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Highlights   Avnet will appear as an additional purchase option for some products. For more information on Avnet click here. Support added for Twitter Cards - this should give Twitter a better indication of what to put into a Tweet when you share content from the Community.   Improvements   Dreamboard: Add hover text to selectable parts in the rollout of their description Dreamboard: Auto adjust height of background colour to accommodate more parts list types Dreamboard: Rem ...
Highlights   Loads of improvements to support Dreamboard v2, which is coming soon!   Easily paste a Parts List / Bill of Materials (BOM) into content.   Adding product links where other Community members can easily buy the parts used in a project can be quite time-consuming. We've added a new 'Paste BOM' (upload Bill of Materials) feature to the Product Link dialog. Here are a few screenshots of it in action;             Just fill ...
Ooops, whilst preparing the March site update (due on 26th March) blog post, I realised I'd not published one for our February update. So here it is!   Highlights   Important fix: Images sometimes do not render for anyone but the author. We've still got to fix historical data in a future site update, but this at least fixes it for any new content created. Improvements to 'Product not found' on Design Center product pages.. it'll now give you options to search for the part on stores ...
This week we deployed our first update of the year! Woo hoo!   Highlights   There's a new 'hero' widget on the site homepage and other areas. It's a more modern sliding panel which shows highlights from area of the site. Works on mobile nicely too! Here's an example screenshot;     Improvements to Product Link dialog & popup panel. This is something shabaz fed back to us a couple of months ago. We've made multiple improvements;   Better quality results Include ...
Yes yes, I know it's not November.. I forgot to do the site update blog post after our November site update Stay tuned for the January 2019 blog post which is coming soon.   Highlights   You can now embed podcasts from Podbean into your content via the 'Insert' menu in the editor...     Fixes   The process which converts manufacturer part numbers into Product Links was removing punctuation from content Mobile - The edit arrow didn't work for editing Roadtest Rev ...
Last night our team deployed the latest updates to element14 Community.   Highlights   New theme! The update included a revamped theme to give us a fresh new look. Just be aware that we're ironing out a few UI bugs, and each landing page will get updated over the next few weeks to use a new style of banner & tighten up the design a bit more to fit the rest of the theme.   Store website registration integration. We have added an option to our store websites that will allow ...
Looks like I forgot to post release notes for a couple of our site updates, so here's the one that went live in September.   Highlights   We added a new Tabbed widget, which our content team will start using with the new theme, which is due for deployment in October. This will be a gradual change, rather than a big bang.. we'll use it where it makes sense to use it.   Improve the RoadTest application form. This allows the author of a RoadTest to create a template for the applic ...
Looks like I forgot to post release notes for a couple of our site updates, so here's the first which went live in August.   Highlights   Chrome bug; Pasting or typing certain characters into the RTE makes it jump to the top of the page. We were so glad to get a bug-fix for this really annoying issue!! Improve password strength acceptance message.. you now get a big green tick when password strength meets the criteria        Fixes   Fix/add mobile i ...
In this month's update, as well as adding a number of improvements, we've squashed a number of bugs that were introduced in the May 2018 platform upgrade.   Highlights   Problem displaying formatted code in IE11. As reported here. New accordion widget for use by site admins. This won't be used straight away, but will be in a few months   Redesigned RoadTest Review widget.. will be used on the site soon.     Fixes   UI - Items in search results disappear whe ...
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Dark Mode

Posted by Matt Collinge element14 Team Jun 20, 2018
I've been toying with the idea of a Dark Mode/theme for Community.. but then stumbled across this Chrome Extension which does a pretty good job on any site, without the need for any coding   https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/dark-reader/eimadpbcbfnmbkopoojfekhnkhdbieeh     It's not perfect, but in general it works well & is worth a look if you want to give your eyes a rest. ...
In the release last month, we fixed video uploads so that webinars/screencasts get encoded with a higher resolution. This is especially useful when they show code snippets or IDEs.   However, what we also needed to do is go back and re-encode all the existing videos with this new HD profile, which is something we completed yesterday.   You should now find that any screencasts show a HD indicator & a quality selector like this;     Here are a few examples;   ht ...
(I've been so busy lately I'd forgotten to post these updates.. )   Our next site update is due in early July and will fix a number of issues we've found after the platform upgrade we performed in May. Many of the issues were due to changes by the vendor; our team has fixed a lot of them, but we're still waiting on them for other bug fixes, such as code getting stripped out of the editor, and the annoying jump to the top of the page which has returned. We do our best to test each site upda ...
(I've been so busy lately I'd forgotten to post these updates.. )   Highlights   Our content team now has the ability to enter custom meta descriptions for pieces of content, which really helps for social sharing Improvement to quizzes to include a blind submission mode   Fixes   Videos in blogs - HTTP 500 error 'Helpful' option not shown in RoadTest comments Design Challenge App visibility rules are trumping space visibility rules Problem with Buy buttons on Pi custo ...
(I've been so busy lately I'd forgotten to post these updates.. )   Highlights   You can now embed Twitter posts in your content; How to embed a tweet   Improvements   UX/UI: Adjust the UI for Embed Social media posts in content Add Support Chat Link to Altium Knowledge-base Updates to email templates   Fixes   Mobile: allow editing of content including RT and DC Applications Design Center: 'Other Tools' should have 'Buy Now' and 'Learn More' Design Cente ...
This week we deployed our first site update of 2018. There are a number of fixes for issues our members have reported, as well as system improvements. Our next release is planned for the middle of February.   Improvements   New members will now automatically follow the Members space Featured Content Widget can now be sorted in different ways Rework video permissions Remove unused i18ns (helps with performance) Remove (hide) "Use this view in a tile" link Summarise list of blog ...

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