Singers play sounds that have different pitches. But not all kinds of sound are like that. Drums are a new component, and they’re very similar to Singers except they play sounds (usually drum sounds) that don’t have different pitches.
Keys are new components that correspond to your physical keyboard. When you press a key in real life, that key is pressed in-game as well. You can use this for really fast and intricate input for your in-game circuits.
Some time ago I added the ability to embed images to your post directly from the website, but the UI was very rough. This week I’ve been working on polishing the process of uploading and adding images to your post, this is what it looks like now:
When you add an image it will automatically get uploaded to the server and you’ll have the ability to insert the image embed by clicking on its preview.
In logicworld.net, Markdown is supported pretty much everywhere you can type. Markdown is a text-based language, so if you’re used to other WYSIWYG editors like Microsoft Word it can be somewhat uncomfortable to write Markdown. If this is your case, you’ll be happy to know that there is now a visual editor for posts based on StackEdit:
The revamped image uploading UI and this visual editor both contribute to our goal to make logicworld.net accessible to everyone and easy to use, as well as a great place to share your creations and discuss.
While working on Keys, I gave them sexy animations for going up and down. Rather than snapping between their up position and down position, they move smoothly between the two. I’ve added similar animations to the other two input methods, Buttons and Switches.
You can see this effect in the Keys video above. It’s a small detail, but it’s nice to look at.
See you next Wednesday!