Saturday, August 17, 2013

Bugfixes and new features in Editor

Today we released some improvements for the animasci editor and a bugfix:

  • New keyboard shortcuts: control+P and control+3 will show a preview of the animation
  • control+S and control+2 will save the animation
  • Fixed a minor bug that would print a javascript error when creating a new animasci. This only showed in the developer console of your browser (for those who have enabled it) and had no functional impact.
Check it out here!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Feeds: do you know them?

We are modern people and like to stay informed of many topics: world developments, politics, advances in science, cultural events and of course our daily dose of the lols. Keeping track of all these sources can be time consuming. Fortunately people had this problem before us and solved it: with feed readers.

Feed readers grab new content from web pages the moment it appears and organize it like an email inbox.

Google Reader was our favourite for a long time and it's a shame it was discontinued. But the new Feedly does just as good a job.

And now you can read your daily animascis fresh out of the oven among your other news with your favourite feed reader; just add as a feed and it will do the rest.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

RSS feeds

Since today RSS feeds are available. Point your favourite RSS reader to or visit the home page and click on the orange RSS icon at the bottom of the page.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Pin it on Pinterest

You can pin animascis now on Pinterest plain and simple. When sharing, you will be asked on which board you want to pin the animation to.

Happy pinning!

Monday, August 5, 2013

New Features: Animated GIFs, Playlists and Sharing on Google+ and Facebook

Just a quick note on some new features:

Animated GIFs

Animations can be served as animated GIFs now. Check the play page for an animation for the link. They still look a little crude but we're working on improving them. Please note that varying frame durations wildly will lead to large GIF files.


Logged in users can create their own playlists. Playlists are still private; only people who know the URL to a playlist can view them. All your own playlists are visible under the "My Playlists" link.

Sharing on social media platforms

The famous like and share buttons have arrived! You can share any animasci  on Facebook and Google+ from the play page.