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Ben Halpern for Forem Core Team

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Podcast page improvements

These are some initial small improvements to step towards a more useful overall podcast section on Forems.

Check out https://dev.to/pod

Design clean up

This is not the final design, but we are stepping away from our current design, which was kind of broken. Better to make a small improvement than leave things so unpolished any longer.

podcast page

Ability to mark shows as "featured"

We do some original shows on DEV, so we now have these marked as "featured".

More improvements to come, but hopefully these are appreciated.

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Lee

I was super excited to see this update, as a creator I love the podcasts section of Forem. I know I keep popping in these questions (and I see that more improvements are coming along) but will listening progress tracking make an appearance in the future? πŸ™ƒ Also, is more the 4 featured podcasts currently supported?

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Ben Halpern Author

Also, is more the 4 featured podcasts currently supported?

Not through the design yet, but we will take another pass at this. "Featured" may imply future functionality beyond just showing up on this page. Design-wise we will have better "show more" functionality across the board to make sure it's flexible. @pp 's mockups are much nicer than even what we have shipped so far.

will listening progress tracking make an appearance in the future?

Yeah. Getting the overall design better will help us devote more time to getting the nuance right... This is still not a top-line priority, but we've reoriented lately to better support shipping small wins (like what this initial redesign was).

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Lee

Well I love it and I can't wait to see what comes next. I can totally see Forem replacing my podcast app.

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Casey πŸ’Ž

This is a great step - looking much much better :D

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Ella Ang (she/her/elle)

I'm sure this is one that @lee is happy about πŸ™Œ

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Lee

Happy?? I jumped off the couch when I saw it had it committed merged and deployed in under 5 mins from release. It's awesome! Thanks @ben

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Varhal

Very nice change. It's better to place the add button higher on the page, I didn't see it the first time