Browsing frustration

There seems to be at least 3 different formats for browsing Instructables.
The frustration I have is, if I want to spend any amount of time browsing a specific searched subject, I don't dare wander off the main page to view an Instuctable. Once I do, I have to start at the beginning of the many pages I have preciously browsed and scroll through dozens of pages to return to my spot.
A similar thing happens with the contest pages. It keeps loading more entries on the same page as I get to the bottom of the page. If I view an entry, I have to start at the beginning again.
When a contest has over 600 entries like one of the current contests, I find myself not looking at ibles I'd like to see because I don't want to find my place again after the back button returns me to the beginning of the first page.
When I browse the featured page, it's much better because I can flip through a page at a time and return to my most recent page when I hit the back button after checking out a great Instructable.
If this could be changed, it would extend my browsing time and also give members who have made instructables, every opportunity to get well deserved views.
If I'm missing something obvious, please let me know.

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seamster2 years ago

I find that irritating as well, but opening in a new tab solves the problem.

If on a Windows system, right click > "Open link in new tab" works, as well as simply holding Ctrl button and clicking like normal.

Opening in a new tab is so over.


Same for constantly finding workaroinds to make a website usable ;)
And even if it is over for you, there are reasons why people still use tabs LOL

zimitt (author)  seamster2 years ago

Thanks for the tip. I'll certainly use new tabs.

I wouldn't call it a solution, but a work around.

The reason I posted was in hopes that Instructables would fix the problem.

It seems doable, since, as I described, the "featured" page has browse-able pages.

No such problems here, although I do the smart thing and open what I found in a new tab - saves the hassle you describe ;)

zimitt (author)  Downunder35m2 years ago

Thanks, I'll give that a try.

Kiteman2 years ago


It's bleedin' annoying that the "back" button takes you all the way back to the first page.