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Sort Your Sponsors & Speakerdeck Coverage Support

Sort Your Sponsors

We know that having a custom sort oder for sponsors is crucial for some events to show the most valuable sponsors first. Since today, all Premium and Professional organizer accounts have the ability to sort their event sponsors in a custom order. You can now drag and drop the items on the dedicated sort overview page via the context menu.

Short screencast showing how to sort your event sponsors via drag and drop as organizer

For those who are technically interested, this feature is completely enhanced progressively and works fine if JavaScript is turned off or does not work properly. In such case we show up and down arrows and static links so you can sort each item until you achieved your customized order:

Screenshot showing how to sort your event sponsors when JavaScript doesn’t work

Coverage Open Graph Images & Speakerdeck

From now on, we show Open Graph images for generic website links on all event coverage items. This results in a more consistent, nicer layout and adds more context about what to expect from a coverage link.

Screenshot showing a event coverage card of a generic web link

We also added support for Speakerdeck slide decks which now will render in a custom layout, have some special functionality, and such links are now categorized as “Slides”. We show a direct link to the PDF slidedeck on our cards, if provided, so you can easily access slides of an event in whatever way you prefer to view the content.

Screenshot showing a event coverage card of a Speakerdeck slidedeck

You can see examples of Speakerdeck coverage on the webconf.asia 2017 event in Hong Kong or the ADDC 2017 in Barcelona.

Smaller Changes

  • We now allow creators of event coverage items to view their own entries if a user is on a free account.
  • We don’t show a note anymore for events not providing a Code of Conduct after receiving feedback from event organizers about this matter. We value the existence of a Code of Conduct and recommend organizers to add one to their event but don’t want to diminish the quality of an event that does not provide a Code of Conduct. We still show the Code of Conduct if one exists so attendees or interested people can easily see if an event has one or not.
  • We improved the layout of our modals to work (better) on smaller screens and optimized the available space on the viewport to make content in modals more readable.
  • We fixed a JavaScript error on the login form that was triggered by a function called on the wrong place. While the error didn’t affect anyone and was not visible except in the Console, we love to have a working codebase without errors and now are one step closer to this goal.

As always, this post is only about the features we finished and released already. Come back to see what we might call for next week.