The home page now shows when exactly the last activity in an active session took place to reduce confusion as to whether the GA is actually happening in this instant or whether it was just active today at some earlier point
Added the ability to show announcements on the home page
Added the ability to show announcements on the create session page
We improved the error page, which now gives instructions on how to get help and generally looks nicer.
We fixed a bug which resulted in non-visible sessions showing up on the front-page as currently going on when points or votes were submitted to it.
We have introduced a new documentation in which you will find all sorts of handy knowledge about GA Statistics already now and even more in the future
We added a link to the documentation to the navigation bar on all pages except debate-pages
In the past, loading the front-page of GA Statistics for the first time took quite some time — especially using mobile networks. A front-page took an average 12MB to load with each session's picture weighing in at a little less than a MB.
This is now a thing of the past. 🎉
The front-page now loads thumbnail versions of the session pictures
The individual session and debate pages now load a high quality version of the session picture with reduced file-size
Facts for nerds
Overall, the load time of the front-page on a 3G connection was reduced from 1.2 minutes to 9.75s
Using a modern home WiFi connection, the front-page now loads in under three seconds at 2.17 seconds instead of the previous 12.82 seconds
Since the beginning of GA Statistics, it was possible to upload images to give your session's page a personal touch and a connection to the city the session takes place in.
Recently, there has been a development towards uploading session's logos and reusing images intended to be used as Facebook header images. While of course, everyone is free to upload any image they think suits their session best, we would advise against following this trend, as those images do not play nicely with the websites layout in most cases.
Therefore, we'd like to ask you to stick to the new guidelines described below and on the create session page.
See for yourself. Which one would you prefer?
Clarify which kinds of images should be uploaded for sessions
Images should not contain text
Images should feature the city and ideally a well-known landmark the city is known for
Images should especially not be the session's logo or Facebook header image
A new option has been added to allow you to credit the photographer
A new option has been added to allow you to specify under which license the image has published
We strongly recommend, that you use those new options, as it will ensure you will not get into legal trouble
Add a background colour to the session-tiles on the front-page, which is shown before the images load
Clarify when the label [Session]'s GA hasn't started yet appears and how to hide it
This additional information will only be shown to logged in users
Introduced a public and easy to understand changelog, you are looking at it right now
Introduced a new bug-reporting and feature request system, we encourage you to use it
Added a link to the changelog to the footer
Added a link to the new bug-reporting and feature request system to the footer
The Get started link now shows up on any page when the user is not logged in
Oliver and Tom met in London to work on GA Statistics for a night. These are the results.
Added a completely new front-page design
Fixed a bug, which caused session dates to drift backwards when saving something on the settings page
When using a page which allows the board to add statistical points on behalf of any committee, the subtopics now indicate which committee they are about
Work has been started on introducing a very cool looking feature related to maps and the front-page — stay tuned to see it in action