Weekly Update 67: More Open Source Goodness and Beta Instant Answers!
We had a lot of contributors after the Global Quack & Hack event, and we couldn't have done it without our amazing community especially the Community Leaders and Meetup Organizers. We've been testing a new system as well, and it lets us install pull requests automatically on beta.duckduckgo.com. Check it out!
If you missed it, we've also been pushing to move most of our frontend code open source. First came our Litestrap Framework, then our Instant Answer Templates (along with our own Handlebars.js helpers), and now we just released the common styling elements used on DuckDuckgo!
New Instant Answer Ideas:
- OSX Terminal Commands Cheat Sheet
OSX power users will enjoy seeing a list of useful terminal commands that they could use!
- Dash Docsets
Dash has a ton of APIs for lots of different languages. Converting docsets to Fatheads would fill our developer documentation needs in one fell swoop!
- Debian and KDE Bug Search
Make it easier for people to search for Debian and KDE bugs on DuckDuckGo.
- CSS Cleanup: Remove any IE 8 Specific CSS
We dropped IE 8 support on the main site, so there's no need for Instant Answers to have IE 8 specific CSS. Help us remove them!
- Sunrise/Sunset: Add triggering for "when is the sunrise in", "when does the sun rise in", etc
Add additional triggers for the Sunrise/Sunset Instant Answer so that it's easier to bring it up!
- GoWatchIt: Increase margin-top on footer to 1em
Increase the margin for padding consistency.
- Last.fm Artist: Reign in triggering
It's blindly triggering on "artist" in a lot of queries.
- Conversions: Rounding too generous
Converting "1.3mm to m" shouldn't result to "0.001 meters" but instead should be "0.0013".
- Chess960: Remove clickable link from result
Convert this Goodie into a JS only Goodie which uses Handlebars.js templates.
Have a good weekend!
- The DuckDuckGo Staff