What’s new for TED.com 2.0: the final flip

Posted by on Mar 4, 2014 in Release updates, Technology

Starting today, we are flipping the switch on our redesign. All TED.com visitors will begin to see our new site by default. The big, beautiful video player, the handy “watch later” feature and all the other exciting changes we’ve made in the past few months will become the standard. This blog post is the “tech-speak” […]

Beta 2: Long time listener, first time caller

Posted by on Nov 21, 2013 in Release updates, Technology

This week we launch Beta 2 of the new TED to our testing community. For this release, we have really focused on two things. The first and most important is feedback from the community. Our testers have been sending amazing emails to hello@ted.com, telling us the things they love and some things they aren’t totally […]

Holy mobile devices, Batstand! How we test pages across screen sizes

Posted by on Nov 5, 2013 in Process, Technology
Holy mobile devices, Batstand! How we test pages across screen sizes

One of the biggest challenges in creating digital content is accounting for the vast number of screen sizes that are now available to web-users. Desktops, smartphones, and tablets of all shapes and sizes each offer different and sometimes unique display resolutions. For the rebuilt TED.com, we’re using a responsive design system that reacts to the […]

Under the hood

Posted by on Oct 4, 2013 in Technology
Under the hood

The new TED.com is more of a rebuild than a redesign. While what you see on screen will look very familiar, what’s radically different is the backend of the site. TED.com was born in 2006 — the year the Nokia 9000 phone ruled and Suri Cruise was born. It’s 2013, clearly past time for us […]

Adaptive design, for adaptive people

Posted by on Oct 2, 2013 in Design philosophy, Technology
Adaptive design, for adaptive people

If you have a smartphone, a tablet or another mobile device, you already know it’s perfect to watch TED Talks on. But if you build media for mobile devices, like I do, you face a big challenge: there are so many devices out there, with so many different screen sizes and capabilities, from trusty old iPhones […]