Hey all! I'm back from my two-week trip to France! I spent about a week in Paris, and another week traveling the country and visiting my French teacher at her house in France. Here are some pictures:
Me pretending to drive a tank on Bastille Day
Fireworks at the Eiffel Tower on Bastille Day
The pre-race caravan of the Tour de France (yes I saw it!) had some funny cars
Just back from swimming in the MediterraneanIt was a great trip...But now I'm back and I've just about finished up what I promised y'all before I left.
I'm going to try a new thing: I've launched a secondary site for adventurous Quizlet users at beta.quizlet.com ... It has all the latest Quizlet features, but it may have a few bugs here and there too. It uses the same database as regular quizlet.com, so what you do there will sync up with the regular site.
So what's on beta.quizlet.com now?
- A better Learn mode: completely rewritten from the ground up, it shares most of the same interface as the old one. It's much much faster (no more having to wait while the next item loads), and it has better visuals on the status of your studying. Also, if you give up or type nothing in to the box (or press escape!), it will have you copy the answer before moving on.
- Better customizable accents and symbols: There's a new interface for customizing your accents, which allows you to change them in-page. A lot of people didn't know you could change your symbols box - now it's more obvious.
- Streamlined downloads: I've spent a good while refining the HTTP requests and download size of the entire site. The total page weight of each page is down approximately 20-40%, and the number of HTTP requests is down about 30%. This should make the site faster for users on shaky or slow connections.
- The usual micro-improvements here and there :)
Your feedback on all of this new stuff is essential, so please tell us how you like it in the comments of this post, or via the top-right Feedback button. Thanks! Lastly, I'm hoping to put all of this new stuff on the main site in a few days.
Hope y'all are enjoying your summers! -Andrew