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.


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Posted By: zingo on January 11th, 2008

Sorry, but I don’t like the new design. So I’ll take it as a chance to use the textmate respectively the command line interface to your service more often instead of the website itself.

Posted By: Wim Leers on January 11th, 2008

I completely agree with zingo. In fact, I will stop using Snipplr if this design persists. The new design is space hungry. The listing of my snippets is an annoyance to browse now.
I can’t imagine you would label this design as a good one for developers… we want power, not fanciness, and definitely not super large font sizes for everything.

Posted By: Jon Henshaw on January 11th, 2008

Thanks for the feedback. For now the design will persist, so we’ll be sorry to see you leave the site Wim. However, I think a good middle ground will be to create an alternative skin to the site that’s similar to the previous design – something more minimalist and bare bones. Then, you can specify that layout in your settings or we can do it based on cookies.

Posted By: i-blis on January 12th, 2008

To me, the new design make the website not worthy using anymore. (Was it designed for seeing-impaired people?)

It is a pity because snipplr _is_ the best tool around.

I’ll keep using it from the command line and through Smultron plugins, till alternative skins are available. Thank you anyway for the efforts in improving this nice service.

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Posted By: ad5qa on January 15th, 2008

This site can be useful and I developed my own library very similar years ago. I do suggest that the text size be much smaller especially for the code editing boxes.

Posted By: Alcides on January 15th, 2008

Why not OpenID? it would be awesome!

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