Redux: Redesigned and Released!
You may have felt some small tremors happening behind the site over the last year or so. Well, that would have been our engineers hard at work, doing our best to keep you at a safe distance from the exposed wires and falling code. Finally, we’ve cut the ribbon. Welcome to the new, easier, curator enhanced, and discovery-focused Redux.com.
In addition to making the Internet a prettier-looking place, we’ve made it much easier for you to make your own presence on Redux beautiful too. Join us for a quick tour of what’s new, and how you can make the most of it.
Ever wanted to be in the media? If you have an account on Redux and create an episode, you are. Our new layout system makes it amazingly easy to fashion a collection of videos and images into an article-like page truly fit for publication. From there, you can share it with anyone you want via a simple link. And, you can submit it to our staff of editors to have it featured on not just the homepage, but across our vast network of TV, mobile, and tablet apps, right alongside other contributions from the pros.
Because this sweet new layout makes episodes look so good online, we want to make sure your thumbnails look just as sweet. Now, you can even swap in better-looking images for the video thumbnails, add additional text, choose where the captions will appear in relation to the thumbnails, and alter the text sizes to snazzy it up.
Once the images and videos are in your episode layout, it’s easy to change things around to look good. Or, if you want us to do it for you, we’ve created a “randomizing” feature that varies the layout to look uniquely styled.
We have to thank the community for inspiring (aka demanding) this feature. Ever find a great video, but don’t exactly know where to put it yet? It can now be safely kept warm in your Personal Queue. It’s basically a holding tank for any videos you find, either on the site or elsewhere, that you want to keep, but don’t want to share into a channel or episode just yet. It’s also a great place to look to find inspiration for creating a new episode.
We’ve always believed that how you group content together into an episode is as important as the content itself. Now, you’ll be able to add a title and caption that spans the entire episode, giving context and additional editorial voice to better bring the pieces together. This also means you can cover all the overriding basics of the episode in one comprehensive swoop, thus freeing up the individual video captions to discuss just what’s important in that specific video.
Soon, our TV, tablet, and mobile audience will be able to select those episodes on-demand from your profile or channel, making this info even more useful to your fans.
VIDEOS PLAY LEFT TO RIGHT, TOP TO BOTTOM
Video’s now play left to right, and top to bottom! Only makes sense, right?
There are other details here and there that we hope you’ll delight to discover, though those are the essentials. Pretty simple really, which is naturally the goal with creating something you’ll love to use. Feel free to hit us back with any thoughts and reactions as you get familiar with it. The dust may have cleared for now, though we haven’t put away the power tools yet.