Last Month, Sl’s Repository had it’s 2nd birthday, and to celebrate I made a few changes to the site…
New design for text
The body of all articles, pages and posts has been updated to sport a new font: Source Sans Pro by Paul D. Hunt of Adobe. Even the slider captions have a new design for the new font. And to make sure everything looks especially great, I updated the style of all custom text decorations: Footnotes (more on them in a bit), Italic text, Bold text,
Code blocks, links
- And lists
All have a new look and feel. Footnotes were given special treatment and are now powered by bigfoot.js by Chris Sauve so there is a popover with the footnote content instead of the old way of sending you to the bottom of the article and then sending you back up with a click on an arrow. It’s really great and better than before 1.
New post type
Meet Short Posts – marked with a + and act like links, short posts are new kind of posts that are just like links – except they don’t link to anywhere. They are there for when I want to share a few thoughts about an app or something else, but it’s not enough for an article and doesn’t have a place to link to. Starting today, All the new Appdated posts will be short posts instead of links.
Improved Webclip behavior
The Webclip/webapp feature of the site 2 has been improved and is now following the latest rules set by iOS 7. No more black status bar or an iPhone 4 version of the site on your iPhone 5. Also new is staystandalone.js that keeps you in the webapp instead of opening links in Safari.
For Year 3, I hope to have more time to write, develop and improve my existing creations. I haven’t had much time lately, but I have big plans for Dropit and the site, and I also got a few other things in the works. I hope you will like all of these new things coming soon and thank you for being there and enjoying the site and my other creations :)