Bet you didn't think you were going to be hearing from me this early! Well,
I got bored Ash and I have been hard at work bringing some class to the newsletters. Let's look at some of the features, with help from these people I found on the street!
Headings and Subheadings
Finn: Woah, that text is big!
Bar: Sure thing, Finn - that's a heading! We can have headings, subheadings, bold text, italic text,
strikethrough and more due to the wonderful powers of Markdown!
Finn: Oooh. Also we have images within the document now. Here's one I made earlier.
Bar: SUCH A GOOD CAT.
Finn: I KNOW RIGHT.
Bar: There are a few neat features that you might not have (or not been able to) notice!
Finn: For example, there's a button for the publisher of the newsletter to get an email version that they can copy and paste into the SU's email system, thus making it look pretty in email as well as on the site.
Bar: And there's a summary thing that our great newsletter authors can provide to show what's in the newsletter in the list view! Got a friend with a five second attention span? Get them to read the summary!
Bar: Also behind the scenes is a new editor for the newsletters, as well as the ability to save drafts.
Finn: This editor is live across the rest of the site as well! So you can type with headings and underlines and all that in the forum and in event descriptions with the SimpleMDE Editor.
Bar: Ash and Finnbar seem to be okay at this coding thing.
Finn: Nah, must have been a fluke.
Thanks, Finn and Bar! I hope that everyone continues to enjoy using the site. (Ash is apparently indifferent...)
Yes, even you, CharmdateBabs.
We've got more fixes in store, so you'll likely be hearing from us soon! Whether you like it or not.
Comms Officer and Second-In-Coding-Command-Apparently