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100,000,000 SlideDecks Served

On March 10, 20110 Comments

100,000,000 SlideDeck Views

We’re celebrating today because we recently crossed the 100,000,000 SlideDecks viewed mark. It’s quite a number. When we set out to build SlideDeck we had one goal in mind, to make the Web easier to use. We wanted SlideDeck to be a way for designers and developers to effectively deliver content, while making it easy for website users to read, understand and take action. Looking at how far we’ve come since those early days, it’s clear that together we’re bringing that vision to life across the Web.

Do we hear 1 billion?

At digital-telepathy, we want our design to make a difference. And while it’s great to want to make the Web easier to use, how do we really know we’re making a difference? For us it is all about improving user experiences one visit at a time. So we set a goal for ourselves, 1 billion (with a B) views of SlideDeck and another of our products, The Hello Bar. Each view is hopefully a great experience for a user out there on the Web. And now, with SlideDeck at 100 million and The Hello Bar at 85 million views, we’re nearly 20% of the way to our goal. It’s an exciting and humbling feeling knowing that we’re impacting so many people on a daily basis, and that we have a community of developers and designers in you, who trust us enough to use our products on the sites you put your names on.

The slider is evolving

It’s not just our products either. The Web is adopting the slider as the default way to display content in a quick and engaging format. More and more, the biggest websites on the planet are turning to the slider, a UX design we helped pioneer, to engage their users. Sites like Yahoo! are even using it to display search results. This, in addition to the support and adoption we’ve seen of SlideDeck, makes us extremely proud to be leading the innovation on how content is consumed on the Web. And when a company like Yahoo! adopts the format, it’s great validation that it’s a powerful delivery vehicle.

Yahoo! SlideDeck

We’re not kicking back just yet

While we’re excited to celebrate our 100 million milestone, we know we have a long way to go. We’re never satisfied, and we continue to refine, hone and improve SlideDeck, adding features that will make it even more valuable to you. In addition we’re working hard to make it easier for you to add SlideDeck to your projects. We’ve developed support materials like our SlideDeck Survival Guide, our Tutorial series and even our Skins Gallery to give you more design options right out of the box. It’s part of our commitment to our customers to make SlideDeck a go-to part our your development toolbox. Look for more how-to’s and tutorials to help you get the most out of SlideDeck in the near future.

In addition to the work on SlideDeck we recently launched The Hello Bar, which is a simple notification bar for your website that gets noticed and drives more clicks. We’ve seen incredible enthusiasm for the product, and people like Tim Ferriss and Gary Vaynerchuk are using The Hello Bar to drive clicks and sales. With 85 million views so far, The Hello Bar is catching on and is just another piece of the puzzle in our goal to make the web easier for users and more effective for site owners.

The Hello Bar - Web Tool Bar

We couldn’t do it without you

We’re proud of what we’ve accomplished and know, without a doubt, that we would not be where we are today without your support and feedback. Beyond the 100 million views, we are most proud of the confidence that you place in us every day when you use SlideDeck and The Hello Bar in your work. We have the utmost respect for you as professionals, peers and customers and we hope that you’ll continue to support us as we collectively reach 1 billion views, aka 1 billion positive experiences on the Web.

Stay tuned for some big announcements about SlideDeck from us soon, but know for now that we’re laser-focused on making SlideDeck easy to implement, easy to customize, easy for the end user and effective for you and your customers at driving action, engagement and revenue. Together we can make the Web a more enjoyable experience for the users and more effective for businesses. We’re committed to that vision every day and thank you for your support along the way.

And finally…

Be sure to stay up-to-date with the latest on SlideDeck by subscribing to our product newsletter. We hate spam just as much as you do, so we make sure to only provide you with insight and information that will make your experience with SlideDeck even better. And if you’re a Lite user and are ready to make the jump to PRO, click here to upgrade and see all the features and advanced functionality that become instantly available to you. Finally, if you’re interested in driving more clicks to your most important content, check out The Hello Bar, it’s invite only right now, so use the code “slidedeck” to get access.

Thanks again for your support. We’ll check in again soon at our next big milestone on the road to 1 billion. With your support we have a feeling we’ll be there before you know it.

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