I am beyond thrilled to introduce you to the brand shiny new TodaysMeet. Things may not seem very different at first glance, so I wanted to give a quick rundown of the visible, and not so visible, changes.
First, the visible changes:
- Year-long rooms are back! They’ve been missing for a while but now you can open up a room for a year.
- The site has been streamlined (a little)! Most of the gradients have been replaced with simple flat colors. Expect more simplifying and streamlining of the site over the summer—but nothing huge.
- More keyboard-friendly. When chatting in a room, the Enter key submits your comment. (Hold Shift and hit Enter for a new line.)
- Less repetitive. TodaysMeet now tries to prevent accidental duplicate posts.
- It’s faster. The whole site should feel faster when using it.
Then there are some less visible changes, too. These are generally about making TodaysMeet easier to run or easier to build new features.
- A whole new platform. TodaysMeet was originally created around five years ago and this is the first major update to the code.
- Completely rewritten front-end. The site should feel faster, smoother, and take advantage of new browsers when it can.
- New error tracking and performance monitoring tools make it possible for me to identify, understand, and respond to issues with the TodaysMeet.
If you discover any issues, or if anything seems broken, please comment here or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
[Update to clarify, 30 June 2013] The “managing tools” I referred to above are administrative tools that make it easy for me to respond to your requests faster. They are not yet available within TodaysMeet.