Hi! It’s been a while, we know. But we are over the coming months working on a re-think, re-design, re-tech, re-everything of linkli.st, and hope to be able to launch at some point early next year. So any ideas of improvements, new features, etc; please pass them our way — the more input, the better.
And thanks for using the service over these last couple of years. We especially like how, at least on a personal level, the site has turned into not only a tool for saving lists with links, but a database for new discoveries. In fact, it is one of the first places we go for inspiration within art and design many times. We hope that the new version of the site will pay back for all the time you users have put into the site so far.
Have a great end of 2012!
Peter, Mattias & Martin
Ps. This is actually a new Tumblr, even if it looks and behaves like the old one — so don’t forget to (re-)follow us.
As you might have noticed, we are very interested in making linkli.st as simple as we possibly can. This goes further than just the structure and functionality of the site; the color coding is a result of this thinking too, with the site being as blue as possible in View mode and as red as possible in Edit mode. With such heavy color coding, the avatar of a user might stand out a bit. If you are bothered by this, we just bumped a super simple little fix that actually makes it possible to get to your avatar to change color too; blue when the rest of the site is blue, and red when the rest of the site is red*. All you need is 5 minutes and Photoshop.
* Please note; this only works for your own avatar, so as long as every user on linkli.st doesn’t update his or her avatar, there will still be some avatars using other colors…
1. Open your avatar image in Photoshop
2. Copy the entire image to your clipboard (Select → all, Edit → Copy)
3. Create a new layer (Layer → Create New Layer)
4. In the new layer, press the character Q and paste the image from your clipboard (Edit → Paste), and then press Q again
5. Fill the selection white (Edit → Fill → Use: White)
6. Deselect (Select → Deselect), and throw away the bottom layer
7. Save as PNG-24 (File → Save for Web and Devices) and upload the image to linkli.st!
Happy 2010 everyone!
Hello, we’re back from the summer with some new (and awesome!) features on linkli.st; Reply, Clone and add description:
1— Replies are used to connect a new linklist to an already existing linklist by simply replying to it. Just click the ‘Reply’ button in the sidebar and enter your links.
Example of a reply in action:
http://linkli.st/haraldpeter/4Ex9V — reply to http://linkli.st/haraldmartin/3olzuEpu
2— Clones copy all links from a linklist to a new linklist. This can come handy when you want to use another linklist as a base for your own linklist, or save a linklist for your own future reference (in case the original owner deletes it). Or maybe you find a linklist you want to contribute to, but it isn’t open for anyone to add links to? Create your own, open clone instead.
Example of a clone in action:
http://linkli.st/sukzessive/7o1WF — clone of http://linkli.st/haraldmartin/3olzuEpu
Both clones and replies, if they are public, will be listed in the sidebar of the source’s linklist:
3— Descriptions are exactly what it sounds like: The possibility to add longer descriptions to a linklist if you find the title too short or not good enough. You find ‘add description’ below the title field when creating a new linklist (or editing an existing one):
Example on how it can be used:
(Taken from http://linkli.st/haraldpeter/88SKi54V)
We’re already busy, working on how to develop these features further, so please let us know if you have any feedback, suggestions or ideas. Thanks!
Today is a big day — we just removed the password from linkli.st, making it possible for anyone to make, browse and share linklists! How exciting! There has also been work done on the features and design — for example, the copy function under ‘share’ now works as it should.
Ps. We just got a Get Satisfaction feedback system working, in case Twitter or e-mail isn’t doing the trick for you… we of course love all feedback, whatever way it’s submitted. Thank you.
We just uploaded a new version of the site, featuring loads of layout work as well as some minor feature updates: http://linkli.st.
We are soon about to remove the password and release the website for everyone to see — very exciting!
We just uploaded a new version of http://linkli.st, with a lot of minor tweaks and a few bigger new features:
1. There is a new option when creating a list: ‘Anyone can add links to this list’.
This feature opens up the linklist so that anyone can add links. This can be handy when in need of for example tips of what to check out in a new city.
2. A private list is no longer restricted for viewing by its creator only.
This means that you can create a private linklist and noone will ever find it, unless you decide to share it. Good for wanting input from a friend on something without the whole world (well, or a small number of beta testers) to find out.
3. We are slowly starting to use our Tumblr and Twitter accounts, so if you like these kind of things be sure to check them out here:
Do keep that feedback coming: firstname.lastname@example.org — thaaanks!