Ning 3.0 is now available for free trials. The company has rewritten and redesigned its publishing tools. Blogs are elegantly presented, with lead photos, excerpts, categorization, and custom URL. There is a new Social Channel feature to integrate videos from YouTube or Vimeo channel. And if you want to give non-members the ability to interact with your published content, you can choose Disqus or Facebook for commenting on that feature.
With Ning 3.0, anyone will be able to create a unique, beautifully designed home for his or her online community. The Design Studio now includes new themes, more than 1,400 background images, balanced color palettes, and translucent options. Header customization can now be done by dragging and dropping navigation, logo, and other images.
Ning also redesigned the HTML of all user-facing pages using an updated, responsive 960 pixel 16 column grid. Ning 3.0 was built using responsive design and HTML5, resulting in beautiful design and fan experiences on any device - smartphone, tablet or laptop.