Openverse Frontend v3.1.1 Release

This week we released an update to the OpenverseOpenverse Openverse is a search engine for openly-licensed media, including photos, audio, and video. Openverse is also the name for the collection of related code repositories that make up the project. frontend! This release included many improvements from our redesign launch in January. I’ll showcase a few of those here, and you can read the full release notes for more details. In total, there were over 64 bug fixes alongside some of these new features.

Content chooser on the mobile homepage

Prior to this release, mobile users weren’t able to select their desired content type on the homepage. They were only able to search ‘all results’.

Now they can choose their desired media type with large touch-friendly buttons.

Please don’t needlessly report cute puppies!

Redesigned content reporting flow

Our content reporting flow was redesigned to be simpler, more accessible, and easier for users.

New Image detail pages

Our image detail page was completely redesigned, and showcases images front and center.

Skip to content button

We now have a ‘Skip to Content’ button as the first focusable element on our pages for improved accessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility).

Thanks to all of the Openverse team members who worked on and provided code review for these issues.