The Verge Version History

Version 2.0 - September 2, 2014

  • Feature: The Verge is now responsive.

Version 2.0 beta 5 - August 18, 2014

  • Feature: Gallery pages, product pages, and static pages are now responsive.
  • Feature: PUBLIC BETA OMG.
  • Feature: Improved behavior of the nav in all breakpoints.
  • Bugfixes: Assorted styling fixes.

Version 2.0 beta 4 - July 30, 2014

  • Feature: Features and reviews are now responsive, plus a lot of prep work for beta 5.
  • Bugfixes: Over 200 bug fixes for beta 3.

Version 2.0 beta 3.1 - June 20, 2014

  • Feature: Hub pages now show their logo in the header in all breakpoints.
  • Bugfixes: Assorted styling tweaks in the heroes.

Version 2.0 beta 3 - June 19, 2014

  • Feature: The home page, hub pages, archive pages and label pages are now responsive.

Version 2.0 beta 2.4 - June 11, 2014

  • Feature: Implements sponsored content in article linksets.

Version 2.0 beta 2.3 - June 4, 2014

  • Bugfix: Fixes an obnoxious viewport bug in IE10 for Windows Phone 8.

Version 2.0 beta 2.2 - June 3, 2014

  • Feature: New custom social share buttons!
  • Bugfixes: Better styling for the different comment states, caching improvements, and assorted smaller fixes.

Version 2.0 beta 2.1 - May 27, 2014

  • Feature: Videos in linksets now work.
  • Feature: Added the touch controls bar to comments on mobile devices.
  • Bugfixes: Whole lotta bug fixes and styling changes.

Version 2.0 beta 2 - May 14, 2014

  • Feature: Article pages, StoryStream pages, and Forum entries are now responsive.
  • Feature: Ads, comments, linksets, polls, and inline galleries are also responsive.
  • Bugfixes: Improves look and behavior of the nav.

Version 2.0 beta 1.2 - April 8, 2014

  • Bugfixes: Fixes minor CSS and JS bugs, and improves the behavior of the reviews brand/category switcher in small breakpoints.

Version 2.0 beta 1.1 - April 7, 2014

  • Bugfixes: Fixes issues with the new nav menus in Internet Explorer 11, issues with the search page and search forms, and assorted CSS and JS bugs.

Version 2.0 beta 1 - April 4, 2014

  • Feature: The forums index, reviews index, longform index, search pages, tag pages, and user profiles are now responsive.

Version 2.0 beta 0 - March 3, 2014

  • Feature: In preparation for the Verge Responsive Project (AKA Project Meat Tornado), we've revamped our image asset system to better handle the different breakpoints in the new site.

Version 1.9.1 - September 30, 2013

  • Bugfixes: Fixes nav dropdown behavior in touchscreen Windows devices.

Version 1.9 - September 26, 2013

  • Feature: Brand new site header and navigation! Now you can see at a glance the five most recent stories in each of our main sections.

Version 1.8 - August 1, 2013

  • Feature: Our home page is now faster and has even more stories for you to read!
  • Feature: You can now hide images in comments
  • Change: New, redesigned front page video player
  • Change: Updated our Ethics Statement to disclose the fact that we now sell t-shirts and other merchandise (yay!)
  • Bugfixes: A bunch of 'em

Version 1.7.3 - May 28, 2013

  • Change: Added an option to contact the moderators from the "Tip Us" page
  • Bugfixes: A few more bugs just bit the dust

Version 1.7.2 - May 20, 2013

  • Feature: You can now sign in using your Google+ account
  • Bugfixes: Tons and tons of bugs have been summarily squashed

Version 1.7.1 - May 9, 2013

  • Bugfix: Fix for video in articles not playing in the iOS and Android apps
  • Bugfixes: Assorted fixes and performance improvements for Verge Video

Version 1.7 - May 8, 2013

  • Feature: Amazing, new, responsive Verge Video!

Version 1.6 - April 17, 2013

  • Feature: New Science hub! For science!
  • Feature: New Science forum
  • Change: Merge Blackberry Juicers forum with Mobile forum

Version 1.5.2 - February 12, 2013

  • Bugfix: Focus is placed on the text box when replying to a comment
  • Bugfix: Fix reply/recommend options sometimes not appearing in comments with images
  • Bugfix: Various CSS tweaks

Version 1.5.1 - February 7, 2013

  • Apology: For not keeping the version history updated. We'll be better about it from here on out!
  • Change: Front-page video widget now loads an image by default instead of the embed. Reduces page weight, looks better.
  • Feature: Verified comment badges for Verge staff and select users
  • Feature: Twitter/Facebook bar on articles -- Follow the Verge today!
  • Bugfixes: Lots of 'em

Version 1.5.0 - January 15, 2013

  • Feature: OMG you can now edit comments
  • Feature: Collapsible comments
  • Bugfixes: Lots of 'em

Version 1.4.1 - January 4, 2013

  • Feature: Brand spankin' new CES hub
  • Feature: Wicked new video widget for the CES hub, front page.
  • Feature: The Verge now looks awesome on Retina screens.
  • Bugfixes: Lots of 'em

Version 1.4.0 - November 16, 2012

  • Change: Lots of performance enhancements to decrease page size and load times -- more coming soon!

Version 1.3.4 - November 1, 2012

  • Change: Updated forums dropdown

Version 1.3.3 - October 24, 2012

  • Change: Transitioned Gaming hub back to The Verge

Version 1.3.2 - October 18, 2012

  • Bugfix: Fix recommending comments
  • Bugfix: Fix keyboard shortcuts in galleries
  • Bugfix: Fix keyboard shortcuts in photo essays

Version 1.3.1 - October 16, 2012

  • Bugfix: Fix replying to comments on iPad

Version 1.3.0 - October 15, 2012

  • Feature: Updated iPhone app
  • Feature: Photo essays
  • Feature: Inline gallery lightboxes
  • Feature: Updated navigation
  • Change: Gallery visual refresh

Version 1.2.12 - October 4, 2012

  • Feature: Updated Android app
  • Bugfix: Fix duplicate text in forum posts in mobile

Version 1.2.11 - September 26, 2012

  • Bugfix: Fix commenting in Internet Explorer 8

Version 1.2.10 - August 22, 2012

  • Bugfixes: Improved support for Windows Phone 8

Version 1.2.9 - August 21, 2012

  • Feature: Polls

Version 1.2.8 - August 7, 2012

  • Change: Recommended comments in activity page now link to the comment

Version 1.2.7 - August 6, 2012

  • Feature: Show author's Twitter and email in article byline

Version 1.2.6 - July 31, 2012

  • Feature: Add Product scroller to review wrapups with multiple products

Version 1.2.5 - July 17, 2012

  • Feature: iPhone and Android Apps

Version 1.2.4 - July 12, 2012

  • Feature: Editors can specify the label of content in the network bar

Version 1.2.3 - June 25, 2012

  • Feature: Landing page for "90 Seconds on The Verge"

Version 1.2.2 - June 20, 2012

  • Feature: Dropdown list of hub pages in the site nav on article detail pages
  • Feature: Added content type labels to search results
  • Feature: Scroller on article pages to highlight all products in articles

Version 1.2.1 - June 6, 2012

  • Feature: Printable versions of Verge content

Version 1.2.0 - June 4, 2012

  • Feature: Liveblog tool, Syllabus, launched
  • Feature: New hub page for E3 coverage
  • Bugfix: Polished tab design across the site

Version 1.1.10 - May 14, 2012

  • Feature: Switch to using Ooyala as video partner for The Verge

Version 1.1.9 - April 6, 2012

  • Feature: Swapped out Vox Games branding and added Polygon name and branding to Gaming hub

Version 1.1.8 - April 1, 2012

  • Feature: Added a "Writing for The Verge" page (
  • Bugfix: Fixing display issue with reviews that have multiple scorecards

Version 1.1.7 - March 26, 2012

  • Feature: New landing page for On The Verge

Version 1.1.6 - March 20, 2012

  • Change: Comments are now lazy loaded

Version 1.1.5 - February 21, 2012

  • Change: New editorial components for Features and Reviews
  • Feature: Transformed gaming hub to new interim home for Vox Games

Version 1.1.4 - February 13, 2012

  • Feature: Editors can now attach multiple products and their scorecards to reviews
  • Feature: Users can now flag Forum Posts

Version 1.1.3 - January 15, 2012

  • Change: Added live updating comment count to article detail pages

Version 1.1.2 - January 10, 2012

  • Feature: Added new templates for the front page and the CES hub page
  • Feature: Added widget to highlight Joshua's latest Washington Post column

Version 1.1.1 - December 21, 2011

  • Bugfix: Fixed "Recent News" links on product pages
  • Bugfix: Fixed search results page so filters display properly
  • Change: Added direct links to User Reviews on product pages

Version 1.1.0 - December 20, 2011

  • Feature: Users can now review products in our database! Only products marked as Available and Discontinued can be reviewed. (Nothing rumored, announced, or cancelled.)
  • Feature: News written about a particular product now shows up on that product's landing page in the database
  • Feature: Forum posts written about a particular product now shows up on that product's landing page in the database
  • Feature: Introduced three new home page hero templates -- catch em if you can!

Version 1.0.11 - December 8, 2011

  • Change: Mobile version shows all stories, not just first 30, in reverse chronological order
  • Bugfix: Can add website info to profile pages without filling in "About You"
  • Change: Product landing pages now display review intro when the product has been reviewed
  • Bugfix: Cleaned up "comments closed" message

Version 1.0.10 - November 29, 2011

  • Addition: Clicking the image in galleries now advances you to the next image
  • Change: The thumbnails under the large image in galleries now reflect your position in the gallery as you move through the images
  • Bugfix: Meta descriptions around the site now show proper info
  • Addition: Current site version now displayed in footer, with link to version history
  • Bugfix: Streams in the features index are no longer busted

Version 1.0.9 - November 18, 2011

  • Addition: Added the ability to turn off Growl-style notifications in comments, but keep live updating. (Click Show speed reading tips and settings from the comment header)
  • Change: Videos now have a better fullscreen experience -- still not the best, but we're getting closer

Version 1.0.8 - November 16, 2011

  • Bugfix: Made keying through new comments less jumpy
  • Change: New Article drop down on the front page now shows articles posted into all hubs, even if they weren't placed on the front page
  • Addition: Gave the Show element in the navigation a new, fancy drop down to show episodes
  • Change: Trending Discussions module on front page now shows most commented articles from the last 2 days instead of 7
  • Bugfix: Certain hubs that once failed to show their related products are now working properly
  • Feature: Jump-to menu in Reviews now reflect where you are in the article as you scroll
  • Bugfix: Podcast RSS now shows more than the last 10 episodes so iTunes will display all

Version 1.0.7 - November 15, 2011

  • Change: Timestamps in forum index now reflect when latest comment for each post was left rather than post creation time
  • Change: Forum index now updates much quicker, so fresh posts are at the top right away
  • Bugfix: Even more IE9 fixes!
  • Bugfix: URLs to tag pages with periods in the tag now work and do not 404
  • Addition: Masthead now links to each editor's profile

Version 1.0.6 - November 15, 2011

  • Bugfix: Fixed a bug where certain "continue reading" links in Streams wrongly opened up mobile web versions
  • Bugfix: Clicking compare button on review scorecards now actually adds the product to review bucket
  • Bugfix: Streams in RSS now show correct summary rather than body of original update
  • Change: Vias and Sources in articles have been given a new color to be more obvious
  • Change: Font scaling in attached products on articles is now smarter
  • Bugfix: Related media thumbnails on product landing pages now scale properly
  • Addition: Now showing how many new posts since your last visit have been posted into each forum from the index
  • Bugfix: Post count for forums on user profiles now show proper counts
  • Bugfix: Various improvements in IE9
  • Bugfix: Links to forums in navigation from Reviews Index fixed

Version 1.0.5 - November 11, 2011

  • Change: Product index, specific category, filtering options - now shows all brands, not just the first 30
  • Bugfix: Fixed category sorting on Reviews Index for non logged in users
  • Bugfix: Clicking "All" from Reviews Index shows all reviews, and doesn't kick you back to the product db anymore
  • Bugfix: Streams with a single update now say "1 update" rather than "1 updates"
  • Bugfix: Network bar comparison bucket no longer shimmies seductively in Chrome
  • Addition: Added a link to our YouTube account in the footer, like a boss
  • Bugfix: Fixed a bug or two that caused the order of posts on the home page to be slightly off

Version 1.0.4 - November 10, 2011

  • Bugfix: Features and reviews now show summary and intro on mobile web
  • Addition: Added Google+ to footer
  • Bugfix: Replies to comments you've left now show up in your user profile activity screen
  • Addition: Add comment count to stream updates in hero
  • Bugfix: Deleting comments from entry threads also removes them from user profile activity

Version 1.0.3 - November 8, 2011

  • Change: Black text color when comment bubble has yellow background
  • Addition: Added drop down on compare notifier so user can clear their comparison bucket from network bar
  • Addition: Added via/source to mobile article views
  • Bugfix: Added summary to features in mobile view, which was missing before
  • Bugfix: Couple of fixes to mobile pagination
  • Bugfix: Hovering over the left arrow breaker module does not break the module anymore
  • Bugfix: Fixed the Facebook Like button on comparison tool

Version 1.0.2 - November 7, 2011

  • Addition: Users can now authenticate using Facebook on the mobile site
  • Tweak: View all forums from the forum index
  • Addition: Jump-to-top button on the network bar
  • Tweak: Actually show the most popular forums from the forum dropdown instead of the first X alphabetically
  • Bugfix: Resolved login/logout wonkyness
  • Bugfix: Mobile redirects now working on article pages
  • Bufgix: Images in forum posts and comments now scale to fit the width of user activity
  • Bugfix: Reset password link 404'd -- it now works
  • Bugfix: Fixed timestamps on mobile site
  • Addition: Added LinkedIn sharing option
  • Change: Hide speed reading guide by default on comment header
  • More assorted bug fixin'

Version 1.0.1 - November 1, 2011

  • Addition: Added Top and Comment links to review and stream table of contents to easily jump you down to the comments and back to the top.
  • Addition: Added link to related hubs from forums
  • Tweak: Larger avatars in comments
  • Lots of assorted bug fixes

Version 1.0.0 - November 1, 2011

  • Released upon the world
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