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Hello, I have some feedback regarding the site.

First, the page width is a little too big. On 1024x600 resolution there is a horizontal scrollbar, which seems kind of useless to me and takes up vertical space.

Secondly, the link named Feedback on https://www.instructables.com/about/contact.jsp directs to https://www.instructables.com/community?categoryGroup=help&category=faq, as does the link named FAQs on the Contact Instructables page.

Third, a button to hide the search header would be a nice feature, it's unnecessarily big and takes about 1/6th of vertical space on resolution of 1024x600.

I hope I explained understandably and that you can make some tweaks.

Firefox 21.0
Windows 7 Home Premium

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mikeasaurus (author)2013-06-04

Thanks for the feedback!

1) That is true.
Have you tried bumping your screen resolution up a little higher? Even my 4 year old 7" netbook's lowest resolution is 1280 x 720.

2) I cannot replicate that. All links go to the right places for me, even if I hover over the links they direct to the correct locations.

3) When you are viewing a project the header can be rolled up, there's a small triangle in the bottom center of the header you can click. The "search header" shouldn't move when you scroll down. Can you explain more?

I hope that helps!

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kelseymh (author)mikeasaurus2013-06-04

Hi, Mike. On item (3), look at the screenshot the OP included. The advertising and animated "search block" cover the whole screen. The fact that there might be actual projects somewhere is obscure at best. Looking at what's "above the fold," the obvious conclusion is that I'bles is all about advertising, not about users' projects. I don't think that is really what the Founders intended.

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mikeasaurus (author)kelseymh2013-06-04

The homepage rotator displays both advertising and a slideshow of project ideas/searches. The image shown in this topic is advertising Makerbot, which is also a prize to be won in the Toy Contest. We need one for the other.

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mikeasaurus (author)kelseymh2013-06-04

The homepage rotator displays both advertising and a slideshow of project ideas/searches. The image shown in this topic is advertising Makerbot, which is also a prize to be won in the Toy Contest. We need one for the other.

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caitlinsdad (author)mikeasaurus2013-06-04

You rich kids, most netbooks have a max resolution of 1024 x 600, even with windows 7 starter.

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mikeasaurus (author)caitlinsdad2013-06-04

I made a mistake, I have a 10" netbook.
Do you have another immediate solution to problem 1?

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