General New Homepage Improvements

Hey Everyone,

It has recently come to my attention though the forums that many of my fellow Instructabrarians, or as caitlinsdad will have it 'Iblers, are not at all happy with the current homepage layout of the website. Now, I'll admit, I'm quite biased towards this. As a new member of the Instructables Staff, I actually got to beta test the new site a week ago and as a long time user of the site, and I quite honestly didn't see anything glaringly wrong with it. Sure it wasn't the original homepage, but I felt the white background and interchanging instructables gave it a much more "Apple-esque" feel. But, after browsing through the forums this morning, I can tell I'm slightly in the minority on this.

So, I was really hoping we could start an General All Purpose Site Improvements page with constructive criticism of what you think could be improved. JamesRPatrick has already suggested what kind of things could be improved with the site, and I would really love to hear more. Rather than complain about what you don't like, please tell me what you would like to see improved with the new homepage or features you think could make it better. Look, I'm a fan of the site just like everyone else is and I've been a fan much longer than I've been working here. So if there's something on the homepage you want changed, please tell me because I want to know.

As new member of the Instructables team and admin, I can't make any promises that anything can or will be changed on our homepage but I can promise you I will at least bring all of your comments to our next staff meeting.


New Instructables Intern 2011

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SHIFT! (author)  Lithium Rain5 years ago
Sigh, Lithium Rain, I can see you're still upset with me about the earlier. But I'm still a fan of the site just as much as everyone else is, so even if you don't want to trust me, just know that I WILL bring any comments posted here to the site's attention.
If you knew the whole story you would be too, but then again you might not since you're still riding the new intern high. BTW, do they have you on coffee detail yet?
SHIFT! (author)  The Ideanator5 years ago
Not sure what you mean by "riding high". If you're assuming I'm only posting this in order to be pompous about my new position, know that Instructables did not ask me to do this. This is something I'm trying to do to help, but if you would not like to have any help, I am not forcing you to take it.

And by the way not coffee, but I have gone on a pizza run for office before.
Kiteman SHIFT!5 years ago
When are HQ going to realise that if they get interns of, er, slightly more mature years, they can be sent out to buy beer.

And if they get an intern from the UK, they'll bring back beer worth drinking!
Yea, I hear American beer is a lot like being in a canoe,
Its Fn close to water
Only the crappy beer. There are many loverly (craft) brews that are sufficient to tickle anyone's fancy. If you're concerned about weak, poorly made beer (as many should be!) may I suggest "Mephistophles," by the nice folks over at Avery? at 14% alcohol and a hue similar to that of the inside of a pocket, yet somehow with balance between the malt and hops, no one would think of it as Fn close to H2O. But I digress. Boy howdy.

This new new change is much better. I do like the cleaner look, and no bizarre pictures jumping all around the place, hiding from you just as you wish for enlightenment on something new and fun. Thank you THANK you for listening to our pleas, I've really been frustrated trying to peruse 'ibles on a daily basis, as per my habit.
SHIFT! (author)  piperjon5 years ago
You're welcome but really all credit goes to our amazing dev team. I just wanted to generate good suggestions.
SHIFT! (author)  Kiteman5 years ago
Well, I do turn 21 in one year from now. Hopefully I'll still be here by then. :D

Also, I'm partial to Canadian beer myself.
You Instructabarbarian!
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