This week we have it all. A new feature, design updates, performance enhancements, art show winners, giveaways, and of course — bug fixes.
Post details got a facelift on web, mobile web, and Android. The comment section, Loves and Reposts are all updated with a new look and feel. This work is coming ahead of a new post tool icon set that is still in development.
But the most significant change is the addition of “Related Posts.” We are starting out simple by grabbing a random selection of posts from the same author (enough to fill a single row, depending on your device/screen size). We will be iterating on a path to more relevant related posts in the future.
It is pretty interesting to see some of the older posts come through. During testing I saw a related post of mine that said “commenting is coming very soon.”
Images by @thedotisblack
In an effort to speed up load times, we are now converting all .gifs to .mp4 (video) files. This dramatically reduces the file size and also gives us much more control over the image - for example we can now stop the animation from playing when the post is no longer on the screen. We have a few more tweaks coming to our new .gifs system (for example, we lost the ability to drag a gif to your desktop - for now) so stay tuned.
Rare Tempo x Ello Winners
Congrats to the 10 winners. Their work will be shown at Rare Tempo’s Grand Opening
Read more here.
This Week’s Upcoming Giveaways
If you haven’t noticed, we've started an Ello Art Giveaway program. Our goal is to support artists on Ello by purchasing a piece of their work and then giving it away to the community.
This week we will be giving away the following:
Keep your eyes peeled for the upcoming announcements and your chance to win.
Last Week’s Bug Fixes
- Fixed an issue with Notifications on web not pulling in anything new when you click to open that stream
- Fixed an issue with clicking on the "x" in an announcement notification where you were previously unable to scroll until you reloaded the page or re-opened and closed notifications
- Fixed @ mentions with capital letters that weren’t directing to the right profile
- Fixed an issue where the Loves count, Comment count & Reposts count could dip below zero
- Fixed an issue with the padding on the settings page where our new, taller footer covered account deletion
- Fixed an issue with your Blocked/Muted list being cut-off on the settings page
- Logging out in one browser should no longer log that account out of all browsers
- A fix for not being able to edit/delete/flag a comment on mobile web
- And we added a spam flag to collab/hire emails
Awesome background image by @andreas_wannerstedt.