Earlier this week a community member asked why we didn't have a visual editor option. Its 2013, we really should have one. So I dropped what I was doing and installed one.
If you prefer slinging your own BBcode you can still work like you used to: simply click the last icon (looks like a white sheet of paper) and the buttons will display the code.
The new editor lets you view images and youtube videos right in the article as you post them, so you have more accurate idea of what your story is going to look like when you're done posting. It also has a Full Screen mode option that hides everything on the page, which is lovely. The thing to get used to is having to hit the Image and Youtube buttons when inserting assets.
So, I show this update to Hamza and his reaction was: "People are going to rip off their dicks!!". I love working with this guy. Photos and videos unrelated, just testing to make sure they work. There's also a new hideous libraries of smileys that I'm trying to figure out how to disable.
About Niero Gonzalez One of us since 9:58 PM on 03.16.2006
Top 10 things you didn't know about me: (1) I'm a volunteer English teacher on weekends, (2) my first real job was drawing comics for a major newspaper, (3) my favorite console is the Super Nintendo (because I'm almost 40), (4) I can speak "survival" Japanese and write business-level Spanish, (5) I was captain of my high school's cross-country running team for two years and a wrestler for one, (6) I don't live in the United States most of the time, (7) I cannot stand people who think I run Destructoid because I have more of an interest in journalism than entertainment (8) I have published more independent gamer opinions on this site than most people in this industry have in their careers (~350 on the home page and 300,000 on the cblogs) (9) I like mayonaise on fried egg and tomato sandwiches (10) I'm more interested in video games media (legacy web communities in particular) than I am in the average videogame, probably because my dream job as a child was to work at Nintendo Power and answer phones as a game counselor. Pretty nerdy, right?
My life story is this: I wanted to go to E3, so I made Destructoid. That is the honest to God truth and why you know this web site. Just one guy's hack to get there.
You can learn about the history of Destructoid on Wikipedia, there's a pretty nice article about some of the things we've done in both editorial and charity work.