New page layout

I hate what you did to the web page it really sucks.

Posted by tomary 5 years ago

Page number access.

When you go to a section such as technology, play food etc... on the pages you can do previous or next but not to a certain page number. why not???

Asked by NealH 6 years ago

New home page design is irritating

It is very irritating to be looking at anything on the home page and have the page jump back upward every time the pictures at the top switch from one to another.  It makes it difficult to browse through the recent submissions or anything at the bottom of the page.

Posted by Babydanner 5 years ago

Home page adjusted

Well, the last home page change wasn't quite as successful as we'd hoped.  We heard people saying that they didn't like the moving pictures, and wanted the titles visible, without having to hover.  So I've just pushed out some modifications that change those things.  We hope the current version is better!

Posted by rachel 7 years ago

Top of page: layout gone awry

Using my work laptop, IE9.0 in Windows, the layout of the top of the page gets messed up - menus drop down, search box disappears.  See screen grab for typical example. (Special offer: extra bug for free - the image notes I added disappeared when I hit preview.)

Posted by Kiteman 6 years ago

My latest instructable is not showing up on the Recent page.

My latest instructable is not showing up on the Recent page. Here ins the URL: Thank you JRV31

Posted by JRV31 2 years ago

Unable to access the /you page. (503 Service Unavailable)

When I try to access the /you page on ibles, I get the error pictured below.  I have tried clearing out Cookies and Cache.  I run the latest version of Firefox 4.  This has gone on for a few days now, and I have no way to check and see who has replied to my comments or posts anywhere. And while I'm at it why is the /you page so slow to load things like comments?

Posted by DJ Radio 7 years ago

Password change

When I go to change my password I but in the old/new/new and hit change password but it co,es back with 'error on page'

Posted by curlymixl9 8 years ago

It has been two days since the last post. Is this page still broken? Answered

I shall soon see whether it is or isn't.

Asked by Burf 6 years ago

New look, new home page

Just pushed out a newly skinned site.  The layouts are a bit cleaner and nicer (and there's another Robot hiding in the footer!).  In the continuing search to surface the best projects and make them as easy as possible to find, we've also redesigned the home page a bit, including adding a Project of the Day.  There's also a note from the Editors, which we'll update frequently as updates occur! Several bugfixes are out as well, most importantly the fixes for comments with images, and the Paypal button which sometimes was not pushable in Firefox.

Posted by rachel 7 years ago

can't get to home page

Java.lang.NumberFormatException: For input string: "" at java.lang.NumberFormatException.forInputString( at java.lang.Long.parseLong( at java.lang.Long.valueOf( at at at com.instructables.servlet.ExploreServlet.doGet( at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service( at com.instructables.servlet.InstructHttpServlet.service( at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service( at com.caucho.server.dispatch.ServletFilterChain.doFilter( at com.instructables.filter.SecurityFilter.doFilter( at com.caucho.server.dispatch.FilterFilterChain.doFilter( at com.instructables.filter.HibernateSessionRequestFilter.doFilter( at com.caucho.server.dispatch.FilterFilterChain.doFilter( at com.caucho.server.webapp.WebAppFilterChain.doFilter( at com.caucho.server.dispatch.ServletInvocation.service( at com.caucho.server.http.HttpRequest.handleRequest( at at com.caucho.util.ThreadPool.runTasks( at at is the message i get when i go to my home page

Posted by c3j1r0 10 years ago

how can i share a fruit salad froggie to my facebook??

I know it has the icon for it but only the twitter one works, the facebook and email one wont work for some reason

Asked by mroach2 5 years ago

Javax error

Hello, I just wanted to report a problem on one instructable. if I open this particular one, i can only see loads of weird commands and errors. have a nice day

Posted by djgrinch 7 years ago

script error when trying to view Contest Rules

I wanted to see the rules for the GREEN contest, and the site returned this message 3 times: java.lang.IllegalStateException: forward() not allowed after buffer has committed.  at com.caucho.server.webapp.RequestDispatcherImpl.forward(  at com.caucho.server.webapp.RequestDispatcherImpl.error(  at com.caucho.server.webapp.ErrorPageManager.sendServletError(  at com.caucho.server.webapp.WebAppFilterChain.doFilter(  at com.caucho.server.dispatch.ServletInvocation.service(  at com.caucho.server.http.HttpRequest.handleRequest(  at  at com.caucho.util.ThreadPool.runTasks(  at  at

Posted by MargueritaM 6 years ago

List all Instrucatbles on one page?

Is there a way to view/list all of my Instructables on one page?

Asked by Plusea 9 years ago

Character in You Page

As seen in images below when i click on new "You page" and directed to the requested page i find character "N" which is not seen else where. It is seen in all browsers.

Posted by samalert 5 years ago

Omitting front page Instructables from Zeitgest?

I just think it's redundant.

Posted by JamesRPatrick 8 years ago

Is it an Ad or a whole page?!?

To me, this ad seems absolutely intrusive. I'm not too sure if bigger is better in this case....

Posted by asasklfjklasfkljasklfjaklfsjkl 7 years ago

You is down

Whenever I go to my You page, I get the "Instructables is down, watch this video, at least it's not velociraptors" page. This only happens on my You page, all other pages (including editing) are working fine). Happened last night using FireFox, and right now using IE.

Posted by Kiteman 5 years ago

home page not loading

For the last several days the home page has not been loading. I even tried a search on Google and the link did not work. I had to use one of the category links to get on. Jerry

Posted by scooters dad 8 years ago

What happened to the Instructable Home Page...?

What happened to the Instructable Home Page...? It is showing very old pages and links to competitions already closed. On top of the Featured list there is an Instructable captioned as "The most Eco-Friendly lampshade! by sathyanaarayanan". The link does not exist. Also, the above mentioned author's home page shows that he has joined Instructable on March 20, 2013 and has not posted any Instructable till date.

Posted by antoniraj 5 years ago

the new instructables page.

This new page format is wierd. it was easy to navigate through instructables with the old version, but now its hard. i cant even search up things like before. can someone help me to navigate it?

Asked by 2muchfreetime8 8 years ago

Look what happened to the home-page!

Have you seen what they've done to the home page? This is cool - I don't (didn't) normally use the front page, but now that it can show me the recent work of the authors I follow, or just the channels I'm interested in, I'm suddenly interested in it. Kudos to the Development Team!

Posted by Kiteman 2 years ago

front page banner typo

There's a typo on the front page in the new rotating banner: on the "3 Simple Ways..." one under video, it says "you'll need the embed code from you favorite video site", I figured this was the best place to put it.

Posted by revelae 7 years ago

Stats Page Not Loading Properly

The site is now loading at a reasonable speed on IE8 but my stats page insn't loading properly.  It looks like it starts to load then gets interrupted.  The graph dosen't appear and the check box section is larger than it should be and incomplete.

Posted by diyoutdoorsman 6 years ago

/You page not showing content or notifications

To my great surprise getting on today, I found my /you page is no longer carrying any of my content or notifications. Can someone tell me how I can remedy this problem?

Posted by OrigamiAirEnforcer 3 years ago

Not getting instructable full page/

Suree would be nice if I could see a whole instructable without having to view all steps. Just signed up for pro!

Posted by davijordan 5 years ago

Aging text.?

I am aging each page of a book for an art installment i am working.  Currently, i am putting masking tape on each page and then pealing it off so the text becomes fainter.  Is there another way to make the text fainter on a page besides peeling it off with tape?

Asked by Herbal_T 8 years ago

Front page change, again.

I see my front page has changed again.  Not as drastic as last time. Now maybe I'm getting too set in my ways, but I like the way the front page was.  It suited me. Now I have the Classes and Feed showing. The Classes I don't mind so much, except that I have to scroll past them to get to Featured which is what I want to look at first. The Feed, well now I get "Your feed is empty! Get more inspiration every day by following your favorite channels." .  YES it is because I don't use it. I don't want to deprive others of features on the front page that they might want, but I would like to have the front page appear for me the way I like. I have asked this last time and I will ask again.  Why can't these front page features be selectable by the member?  Even be able to reorder them?  

Posted by switch62 1 year ago

Instructable page not centering in Internet Explorer

When I login to the main page comes up OK with content centered on the page. There is a selection of currently featured Instructables showing ready for me to select. When I select one of the individual instructables the page comes up with no left margin at all. All the text is totally left justified. I have looked every where I can thank of to center this page and cannot make anything work to do it. I believe this has been going on for 2 or 3 days. If anyone can help with this I would be very thankful. Oh, by the way I am writing this message on the FoxFire explorer and the problem does not happen on FoxFire. The problem only happens when I use Internet Explorer 9 which is my normal internet access device. Lester

Posted by lesteryoder 6 years ago

How to get your Instructable on the front page

I've seen the same Instructables on the front page way too many times. So in this topic we discuss what properties an Instructable should have in order to get on the front page. It probably should have: - Good spelling/Grammar - Accurate instructions - Plenty of photos - Good photo quality - A subject people will want to look at (I.E. dont expect "How to skin a pig" to be on the front page) - You must provide the graphic (Instructables will not make it for you; Make sure it has the right dimensions, choose a good photo, the right font, etc.) Can we get a site authority in here? :P

Posted by 1up 10 years ago

Hands-on learning contest "official rules" page not displaying

When I click on the hands-on learning contest official rules link I get a bunch of zany looking code.

Posted by MikeCicc 5 years ago

Clicking a forum topic takes me to a blank page.

I went to look at one of my topics I posted.  It took me to a blank page with nothing on it.  I tried with a different topic.  Same thing.  I tried with all the topics in the first page of the "life" category.  Same thing.  I tried clicking a reply I got on the topics.  Same thing. I'm using the newest version of Firefox, and Windows Vista if this helps anything. *Edit* the problem seems to have disappeared for now, but it's still odd that it happened in the first place.

Posted by DJ Radio 8 years ago

most recent should be on the home page

I recently posted an instructable but I don't think anyone saw it. I didn't even see it appear. The problem is that the home page for shows Featured and Popular. I thought the most recent used to appear on the home page. Am I wrong about this? To get to the most recent ones, i have to create the following link: seems like new instructables don't get noticed easily. If I am wrong, tell me what I need to do.

Posted by rhackenb 9 years ago

Any way to view hit counts for forum topics?

. Is there any way for us users to monitor how many hits a page at Ibles is getting? In particular, I would like to track how many hits Kiteman's Law (spread the word) and similar FAQ pages are getting.. TIA

Posted by NachoMahma 10 years ago

Irritating Site PopUps

I quite like getting notiification emails and I often like to check out the featured article on the web pages but I sure as heck get extremely irritated that the popups appear so quickly and cover so much of the page that it interferes with my reading of the article. Can these be turned off/delayed? I understand the desire to market the tutorials to interested people but this is just darned irritating. BTW - this comment page hung for ages because of Google analytics - not very user friendly.

Posted by bnnorman 1 year ago

Stats that show how many people viewed my page, shared etc

I saw by pure accident apparently, 'stats' for my First Instructable, now I can't seem to find them.. can someone tell me step-by-step how I can find them again?? thanks

Posted by TammyG39 5 years ago

Secret traffic analysis hanging up I'bles Web pages?

I am apparently unable to upload images to my library, and I'bles Web pages also show an indefinite "loading" condition. This has been going on for several days now. It seems like there are some stupid "hidden embedded images" from traffic analysis firms that are hanging things up. I currently see "Waiting for" on one tab (this one!), "Transferring data from" on another tab (my image upload attempt), and the nefarious "Waiting for" on two others.

Posted by kelseymh 9 years ago

Help: I need to see this Instractable from a few days back but page loads blank

I just signed up today and I was trying to click some old instructables that I searched and found, but they all load a blank page when I click. What gives. Below is the main one I was trying to get to. "Make a Server Out Of An Old PC"

Posted by thedonn 10 years ago

YOU page bugs

A couple of bugs on the settings pages - first off, clicking on change email>manage alerts just throws you back to "update your profile"...unless I'm missing something, I don't see any place to manage alerts from that. (Clicking on the link up top to manage email alerts does work, however) I could be way off-base, but it seems like the WATCHLIST object (as opposed to, say, EMAIL) is maybe invalid or something like that?Also, I have several collaborations, but my collaborations tab shows 1 collabs (and it only shows that 1 after joining another - it displayed 0 for a while). Oh, and on the way here I noticed that when you go to Submit>Bug, instead of taking you there directly you go to Community>Help. Dunno if that's intentional or not. =]

Posted by Lithium Rain 8 years ago

No possible login on "Collection" section.

I touhght I was logged out by the Firefox update,then I came to log back in. On the front page, I was interested in the collection of DIY snowflakes, so I wanted to register it in my collections. But everytime I click on "+ Follow" or "+ Collection", the site wants me to log in and never logging me in then. (I did it so much I had to change my password to be sure.) The upper-right button is always "Log in - Sign in" . Then clicking anywhere else, I'm logged in! But never on this precise page. Which doesn't make recording the collection easy. Thanks for reading. Madouc

Posted by Madouc44 4 years ago

Contest pages - a suggestion

The new format for contests is growing on me, especially the separate voting function - it is now possible to show your appreciation for a competitor without damaging your own scores.However - I think it would be better if we could see the scores when we use the "sort by" options. OK, such-and-such is in the lead, but by how much? One vote? Or one hundred? One view? Or one thousand?I miss the edge-of-the-seat tension you get when you're just outside the winning range - how many views do I need to scrounge? Can I badger a vote out of somebody?Anyway, just my thoughts.Please click on this less-than-subtle advert

Posted by Kiteman 10 years ago

New/swapped columns in Instructables -- restored

On Monday 8 Feb 2010, I wrote: I'm not sure that I like the swapped page layout -- with the author info, staff feature options, and so forth on the left side.  Since English is read left-to-right, this means that administrative info is given "top billing", while the actual Instructable content is relegated to second place.  It also means that some of that content is cut off of the viewer's display, depending on how they have chosen to size their browser window.  The fact that I'bles makes assumptions about browser size and shape is, of course, wrong in the first place, but the new layout makes that wrongness even more obvious to the casual user. UPDATE:  Tuesday morning, 9 Feb 2010, the administrative info is back on the right side of the page.

Posted by kelseymh 8 years ago


I see the changes to the site . The only question i have is i liked going to my instructables and going to the stats to see  how many visited that instructable each day . Is it possible to do this still and i am missing it ?

Posted by coolbeansbaby68 5 years ago

blank view and repeat login

Everytime I log in and than view any item and want to download a PDF I am sent back to the login  I re login and again same procedure over and over.  I paid to become a member and so far I have yet to be able to use the site and am beginning to get upset. Not only does this happen nonstop but when I try to use the search it begins to search and than the screen goes blank with nothing left but my browser header, Why does this happen? I did not have any of these problems until I paid for a membership and now I can no longer use the site. I feel as tho I need to request a refund and forget about the site. Can someone tell me why this happens? I have XP Pro & normally use IE8 but have also downloaded and tried using mozilla and I get the same results constantly being told to login and a blank white page when I try to do a search...UGH Thanks for any help on this matter,, and hope I placed it in the right help section. Terri

Posted by ladysav 7 years ago

We need a "keep in sight" button

Often an instructable or a comment is enough interesting to deserve our attention during certain time. In this case, a "keep in sight" button could be very useful, to receive an email for any newness with it. Example: recently wilgubeast published an "featured author" about me. I must enter to look it each day to see and answer all new comments. This is not the only case, other topics or discussions have that need for me, too. Spanish original, in the doubt of translation: A menudo, un instructable o un comentario es lo suficientemente interesante como para merecer nuestra atención durante cierto tiempo. En este caso, un botón "mantenerlo en la mira" puede ser muy útil, para recibir un correo electrónico de cualquier novedad con él. Ejemplo: recientemente wilgubeast publicó un "autor destacado" acerca de mí. Yo tengo que entrar a mirarlo cada día para ver y responder a todos los nuevos comentarios. Este no es el único caso, otros temas o discusiones tienen también esa necesidad para mí.

Posted by rimar2000 6 years ago