Thank you everyone who made it out for Pico Day and everyone who hung out for the live stream!
Pico Day at the office is the most magical time of year for me, words can't describe how cool people from NG are. It's like hanging out with 70+ best friends.
At the same time, I think a lot about the people who can't make it to events like this, and really hope to find more ways to spread that magic over the web. It was especially inspiring to see how much importance Funy-Mony placed on entertaining the web stream viewers. If you aren't following him, you should be!
Pegosho made some Pico Day Art that was so awesome, I sent it off to the printers yesterday so I can frame it in our new office when the time comes. I also made it the top of our Facebook and Twitter pages!
I'll be posting more Pico Day stuff in the coming days, still collecting my thoughts.
Liljim just launched a big thumbnail update. You may have noticed all the Art Portal images were missing for a bit - they have been moved to be more consistent with where other images are stored.
This update involved the uploading of content thumbnails and user images. All uploads are now using the same system and include a cropping tool so you can refine your final image. Previously, we had different systems developed by different people at different times.
Also, we are now storing much larger images than what you see on the page layout. For example, we now recommend you upload content thumbnails that are at least 435 pixels wide by 280 pixels tall. Our system will create a 140x90 thumbnail for the existing layout, but will also have a much larger image available for things such as Twitter cards and other social media sites that don't recognize our 140x90 thumbnails because they are too small.
Here's an example of a thumbnail being represented on Twitter now.
Future NG redesigns / mobile apps will also be able to take advantage of these larger sizes.
If you experience any bugs related to image uploads, please message liljim with a report! Include your browser name and version, as well as your OS and version.
Ludum Dare 29
Ludum Dare 29 was this weekend, check out all these games people made!