Product Updates - May 2024

May 02, 2024 — Gilli Sigurdsson

Hi everybody,

It's been a while. We have not been sitting idle, though. We are working on a big new feature that we are hoping to release in open beta soon. It's a social media publishing tool we are calling Baseline Publisher. It's pretty much like launching a whole other product, but it's going to be built into Baseline. It will allow you to create a design and send it directly to Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and other channels. This will be a big step in fleshing out our grand vision for Baseline.

Meanwhile, we have made a lot of other improvements and just released a Core Brand Values tool that helps you find your brand's core values by answering a few questions. It will then be displayed in your brand guide. More on that below.

On our blog, we've released parts two and three of our branding fundamentals series. We also have new interviews with our customers, Sarah Parker at Kuva Media and Lee Busch. If you would like your company to be featured in an interview, please fill out this form.

In other news, here's some new features in Baseline:

Core Brand Values for the brand guide

Find your core brand values and showcase them in your brand guide. Also available as a free tool.

Image preview modal for galleries in the brand guide.

Now you can click on an image to see it in full resolution in the brand guide.

Video playback support in the Asset Library, along with video thumbnails

Thumbnails are now generated for videos.

Designs are now also Assets and show up in the Asset Library.

By default, they go into a folder called "Brand Designs," but they can be moved to other folders.

Drag and drop support to upload files in the asset manager

Drag files from your file manager and drop them in the asset manager to upload.

Brand Fonts can now be saved as Uppercase, or should I say UPPERCASE

Other Improvements and Changes

  • Improved performance for brand queries that make some requests 30 times faster

  • Asset uploader now shows better status messages when some or all uploads failed

  • Galleries look better on mobile

  • New Rendering engine for PDF Exports. The PDFs should have fewer visual flaws than before. Line breaks are less likely to cut an element in half

  • Background Remover API is now only available to paid plans. All plans get 100 removal requests per day.

Bug Fixes

  • A bug preventing design downloads on free plans

  • Missing size modal when downloading PNG logos from an embedded brand guide

  • Not being able to add colors to the brand guide when colors are already present

  • Assets from folders showing up on the Asset Library main page

  • Assets list breaking when deleting a single asset

  • A blank screen when visiting brand pages while logged out. Now it redirects correctly to login

  • Fixed gallery image previews being too big when opening in an embedded brand guide

  • Cancelled subscriptions are now fully working until the end date

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Gilli Sigurdsson

Gilli Sigurdsson

Gilli Sigurdsson is the founder and CEO at Baseline. He likes to write about design, productivity, branding, but occasionally he will talk about the bad weather in Iceland.

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