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New Features!

We've just released a new version of the site with some noticable changes. The biggest are:

new header layout with customization options
We moved the main menu items up nearer the top to make room for the category exploration tabs in the light orange bar. In the top right, for logged-in members, you'll see a CUSTOMIZE link. Behind that lies the ability to select up to five of your personal favorite links to create your own shortcut menu.

Get notified of your favorite members' activity
On member pages, and on the author info boxes, you'll see a SUBSCRIBE button. Clicking that marks that member as someone you're interested in, and any time they publish or update something, you'll get an email. You can configure how often you get these emails in your You pages - choose Email Alerts. And change your subscriptions there too - choose Subscriptions.

You'll be able to figure these out pretty easily so I won't go into too much detail. There are a couple smaller things too that I'll let you work out on your own.

Got bugs? Let us know .

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gmoon8 years ago
The "search by" box is gone? (I.E., selectively search comments, instructables, forum, etc.) That was a very useful feature.
I think that Art, Craft, Food, Games, etc., should be changed to white. I mean, black? That's just not how I roll.
munchman8 years ago
Two suggestions: Change You back to our usernames, and make the 4 links next to the logo dropdown buttons again
rachel (author)  munchman8 years ago
It took me a little while to get used to You instead of my username, but we have to do it that way for space reasons. With all the new customizable links to the right, lots of people's usernames are too long and the whole layout goes pear-shaped. You still have your user icon so you can tell it's you, and not someone else, logged in. For the dropdown menus, people weren't actually clicking on them too much. You can set your most commonly used items in your customize menu to go directly to your favorite pages.
Kiteman rachel8 years ago
How about changing "You" to "Me"? Personal, and an even better space-saver.
3 cheers for kiteman for a grand (and also in the ible spirit) idea!
Me is a great idea.
Why don't you just put the username on top of the customizable bar?
Goodhart8 years ago
I have been having problems (intermittently) with posting to a forum...when I click post comment the orange headers appear in the middle of the posts, or sometimes the page goes blank (white) ... I have to refresh to see if my post actually did post.
Found another bug.

This one's another simple one when you're looking at others instructables the next button takes you to your second page of published instructables.

https://www.instructables.com/you?show=INSTRUCTABLES&sort=PUBLISHED&limit=10&offset=10 - that's the link.

I think it's meant to be:

https://www.instructables.com/{ members name}?show=INSTRUCTABLES&sort=PUBLISHED&limit=10&offset=10
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