The structure of any software development team heavily affects the quality of products that the team delivers. For me personally, the contrast between the way we work at Kinja and the previous news sites and web agencies I worked for is both surprising and inspiring.
This week we are welcoming a new (virtual) team member: the Kinja Deals Bot!
Hello! We are the Interactive Team. Nice to meet you. Our team is tasked with elevating visual storytelling, providing a better reading experience and responding to an ever changing landscape of online content (amongst other highfalutin endeavors). These challenges encompass not only feature length editorial, but…
Last year we announced all Fusion Media Group sites would soon be publishing on Kinja. The migration process started with The Root in January, Splinter in March, and our most recent migration being The A.V. Club less than two months ago. Now we’re back to report that we’ve added another site to our platform. Today…
A big hello from the team here at Kinja. We have a few updates to share and a few introductions to make.
Gawker Media is excited to introduce our new email newsletters!
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.
The tech team is updating and improving the existing commerce insets… as I write this!
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.