Version History

Version 1.5.0 December 18, 2013

  • Improvement: design refresh. Such Video, So frontpage playing. Wow logos. Nice Fonts. BlakColor=100
  • Improvement: Redesign of fighter, fight, event, etc. Now being served from, instead of
  • Feature: Inline video players and video groups for MMA Fighting
  • Improvement: MMA Fighting data now being supplied by structrured data server
  • Improvement: Chatrooms (SBNation Live) now available and styled for individual communities.
  • Improvement: Navigation refactored to perform better across a range of sbnation pages and applications.

Version 1.4.3 November 5, 2013

  • Feature: Added social promo units to all communities
  • Improvement: Added additional ways to edit editorially managed cells
  • Feature: Added ability to share specific photos in Galleries
  • Feature: Added keyboard navigation to photos
  • Feature: Added referral based modals for's Twitter and Facebook accounts
  • Improvement: Changed the way Partner cells are updated for MMA Fighting, Bloody Elbow, and MMA Mania

Version 1.4.2 October 16, 2013

  • Feature: Introduced The GIF Oracle to SB Nation comments
  • Improvement: Completed refactor of various utility pages, including Player, Team, Event, Newletter Management, Community Guidelines, Archives, Site Directory, Tags
  • Improvement: Removed extraneous legacy code to improve deployment performance.
  • Improvement: Consolidated navigation code to improve rendering performance
  • Improvement: Refactored key editorial-facing code to better suit the needs of all Vox properties and users
  • Improvement: Removed under-utilized instrumation calls for better performance

Version 1.4.1 October 2, 2013

  • Feature: Added SB Nation Scoreboard pages
  • Improvement: Improved scoreboards on blog homepages
  • Feature: Added new promotion for our social accounts
  • Improvement: Added social buttons to main site navigation

Version 1.4 August 29, 2013

  • Feature: SB Nation Live; new live coverage tool where the audience can join in
  • Improvement: Streamlined the sign-in and sign-up process for

Version 1.3.1 July 30, 2013

  • Upgrade: Refactored commenting code
  • Feature: Added "Hide Image" functionality to comments
  • Bugfix: Comment edit timer uses server time
  • Change: New highlight for active comment

Version 1.3 July 10, 2013

  • Improvement: All front end SB Nation code now refactored!
  • Improvement: Performance improvements and easier code maintenance through better optimization and organization.
  • Improvement: Visual polish of front pages and article pages.
  • Improvement: New design and experience for search pages, including filter navigation and images in results.
  • Change: New concise style of Breaking News banner, consistent across network.

Version 1.2.4 July 1, 2013

  • Change: Activation of new ticket partner. TicketsNow. Ticket links added to navigation, ticket modules on all pages.

Version 1.2.3 June 12, 2013

  • Improvement: Visual polish of Storystreams, Gallery Posts, Video Posts Fanposts, and Fanshots.
  • Improvement: Removal of whitespace from short entries.
  • Improvement: New promotional modules for Storystreams and related posts.

Version 1.2.2 May 8, 2013

  • Improvement: Reorganization and refactoring of profile pages.
  • Improvement: Visual polish of profile pages, contact forms, and static pages.

Version 1.2.1 May 1, 2013

  • Feature: Fanshots can be placed in covers
  • Improvement: Performance improvements

Version 1.2 April 18, 2013

  • Feature: Editable and Collapsible Comments

Version 1.1.6 April 3, 2013

  • Feature: Improved landing pages for Lookit section on and Hot Corner section on Baseball Nation
  • Feature: Better promotion of viral content from and Baseball Nation

Version 1.1.5 March 11, 2013

  • Improvement: Released updated commenting system to all communities within the SBN network.

Version 1.1.4 March 6, 2013

  • Bugfix: Adjusted page padding on author profiles
  • Bugfix: Re-enabled table horizontal scrolling in wide instances
  • Bugfix: Adjusted interaction on new comments code so that preview can be initialized with an enter stroke
  • Change: Enabled smoother page auto scrolling in new comments code
  • Improvement: Removed unused javascript from page initialization
  • Improvement: Applied refactored Social Share Buttons to Articles and Features
  • Improvement: Applied refactored Comment Counts to Articles and Rivers
  • Improvement: Applied refactored code to News Now advertising elements
  • Improvement: Added link to to the shared network navigation

Version 1.1.3 February 28, 2013

  • Feature: Added a social bar to articles to increase community engagement; collapsible for logged-in users.
  • Improvement: Enhancements to the systems and snippets used to build longform features.
  • Improvement: Exposing author's Twitter handle on articles if available.
  • Bugfix: Misc bug fixes, including cleanup to comments.

Version 1.1.2 February 11, 2013

  • Improvement: Redesign of Fanshots in the river.
  • Improvement: Redesign of Fanshots index page.
  • Improvement: Redesign of each type of Fanshot.
  • Feature: New Tweetshot Fanshot for links to Tweets.

Version 1.1.1 January 31, 2013

  • Change: Sidebar module color scheme changes
  • Feature: Editorial snippets for insertion into regular articles
  • Feature: Better spam prevention tools.
  • Feature: Added notifications for Fanposts and Fanshots to My SB Nation modal.
  • Bugfix: Fix broken labels on Fanposts.
  • Bugfix: Show Promo Headline on Fanposts promoted to the front page.
  • Bugfix: Fixing Cycling link in network navigation.
  • Bugfix: Fixing Sections link in site navigation.

Version 1.1 January 2, 2013

  • Change: FanPosts, FanShots, and all other sidebar modules moved to the right hand side of the front page
  • Improvement: Reduced size of the photos on the front page and adjusted layout of stories to emphasize text and ease scanability.
  • Feature: Added two shorter cover templates that take up less space on the homepage.
  • Feature: Added orientation widget below cover for each blog.
  • Improvement: Fanposts can now be placed in the cover.
  • Improvement: Switched up the navigation at the top of the page to show local site items rather than network level navigation. Network navigation reveals on hover.
  • Change: Moved login, sign up, and My SB Nation links to new top navigation bar.
  • Change: Editors can select a photo for Fanposts promoted to the front page.

Version 1.0.8 December 12, 2012

  • Bugfix: IE8 usability enhancements to frontpage and article pages
  • Feature: New Tickets links for all team blogs, regional sites, and team pages

Version 1.0.7 November 26, 2012

  • Improvement: Design pass to page footer. More emphasis on community navigation and branding.
  • Improvement: More distinct/usable mobile header, now with cleaner typography.
  • Improvement: Streamlined the mobile article experience, particularly between the end of the article and comments.
  • Bugfix: Tweaking certain JavaScript includes to prevent mysterious Android 2.3 crashes.

Version 1.0.6 November 6, 2012

  • Improvement: Slimming down and speeding up the mobile front page. Removed covers and photos for improved scanability, and simplified nav to have direct Fanshot/Fanpost links.
  • Plus other assorted bug fixes

Version 1.0.5 November 1, 2012

  • Improvement: Enhancements to commenting functionality. Pressing Z at the top of an article should now jump to the first comment.
  • Bugfix: Show unread comments for story stream entries.
  • Bugfix: Load all StoryStream updates in fewer than 8.
  • Improvement: Advertising positioning enhancements.
  • Improvement: Fixes to page titles and meta tags for better content organization and search indexing.
  • Plus other assorted bug fixes, query optimizations, and performance adjustments.

Version 1.0.4 October 31, 2012

  • Improvement: Tweaks to lazy loading to improve scrolling performance.
  • Feature: Added 'Reload comments' button for mobile users. Marks all comments as read and then pulls in new ones.

Version 1.0.3 October 17, 2012

  • Improvement: Mobile optimization upgrades. Decreased size of CSS, delay load of page elements, hide avatars in mobile comments, continued monitoring of data
  • Change: Restyled and increased the number of recommended and recent FanPosts on the homepage sidebar
  • Addition: Added author bylines to Articles in the cover
  • Addition: Added indicator when articles and features from another site in SB Nation network are placed on homepages
  • Addition: Styled the newsletters signup page
  • Change: Trending Stories are now relevant to league of the team or sport each site covers
  • Change: Added article headline to comments on user profile recent activity list for better reply context
  • Fix: Reinstated ability for authors to add custom captions to photos
  • Fix: Reinstated the ability for users to add polls to FanPosts
  • Bugfix: Accurate comment counts updated faster on StoryStream updates in the cover
  • Bugfix: Problem with logos that break out of the circle were getting clipped
  • Bugfix: New comment counts incorrect on content posted from another site in SB Nation network
  • Bugfix: Problem with filters not working on FanShot index page
  • Bugfix: Problem with Shift-A keyboard shortcut for comments not working properly in large threads
  • Bugfix: Fixed Facebook login issues
  • Bugfix: Resolved confusion with information on the FanPosts page
  • Bugfix: Centered top ad
  • Bugfix: Fixed a number of silent system errors that made debugging of other problems difficult
  • Plus other assorted bug fixes.

Version 1.0.2 October 03, 2012

  • Improvement: Significant decrease in mobile load and render time; continued data monitoring
  • Improvement: Finding optimal images sizes for desktop
  • Bugfix: Added rec button to articles
  • Bugfix: Removal of strange related results in Search filters
  • Bugfix: Trailing slash on hub throws error
  • Bugfix: Incorrect permissions request for Facebook kink sharing
  • Bugfix: Inlining common CSS images to reduce requests
  • Change: disable live updating for mobile comments
  • Bugfix: Restored Fanpost community disclaimer
  • Bugfix: Notify other SBN writer function now working
  • Bugfix: Restore images in covers for IE8
  • Bugfix: Cleanup to cover hover animations and sponsorships
  • Misc other bugs, UX improvements, and optimizations

Version 1.0.1 September 27, 2012

  • Bugfix: IE8 rendering improvements
  • Bugfix: Mobile commenting experience cleanup
  • Bugfix: Mobile data payload reduced

Version 1.0.0 September 24, 2012

  • SB Nation United released upon the world. Game on.
  • Features: Established new consistent branding, user experience, visual design, and editorial toolset across all 320+ SB Nation communities. Made photo galleries, video posts, longform features, Fanposts, Fanshots, and StoryStreams available to all sites. High-impact Covers and other configurable layout tools allow each sites to curate and differentiate as they see fit. Upgraded taxonomy system to allow for cross-network sections and hubs. All pages designed and engineered to work responsively across mobile, tablet, and desktop devices. Responsive reskins and other custom advertising components integrated. Page layout system deployed for flexible site development, maintenance, and performance. Hoefler & Frere-Jones webfonts used across all pages.
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