I’ve noticed that some of the new art that is being uploaded doesn’t have the ‘correct’ year entered. Sometimes people will enter the birth and death date of the artist and sometimes I think it’s just overlooked.Here’s how it looked before:
And here’s how it looks now:
We’ll see how that goes.I also added a little clarification on the homepage. I’ve gotten some comments that they frontpage “tour images” weren’t really effective. We’ll see if this helps.
I’ve been playing around with our URLs and I’ve come up with some new ones.
Like guess where these might go:
Pretty cool huh?
I’m also playing around with some ad’s from art.com
I think I’ve managed to get them as unobtrusive as possible, for example this is how they look on a single-slide screen.
I think we can deal with that.
What do you guys think about the URLs and the Ads?
Just tightening things up a little bit visually.I’ve also eliminated “login names”. Now you only need to provide an email address and a password to create an account and to login.
I want to genuinely thank Adam Malliet for uploading this photo to CircaStudy yesterday.
It has required me to build and deploy a moderation system that I had planned to do, but probably would have gotten around to a lot later had it not been for him. This is part of the reason I deployed v0.1 of the site, it has helped me figure out what’s important to people trying to use the site.
..now I just hope that nobody forgets their password before I build that part out.
I was talking about the layout with Ryan and little and he was very good in helping me see the layout as a first-time user would.
He convinced me that currently it looks very complicated, when it really isn’t.
So I’ve decided to remove the Artist and Test search results from the main search page. We agreed that the majority of the people visiting the site will be searching for art and those other elements just make it confusing.
Not many of you were around for v0.1, lucky for you, but I’ve gone ahead and pushed v0.2. Let me know what you think.
Here’s something I’ve been playing around with.
Instead of having the slides paginate (if there are more than 10) why not just show the top 3 and then have a button, that when clicked shows all the results in a little scroll box. It keeps the layout nice and compact and seems like it could speed up the interaction.
Although, if people don’t notice the “…see all slides” button, it could suck.
(This is the first time I ever remember thinking up an idea in the shower.)
What if it just automatically creates the scrollable list if there are more than 3 slides? That way I wouldn’t have to worry about people not seeing the button…I like.