You’re on your morning commute. You’re in a train, presumably. You’ve got minutes to spend — but they’re only minutes. Your stop is approaching fast, yet you want to read the news for today. You launch a couple of the famous news websites on separate tabs, say, on your iPad or iPhone. You see an overload of information. You click a news item. It’s hard to understand the main point. Before you even reach the next news item, you’ve arrived. It’s too late. The news articles are too lengthy. Too Long; and therefore, you didn’t read.
We’re here to fix that.
We’re TL;DR — we give you the summary, the synopsis, the main contention and the entire idea in one simple paragraph. Enough to get you to skim them. Browse a week’s worth of topics in a few minutes. So you don’t have to say, “Too Long; Didn’t Read”. We’re the news, but faster. We pull the news from popular sites. And we have fun while we’re at it.
Too Long; Didn’t Read — above? Well we’re just faster news. Faster for us, faster for you.
The Editorial Team
Well, who are we? We’re just a humble 4-member team browsing the news and summarising it for you. We are:
Hunter Dolan (@hunterhdolan) - Hunter is the Lead over at Mocha Industries. His main job at TL;DR will be writing new stories and making sure TL;DR is the place for Summarized News.
Pablo Merino (@_pmerino) - Pablo is the Lead Developer over at Mocha Industries. His main job at TL;DR will be maintaining the site and manning the new TL;DR en Español section (coming soon).
Seb Jachec (@iamsebj) - Seb is the Lead Designer over at Mocha Industries. His main job at TL;DR will be designing any and all new features and writing new stories.
Zack Harms (@zack_harms) - Zack is a new writer for TL;DR. He will ensure that TL;DRs content stays fresh and flowing.
Dewey Kang (@deweykang) - Dewey has been writing with TL;DR since it’s early days. He will be covering anything and everything in tech.
Because we’re just 4, we need more! If you think you can cover one of the many great topics (as shown in the colourful navigation sidebar) then hit us up at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re on the look for many volunteers, so don’t be shy!
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On the Design
The main font used within the site is Avenir. For it’s geometric (almost humanistic) sans-serif design, the typeface truly describes the nature of this website. It’s also French for “future” — in that we’re so busy in this modern time we have little time to spare for acknowledging the news. The rest of the site of course was designed with Espresso for Mac, and is licensed BY-NC-SA of the Creative Commons. The site is designed by former member @CJMLGRTO