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What’s New With Snipplr


Published in: Design, Development, NewsPosted by Jason Tan on 01/17/08


I wanted to write a quick post to update you all on what’s been going on with Snipplr.

First, thank you for your feedback on the new design, both positive and negative. It’s hard to be all things to all people, but we’re going to give it our best shot. Trey is busy working on an alternate style that is more minimalistic, smaller, and has more room to view code. We’d love to give you more control over your preferred interface. In the meantime, I’ve made some small changes to the interface – like making the code editing block more suitable for code on both the new and edit snippet pages.

Aside from the design, I’ve been working to make some system changes:

  • Search. Searching now works more like how you would expect. I’ve also added an advanced search, which allows you to search source code and filter by language.
  • Languages. I added some new languages that were requested and also upgraded GeSHI (for syntax highlighting) to the latest version.
  • Spam. I replaced the math captcha for new user registration with reCAPTCHA and haven’t seen any spam bots try to create an account since.
  • Details. There are lots more minor changes and fixes around the site on both the front and back end. As always, please contact us with any bugs or suggestions you have.

We have lots of more ideas and things in the works, so keep checking back here for the latest news.

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Posted By: eszpee on January 18th, 2008

Hi,

It would be nice to have email alerts for new comments on my snippets…

eszpee

Posted By: zingo on January 20th, 2008

Hi,
thank you for notice the feedback on the new design.
Here some quick’n'dirty ideas for features I like to see:

Interface:
* The good old interface. You know. ;-)
* Sort by people/date saved
* Show people which saved my code

Statistics:
* All snippets by week/month/year
* User snippets by week/month/year
* All categories by week/month/year
* User categories by week/month/year

User Review:
* Users rate user
* Activity – show count of new code of a user in last week/month/year
* Karma – mix from a users rating, activity and count of other users favorites.

Thake this just as ideas not as essentials. ;-)

PS: I could not send this comment via firefox on osx.

Posted By: Jason Tan on January 20th, 2008

Thanks for the ideas!

Also, this blog comment form should now be fixed.

Posted By: assbach on January 30th, 2008

i like the new design but i was soooo hoping for a private snippets-feature (or a share with friends/ colleagues -feature)

Posted By: Fritz on February 4th, 2008

I agree with assbach, it would be nice to have a private snippets feature.

Posted By: zingo on February 11th, 2008

Feature Request:
* show comments on my snippets

Posted By: Josh A. on February 24th, 2008

Great new design, but I don’t see the point in using sIFR.

Posted By: Jon Henshaw on February 24th, 2008

@Josh A., because sIFR let’s us use the fonts we want – ones that aren’t typically available for the Web. There are other alternatives, but this is our preferred font replacement solution.

Posted By: zingo on March 6th, 2008

It seems like you implemented some of my feature request in the dashboard section (or did i overlooked it before?). Great! Thank you.

Posted By: Jason Tan on March 6th, 2008

Yes, the dashboard is a new feature (and still a work in progress). I haven’t mentioned it on the blog yet because there are a few more features and tweaks we are hoping to complete in the (very?) near future.

Along those lines, there is also a new style sheet (Big/Small choices as the top) that was released quite a while back and never announced (partially because it doesn’t work quite right in IE… but really, who’s using IE??)

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