We’re not exactly sitting still in the Silk offices. It has been a month since our last update, though, so let me fill you in on what we have been working on. Read on to learn more about our new look and feel, the CSV importer, our improved sidebar and our new maps component.
1. A new look and feel
Slowly but steadily we are moving towards a new design for our product and for Silk in general. The new look and feel has been applied to all sites. Have a look at the Solar System, for example, and let us know what you think!
2. Import existing data sets
Have a CSV file with data you’re eager to get into Silk? Great, we now have a simple import tool for this. The CSV importer takes your CSV file and turns each row into a Silk page. Read more about how to use the CSV importer.
3. Return of the sidebar magic
As you’re tagging your content, you’ll see these tags appear in the magic bar on the right. We now show some additional contextual information. Whenever we think something is a location, we’ll display a little map. Currencies will be converted and numbers compared to the same tags on other pages. We’ll be further improving this over time, so start playing with it and let us know how it works out for you.
4. Numeric data on a map
The Silk maps component allows you to display pages on a map. It displays a pin for each page it has a location for. We’ve updated the component, so that it can display an extra (numeric) property. For example, the map below shows all elementary schools in the Dutch city Maastricht. The size and color of the dot represent the number of students.
Get on board
If you are really curious and would like to know all the little details of what we did, check out the release notes. If you don’t have a Silk site yet and are interested in getting one, sign up for our beta list. We’re inviting users continuously these days and would love to get you on board.