Black Lives Matter

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This moment is a critical one for confronting the racism, inequity, violence, and injustice that has oppressed so many for so long. Acknowledging that we still have much to learn, we cannot ignore the impact of systems of power and oppression that surround us.

Losing black lives is something we cannot overlook. And while it should not take riots to shake us from the unacceptable status quo, the voices being heard across hundreds of cities are doing just that. We deeply regret not speaking sooner.

Exposure is a small company, but we are committed to doing what we can. In addition to listening to, learning from, and amplifying Black voices, we have donated $2,000 to the Atlanta Solidarity Fund. This organization works tirelessly for the people of Atlanta, Georgia β€” the city that Exposure is proud to call home.

We will also be donating 2% of monthly profits for the rest of 2020, with hopes to increase donations in 2021. Our contributions will be distributed across the following list of organizations that are working hard to fight racism and help black communities. We hope you will join us in donating if you are able.

A Platform If You Need It

We would never want cost to keep anyone from using Exposure to support the Black Lives Matter cause or keep you from sharing your experience. If you need our tools to do this important work, email hello@exposure.co and we will issue you a free account. We will grant 100% of requests and will share as many stories as we can.

Lastly, we want Exposure to be a safe place for creators and readers. As such, we will continue to uphold our zero tolerance policy for hate speech and racism of any kind. As we commit to continued learning, we are ready to hear how else we can support you, educate ourselves, and further act with compassion.

Black Lives Matter.

Luke Beard, CEO and founder of Exposure

If you take issue with our stance or believe our actions are wrong, you can cancel your account at any time here.

πŸ—£ New Group Type: Quotes

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A quote can highlight the big ideas and themes of a story. With the Quote group, you can add a big bold typography driven quote and optionally cite who to attribute it to. The Quote design extends wider than the body of your story for more impact.

This group is limited to 250 characters for the quote and citation. The quote will also use the Heading font selected in your Design Options.

Adding a Quote Group

While in Edit mode for any story (new or old), click the "Quote" option to the right of the Content bar at the boom of your screen. You can add as many quotes to a story as you wish.

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Once you have the group added and you have written or pasted your quote, optionally add a citation for who the quote is from. This is not required and will not appear if nothing is added.

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πŸ‘ Introducing the Advanced Accessibility Widget

Your Exposure site and stories already meet Section 508 and WCAG compliance and with our new Advanced Accessibility widget, you can go even further. The widget is part of the Exposure Business plan option and available to new and existing customers.

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The widget covers the following features:

  • Increase text size
  • Increase text spacing
  • Toggle legible fonts
  • Cursor size
  • Stop all animations (Note: Exposure will stop all animation if set as an operating system preference)
  • Highlight links
  • Read the page
  • Keyboard navigation
  • Multiple contrast modes for visual impairments

You can enable the widget via it's settings page with just one click. No additional setup required. Visit settings page β†’

Ensure an extra layer comprehensive compliance covering ADA, Section 508, WCAG 2.1 AA by offering a wide range of advanced accessibility features.

Explore the widget in action with our live demo β†’

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An example of where the Advanced Accessibility Widget button will display on your site and stories

πŸ“ Easily Change the Base Font Size of your Stories

In a new addition to your story options, you can now change the base font size of the entire story in just a couple of clicks. Choose between Normal, Medium, and Large font sizes that will affect all the writing on your story.

You can find this new menu under "Options" β†’ "Base Font Size"

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You can still access the font size formatting menu within each group by highlighting the text you want to change.

πŸ”— Link to a Specific Section of a Story

Sometimes your stories are big, epic, and even quite long.

We heard feedback that visitors and authors would like to link to specific sections of a story to make them easier to share.

An easy way to do just that is now available for all stories!

To get a story section link: hover any group in any story and look for the section icon that will appear in the top right.

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Once clicked you will have a link to that section of the story in your URL bar. Copy that and share how you need it.

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Enjoy! πŸ™Œ

Story example by Exposure member @Trotternaama - https://www.trotternama.com/val-dorcia-under-the-tuscan-sun

Improved Un-publishing Button

The "Un-publish Story" button has now been moved to right of the "Save Changes" button to avoid any miss-clicks when trying to save.

We have also added an extra step to confirm you want to un-publish just to make sure. Thanks for the feedback on the previous behavior sometimes being confusing.✌️

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Non-profit Discounts Increased up to 50% Off

Exposure has the privilege of being part of some of the worlds biggest non-profit storytelling efforts.

It's always been important for the company to offer discounts to registered non-profits to help with the impact they are making in their respective fields.


Today we are going a step further by offering up to 50% off any of our Pro, Pro Plus and Business plans through 2020


Our offer ranges from 5% to 50% off discounts depending on the size of your organization and what plan you are looking at.

Join our ever growing list of organizations using Exposure and apply for a discount today: exposure.co/for-non-profits β†’

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ℹ️ Payment Relief for Those Impacted by COVID-19

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Hello storytellers. Luke here, CEO and founder of Exposure.

The team and I have been following the COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) pandemic closely and hope you are as safe as can be.

We understand that staying healthy and reducing the spread is the number one priority. That said, the economic impact on photographers and creatives caused by canceled opportunities is also top of our mind.

To support the Exposure community, we are offering payment relief with free subscription credit.

Simply put, if you having trouble paying for your subscription because of canceled work, we will credit your account at no cost.

Please email relief@exposure.co to let us know if you need help. We are here for you.

The team is doing all we can to make sure that there is no impact to the service and we can continue providing the tools you need.

Stay safe and let us know if you have questions β†’

Resources

πŸ”  Drop Caps for Your Stories

You can now style your writing with an impactful Drop Cap. A Drop Cap (or dropped capital) is a large capital letter at the beginning of a paragraph. Bring an editorial feel to your storytelling with just one click.

This new feature is available for new and existing stories.

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Find the Drop Cap button under the alignment controls in the top left of any story group. dropcap where.png

Enjoy!⚑️

⚑️Drag and Drop Story Reordering

Your stories can now be reordered by simply dragging and dropping them around your Exposure site. No more changing publish dates to get the order you want. Just drag the new move icon, drop the story where you want.

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The Story Options design has been improved to accommodate the simple move experience. Hover a story to see that in action.
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If you don't reorder your stories they will be listed newest to oldest. Newly published stories will appear first unless moved around.

New drafts will be listed at the top of your stores unless you have more than 6. If you have more than that a "View Draft Stories" button will appear at the bottom of your screen. With it you can simply toggle between your Draft and Published stories.

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Enjoy this update!