft to 3.4

  • Added support for rich text in FollowBar / Newsletter settings.
  • Added simple newsletter page.
  • Reworked "Latest" section to avoid duplicate items (the featured item now gets included from the "Latest" column.
  • Updated Craft to 3.4 as well as any plugins that needed updated.

February 7, 2020 — Headlines Collection Rework

  • Reworked "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

  • Fixed Instagram and Twitter embed issues.
  • Misc. bug fixes.

February 1, 2020 — Book External Articles Improvement

  • Added ability to add multiple lists of external articles on the Book page — simply separate articles with a "Heading" block.
  • Update to Next.js 9.2

January 31, 2020 — Color Updates, Linked Partner, Tracking Outbound Links

  • Reworked various colors to use the new purple/blue color rather than the old red/orange color.
  • Fixed issue with linear display of book External Articles when there are > 3 items.
  • Added ability to link article Partner logo and image.
  • Added tracking for outbound links (not in the code-base, entirely in GTM)

January 24, 2020 — Logo Updates, Clean Up + Small Additions

  • Added 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.
  • Updated various logo files.
  • Reworked navigation by adding "Search" to header and "Makers" to footer.
  • Fixed 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

  • Added a new "Latest" component that contains some "Latest" posts and some optional Editor’s Picks (name is editable).
  • Added new "FollowBar" component (newsletter signup + social icons) to footer. Also used on the homepage higher up on the page.
  • Reworked the footer to be more focused and clean.
  • Reworked mobile navigation to not include redundant links and to only show up at mobile sizes.
  • Reworked header to be sticky when users scroll up.
  • Reworked suggested articles to show newest articles within primary collection.

January 3, 2020 — Speed Up Directory Views

  • Reworked GraphQL queries for the Maker, Contributor, and Category directory pages resulting in a significant speed improvement.
  • Updated Craft and Plugins.

December 29, 2019 — External Redirects

  • Fixed a bug that prevented external redirects from working.

December 12, 2019 — Primary Collection + Dynamic Favicon

  • Added ability to set a "primary collection" which displays in the article sidebar.
  • Added ability to archive a collection which sorta just demotes it to a second page on the collections list.
  • Added 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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