Advent Calender 2019 – A new library

A New Library

Hallo Leute,

welcome to day number 5 and today, I have a little surprise for you of which I’m actually really proud.

My New Archive

I actually told you about this a while back in a newsletter, but now it’s really ready for release.
I reworked the category archive pages.
Until now, you’d just get the title and a link.
And now, you’ll get:

  • not only  a cartoon gallery
  • but also a short description what each post is about
  • AND a snippet of the vocabulary that we talk about in the post

And if you’re a member you can see if you’ve already marked an article as read or not.
But hey… a picture says more than a thousand words, so here’s a screenshot:

 

Meh, that looks kind of messy, actually. Well, a link says more than a thousand pictures, so here you go :)

Link to my new Archive

Essentially, for the first time, you can really get an impression about what the article is so it’s easier decide what to read. And if you’re bored, you can just browse through the cartoons and learn a bit this way.
PRETTY COOL RIGHT?!
Seriously, I am really proud of this. The idea is actually kind of old but I never felt like I could actually do it, but then early this year my coding skills had progressed enough to actually make it happen. It sure took a while, especially writing all these short snippets, but now it’s done and I’m really happy you get to use it, because I really think it makes navigating the material MUCH better.
Now, of course I’ll keep making improvements. Next, I want to add little icons to the articles that show what level they’re for and how long they are.

And there’s actually an even bigger project in the works behind the scenes. That one will be HUGE. But I’ll tell you more about that on another day in this calender.
So yeah… head right over to the archive pages and check them out.
I can’t wait for your feedback :).
Oh and please, don’t hesitate to point out bugs or other things I can improve, just because I’m so happy. Criticism is always welcome.
Have a great day and bis morgen.

PS: By the way, I also added audios to pretty much ALL the articles this year. With my new, rad microphone. I hope you’re proud of your boy :).

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AlexP1960
AlexP1960
1 year ago

Emanuel, I really appreciate the idea and the design but it seems I have bad luck (or just doing something wrong).
For some reason a click (or double-click) on the word in the Vocabulary does not work for me. When I click on it nothing happens at all. Double-click just highlights it. See e.g. the article “Alle” and the word “ganze”. Could you help me please? I am using Chrome

AlexP1960
AlexP1960
1 year ago
Reply to  Emanuel

Thank you for the quick response. It seems that either I do not understand what you mean by the “headline” or this just does not work for me (I am using a desk-top computer).
I sent you an email (at info@german-is-easy.com) with a screen-shot showing what happens (nothing, actually) when I double-click on “ganze” in the “Vocabulary” for “Alle”

Pia
Pia
2 years ago

I am asking Santa for a German is Easy membership. I hope I haven’t been too naughty :)

dbayly
dbayly
2 years ago

Just on a first look, I can see you’ve added a lot of value to the website, not by adding content but by improving the cross linking. That’s how websites are supposed to be! Which makes me wonder why you are writing a book? Maybe you should think about an app, or a website, or ….. But whatever, the structure is the win! Just a thought

Alan
Alan
2 years ago

Really useful on alle

Ufuk
Ufuk
2 years ago

It looks much better like this!
Although, when we click on “Categories” on the upper menu, landing page is this old one: https://yourdailygerman.com/categories/ – not the new one. And the new one automatically goes to “A Level” and then one must click through the other ones.

Is there any other way to see the new categories except from clicking the link on this page?

Greg
Greg
2 years ago

I wish it was eezy.

Greg
Greg
2 years ago

Typo on the word “gallery” beginning of article this from a sad german speaker.

marko
marko
2 years ago

Das ist echt toll! Aber der Link zum neuen Archiv ist nicht leicht zu finden, wenn man die Seite öffnet. Vielleicht kannst du einen Link in die obere Leiste der Homepage setzen? z.B. könnten wir zwischen “Online Course” und “Vocabulary”, den link zu “Archiv” finden?

Wirklich hatte ich vor diesem Zeitpunkt keine Ahnung, dass ich all diese wunderbaren Ressourcen auf deiner Website finden könnte! Ich danke dir! Danke, danke, danke!!

Mark
Mark
2 years ago

Super Arbeit! Leiwand!

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

Toll!!!!! Danke schön!! Immer Stoltz….. ; )

Jinksy
Jinksy
2 years ago

Danke!

parisbongi
parisbongi
2 years ago

Wow, hast du das alles alleine gemacht? You’re wasting you time on dummies like us… Bravo!

dorcas
dorcas
2 years ago

Love it! Danke!

Californiagogirl
Californiagogirl
2 years ago

Ausgezeichnet!

Ken
Ken
2 years ago

Toll!

fairyhedgehog
fairyhedgehog
2 years ago

Your whole website is just so cool and it goes on getting better and better!

Amerikanerin
Amerikanerin
2 years ago

Are we proud? Does the Pope s**t in the woods? You are doing amazing stuff! And I can say from experience that I’m learning more here than at Uni! Which of course, all the snobs sniff and say, “Uni isn’t a language school,” like we’re all put on the planet to theorize about language.

When you dissect a language, the frog dies.

We LOVE you, Emanuel, we LOVE your assistant, we LOVE your microphone and we LOVE your site. Och, and we LOVE unicorns! And Bier!

LCantoni
LCantoni
2 years ago

Das neue Archiv ist SUPERTOLL! Vielen Dank!

Lamb
Lamb
2 years ago

Its beautiful. Just keep going. Love your blog learning so much rereading rereading articles never bored. That’s why I subscribe again. Hopefully we will never lose this wonderful resource.

Piotr
Piotr
2 years ago

That is so great! I’m so happy you did that!
I have also found a small bug- when you click on some post in the table below (not on the green left/right arrows) the post in the box above is updated with the content of the one that was clicked. But… The yellow mark in the table below don’t change. Additionally if you click on the green next arrow- the old yellow selection stays in place and the new one is added to the correct article in the table.
I hope this is understandable xD

Cheers!