Notification Center

Say hello to Notification Center — our biggest, baddest update in months. Since the day we released our commenting system, we received a large volume of requests to implement a way that would notify you of new replies made. Reasonable folks that we are, we could not ignore your wish.

The objective was to design a notification mechanist in such a way that it would be both easy and efficient to use across the whole site, regardless of the page you are on. We have also made several modifications to the design and structure of the service itself.

Here are the main changes and the flow of how Teletype functions starting today:

  • Click your profile avatar to launch the Notification Center.
  • Notification Center includes all of the relevant to you updates: comments to posts, replies made, Teletype news, etc. The list of notifications is going to evolve as we go along.
  • A red circle around your profile avatar will signify new, unread notifications.
  • The notification feed will be divided in two sections: unread notifications and everything else.
  • If you turn on your browser’s Push-notifications, you’ll be able to receive new notifications even if Teletype website isn’t loaded.
  • Mobile edition of Teletype has become more adaptive and comfortable to use. More exciting news to follow!
  • We believe nothing should disturb the reading experience, which is why the name, date and view count of a post has moved below on the page.
  • Themes have moved down on our priority list for the time being. We will share more details on how we see them being a part of the experience over the next few updates.

Teletype continues its rapid growth, and for that we wanted to thank our amazing community of writers and contributors. We want to assure you that even though we are unable to reply to each of your emails and suggestions, we read absolutely every single one of it! While this update has been challenging from both technical and design point of view, our top priority has always been keeping access to content as simple as possible.

Thank you for joining us on this ride!

June 27, 2018
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HTTPS for Custom Domains

Hello! My name is Nikolay Ivanushkin (@nick-iv). I'm a lead developer in Teletype. Today we added one of the most important features — encrypted HTTPS protocol for all custom domains.

Why do you need HTTPS?

  1. Large groups of people, ranging from intruders and ending with the state, want to stole your data. HTTPS protects you from this.
  2. New Web standards (for example, HTTP 2.0) assume only encrypted data channels. In fact HTTPS is the mandatory standard of sites in 2018.

How do I enable it?

All you need to do is connect the domain. And for a very short time (1—2 minutes) your domain will be accessible via HTTPS protocol, for free and forever. Each browser informs about the security of the site with different ways, mostly a gray or green lock icons.

Do not worry about updating HTTPS certificates, they update automatically when the time comes.

January 17, 2018
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Here comes Proxima Nova

Hello, Teletype’s authors and readers! 👋

We brought little visual feature for your blogs — It's another type of font. Now depending on your preferences you can choose between two fundamentally different fonts: elegant and conservative Minion Pro or minimalistic and geometric Proxima Nova.That’s how it looks.

That’s all for now, but we are obstinately working on new big and important features. Stay tuned!

Write and read with Teletype.

January 14, 2018
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