Improve your feed with Smart Remove

Today we released Smart Remove, a feature that gives you more control over what you see in your feed. Now, when you dislike a story, you can tell us why, and we'll tailor your feed accordingly. You also now have the ability to block a publisher, topic or a user…

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Om sweet Om: (high-)functional frontend engineering with ClojureScript and React

At Prismatic, we're firm believers that great products come from a marriage of thoughtful design with rigorous engineering. Effective design requires making educated guesses about what works, building out solutions to test these hypotheses quickly, and iterating based on the results. For example, if you’ve read about our recent…

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Plumbing Now Supports ClojureScript

Today we’re excited to announce that our open-source Plumbing library has been extended to support ClojureScript. Plumbing is a collection of Clojure utilities that we’ve found helpful regardless of what we’re working on. It contains common, general-purpose functions as well as unique tools, like Graph. It’s…

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Making Good Design Decisions

There’s a popular misconception that NASA spent millions in a failed attempt to create a space pen while the Russians just used pencils. The implication is that good design is simple in the sense that it is simplistic or obvious. Simple design is often simple for the user but…

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List Beats Grid: Linear Feeds Perform Two to Three Times Better Than Grids

Many content-centric products have been moving to a magazine or card style layout, popularized by apps like Flipboard and Pinterest. Both Flipboard and Pinterest are beautifully designed products, but our studies indicate multi-item-per-row grid layouts deliver inferior results to single-item-per-row list layouts for our particular design problem. These relative results…

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Expressive Objective-C Night

We just had our first event specifically for iOS developers. We were lucky to have three great speakers for our inaugural event: Tim Burks of Renaissance.io and Silicon Valley iOS Developers' Meetup, Dave Lee of Facebook, and our own Ian Wong, of Canada. People's comments were so positive about…

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