New Features Today
I pushed out a new version of Snipplr early this morning. There are a lot of improvements – both above and under the hood. In deciding what to work on over the holiday weekend, I picked out the best suggestions from all the emails I’ve received and combined that list with my own bug fixes.
- You can add your location to your profile.
- You can add your website to your profile.
- Each user can now pick which language tabs they want to appear throughout the site. This allows me to keep the list short and prevent wrapping as often as possible.
- Snipplr’s layout has been change a little, too. The tag cloud was beginning to take up too much room on the page, so I’ve moved it to the side bar (and increased the width of the sidebar).
Update: Added an option to specify the number of snippets per page. (Thanks, Luis!) Also, I recorded a short screencast showing how to drag the language tabs for people who are having problems.
- The back and forth paging links are now located at the top and bottom of the page.
- Lots of internal bug fixes.
Here’s what I’m working on currently and plan to roll out this weekend.
- Code comments. Let users leave comments on other people’s snippets.
- Snippet ratings. Users can rate snippets 1 – 5 to help others find the best ones quickly.
- Revamped RSS feeds allowing you to make a feed from any page. This will let you subscribe to individual tags. (Another much requested feature.)
- Releasing an “official” Snipplr API using XMl-RPC. Right now the TextMate bundle communicates using a simple GET/POST query. I hope having a documented API will encourage developers to write plugins for BBEdit, Vim, Emacs, and all the other text editors out there.
- I’m also toying with the idea of classifying snippets based on spoken language. So people who only speak English can ignore all the Spanish snippets and vice-versa. Thoughts?
Again, as always, please let me know of any bugs you find or suggestions you have. You can leave your comments below or contact me here.