Vincent Ritter

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Micro.blog

The fastest way to blog and a network of independent microblogs, with replies, conversations, and a timeline to follow friends, backed by strong community guidelines.

Micro.blog is the brain child of Manton Reece. He contacted me in 2021 to help him work on it and bring my skills to it. Can’t wait to see what this relationship brings in the long term. I am forever grateful for the opportunity and hope to blog more about it here (as one of my own).

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We've deployed tweaks to the profile pop-ups on Micro.blog. I'm pretty happy with them. It's been a little longer detour than I expected.

Main features:

  • Better handling when hovering over trigger points - username & avatar. Now it'll wait a few milliseconds before opening. So it'll no longer disturb your flow. It has to be a deliberate intention to open it. If you keep in the same spot, it'll show. If you move on, it won't show.
  • Moving out of a trigger point closes the pop-up if you haven't hovered into it, automatically. Otherwise it's the same logic as before.
  • Works on conversations. Was half missing (my bad!) 🙄

We might tweak the time it takes for the pop-up to appear, but we'll keep it like this, as is, for a while.

It's always helpful to deploy something like this and get feedback... and live with it for a bit - then adjust here and there to make it right.

Thank you all for the good feedback and also criticism ✌️❤️

If you'd like to see anything else, let me know.

We're going to be tweaking those profile pop ups on Micro.blog. Now that we've used it for a few days, and lived with it and had some good (and bad) feedback. If you want to weigh in, let me know.

Guess I should just sherlock Gluon and put it into the official Micro.blog app 🤣

At least I get to be involved in the sherlocking 😋

One weird thing since developing the official app for Micro.blog (on Android) is that Gluon usage on Android has dropped somewhat. And that's fine. It's nice to see.

Am working on an itch I wanted to scratch 😋

The real nice thing about the Micro.blog Discover timeline, except finding great new people, is that it’s finite… it just stops and there is no more when you reach the end.

Working on a new registration layout for Micro.blog. Not done yet and a lot more to do. Fun to show a "work in progress"!!! though 😋

Going to try and get out a new beta to the Android version of Micro.blog next week. Just a few minor bug fixes for now.

Digging the print styles on Micro.blog!

Alcohol free beer is open. Micro.blog code is open. What can go wrong?

This looks 🤩

Glass of wine to celebrate something we’ve been working on 🤪

Some minor tweaks to the Micro.blog interface. Now showing profile images on a profile. Looks nice and is closer to what we have for the official apps also. Happy with this small tweak.

Trust me when I say that, even if all seems very quiet, that there is always Micro.blog development happening (mainly by @manton 😋). Not a week goes by without little tweaks, fixes and new stuff. Just because you can’t see it, doesn’t mean it ain’t happening ✌️❤️

One of the nice things about developing for Micro.blog is that you find lots of new people to follow 😋