Quick summary of what changed on Commonlounge this week. I'll try to keep it short this time!
- Dropped the alpha: Just commonlounge.com - it's cleaner :)
- FAQs: We will be adding FAQs to a new FAQ channel in this community over time. If you have any questions, feel free to shoot them off under the Questions channel.
- Better desktop experience: We increased the desktop column width, allowing you to see more without having to scroll much. The biggest problem with increasing column width without increasing font size simultaneously is that you increase the number of characters per line. Since lesser number of characters per line help our eyes track the text better, we cannot increase the column width without significantly affecting the readability. (Anything between 45 and 75 characters per line is considered good - we are close to the 70 end, which we think is a good compromise for now.)
- Discussions are now liked, not just followed: Whenever anyone wrote original content (like this post), it felt a little weird to Follow it when all you wanted to do was express that you liked it. Go ahead - click on that heart below to like this!
- Better sidebar: Did you notice all those communities got avatars on the sidebar as well? Also, you can see other Popular Communities you don't follow yet if you follow a small number of communities, as well as a link to Explore Communities page. The Explore Communities page also allows you to follow communities you may be interested in one-click.