018: SEO

This week on CodePen Radio, we dig into search engine optimization (SEO). Why it matters, what is specific to CodePen and what isn’t, how it relates to user generated content, moral obligations, best practices, different approaches to it, and more. 1:45 For us, SEO is important because people need to be able to find the […]

Links with target=”_blank”

We used to go to some elaborate trouble to allow you to use target=”_blank” on anchor links within our sandboxed iframe. We’re not sure if it was a behavior change in browsers or if it was something we changed over time regarding sandboxing or other security measure, but now, target=”_blank” links work as expected in […]

POSTing Doesn’t Error Anymore

You can absolutely use CodePen to build and play with web forms. Due to the sandboxing we do on the preview iframe, you can’t actually POST out directly from a form (a minor bit of security), but you can POST directly back to the Pen itself. Like: <form action=”#” method=”post”> <!– go nuts –> </form> […]

017: Community

The word “Community” gets thrown around a lot, but what does it really mean? This week, we dig into what the CodePen community is, the value it creates for us and the people who use CodePen, how we shape the community, and more. 1:08 Community is an essential part of CodePen. 1:52 How do we […]

Congrats Nate Wiley!

Always nice to hear when someone gets a job from their work on CodePen! This time it was Nate Wiley who does incredible work! Nate wrote to us to say: A few months ago I was approached via my CodePen profile with a job offer to code full-time, and I took it! I wasn’t actively […]

Using CodePen in Presentations

It’s always awesome to see CodePen pop up in videos of presentations around the world! Brad Westfall at HTML5DevConf 2014 And screencasts as well: Martin Wolf screencasting You’re of course free to use CodePen in any capacity like this, and in any view you please, but we might suggest Presentation Mode for giving you a […]

Homepage Refresh

There has been lots of new stuff since we last revamped the CodePen homepage. Blog posts and Collections weren’t even a thing! The new homepage features Pens front and center like it always has: We like how the grid is always 6 Pens now, rather than alternating between 5, 6, 8, and 9 like it […]

Sorting Your Pens

We’ve released a little feature to making finding your own Pens a little bit easier: sorting! Specifically, sorting by the title of the Pen and the date it was last updated, in ascending or descending order. By default, the list view on your profile sorts by last updated: Now you can click those table headers […]

016: Blogging

This week on CodePen Radio, we’re discuss our brand new blogging feature. 2:00 Why did we create the blogging feature? It was primarily because we watched how people used CodePen. What people were doing was taking their entire Pen and describing it, with text, inside the Pen. 6:32 Embedded Pens make blog posts better, so […]

You Can Write Blog Posts on CodePen Now

[Trumpet_call.mp3] New thing! Blogging! We made a landing page for it. All users, free and PRO alike, now have a blog as part of your CodePen account. You’re free to use it (or not use it) as you please. No setup. Nothing complicated. Just writing. Writing a New Post You’ll find the link for writing […]

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