TeXample.net is now on Twitter. Follow @TeXgallery to read about new contributions and site features.

Four TikZ examples have been added this week, more will come. New site features are planned. While blog posts will inform about bigger changes, @TeXgallery on Twitter will post also small updates.


  • #1 Przemoc, January 11, 2012 at 1:39 p.m.

    It's really nice seeing TeXample being revived.

    Actually I am one of those barely using twitter and reluctant to follow (even interesting or doing interesting stuff) people tweeting every x minutes to be not overloaded with messages, mostly not worth my look. OTOH I have Google Reader with dozens of feeds that I practically stopped browsing frequently as it was consuming too much time. But TikZ works are almost always inspiring, thus they deserve to be followed, via twitter or feed.

    There is one thing I have to add. I've noticed that even in case of small updates (1-3 new diagrams) links often aren't using direct addresses of new works, but http://www.texample.net/tikz/examples/ or http://www.texample.net/tikz/examples/all/date/ Please fix it.

  • #2 Stefan Kottwitz, January 12, 2012 at 9:25 a.m.

    Hi Przemoc,

    I thought it would be convenient this way:

    • 1-2 updates (especially nice ones, which deserve to be mentioned): a direct link to each.

    • 3-4 new drawings or diagrams: a link to the main gallery page, because there you can see the thumbnails of the newest 4 additions at a glance.

    • 4 and more additions: a link to the examples by date, so you can see the thumbnails of the most recent 18 additions at a glance.

    In short twitter messages it's impossible to post several links with meaningful description.

    What do you think, regarding these reasons?

  • #3 Przemoc, January 12, 2012 at 1:28 p.m.

    They sound fine. But. There is only a one small issue. I, for instance, extremely rarely have some twitter client app open that would notify me about new tweets. In other words I check it once a few days and then (actually it may happen even if you check it once a day) there may be many new (to me) TeXample tweets. W/o direct links to each diagram there is an obvious problem here.

    Tweets with their 140 chars are quite limited and I know that t.co link shortening isn't helping much. The only solution I see is posting max 2 entries per tweet, always with links to particular diagrams. It may increase number of tweets, but OTOH it's not like there are 30 diagrams added per day. ;)

    BTW twitter-unrelated thought. You may also consider creating additional Atom/RSS feed for diagrams only. Feeds don't have length-limitation and their entries, beside descriptive titles, may actually include full content: image, TikZ code, etc.

  • #4 Stefan Kottwitz, January 12, 2012 at 2:50 p.m.

    Here's an example feed:


  • #5 Przemoc, January 12, 2012 at 3:27 p.m.

    Thank you, Stefan!

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