Commonlounge is one of the best resources for absolute beginners to get started with coding and build their own websites and small apps. We're also a great resource to master highly technical topics like Machine Learning, Data Science and Competitive Programming.
Given this wide range of expertise levels across which our content is available, it's often confusing for beginners to know where to start. So, we built Paths to help you with exactly that!
What are Paths?
Paths on Commonlounge are a personalized learning plan created just for you based on your goals and current skill levels. They are collections of courses that can be followed in order. Want to see what a sample path looks like? Here's the complete Web Development Path.
We are excited to announce that we are releasing Quizzes on Commonlounge today! They are a fun way for you to test each other's, as well as your own knowledge about anything under the sun. For example, you can make a quiz on fan trivia for TV Shows based communities, or practice tests for learning based communities. We are most surprised by use cases you come up with for features we build, so we're looking forward to some amazing quizzes from you. Here's how you create one:
As some of you know, we have had internal Community Leaderboards for a while now - we use it to announce "Member of the Month" in some of our biggest and most active communities. Today, we are making them public!
Leaderboards are a good way for a community's moderators to know who the most active members of a community are, as well as provide the community a small way to appreciate the efforts members put in their thoughtful replies. Leaderboards are calculated on a number of factors, and become active automatically once a community receives enough contributions. To see a few examples of how they look like, check out the new sidebar on the right in the HBO Westworld community or in the International Olympiad in Informatics community.
In addition to having the top 10 contributors in the Leaderboard section, we also have an Up And Coming section where you can see the top 100 contributors who are either your Facebook friends or someone you have interacted with on Commonlounge.
This is one of our highly experimental features - so...
Are these leaderboards only of the last one month/week or overall.
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Our most engaged communities are purpose-driven and lists are an effective tool to get things done — and though our users have beenmakinglists for a while on Commonlounge, we felt we could do better and made native Lists into the product.
Lists are a way for you to make public collections so that you can track your progress over time, as well as subscribe and set email reminders to get you back to them at a frequency of your choice. Check out our first few Lists here:
Update: We have renamed Playlists to Lists. A lot of our new users reported that the term "Playlist" was confusing since it usually implied a playable list of videos/audios. List is just a lot...
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What's new? Better desktop experience and emerging tech communities.
A quick recap of some recent updates to Commonlounge:
Better desktop experience:
While Commonlounge was designed as a mobile-first product, we noticed majority of you spend a lot of time on it on a desktop. Hence we have been adding a bunch of niceties for our desktop users:
Community Sidebar: We compressed the Community Info page into a sidebar on the right side of each community page so that all the information about a community you need (like info, associated topics, leaderboard, channels, related communities etc.) is always accessible quickly.
Email Invite from community sidebar: Since we get more space to work with in the sidebar, we could made it easier for you to send an email invite to your friends right from the community's sidebar. Here's what it looks like:
Hey Kuntal! We store different sizes of every image that's posted. When you zoom in, we progressively fetch the highest resolution version and swap the image. As Keshav said, the gif is really low quality - so you cannot really tell from it.
As for CSS, it's all in-house except for a small lib...