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Tech Update: A New Header Just for You

Etsy is getting more personalized, and the new header that just went live at the top of every page is all about you.

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Tech Update: Farewell to Flash

Over the past year, we’ve been changing technology platforms. It’s time to say adieu to some of our awesome but older tools.

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Tech Update: Alchemy Is Taking a Rest

Alchemy has enabled over 80,000 custom creations since its inception. Now, it needs its beauty sleep.

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Shop Together: Circles and Activity Feeds

Crowd-source your browsing with two new site features that help you follow what your friends are up to (and finding!) on Etsy.

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How to Give Your Friends What They Really Want

Stumped on what to get that coworker for Secret Santa? We’ve released a new tool that gives personalized suggestions based on Facebook interests.

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Tech Updates: Frank Talk About Site Outages

John Allspaw, who runs Etsy’s operations engineering group, explains what we’re doing to prevent downtime on Etsy.com.

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Tech Update: Collect Sales Tax With the New Checkout

The new Checkout will now support collecting sales tax. (‘Cause I’m the taxman, yeahhh I’m the taxman…)

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Tech Update: More Wider Pages

UPDATE 7/8/10: The new wider category pages are now live to 100% of users. If you have any questions, feel free to post in this forum thread. UPDATE 6/30/10: We are now beginning to roll out the new wider category pages. Only a small percentage of users will see them to begin with, as we are… Continue reading

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Tech Update: Short Site Maintenance at 2 a.m. ET

UPDATE: Everything went smoothly last night! Please do bookmark http://www.etsystatus.com and follow the @EtsyStatus account on Twitter — these will be the best ways to stay in touch with what’s going on with Sys Ops behind the scenes. We used to do a lot of site maintenance wherein we’d take Etsy down for periods of… Continue reading

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Tech Update: Home Page Renovation

Update: The new home page is now live!  I’m pleased to announce that Etsy’s home page will be getting an updated look later this week. As mentioned in the March/April roadmap, this is part of an ongoing project to widen the site. The new home page comes on the heels of the release of Treasury… Continue reading