Do you love learning, building, and expressing your creativity?
Then you should join us for #SidebarSummer!
#SidebarSummer is all about building extensions in the PixieBrix Sidebar (example).
As you dig in, you’ll learn the sidebar is a great way to embed real-time interactive content into any web app, and bring info and actions to your fingertips on any site.
Check out this sidebar tutorial to get started today!
Ways to get involved
There are many ways to join the festivities! Scroll down for details on each.
- Submit a sidebar idea. We’ll do our best to build it for you live.
- Join live events i.e. live builds, brown bag lunch, and the sidebar challenge.
- Contribute to the Sidebar Gallery. Everyone who shares will receive a PixieBrix t-shirt.
1. Submit a sidebar idea
Need some inspiration? Check out the Sidebar Gallery at the end of this page.
✏️ Enter your idea in the form below
2. Join live events
🦩 Weekly themes
Each week our live events will follow a certain theme. See below for a description of each:
1. Cheat sheets: July 10 - 16
Cheat Sheet extensions display reference materials in the sidebar for easy access. Examples include bookmarks, notes, scripts, guides, decision trees, and more.
2. Heads Up Display: July 17 - 23
Heads Up Display extensions show data from APIs, often dynamically based on page context. Examples include showing relevant Jira issues, CRM data, articles, and more.
3. Rapid Actions: July 24 - 30
Rapid Action extensions capture web page data and user input, and send it to a 3rd-party app. Examples include sending data to Trello, Google Sheets, Notion, Airtable, and more.
4. Collaboration: July 31 - August 6
Collaboration extensions enable one- or two-way communication in context. An example of one-way is sending a Slack alert, while two-way is posting full conversations in the sidebar to be displayed on relevant pages.
📅 Calendar of events starting July 11
3. Contribute to the Sidebar Gallery
💜 How to share your sidebar
- In our Community Slack, post a screenshot or video (example) in the show-and-tell channel
- Make your sidebar Public in the extension console (not required if it contains private info)
- BONUS: Tweet the link to your Gallery submission using the #SidebarSummer hashtag
👕 Receive a PixieBrix t-shirt
Everyone who shares a sidebar for the gallery will receive a PixieBrix t-shirt.
Looking cool Brittany, Anubhav, and Micah!