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Layout changes not mentioned in Rachel's update

There were two fairly substantial (from the user's perspective) changes that Rachel forgot to mention in her Site Update post.

First, by moving the search box and button up to the masthead, they have also eliminated the old-style "graphical search" interface completely.  It doesn't even show up as an alternative when a Google-driven search is made.  This has already led to two user complaints (here and here). Could the old-style interfce at least be put back on the search results page?

UPDATE 17 Aug 2010: The "graphical search" link is back on the search-results page.

Second, the interface when you first read an Instructable has been cleaned up substantially. All the steps, with photos and hover-text, are still there, but instead of a truncated table of contents (only the first ten steps), now the full intro and first step are shown immediately. It'll take a bit of getting use to for the old-timers, but I think it's a better interface for new users.

Thanks to Rachel for getting these updates out, and especially for answering (pun intended) some of the requests from the community!


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kcls6 years ago
Also, if you view allsteps by default and click on step one in an instructable, it scrolls down to it instead of loading a new page.
kelseymh (author)  kcls6 years ago
Now that's cool! In fact, it does that for any of the steps. Makes much more sense than loading a new page and having to go back.
kcls kelseymh6 years ago
I was just using step one as an example. Great cool feature anyway. Pretty big new update. Why don't they let you comment directly on the update forum topic?
kelseymh (author)  kcls6 years ago
So it doesn't get hijacked by complainers and trolls. Think of it as an "Announcements" forum, rather than a "Discussion" forum.
kcls kelseymh6 years ago
That's kind of what I thought. I think another non-mentioned one is that for instructables, 40 comments are shown on one page, instead of 50, and orange boards have 100. Is that new, or did I just not realize it before?
kcls kcls6 years ago
And they just added Food as a new channel. Pictures of the homepage now and of a few hours ago.
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kelseymh (author)  kcls6 years ago
Thanks for the heads-up! That may be the fastest bug report yet :-)
kcls kelseymh6 years ago
It's a bug? I thought since we had a lot of food instructables, they added it as a whole channel.
kelseymh (author)  kcls6 years ago
No, see my posting. You told me about Food, and I discovered they had extra Desserts :-)
kcls kelseymh6 years ago
Gotcha.
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