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New site layout?! Answered

Well, i got to work this morning, and went on to check ibles, and i get hit with a paper wallet, i just checked it, and ive found a new layout, and a 'customise' feature! Also, i am able to create a new topic inside of safari instead of having to use firefox! What does everyone think to it? Personally i love the customize feature, it lets me put in direct links to where i want to go. But i must say i miss the drop down box feature, especially on the 'submit' link And i preffered the old location of the links (in the orange band) - I never use the 'categories' It does seem to look a bit squashed up top, (as a graphic designer its a bit unpleasing) But overall, i like the new style!

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killerjackalope (author)2008-09-25

Duly noted... It's messing with my head a bit, I liked those drop downs, they were easy to deal with... I customized my links so I can go directly to recent and have the usual stuff in there like comments etc.

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gmjhowe (author)killerjackalope2008-09-25

Yes, thats what Ive done, the recent link being the best. Ive also got just the link straight to the forums, wish it would go to view all auto though. I wonder if they will add the drop down boxes back, i guess i wont use them as much with the customize link. Wait, ive got it, they should give us 1 customizable drop down box, then we could put what we wanted in that?

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killerjackalope (author)gmjhowe2008-09-25

I didn't add the forum one since community does the same thing... I don't think it's finished yet as the links are still black and stuff, it seems like an odd thing considering the rest of the menus are white...

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lebowski (author)killerjackalope2008-10-01

The FORUMS link will take you to the Forums View All page, which is different than the Community link.

https://www.instructables.com/community?categoryGroup=Forums&category=all

vs.

https://www.instructables.com/community

We're working on having a view all for everything in the community section.

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killerjackalope (author)lebowski2008-10-01

Oh missed that one, by the way did the view next ten 'ibles on other peoples page link get fixed?

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lebowski (author)killerjackalope2008-10-01

Yep, I'm pretty sure it did.

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killerjackalope (author)lebowski2008-10-01

Aye it's been fixed, I decided to check a few profiles including the one I noticed it on.

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Chicken2209 (author)lebowski2008-10-01

i like the view all shortcut for forums i thought it was a mistake but the best mistake so far

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gmjhowe (author)killerjackalope2008-09-25

yes, but its also weird that it only came live at about 10.30ish Shouldnt they all be in bed? unless someone has been burning the midnight oil. I know what you mean tho, it looks a tiny bit unfinished…

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killerjackalope (author)gmjhowe2008-09-25

It's coming on 4am there, granted I was working on stuff until 5.30am last night... Maybe they're planning to become nocturnal...

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gmjhowe (author)killerjackalope2008-09-25

maybe they already are, how else would they keep an amazing site like this running and improve it

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Goodhart (author)2008-09-25

Oh, and one more thing....I don't see "who wrote the initial post to start the Thread listed anywhere, nor the date or time. But then, that may be upcoming :-)

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gmjhowe (author)Goodhart2008-09-25

All the info is now displayed to the side, where you can also supscribe etc…

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Goodhart (author)gmjhowe2008-09-25

Oh, ok my peripheral vision seems to have completely failed me now :-) Thanks.

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Yeah, I preferred it up top.

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Weissensteinburg (author)2008-10-01

The customize feature was definitely needed when they took away the drop downs.

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wazupwiop (author)2008-09-25
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Lithium Rain (author)2008-09-25

It's absolutely fantastic! We were definitely ready for it.

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jessyratfink (author)2008-09-25

love love love love lovvvvveeeeeeee!! I love the customize feature. The drop down menus and me... well, we were about to have a scrap!

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gmjhowe (author)jessyratfink2008-09-25

haha, yes i have to admit the drop down boxs did malfunction at times.

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Goodhart (author)2008-09-25

I too kind of miss the drop down feature, but can live with the current status quo; except I know I will have difficulties navigating from my work computer if only because the screen is a small 15" screen. Before, I could sign on from the sign on / sign up" drop down box. Now I will need to move the screen over to get to the option up top. Still, not a big deal really (especially since MOST people don't have such a small screen anymore :-)

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munchman (author)2008-09-25

Don't like it. Could they bring back the drop down menus and change 'you' back to our usernames? The You just looks too short.

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gmjhowe (author)munchman2008-09-25

ah, i wondered why it looked wrong…

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killerjackalope (author)2008-09-25

Wow, one of the best features yet! They now have the library of your images searchable by the instructable you uploaded the image too!

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gmjhowe (author)killerjackalope2008-09-25

Thats a good idea! im glad they have added that

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Plasmana (author)2008-09-25

Yeah, I miss the drop down menu too, but I really like the new layout!

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The location of the customized links is abit squashed in to the corner, like you I would prefer having them back on the orange bar for easier access, but the idea behind it is good.

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Tool Using Animal (author)2008-09-25

It scared the crap out of me, I haven't even had my coffee yet and I open firefox and get greeted with "Start your first instructable", I was "but where are the one's I've already done",maybe it will inspire me to finally download the pdf's of them all. I'll reevaluate my stance, after coffee.

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