Archive for January, 2008

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.

Snipplr Launches New Design

Published in: Design, NewsPosted by Jon Henshaw on 01/11/08

We’re proud to announce the launch of the new Snipplr website. The website was redesigned by Shelly Dennison and Scott Holdren, Jason Tan and Trey Piepmeier had a hand in transitioning the website to the new design.

The website has come a long way since Tyler Hall first built it. In the beginning, Snipplr was called Caffeine and it looked like a bare bones Web application from 37 Signals.


Since then, it’s come a long way. The new website has several new features, including the ability to expand the code view. The search has also been completely overhauled and works much better than the last version of the website.

We have some very big features that we’re planning to introduce later this year. Subscribe to our blog and also our Twitter account to keep up with the latest Snipplr news, including beta announcements.

Thanks to everyone who has contributed code snippets to Snipplr over the years. You are what makes Snipplr so great.