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Hi! I recently posted my instructable: https://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-Stamp-With-Brass-Inlay/ it got put on the homepage and has tons of views but no likes, this may be because i made the 'ible quite long by adding photos directly into the html, making it harder to see the whole thing, should i remove the photos?

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Downunder35m (author)2016-08-06

Nope.
It makes following things much easier if pictures are in the right stop and order.
Sometimes there might be too many pictures or redundant ones and unless they are required they could be removed, otherwise I actually prefer your style of things.

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MakerBox (author)Downunder35m2016-08-06

thanks! though if that is not the issue, can you tell me what is wrong with my instructable?

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Kiteman (author)MakerBox2016-08-06

I believe embedded images do not work well on mobile devices, maybe even not at all.

If you look at your project without the embedded images, does it make as much sense as it does with them visible?

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MakerBox (author)Kiteman2016-08-06

sorted! thanks for the advice !

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Downunder35m (author)Kiteman2016-08-06

If they are embedded with a with preview size and it looks that way then they should work on the mobile screen as well.
When it comes to likes it is the same story as in other forums.
People look at it, download it or copy the page but only a rare few will click on a button to show their appreciation.
I had files in forum downloaded over 50000 times and got less than a handful of likes in return.....

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Brooklyntonia (author)2016-08-06

I personally think embedded images look awful. If you need a description of each image, just use a new step. The picture is bigger that way and the formatting is much easier to read.

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And I think it is a flaw of our outdated editing system ;)

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How is it a flaw? You want to put a picture followed by text specific to that picture. That's how the editor is set up. Each step has pictures and text. It doesn't require you to put a book in each step. Make as many steps as you need. I've made ibles with one picture and one sentence in several steps.

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Because the editor is as flexible as a house brick, not user friendly and lacks basic functions.
To say it as it is: Outdated, othwerwise we not need so many workarounds to make it actually work.
Keep in mind that not everyone want fixed positions and staeps for every picture....

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You're going to have to be more specific, because the editor works great for me. It does what it's designed to do. It allows you to post images with associated text and looks good doing it. I've got over a hundred instructables and it's even easier in recent years with the updated image uploader. Fixed positions and steps makes it more user friendly for the reader and much more attractive.

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I guess that is where options go different ways, especially when you "grew up" with this editor.
As a simple example:
We can use HTML if we want but no real tools for this are included, which means using either good skills or external editors to get a proper layout.
Where you prefer a block of images with the text underneath and maybe some additional info when you hover the image, other people like to include the corresponding image into the right section of text - without the need to create another step just for this.

I called it being flexible.
IMHO the main and maybe only reason for all these restrictions is to allow for the most basic transfer into the PDF format.
Which again brings me back to outdated tools for proper editing ;)
Not everyone likes the uniform look forced upon us ;)

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We can agree to disagree, but no one seems to be able to explain why you can't just use a new step? It produces the same result with much more ease since you say the html tools are lacking. If html is a pain, use the editor the way it's meant to be used.

Uniformity is what makes your work easy for people to digest. It's one of the reasons I like Instructables. I know that whatever project I'm looking at, I'll be able to read it with ease. If you want to format it your own way, perhaps you should have your own web site.

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Kiteman (author)Downunder35m2016-08-07

Me, I think it's a strength - "step by step" is the core of this site, part of it's identity.

It's not s-pic-t-pic-e-pic-p-pic.

Obviously, it's just my opinion, but I wouldn't like the whole project to be in a single step, not individual lines of text separated by thumbnails or pictures too wide for the screen.

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