This week we continued to roll out features that complement our new layout design, improved the workflow for our users, researched user-based personalization, and continued optimizing site performance. Keep reading below to get all the details of what we’ve been working on! »
Currently on Kinja when you add a member to your blog they automatically become a member with no recourse, the user is not notified and there is no way for them to remove themselves from your blog. While this is a fine workflow for legitimate users and members that were anticipating being added, its proved to be… »
Welcome back to your favorite weekly update for all things Kinja. This week the Tech Team continued our rollout of refreshing and updated redesigns, introduced some new symbols to our custom font, and finished some important bug fixes. »
Kinja is in the process of a visual metamorphosis. These improvements are occurring in redesigned iterations, which you can read about here and here. Also, don’t forget to follow our weekly updates (such as last week’s) to hear more about the reactions, next steps, and thoughts around our new designs.
A warm hello from the Kinja team, we hope you all had a wonderful Holiday weekend. This week we dug into the feedback around last week’s design updates, continued planning our next round of iterations, and began running tests on a few features in the hopper. Continue reading for more details.
Welcome to the third weekly product round up. This week we kicked off the release of the new layout and typography updates, improved embeds in the WYSIWYG editor, and continued testing some new features that you’ll hear more about soon. Details below! »
As you may have noticed by visiting some of our sites recently, we’re beginning to roll out a new layout for Kinja blogs that includes larger images, improved typography, and a better technical foundation to help us move forward into the future. This new layout is designed to take advantage of larger screens, so… »
This week the Gawker Tech Team has been focusing on optimization and testing of new features which we hope to roll out in the next few weeks. We also released some changes that are designed to improve Kinja’s overall experience, and enhance user workflow. Check out all the details below! »
Welcome to your weekly update on all things Kinja. We’ve decided to bring back our weekly product recaps, and give them a bit of a fresh spin. Stay tuned every Friday for updates on feature releases and changes that have taken place during the week. Questions and dialogue are encouraged, and we look forward to hearing… »
From time-to-time, in an effort to improve the overall site experience, Gawker runs A/B tests on various features of our blogs. As we examine the results of these tests, we will try to publish the results here, to give some perspective on features we are testing and how we think they improve (or don’t improve) the… »
As you will soon see, our sidebar has received a makeover. The previous sidebar design contained small images and small headlines, with little to no context of the story. We hope to have addressed this in the latest design. »
Tomorrow we’ll be enabling a prototype of an ‘Active Now’ feed for a small number of people and we’re looking for our most hardcore Kinja users to get involved and give us feedback.
Back in April when we launched the profile page we wanted build a place where you could see what your friends, or people you were interested in, were up to on Kinja. Today, we’re enhancing this experience by adding everyone’s Followers and Following lists to the page. »
The tech team is introducing some changes in the editor to simplify insets. By simplifying this workflow, we can lay a better development foundation to build upon as well as make the experience of using insets more straightforward. »
The Tech team is releasing an updated Blog Settings feature, which will allow users to manage all of their blogs and their respective settings in one place. The Blog Settings items, previously contained in separate tabs within a modal, will be extracted as individual tabs within the Manage Blog page. Specifically,… »
Something we hear frequently from our users and readers is that sharing on Kinja could be a lot easier After many iterations in design, implementation, and some testing, our new social toolbar is making its debut today. »
When we launched the dashboard in mid-April it was a big improvement over private pages, but we knew there was plenty to be done to streamline the experience. Today we are launching the next generation dashboard. »
The tech team is moving the editor over to its own page. This change will not only unclutter the editor view, but will also allow the tech team to move towards upgrading security by putting the editor and other kinja.com pages behind HTTPS. »