There’s a new link at the bottom-left of any keyboard layout you see in Oryx. It says “Copy embed code”.
Click it, go to any blog or forum post, and paste. You’ll get something like this:
If you’re reading this post on a computer, you’ll see a fully interactive version of the layout. You can play the layout tour (if it has one) and explore all of the layers. Since it’s right within a post, you can further explain things, and even embed a few different layouts, discuss, and compare.
Mobile was an interesting challenge for this feature. If you’re reading this on your phone, you’ll see a static image above. Tap it, and you’ll launch into Oryx’s all-new mobile view.
When creating the mobile view for Oryx, we were inspired by apps like Google Maps. Your keyboard layout is very visual - it’s not a traditional document or a video that’s easy to consume on a phone.
With the mobile view, you can zoom in and out, pan through a layout, navigate layers, and tap any interesting keys. You can also play a complete layout tour.
Internally, we’ll be using this new feature on our Getting Started page and in other places where it makes sense to share a layout.
For you, I hope this comes in handy when discussing your keyboard layout in forums and blog posts. Thank you for reading, and embed away!
Erez Zukerman is the CEO and Co-Founder of ZSA Technology Labs.