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#236: Private by Default

We’ve got a small feature update to talk about that’s a big deal to some folks: private by default. For some people & teams, having everything private by default on CodePen is critical to their work. Chris & Marie talk about how we added this option and the steps we took to validate and notify users about the feature.

Drop to Netlify

Perhaps someday we’ll have an even more direct Netlify integration, but I wanted to highlight just how easy it is to move a Pen over to Netlify. Here’s a 22-second video, and I wasn’t even moving particularly fast: Export Zip Upload dist folder to Netlify Drop Why? A hosted site on Netlify like that is […]

New PRO Feature: Private By Default

If you’re already PRO, you’ve probably already seen this! That’s because we announced the feature via a modal on the homepage when you are logged in as a PRO user: @chriscoyier nice feature 🙂 pic.twitter.com/W05dGWo1cf — Espen Brunborg (@ebrunborg) September 7, 2019 Hopefully the name “Private by Default” explains what it needs to: if you […]

New High Contrast Syntax Highlighting Themes

Since the beginning on CodePen, our default syntax highlighting theme on CodePen has been our take on “Twilight”. I’m not even sure what the original canonical source of Twilight is, but just about everywhere that offers syntax highlighting themes has some version of it. In addition to the default Twilight, we have a total of […]

Now With Blocking

We can count the number of user to user problems social problems in all our years of existence, that we know about, on one hand. But that doesn’t absolve us of building community safety tools, especially as we plan on doing more with the social features of CodePen. The basics of blocking: When you block […]

Say you need every single asset from an Exported Pen locally…

When you export a Pen on CodePen, we give you all the code you’ve written, both processed and unprocessed. Generally, that’s what you need, and will work locally just fine. But one thing we don’t do is go fetch copies of every external resource you link up, like CSS files, JavaScript files, or images in […]

The Ongoing Reactification of CodePen

We used to have a project planning document literally called “The Ongoing Reactification of CodePen” in our company Notion. It’s called “CodePen on the New Stack” now, as of course, React is just one of the tools in our new preferred stack that we build new UI with and replace other areas of the site […]

React CodePen Prefill Embeds

Prefill embeds is a pretty cool feature of CodePen. They allow you to use CodePen Embeds, but instead of needing to maintain that code on CodePen itself, it reads the code right from your own documentation, blog, markdown, whatever. That means: The code executes The user can see and interact with the output The code […]

#234: React Grids

Cassidy is on to talk about powering the grids on CodePen with React to make them faster and future feature friendly!

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