You're not an official startup company until you have a blog, right? Well, here we are with our first real update, stock photo of launching rockets and all! CloseBrace Updates will be a place where I post my plans for the site, development updates, announcements that aren't major enough need an email update, and various other things too long for Twitter.
I'll be posting more info on privacy and similar topics in the near future, but I'll be straightforward here: my goal is to find an advertising partner with minimal tracking (preferably none) that runs useful, tasteful, non-annoying ads. My hope is that those of you who run ad blockers will choose either to whitelist CloseBrace, or subscribe to a premium tier that disables advertising. CloseBrace will never run auto-playing video ads (except any that play on our tutorial videos, the auto-playing of which will be toggleable), we will never run those god-awful ads that turn random words into mouseovers, and we will never run pop-ups or pop-unders. We will never allow malware on our site. We will never present you with an alert you cannot dismiss. If you see these things on the site, you should report them immediately.
Additionally, even though it works, you will never get a full-screen overlay on CloseBrace asking you to sign up for our newsletter (or anything else). If you do choose to sign up, you can be assured that we will never sell your email address, nor will we do that obnoxious thing where we keep making up new newsletters and auto-subscribing people who already opted out of our mailings. Looking at you, Twitter ...