We finally got a ping pong table!
We finally got a ping pong table!
It’s a small update, but Twitter has refined their icon once again. Their bird has evolved several time over the last couple years. We’ll be updating all our button styles to match their latest visual identity.
If you have AddThis installed on your site, we’ll automatically update your icons. We’ll be rolling the new style out soon. What do you think of the new look?
By popular demand, we’ve designed floating vertical buttons to scroll with your visitors as they read your content. This makes sharing convenient and simple.
The vertical bar comes in a variety of sizes. By default, it floats on the top left side of the page, to make your sharing tools always visible. It’s easy to implement and won’t interfere with your site.
If you’ve installed this tool on your site, drop us a line so we can feature it. Here are some folks using it:
Our team wanted to take a moment and wish everyone happy holidays. Historically, we’ve created special logos. This year we wanted to give a quick shout out to Josh Cleland for providing an illustration for us to use.
You’ve probably noticed an update to our site template today. We’ve been incrementally rolling out a new template design to make our pages more consistent. These small updates include more contrast in our main navigation, an updated footer, and a small visual refresh. The update doesn’t change any site navigation, so everything should work the same. Here are some screenshots:
I’d like to take a moment to thank our team for pulling together a nice refresh. In particular, give Foo a pat on the back for a job well done. It’s really exciting to see everything come together, in terms of visual continuity and experience. Let us know if you have any feedback.
P.S. On a completely tangent note, anyone playing Gears of War 3 tonight? Drop us a message if you want to play multiplayer or horde mode with the AddThis team. Our Xbox 360 gamer tag is “Clearspring”. ^_^
Share at the Speed of Chrome
We’ve updated our Chrome extension with “speed” in mind. Like you, we’re a huge fan of discovering interesting content and sharing it with our friends faster, with less clicks. Our new extension includes inline sharing to Facebook and Twitter, more customization features, and an updated visual design.
Quicker Sharing to Facebook and Twitter
Sharing to Facebook and Twitter will appear as a small inline window. All you have to do is authenticate once, and sharing becomes even more convenient. Here’s how it works if you share to Twitter…
More Customizable, with Over 300 Popular Services
There are other places I like to share to other than Facebook and Twitter. For me, I’ve customized my menu to show services like Instapaper, Gmail, and Tumblr. To customize your own menu, select “Options”. A new tab will open, and you can start customizing your menu as well as manage your connected accounts.
Download AddThis for Chrome
If you haven’t downloaded our extension, click on the image below. As always, send feedback and let us know what you think of the new design. Ps. If you like what you see, give a big high five to Angel and Foo for pulling this awesome update together.
As services evolve and change their brand, we try to monitor their trends closely. Recently, our friends at Read It Later reached out to us to update their icons, and I just wanted to share the news. The new icons are scheduled to release soon, as well as many others.
Ps. If you run a service in the AddThis menu and are changing your icons, be sure to let us know.
As services evolve and change their brand, we try to monitor trends as close as possible. Recently, we reached out to Twitter because we’ve noticed that they’ve been using the bird icon instead of the “T”. Often times it’s scary to change an icon that has so much recognition across the web. The first thing I usually ask is if the icon change will affect share rate. This is something that we’re going to be monitoring closely, and I’d love to share the results after we collect enough data.
If you have AddThis installed on your site, we automatically update your icons on a regular basis. Also, if you run a service in the AddThis menu and you are changing your icons, be sure to let us know!
After our awesome Q1 meeting, our entire team (east coast, west coast and everything between) went bowling. Here are some of the highlights of our evening. Thanks to everyone who could make it out. It was a fun way to start a great year.
Transporting the team to the bowling alley.
Peggy explains the rules of the tournament to the teams.
Mike clears his mind, and prepares to throw a turkey (3 consecutive strikes).
Robert throws a strike of his own, executed with immaculate form and surgical precision.
Will provides real-time color commentary and analysis.
Aaron suffers the endless shame of a missed spare.
The finals were won by a microscopic margin—an epic victory.
The undisputed 2011 bowling champions. They are proud, humble, team players.
Check out the rest of the gallery. ^_^