New re-engineered link preview script

New re-engineered link preview script

Smarter, Faster, More Accessible - The New Era of Link Previews

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I'm Vittorio, the founder of Today, I'm excited to share an important update to our link preview script; the javascript that is installed on your websites has undergone a significant transformation. While this update does not bring new features today, it improves existing experiences and addresses long-overdue problems.  It is the substantial update that allows us to innovate and bring you new functionality in the future. The new version of the script is already enabled for all users.

What's new in this update?

  1. New popup implementation is the best in the industry: Link preview summaries are presented in the inline popups. We've undertaken a comprehensive re-engineering of our popup implementation, setting a new industry standard. Our refined approach surpasses other open-source and proprietary solutions in filesize, efficiency, and user experience (benchmarks to come).
  2. Link preview placement with multi-line hyperlinks: Addressing a common issue, our update ensures accurate alignment of popups with multi-line hyperlinks, fostering intuitive and user-friendly interactions.
  3. Improvements in popup UX: The popup behavior has been fine-tuned for both desktop and mobile users. When you start scrolling the page, the popup will automatically disappear, making the user's browsing experience smoother and adding smartness to your website UX. 
  4. Enhanced accessibility: We've made significant strides in accessibility. Your visitors can now navigate using 'Tab' key to see link previews. And the rich link preview that opens in the dialog overlay can now be closed with the 'ESC' key, ensuring a convenient and user-friendly experience.
  5. Reduced script size: All these improvements come in a package 10% smaller than its predecessor. This reduction translates to faster loading times and an enhanced experience for your site visitors. We're exploring further possibilities to reduce the script size even more.

This update is more than an enhancement; it's the groundwork for future advancements in link previews. Our focus on performance, efficiency, and accessibility is paving the way for revolutionary changes. Yes, I believe that. 

What's next for the link preview script?

In response to popular demand and as part of our continuous improvement:

  1. New Popup Themes: We will introduce a variety of popup themes to suit different aesthetic preferences. Whether your site favors a modern or minimalist look, our themes will integrate seamlessly.
  2. Customizable Popup Options: Soon, you'll be able to tailor your popups further with custom colors and fonts. Yes, you read that right - custom fonts are on the way!

Stay tuned as we continue to push the boundaries in link preview technology. With, you're not just adapting to the digital landscape; you're shaping it.